Copy a Works database to Word

  Grandad99 12:34 22 Dec 2012

I have a club membership Works database with 450 entries and 16 fields. I am handing over to a new secretary who uses Word. First (and only) thought was to try sending it as a .csv file but saving a copy in this loses the formatting. Is there any other way to do it?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:56 22 Dec 2012

Open a word document

and Insert - object - select MS Excel Worksheet from the list.

Then if it comes out OK save the document and attach to an e mail.

  Grandad99 13:07 22 Dec 2012

Thanks but I only have Works so can't open a Word document in my PC

  wiz-king 13:29 22 Dec 2012

Highlight the spreadsheet. Look in your 'programs' file > accessories > Wordpad Open a new file and paste in the data then save as .rtf . He should be able to open it in Word.

  Woolwell 13:59 22 Dec 2012

I'm not sure why Word is being mentioned. Probably the best way is to export in csv format to Excel on the new secretary's system.

  wiz-king 16:58 22 Dec 2012

Woolwell - the new Secretary appears to want it as a Word document - but I agree that it would be easier in Excel.

As an aside - I think Works is one of the worst programs ever issued by Microsoft, incompatible with almost everything else.

  Woolwell 17:16 22 Dec 2012

I think that the new secretary probably meant Office not Word and would be surprised if Excel was not present.

Agree about Works Database.

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