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if i have mircrsoft works can i install microsoft work

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  1. grammyjean6

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    I have microsoft works, and i want to install microsoft word, I cannot get the right format in microsoft works. When i email to people they cannot open it. If i use a floppy from microsoft word and open it in microsoft works the format is not the dame
     
  2. brianF

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    Yes, you can have both applications installed.
     
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    I tried to install miscroft word and it would not install. the modem did not read it.
     
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    huh?? please explain on you tried to install it.

    Microsoft word is a program that needs to be purchased from microsoft. The software loads from a cd.

    Are you trying to download and view a microsoft word document, if so you can get a viewer from microsoft. It will let you open the document and read it, but that's about it.

    you can download viewers for word97 or word2000 here on the bottom of the page

    http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/9798/wdvw9716.aspx
     
  5. grammyjean6

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    Yes, i have the program mircosoft office, it let me install microsoft excel but not word, it read about 5% and then just stopped. i also tried to us windows 95 and the same thing happened, i have me windows. I am really lost
     
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    I am not going to be much help.

    Only thing I can say is do a clean boot, disable any programs running the background especially anti virus and try again.

    Hopefully someone with word experience can help

    Only time I have had trouble like you mention was a bad cd.
     
  7. grammyjean6

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    Thanks, I will try that hopefully that will work.
     
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    My Office CD is old and so I have copied it to another partition on my Hard Drive. I can install from there.
     
  9. grammyjean6

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    I'm not really sure what i need to do to do that. I am not really good with compters. Do you mind explaining it to me? Thanks
     
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    This is going to be a very large folder. The thing about Office is this. It insists you uninstall from the same location you installed. So you are going to need to keep this folder where it is or remember to copy the CD again to a folder of the same name in the same location you going to use now. Or else you won't be able to uninstall it. or do a repair later if need be.


    Create a New Folder and name it Office97.

    Put the Office CD in the Drive and when the install screen appears, close it.
    Open My Computer and find the icon for the CD. Right click on it and choose open. Go to the toolbar>edit>select all and then click copy on that same toolbar.
    Go to the Office97 Folder you created, right click in the window and choose paste. It will take a few minutes to copy.

    Run setup from there and see if it works any better.
     
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