Opening a document?

  misters 17:24 25 Jan 2004

Hi i was just wondering if i sent my friend a word document or even excel created in office 2000, is there a way for them to view it even though they dont have word or office 2000 they do however have microsoft works 7 they run win/xp.
Thanx in advance.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:29 25 Jan 2004

Both types of document have "viewers" available as free downloads from MS - have a search on

  mgmcc 17:30 25 Jan 2004

Microsoft has file viewers for Word and Excel:

Word Viewer - click here

Excel Viewer - click here

  misters 21:03 25 Jan 2004

Cheers guys but is there any other way to open the document up in ms works also my friend would be running xp while i run win/98se.

  woodchip 21:19 25 Jan 2004

Yes save the Doc as from file SAVE AS ascii it should then open as a generic Doc but it will not keep formating. should open OK in WordPad

  woodchip 21:20 25 Jan 2004

Or work's

  mgmcc 21:22 25 Jan 2004

I'm not sure which version "Works 7" is (I have Works 2000), but generally Works can open Microsoft Office files, such as Word and Excel, although Office cannot open files in native "Works" format.

I've just checked in my copy of Works 2000 and it can open/save MS Word 97-2002 (which is bizarre considering Word 2002 is newer than Works 2000!)

With Excel, it will open files (doesn't specify which versions) and will save as Excel 97-2000.

  misters 21:46 25 Jan 2004

I'll give em a try cheers.

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