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A retired colleage has replaced her elderly LCII with a new iMac; but several hundred of her old MacWriteII files are inaccessible, because her new Mac's OSX wordprocessor (AppleWorks) can't read them... It's possible to load them into Word 5.1, save as Word files, read them into MacLink Plus, and then into AppleWorks - which would be just fine if there were four files... but there are four hundred! Please, please - can anyone recommend (ideally) a batch processing converter, than can take MacWriteII files and turn them into AppleWorks ones - or into any format that can be read ...

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    Default MacWrite --> AppleWorks - Help!

    A retired colleage has replaced her elderly LCII with a new iMac; but several
    hundred of her old MacWriteII files are inaccessible, because her new Mac's
    OSX wordprocessor (AppleWorks) can't read them...

    It's possible to load them into Word 5.1, save as Word files, read them into
    MacLink Plus, and then into AppleWorks - which would be just fine if there
    were four files... but there are four hundred!

    Please, please - can anyone recommend (ideally) a batch processing converter,
    than can take MacWriteII files and turn them into AppleWorks ones - or into
    any format that can be read by AppleWorks?

    She has, of course, the latest APpleWorks; I've been told that earlier
    versions might have read MacWriteII files....?

    Any help or advice MUCH appreciated!

    - duncan

    dunkan Guest

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    Default Re: MacWrite --> AppleWorks - Help!

    dunkan <duncanspamcop.net> wrote:
    > A retired colleage has replaced her elderly LCII with a new iMac; but several
    > hundred of her old MacWriteII files are inaccessible, because her new Mac's
    > OSX wordprocessor (AppleWorks) can't read them...
    >
    > It's possible to load them into Word 5.1, save as Word files, read them into
    > MacLink Plus, and then into AppleWorks - which would be just fine if there
    > were four files... but there are four hundred!
    MacLink Plus Deluxe 13.006 can convert AppleWorks 5 files directly to
    MacWrite II and MacWrite Pro format. Having no MW II / Pro files, I
    can't test the other way round, but I don't know why this should not
    work. Why would you want to convert it first to something else?
    > Please, please - can anyone recommend (ideally) a batch processing converter,
    > than can take MacWriteII files and turn them into AppleWorks ones - or into
    > any format that can be read by AppleWorks?
    MacLink Plus Deluxe can do batch conversions. You just drag a number of
    files into the MLP window and select "convert".
    > She has, of course, the latest APpleWorks; I've been told that earlier
    > versions might have read MacWriteII files....?
    If MLP can't convert to AW6 (which comes with the new Macs, I think),
    convert it to AW5 or even ClarisWorks 4. AM6 can read these formats.

    Best wishes, Christian.

    --
    Christian F. Buser, Hohle Gasse 6, CH-5507 Mellingen (Switzerland)
    Hilfe für Strassenkinder in Ghana: <http://www.chance-for-children.org>
    Christian Guest

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