I inherited a working SE 30 Macintosh, how can I transfer the Word 5 files to a USB device?
Oddly enough I actually have a working SE/30.
I have found the easiest way to transfer files (well... files under 1.4MB) is via floppy disk.
The SE/30 has a floppy built in and you can get external USB drives for Macs online. I seem to recall they were pretty cheap.
Thought you are limited to a file size that will fit on a floppy. I believe Stuffit is still around and could potentially split larger files into smaller files. The exercise in getting a copy of Stuffit compatible with (and onto the SE/30, likely via floppy) is left up to you ;-)
Also the SE/30 has an expansion slot, so you could, theoretically, buy a used SE/30 ethernet card off eBay (or wherever) and attempt to use AppleTalk between the (really old) Mac and the (much newer) Mac. Having never actually tried that I am unsure if that would work. EG do newer Macs still support legacy AppleTalk file sharing? not sure I know. But depending on how motivated you are it might be an interesting exercise that we would all love to hear about, once you have a workable solution.