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Making Appleworks 6 open MS Wrd files.
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Dec 10, 2001, 05:29 PM
Appleworks is supposed to be able to open and display MS Word files, but I haven't been able to do it. What hoops am I expected to jump through in order to do this?
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Jan 12, 2002, 09:57 AM
this is just my best guess but:

in your system folder/application support/appleworks you should find a folder called translators with about 23 extensions that should go in your extensions folder.

try moving 'em over, and maybe restart *.

let me know how you go. i might try it myself (so far i've been using Office2001 if i have to open that sort of stuff).


* on second thought, maybe don't try this: i only got this idea 'cause double-clicking on individual translators says they belong in the extensions folder. but my appleworks opens and converts MS files with the translators staying where they are.

[ 01-15-2002: Message edited by: posthumanus ]
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Jan 13, 2002, 12:02 AM
I'm using AppleWorks 6.2.2 and Office X, and it works for me. I choose all available files from the file format box, double click the file I want and, presto!
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Jan 13, 2002, 12:27 AM
You should be able to do it with most older docments, however, MacLink is a MUST.
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