Hypercard stack to Mac Address Book?
December 30, 2008 5:59 PM   Subscribe

How can I move all 1200 of my dad's Hypercard addresses to Mac Address Book?

Fifteen years ago my dad started using Hypercard's Address Book stack. It's time to convert all 1200 cards of it to Mac's Address Book format. I've done some research into this and while I've found apps that will *open* a Hypercard stack, I can't find something that will either export the stack into a text format or convert it right over to Address Book. Please help me, hive mind, you're my only hope.
posted by woot to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
You could write a script in Hypercard to export as text. Here's Apple's guide: HyperCard: Importing and Exporting Text, and Where To Get Info.
posted by zippy at 6:14 PM on December 30, 2008

Another solution: Differsifier "is a simple conversion utility that exports text data from HyperCard"
posted by zippy at 6:17 PM on December 30, 2008

Differsifier looks like it's the best option. Thank you, zippy!
posted by woot at 1:21 PM on December 31, 2008

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