Works to Word

  leveblue 14:38 19 Oct 2007

On my PC I have Microsoft Works (Word) & Microsoft Word, with the later being the better of the two.

When I click on a document it always seems to load it in to Works, regardless of whether it was generated as a Word document.

How do I change the default setting so that when I click on a document from the Start menu, it will automatically load in Word.

I realise that I can open Word then load the required document, which is what I am doing at the moment, but I just want to make life that little bit simpler for myself.

Just as an afterthought, my OS is Vista, if that has any bearing on it.

  Zaphod 3 14:44 19 Oct 2007

The easiest way is to find the document in My documents,right click it, in the drop down menu you should see an option to open with. Left click choose programme, find Microsoft word the click the box that says Always use this programme to open this type of file.

  leveblue 15:23 19 Oct 2007

Got it sussed, I think. I had to find where Word was hiding. But eventually found it as WinWord. Added it to the “Choose the program you want to open this file” list.

Hey-Presto, it appears to have done the trick for all my documents.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Zaphod 3.

  ambra4 19:25 19 Oct 2007

Go to this site and download

Works 6.0 Converter for Works and Word Users

The Works 6.0 Converter allows you to convert word processor documents created in Microsoft Works 6.0 to Microsoft Word and other Works programs.

Specifically, this converter works with Works 2000, 4.5, and 4.x, and Word 2003, 2002, 2000, and 97.
click here

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