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Microsoft Works 7.0

Postby Pepsiboy » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:51 pm

Is it possible to use Open Office to open documents from Microsoft Works 7.0 ? Works has stopped working and Microsoft will not provide any help for this issue. I would be grateful for any help I can get.
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Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

Postby RoryOF » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:55 pm

Use http://www.zamzar.com to convert the files to OpenOffice format.
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Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

Postby thomasjk » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:32 pm

Libreoffice will open MS Works (.wps) files. http://www.libreoffice.org/
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Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

Postby Mr.Dandy » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:51 am

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Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

Postby Pepsiboy » Sat May 09, 2015 11:27 pm

Thanks to all for the advice. I have recovered all my Works document EXCEPT for the database files. Nothing I have tried will convert them to a usable form OR open them.

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Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

Postby Villeroy » Sat May 09, 2015 11:37 pm

You did not try LibreOffice which dumps the raw database data into a spreadsheet so you can import those data into another database.
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Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

Postby Pepsiboy » Sun May 10, 2015 2:02 pm

villeroy,

Thanks for the tip. YES, I did try libreoffice. It did dump the data into a spread sheet. HOWEVER, it was not complete. Some of the data (such as Zip Codes) was not there. Also, other entries, such as "Commemts" were not complete. This left the conversion unusable.

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Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

Postby jrkrideau » Sun May 10, 2015 2:08 pm

Pepsiboy wrote:villeroy,

Thanks for the tip. YES, I did try libreoffice. It did dump the data into a spread sheet. HOWEVER, it was not complete. Some of the data (such as Zip Codes) was not there. Also, other entries, such as "Commemts" were not complete. This left the conversion unusable.

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