Finding Microsoft works documents

Discuss setup / installation issues - Add a spell checker, Language pack?

Finding Microsoft works documents

Postby nealbuer@comcast.net » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:02 am

I just downloaded OpenOffice Writer to my Mac. I have Microsoft Works word documents in documents, but cannot figure out how to open them in OpenOffice Writer. I open Writer and click documents but nothing is there.
OpenOffice 4, macOS Mojave 10.14.1
nealbuer@comcast.net
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:50 am

Re: Finding Microsoft works documents

Postby robleyd » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:23 am

Writer doesn't have support for MS Works documents - see this article in the OpenOffice Wiki.
Cheers
David
Apache OpenOffice 420m2(Build:9821) - Slackware 14.2 - 64 bit
LibreOffice 6.4.6.2 (SlackBuild for 6.4.6 by Eric Hameleers) - Slackware 14.2 - 64 bit
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 - Windows 7 Virtual machine
User avatar
robleyd
Moderator
 
Posts: 3750
Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:47 am
Location: Murbko, Australia

Re: Finding Microsoft works documents

Postby Zizi64 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:45 am

Try the LibreOffice. It can open the .wps files.

But always store your importand documents into the native, international standard ODF (Open Document Format) file formats if you want to work efficiently with the AOO / LO.
Tibor Kovacs, Hungary; LO6.1.6, 6.2.8 /Win7-10 x64Prof.
PortableApps/winPenPack: LO3.3.0-6.4.5;AOO4.1.7
Please, edit the initial post in the topic: add the word [Solved] at the beginning of the subject line - if your problem has been solved.
User avatar
Zizi64
Volunteer
 
Posts: 9725
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 7:55 am
Location: Budapest, Hungary


Return to Install, Setup and Troubleshooting

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests