cant open file??

  fire 10:14 14 Aug 2004

i have a file which was made with ms works on an old computer and i cant seem to open it with office xp it says it doesnt recognise the file format. i thought all ms products were backward compatible and i really do need access to this file as it has important info in the spreadsheet. any help pleeeeeese!!!!!!!!

  alan227 10:24 14 Aug 2004

Have a read of this. click here

  fire 10:31 14 Aug 2004

that doesnt really help as most of the information is in numerical form as a spreadsheet...cheers

  pc moron 10:44 14 Aug 2004

Does this help? click here

  pj123 10:54 14 Aug 2004

MS Office cannot read MS Works files and never could. You have two options. Install MS Works on your computer. or, find someone who has MS Works and get them to convert the works spreadsheet files to .csv. csv files can be read by almost any spreadsheet programme. I have both MS Office and MS Works on my PC. If you like to send me a copy of the file either on a floppy or a CD I will convert it for you and post it back.

  JoeC 11:16 14 Aug 2004

you have tried this but . . . .

go to the Downloads section of office XP and see if there is a converter ?

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