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Sosa Sep 12, 2013 03:46 PM
Appleworks to Numbers Issue

I have an Appleworks spreadsheet document that I would like to open using Numbers but as it tries to convert the file it crashes. I get a small window showing a blue line filling as it tries to open and then the window disappears and nothing. The file is not large but important as it contains my employment history. I am able to open it with textedit but completely unformatted. Are there other options?

reader50 Sep 12, 2013 04:05 PM
What version of AW saved the file? Numbers may only be able to handle the last AW6 files. An AW5 spreadsheet might have to be resaved by AW6 before it could import.

Open and Save-as the file from AW with a modified name, choosing one of the Excel formats.
Sosa Sep 12, 2013 04:12 PM
Unfortunately I no longer have Appleworks around. Well I probably have the discs somewhere actually but I hear it doesn't run on Lion. It is strange though because I had two related files: Address History and Employment History. I was able to open and convert one to Numbers but not the other. I doubt they were different versions of Appleworks. Maybe one got corrupted somehow. I'm manually rewriting it now actually, as I need the information ASAP. I was hoping that there was some third party app out there that would read it instead of text edit.
reader50 Sep 12, 2013 04:46 PM
If you need it fast, import to Text Edit. Then copy / paste into Numbers and spend some time reformatting.
shifuimam Sep 13, 2013 12:36 PM
If you send the file to me I'd be happy to convert it for you in AppleWorks 5.
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