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"Microsoft Works Word Processor"

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by [email protected], Apr 1, 2005.

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  1. joebedford@h

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    I have some old files transferred from a previous computer that say they are "Microsoft Works Word Processor" files. I have a version of Works on my current machine, but its word processor element appears to be Word. Word does not like these files. I am pretty sure that I have tried to OpenOffice them as well.

    Any ideas of a free prog that will read these or, even better, convert them to a more standard format?
     
  2. jdl

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    I used ABC Amber text convertor to convert a batch of old works files to word. Check it out here.
     
  3. XL Guru

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    I believe it's "Works Suite" that has Word bundled with.

    If you have "a version of Works", then it may depend which one. All the same, Works has had its own WP component for years, at least back to version 3.5 or thereabouts.

    Do you have a prog called "Microsoft® Works Task Launcher"? It's a kind of "Office Shortcut Bar", from which you should be able to "start a blank Word Processor document", and then use "File --Open" for your files. Failing that, do a file search for WksWP.exe

    HTH,
    Andy
     
  4. joebedford@h

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    Boy, is my face red! "WksWP.exe" it is! I can't believe it was there the whole time.

    Thanks a million for your help!
     
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