ClarisWorks on a PC
September 21, 2007 10:27 AM   Subscribe

Opening ClarisWorks Documents on a PC?

I very much need to open some old ClarisWorks documents on a PC. Unfortunately, I don't have a Mac available on which I could convert the documents for PC use. Any ideas? Thanks!
posted by suasponte to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There's a version of ClarisWorks for the PC that'll do it.
posted by bonaldi at 10:32 AM on September 21, 2007

Thanks, but it seems like it's no longer available. My Google searching has failed to turn up the software.
posted by suasponte at 10:47 AM on September 21, 2007

Try Conversions Plus. Or get AppleWorks for Mac and Windows on eBay (example).
posted by iviken at 11:43 AM on September 21, 2007

I converted a few clarisworks documents for my parents a while back. I was able to open them with my old version of Word (97 I think), converting them into rich-text format.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:06 PM on September 21, 2007

Apparently Abiword will open these for you.
posted by gum at 2:11 PM on September 21, 2007

If Abiword opens them, by all means do that.

The alternative I was going to suggest was just opening the documents in a text editor and pulling out the raw text ... you'd lose all formatting, smart quotes, etc., and might have to do substantial cleanup, but at least you'd have the meat of it.

But the Abiword route is a lot nicer. I'm going to have to try it!
posted by Kadin2048 at 3:51 PM on September 21, 2007

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