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[ale] Linux utility to read/convert ClarisWorks files?
- Subject: [ale] Linux utility to read/convert ClarisWorks files?
- From: jknapka at kneuro.net (Joe Knapka)
- Date: Fri Jan 23 00:28:26 2004
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
Tyler Kiley <tyler at kianta.com> writes:
> 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...
I gave it a try. The results were pretty ugly, but it's
a reasonable last-ditch method if I can't find something
> 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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