Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rainman77777, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. rainman77777 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2010
    My resume is in clarisworks. Is there a way for me to change it to MS Word or do I need to download other software? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. afd macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2005
    The last version of Appleworks could export to a Word file. iWork's pages can open claris and save to word.
  3. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    And there's a free 30 day trial of iWork (with Pages) available if you want to give that a try:
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    You can always use the clipboard. Copy from the CW file and paste into Word. you'll probably have some formatting issues, but you might have a few using SaveAs to the .doc format too.
  5. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    The iWork applications - Keynote, Pages & Numbers - can only open AppleWorks 6 presentation, word processing & spreadsheet documents, respectively. They will not open any other type of AppleWorks 6 files or any AppleWorks 5 or any version of ClarisWorks files.

    1. Check a local elementary school or your local Apple User Group to see if they have an older Mac that can run Classic & has AppleWorks/ClarisWorks 5 or earlier (back to the version used to create your resumé), open the file & save it as Word, plain/ASCII text & RTF. I recommend saving as all three file types to give you a better chance of opening it in a current version of Word. The version of Word it saves as may be too old to open using current software. Using AppleWorks 6 may not be an option because many ClarisWorks 4 or earlier files return an I/O error & cannot be opened.
    2. Add the .cwk extension to the file name & see if TextEdit will open it. You would probably get a lot of "garbage" text before & after the actual content.
    3. Use MacLink Plus from DataViz to convert the file. Rather expensive for just one file, but it's your call.

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