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[ale] Linux utility to read/convert ClarisWorks files?

I dunno about Claris Works in particular, but if the documents you want 
to import are pure text, "strings" does a reasonable job of importing 
old word processor files.  You might be able to write up a little 
script that would "strings" the file and remove the claris-specific 
headers without too much trouble...


On Thursday, January 22, 2004, at 11:33 AM, Joe Knapka wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I recently moved the family machine from Win98 to Red Hat 8.  Every
> thing is going well (now that we have a printer that actually works
> reliably), except for one small snag. My wife has a boatload of Claris
> Works word-processor docs she created under Windows (using an _o_l_d_
> version of Claris - I bought it when we were still on Windows 3.0). I
> naively assumed that OpenOffice would be able to import those files,
> but that doesn't seem to be the case. I could install Claris on one of
> the two remaining Windows boxen and convert all those files to RTF
> using Claris, but sheesh, what a tedious pain in the posterior.
> So does anyone know of a Linux utility that will convert Claris files
> to some format intelligible to OpenOffice?  (Using Google, I slammed
> right into the "there are seventy-gazillion pages that contain at
> least one of the words in your query" problem...)
> Thanks,
> -- Joe Knapka
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