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I have been advised that LibreOffice 4.2 can open Clarisworks files, is this true? [closed]

asked 2014-06-04 13:47:35 +0100

Genen Research gravatar image

updated 2015-09-05 00:57:19 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have a number of old Clarisworks/Appleworks files from an iMAC 5.6 OS which I would like to be able to read on Windows 7 Can these be converted?

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by oweng
close date 2014-07-13 06:41:48.791491


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oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-07-13 06:41:36 +0100 )edit

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answered 2014-06-04 14:13:22 +0100

Nicd gravatar image

Yes, LibreOffice can read (but not write) ClarisWorks/AppleWorks documents from version 4.1 onwards. Do note though that there may be bugs as the file format is very old. I also advise you to save the documents as ODT or another appropriate ODF format to ensure that they can be opened in the future too.

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Is there another Office Suite which covers more formats then LibO??? Thanks for the wikipedia link @Nicd

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2014-06-04 14:38:36 +0100 )edit

answered 2014-06-10 09:23:18 +0100

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updated 2014-06-10 09:41:36 +0100

Hello, to be a little more precise:

  • LibreOffice 4.1 will try to convert word processing/drawing/painting documents with various degrees of accuracy,
  • LibreOffice 4.2 will probably give better results if the documents are complex or concerning drawing/painting documents.


  • if you have simple database/spreadsheet files, you can also try to download the beta version of LibreOffice 4.3, maybe this will suffice,
  • some year ago, a version of AppleWorks was also sold on Windows ( see ), so if you success to buy a working version, this may be another solution...
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