I have just brought some work home with me in MS-Works - hence .wps format. (No MS-Word there)
I've tried to open them in Word - to no avail.
I did a quick search on the web first & saw someone say to save the files as rtf's,,,,, a) it's a bit late for that in my case - am already home. b) it was actually written in Rich Text, as it has several formatted bits etc. -------::------- In the future - can similar files (on a non WORD machine) be saved in such a way that I can open them in Word ? -------::-------
BRUNDLE: Thanks - I did see them from another post. I have tried the system - in that i've uploaded a file (a one page letter) but am still waiting for it to appear. It also seemed to take a long time to upload,,,, but as I've not done it before - how would I know ?!?! Thanks again - will put eventual result here. -----::----- WOOLWELL: I had the same problem when they e-mailed me some stuff a few weeks ago. I was rather hoping that as it was on a USB stick that it would be easier to use - Doh !
I am now thinking (?!) that they can save their Works file as an actual .doc, but won't know until I visit them next, as I don't use it. I am assuming (hoping) that they just save 'as is' instead of looking for an alternative i.e: .doc. -----::----- I don't know which version of Works that they have either.
AMBRA4: Thanks - had a look,,,,, I didn't realise that MS had downloads for that. I tried to download Works 6,,,,,,, but their system said that they can't carry out that request !! I started to download Works 2000 but it said that I already have a similar item,,, but later than that, so I stopped the download.
If I do have such a prog/converter, it isn't 'automatic',,,, and nothing pops up when I try to open the works documents ! Should it pop up automatically,,,, or should I be looking elsewhere ?
I have just tested your problem out on my computer using OPEN OFFICE ( a freebie)and provided the original document in Works is saved as a .doc file you will be able to open them in word. I did in open office without any hassle.
BRUNDLE: Tried ZAM again, & got on better. The file uploaded in a jiffy, so that made me think better of it. I have just received it back,,,, apart from being wrong fonts/foramts etc,,,, at least it's available to read (& re format). ---:::--- Will 'Contact' MS tomorrow to see what they recommend for this. Obviously results will be put here.