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Open Works in Word

Someone e-mailed me an MS Works file. Can I open it in MS Word?

Word can open a Works file, no problem. Save the file to disk then go to Word. Click the little Open button on the toolbar and make sure Word is set to look for either all files or Works files. Once you locate the file, double-click to open .

Remember, a good word processor can open most types of word processing files. Just make sure that the “filter” is set to the file type your trying to open or to “All Files *.* “


In case you’re wondering, a “filter,” when used within a discussion about open dialog boxes, is the criteria that the program uses to display files. Usually, you can select this filter from the “File Type” drop down box.