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By using a file format converter in Microsoft Word, you can open documents that were created in Microsoft Works. After you open the document, you can save it in Word format.
If you don't see this option in the list
Install the file format converter as follows:
The Configuration Wizard opens.
If you installed Word as part of Office, then on the Custom Setup page, select the Choose advanced customization of applications check box, and then click Next.
The file format converter is installed.
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I don't have Microsoft Word 2003--I have Microsoft Word 2002 and Microsoft Office Word 2007.
I opened my Works Database file and saved it under a different name. When I clicked on the Save as Type list, there is no word processing option. Only file extensions of .wdb or .txt or .csv. How do I get it into a word processing document, specifically Word 2007?
Adam: What do you mean by "appropriate Office program?" When I open Word 2007 I do not get a "File" option in the tool bar.
This below is the best thing I found online and it has great step by step directions. It even goes over word 2007!!!!!
To convert a Works document to Word, use Works to save the document as a Word document, and then open the document directly in Word. To convert a Works 6.0, Works 7.0, Works 8.0, or Works 9.0 document so that you can open it directly in Word, save the document as a Word document. To do this, follow these steps:
Attachments are only available to registered users.
If you have a Works document (.wps) that you want to open and you do not have Works installed, you can still use Word to open the file. To do this, first use the Works 6-9 Converter in Word and then open the document directly in Word.
If you have previously installed Works on the same computer on which Word is installed, the Works 6-9 Converter is already installed and you can go on to step 2: "Open the Works document in Word."If you have not previously installed Works on your computer, you must download the Works 6-9 Converter in order to open the document in Word. To download the Works 6-9 Converter, follow these steps:
Note If the file does not download or is installed incorrectly, you can go to the "Next Steps" section for more help.
You can use Word to open a Works document file (.wps), even if the file has not been converted to Word format (.doc) beforehand, by using the Works 6-9 Converter. Follow these steps to open the Works document by using the Works 6-9 Converter:
Note If the document does not open correctly, or does not open at all, you should go to the "Next Steps" section for more help.
"save as" does not offer .doc option
What version is Microsoft Works?
Do you have Windows XP up to service pack 3?
Microsoft works is v6
Yes we have XP svc pack 3