I never imagined that my data would rot this quickly! I have lots of Word 97 files. Even if I add extension ".doc", I can't get Pages or other word processors to open them. TextEdit will open them, but with a lot of nonsense characters. Worst of all, Spotlight's not indexing the files (and there's important data there). Microsoft offers an ancient "Microsoft Word 97, 98, and 2000 Converter for the Macintosh" to update to Office 2004, but it won't launch on modern hardware, nor can I launch my copy of Office 2004. I have hundreds of these files, so I'd like to bulk convert/update them (preferably to RTF or PDF). LibreOffice is the sole word processor that can open them, but there's no scripting, and no bulk conversion. Also, many files wind up named "Untitled". I'd like them to retain their current name, and, if at all possible, their created/modification dates. I've been recommended Larry Wall's 'rename' for the former issue, and "-r oldfilenewfile" for the latter. I'm hoping for a less geeky solution (i.e. hoping there's an app or script out there).