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Microsoft Works and Word -- compatible??

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by masconomo, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. masconomo

    masconomo Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I've got Word at work and the Windows XP(home edition) Works word processor at home -- but they don't seem to be compatiable when I bring a disk home with a Word file.

    Any tips?
     
  2. XL Guru

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    In Word 2000, there's a Save As Works 2000 option. If your file is anything other than very basic, you'll be prompted that "some features may be lost". I just tried it with a Word doc containing a table (Works WP files doesn't do tables), sure enough it came out pretty screwed.

    You could always download OpenOffice for use at home -- it opened the file (Word version) no problem.

    http://www.openoffice.org/

    HTH,
    Andy
     
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