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Is there ANY way to open AppleWorks 6 documents now? I have

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Is there ANY way to open AppleWorks 6 documents now? I have quite a few useful documents in that format that I'd like to access. It seems so wrong of Apple to just abandon one of their own programs.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
Yes iWork should be able to open those if they were saved with the last available version of Appleworks. Do you have iWork?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes I do. I have iWork 08. Which do I use to open a cwk from Appleworks 6?

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
That could be ClariskWorks which may not open. Open Pages and drag the file to the Pages icon in the Dock. Can you still run Appleworks on that computer?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No, I cannot run any Appleworks at all. The message I get is that it is "no longer supported".


 

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
OK basically if the files have been opened and re-saved with the last version of Appleworks, here, which can only run on Snow Leopard or earlier then they will open with iWork. Did Pages open that file?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No, it didn't open in Pages because it was created in a "draw" format and Pages will only open word processing docs.

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
If you can open Appleworks on another Mac with 10.6 or earlier system and re-save those documents using Appleworks 6.2.9 you will be able to open them using iWork. Can you send me that file so I can test it?

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http://tinyurl.com/mikemacmedic

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I'll try to send it to you. I know this is probably a very stupid question, but what is my user name for justanswer.com. is it my email address?

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
I don't know that sorry all I see is:

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It's OK the upload went through without it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I think it uploaded without the ID

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
OK it opened fine with Pages '09 so if you just upgrade to that you should be fine. See here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?om089mx2ws9qyqs
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Sorry Mike, I sent you the wrong document. Let me try again.

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It uploaded


 

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
Give me a minute
Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
OK I can open it and save it as Photoshop or jpg see here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?i7o3qa6qmw37e83
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

How did you open it? I am downloading Pages 09 as we speak, but it has to be open to save it as something else, like a jpg, right?

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
I'm afraid that file can only be opened with AppleWorks and then saved as PSD or JPG so you will need to get Appleworks running on another computer or you can install Snow Leopard on a separate disk with AppleWorks to convert those files. Unless you just have a few and I can do it for you.
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