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Microsoft KB Archive/104804

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Mac Works: Transferring AppleWorks Files to Works 3.0

PSS ID Number: Q104804 Article last modified on 10-22-1998

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The information in this article applies to:

  • == Microsoft Works for the Macintosh, version 3.0 and 4.0 ==


The following information describes how to transfer files from AppleWorks to Microsoft Works 3.0 using Apple File Exchange (AFE).

  1. Use normal procedures to save the AppleWorks files onto a ProDOS formatted 3.5-inch disk.

  2. If the Works to Works Transporter file is in the same folder on the Macintosh as the Apple File Exchange application, it must be removed. (The Works to Works Transporter should only be used in transferring AppleWorks files to Microsoft Works 2.0.)

    If the Macintosh is an LC or LCII with an Apple IIe card installed, disable the Apple IIe card before running Apple File Exchange. To do this, see the following:

    With System 7.x, restart the computer while holding down the SHIFT key until the computer says, “Welcome to Macintosh. Extensions off.” (This disables any extensions).

    With System 6.x, remove the ProDOS File System file from the System folder, then restart your computer.

  3. Start the Apple File Exchange application.

  4. Insert the ProDOS disk containing the AppleWorks file(s) to be converted.

  5. Pull down the ProDOS-to-Mac menu, and verify that Default Translation is the ONLY option selected.

  6. Select the AppleWorks file(s) to be transferred from the window on the right, which is the directory list of the ProDOS disk.

  7. Click the Translate button. A dialog box should briefly appear which indicates the Translation is the default translation. A translated copy of the AppleWorks file will appear in the window on the left, which is the directory list of the Macintosh hard disk.

  8. Quit Apple File Exchange.

  9. Start the Microsoft Works program and open the translated AppleWorks file(s) from within the Works application.

    If the converters for Microsoft Works 3.0 are not in the correct location, the translated file will not appear in the Choose Type dialog box directory listing.

    NOTE: Filenames may need to have an .AW2 or AW extension on the end of the filename for Works to translate properly.

All Works conversion files should be in the following location:

Microsoft Works folder:Tools:Conversions

KBCategory: kbother KBSubcategory: macworkskb

Additional reference words: 3.00, 3.00a mac convert conversion translate translation AFE prodos mwksconv pro-dos

====================================================================== Version : 3.0 4.0 Platform : MACINTOSH Issue type : kbhowto ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.