Microsoft Works

  jim63 19:20 09 Feb 2007

My daughter has microsoft Works on her new pc. I use microsoft Word. She copied a CV onto a disc using Works for me to print out but when I open from disc it is just a jumble of squares ect no original text. Is there any way this can be changed to Word. Or do I have to have Works on my PC.
If so, is there any freeware Microsoft Works

  The Belarussian Mafia 19:28 09 Feb 2007

Just open the document in Works again, then open the file menu, press "Save as", change the file format to "Word 97-2003" using the arrow below where you type a document name, give it a new name, and bingo, it is now in Word format.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:28 09 Feb 2007

Your daughter will need to save it as Rich Text (RTF) if possible and then MSWord will open it.

click here and there may be a converter available.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:29 09 Feb 2007

The Belarussian Mafia - good answer :)

Shows the difference between knowledge and guesswork!

  jim63 19:52 09 Feb 2007

Can you convert what is on the disc

  Diodorus Siculus 19:55 09 Feb 2007

What version of Word do you use and what version of MSWorks has your daughter?

  woodchip 19:56 09 Feb 2007

When saved in Word choose something that that will open it as ascii, or ansi

  woodchip 19:56 09 Feb 2007

Saved in Works not Word

  jim63 12:53 10 Feb 2007

The Belarussian Mafia.
It has worked. Thanks everyone for your help.
Just one question still, can you do the same with it already on the disc

  woodchip 22:34 10 Feb 2007

No you need to reopen in Works then resave as above

  Diodorus Siculus 23:06 10 Feb 2007

"Just one question still, can you do the same with it already on the disc"

Yes, with the correct filters. That's why I asked about the versions of Word and Works.

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