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Migrating from MS Works to LibreOffice - batch processing

Written on November 3, 2012.

A forensic doctor came to me with a very specific problem; he was using Microsoft Works for years. He upgraded version after version without too much hassle but when Microsoft discontinued it, this doctor was worried about the long-term preservation of his data (all documents must be kept available for 30 years).

He grew up tired of Windows and to make things worse, he bought an iPhone last year. It was then decided that his next laptop would be a Mac.

Executing Works on a Mac is not an option in the long term but is tolerate during the migration, Parallels Desktop has a great Coherence mode where Windows application behave like Mac ones.