converting AppleWorks to Microsoft Word (Mac), 2011

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  1. gianas macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2013
    Converting thousands of AppleWorks files in to Microsoft Word for a Mac.

    I have a MacBook running 10.6.8, (so that AppleWorks will work).

    Do you know anyone who might have a batch-file (?) program that can convert a thousand-plus, AppleWorks files into Microsoft Word (2011) for a Mac?

    This conversion is vital because my livelihood is writing. I’ve tried to avoid using Microsoft Word since 1984 but can’t avoid it anymore. Apple no longer supports AppleWorks; if you’ve used AppleWorks lately, that will become obvious because of a dramatic decrease in speed.

    Maybe you know someone in the Word division of Microsoft. If so, please ask that person if she or he knows someone who has written, or will write, such a conversion program. I live in Redmond, Washington, so I could meet such a person face to face and pay for the help.


    Greg Gianas
    Phone: 425-881-1776
  2. breiti macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2013
    What about iWork '09? This should be able open your documents. If the the new iWork suite is sufficient for you, you can open the the iWork '09 files with it to convert it to the new format.

    I mean there's this way:
    AppleWorks -> iWork '09
    AppleWorks -> iWork '09 -> new iWork

    Is this no option? If it is, you can setup an automator task for doing it (i think).

    P.S.: Before you do any ****ing around with your important files: BACKUP!
  3. Jeffois macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2010
    There was a program that DataViz had out called MacLinks Plus. Way back, when I bailed on AppleWorks, I converted them all directly to Word docs using that program. I think you could batch convert, but naming the files I think had to done individually.

    Pages will definitely do the job for you, although I don't know about batch conversion...

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