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Trying to open appleworks documents on new imac

Just bought new imac Xos 10.6
No appleworks on board
Trying to open documents in pages which is not recognizing .cwk
How can I get into my old documents?

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You should need to open those .cwk files so that you can save them in a different file format that fit the program you have there.
Normally I'd recommend you purchase iWork because the .cwk files can be converted for use with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint by Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. You could also try http://zamzar.com/ but I don't know the success rate with that conversion method.

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