Errr, having said all that i couldn't open any of the test files sent off-list (at least not in
Ubuntu even after changing from utf8 to Apple encoding) so i think it probably IS important to
clear some space and install the light-weight Abiword for word-processing. If you really need a
spreadsheet program (on holiday??) then Gnumeric is the spreadsheet program that goes with it.
However, how many long documents are you likely to write on holiday? It might still be worth
sticking with what you have and then copy&paste those letters and things into LibreOffice when you
From: Tom Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: McBride <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, 24 May 2013, 8:25
Subject: Re: appleworks tests
If you need to clear a bit of space then try the standard
1. Empty the trash can in your emailing system. With more than 1 account you might need to do
each one separately
2. In your web-browser (safari?) empty all the temp files, caches, password stores, cookies err
anything like that if you can find out how to easily
3. Uninstall any programs/games you don't enjoy or use anymore
4. Empty your OSes temp files and stuff if you can find out how to easily
5. Empty the rubbish bin
You might be amazed how often people have several Gigabytes of stuff in their trash cans and are
completely unaware that the stuff in there is still easy to recover. In your case it probably
wont create enough room to install LibreOffice and even if it does it's still better to leave
that until after your holiday so that you have room for a photo or 2.
If you are really keen to move away from those older word-processors then you might like to use
AbiWord temporarily. It's very light but still quite powerful although their Mac version is a
little old now
I found it awkward because last time i used it i could not get it to use MS formats by default.
Nowadays using ODF is less problematic because so many more people can read/write it. So, Abiword
is probably a lot easier now as it's default formats are the ones LibreOffice uses by default too.
However, i think i would keep using the word-processors you are using at the moment and leave all
this until you get back.
From: McBride <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: laurent alonso <email@example.com>
Cc: Tom Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Alexander Thurgood <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, 23 May 2013, 23:39
Subject: appleworks tests
Thanks to all for looking into my issue so carefully.
Actually I don't have libre office, my enquiry was to make sure I can
one way or other convert my appleworks.
Got an old Mac OS x 10.5.8 and was going to get an airbook or so to go
but if i can't convert my files, it won't be a holiday
I'll have to change it one day though..I can't just download
libreoffice for testing as I don't have much more space on my old Mac...
Here are some tests if you like:
On May 24, 2013, at 2:09 AM, laurent alonso wrote:
a quick answer as I just see your emails ...
Le 22 mai 2013 à 10:25, McBride a écrit :
My question was Can libre office read pages/appleworks/
clarissworks? Thanks. Turquoisegrece
In fact, in some near future,
a filter for Appleworks/Clarisworks text (word processing) files
might be included in LibreOffice
based on libmwaw ( http://sourceforge.net/p/libmwaw/wiki/Home/ ),
see for instance http://docs.libreoffice.org/ .
It will not be perfect but it may retrieve the text, most graphics,
tables, text-boxes, basic layout, ... .
For Pages and for other kinds of Appleworks/Clarisworks documents
(spreadsheet, database, ...), I do not know.
if you have a Mac with OSX >= 10.6, you can find in
a compiled version
of libmwaw and mwaw2odt with a <<crude>> AppleScript interface:
mwawOSX.zip, it takes a supported format file
( and so Appleworks/ClarisWorks files ) and converts it in a .odt
files ... Let me know if you try it and find some
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