Exporting From Appleworks

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by In Utopia, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. In Utopia macrumors regular

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    Is is possible to export a database from Appleworks to a readable sortable file that MS Word or Excel will recognize?
    I find nothing telling me how to do it (if possible) in their help section.
     
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    Open the database in AppleWorks & go to File > Save As > File Format > ASCII text. You need to add the .txt extension to the file name as AppleWorks won't do it for you. If you get an error, just choose add/use both & then change it in Finder. This will give you a tab-delimited file that almost any spreadsheet or word processor can open.
     
  3. In Utopia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, it worked.
    At least now it looks like I can do some sorting by name etc.
     

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