Thankyou so much for quick reply! Ive just tried to save as rtf file which works but this takes away all the formatting I did in 'works' (inserted text boxes etc). This isnt the end of the world but is there anyway of keeping the formatting.
Also, last question, if this isnt possible and I need word to be able to share documents with other effectively what is the cheapest way to get it (or do i need to buy full office pkg).
Its a bit confusing really because i specifically told the dell salesperson that I needed 'word' to write reports etc which i could then send to others but he said works was exactly the same and was easy to file share.