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12-03-2007, 02:23 PM
I have been using QuickView and it works well for Word, Excel, Pages, Numbers documents but most of my documents are AppleWorks.

Has anyone seen a plugin to view AppleWorks documents, or if not, a batch way to convert AppleWorks files to pages and Numbers?


12-03-2007, 04:47 PM
I haven't seen one, and I think it's unlikely anyone will make one.

The only batch file conversion program I've ever known of for Mac is MaclinkPlus. http://www.dataviz.com/products/maclinkplus/

12-08-2007, 11:48 AM
AFAIK, there's no batch way to convert from Appleworks to Pages. I had a ton of files that I converted and I got it down to a science.

First of all, your files have to be in Appleworks 6 format. Some of mine were not, and they were a pain (the folder I keep my Appleworks files in is so old that it's called "Clarisworks"). If they're not, pages won't open them; if your Appleworks documents end with .cwk, then they're OK. You can also right-click (or option click) on the file in question - if the "Open with" menu has Pages/Numbers/Keynote in it, you're still OK. If not, you would have to manually open them in Appleworks and "Save As".

Most of my files were word processing documents. I gathered all the files that I wanted to convert into one folder. I selected all of the files, right clicked on them and selected "Open With" --> Pages. This batch opens the files with Pages; along the way you will get error messages if it isn't a word processing document - just hit return whenever you see this. After all the files open in Pages (you'll notice that your files now have .pages appended to them in the windows) QUIT PAGES! Don't do anything except Quit! A dialog box will pop up asking you if you want to review the changes - click on "Review Changes". A typical "Save Box" will pop up; select the location for the file save, but DON'T check off the box that says "Include Preview" (it'll just slow you down, and it doesn't affect quickview). Once the first file is saved all you have to do it hit return, and the next file will be saved in the same location. You don't even have to wait for the files to finish saving; I hit return 50 times in a row and walked away from the computer and let it do it's thing.

Then repeat this for spreadsheets, only using Numbers.

As for Spreadsheets and Drawing documents; no Quickview for you.

12-11-2007, 08:29 AM
These might help.

CWK to Pages is a little old. The author doesn't seem to support it anymore. There is a small description on his website but he doesn't have a link. There is a link at the bottom of a Versiontracker page:

There is an Applescript listed in one of the discussions on the Apple support site: