moving data base to macbook....

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by glenawil, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. glenawil macrumors newbie

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    I have a g4 and I want to use a .cwk from it on my new macbook. is there a conversion program for it?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    .cwk is an AppleWorks file. What operating system is your new MacBook running? Click :apple: --> About This Mac --> Version: 10.x.x. If your machine is running 10.4-10.6 you can install AppleWorks through Rosetta. Otherwise you will be limited to opening the files in Pages provided you were running AppleWorks 6.x on your old G4. The latest OpenOffice may also be able to open these legacy files.
     
  3. glenawil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    New intel MacBook is running OS 10.6.8

    Old iBook G4 is running OS 10.5.8

    AppleWorks on old G4 is Ver. 6.2.9

    How do I get appleworks on new intel macbook? I have looked for it on the installation disks for the G4 and I cannot find it.

    When I put the .cwk files on the intel mac it refuses to open them???

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Best regards,
    Glenn
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can't. Even is you had the app on a CD to install, it would not run on your Intel Mac.

    You can open the CWK file because you don't have an app installed that can read the file. There is thread here where some report limited success opening CWK docs with OpenOffice. Try installing it and see if it works.

    http://www.openoffice.org
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Why would AppleWorks not work under Rosetta?
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    It did for me. :confused:
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    It did indeed work? I think OP just needs to get an installer or someone to sell a disk.
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It would, I forgot about Rosetta.
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    As I understand it, only AppleWorks with the final updates will work reliably under Snow Leopard. AppleWorks will not work at all on 10.7 Lion or higher...
     
  10. glenawil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    almost too easy...

    read this post http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2271#3

    used my installation disks from my old iBook g4 and installed appleworks onto my new intel macbook running 10.6.8. Double clicked on the aw icon in app folder and it started right up and opened my .cwk database! Never saw anything of Rosetta...
     
  11. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Rosetta is a seamless translation program that converts the PPC apps to Intel code. You never know it is there aside from in Activity Monitor.
     

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