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  1. lafnirvana

    lafnirvana Thread Starter

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    I have Microsoft Works docs saved on my new PC (copied from old PC via flash drive). My new PC (OS Windows 7) does not have MS Works so I downloaded Open Office to use as my word processor. My question-how can I transfer the MS Works docs from their location on my PC into the Open Office software.

    Any input appreciated.
     
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    If the files have a .doc extension, you should be able to double-click on them and Open Office Writer should launch and open the file, else you can tell Windows to open the file with Writer.
     
  4. lafnirvana

    lafnirvana Thread Starter

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    I ended up switching to libreoffice. Now I can access my MS Works docs. And I like the software just as much as openoffice (which makes sense since the creators of LO left Oracle and OO to in order to create and offer another free software option to MS Office).
     
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    You should have been able to simply open the Works files in OpenOffice. I have converted some Works spreadsheets this way.

    Peace...
     
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