Exporting From Appleworks

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

  1. In Utopia macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2008
    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

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    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

    Aug 11, 2008
    Thanks, it worked.
    At least now it looks like I can do some sorting by name etc.

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