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Microsoft Works 7.0

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:51 pm
by Pepsiboy
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.

Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:55 pm
by RoryOF
Use http://www.zamzar.com to convert the files to OpenOffice format.

Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:32 pm
by thomasjk
Libreoffice will open MS Works (.wps) files. http://www.libreoffice.org/

Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:51 am
by Mr.Dandy

Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:27 pm
by Pepsiboy
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.

Dave

Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:37 pm
by Villeroy
You did not try LibreOffice which dumps the raw database data into a spreadsheet so you can import those data into another database.

Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 2:02 pm
by Pepsiboy
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.

Dave

Re: Microsoft Works 7.0

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 2:08 pm
by jrkrideau
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.

Dave

Gotta love MicroSoft :ouch: