Convert Works documents to Word format

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.

  1. On the File menu, click Open.
  2. In the Files of type list, click Works 6.0 & 7.0.

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Install the file format converter as follows:

  1. Exit all programs.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If you are using Microsoft Windows 2000, double-click Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.
    • If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, double-click Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
  3. In the Currently installed programs list, click either Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Office Word 2003 (depending on whether you installed Word as part of Office or as an individual program), and then click Change.

The Configuration Wizard opens.

  1. On the Maintenance Mode Options page, click Add or Remove Features, and then click Next.

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.

  1. On the Advanced Customization page, click the plus sign (+) next to Office Shared Features.
  2. Click the plus sign (+) next to Converters and Filters, and then click the plus sign (+) next to Text Converters.
  3. Click the arrow next to Works for Windows 7.0, and then click Run from My Computer.

The file format converter is installed.

  1. In the File name box, enter the name of the file that you want to convert, and then click Open.
  2. On the File menu, click Save As.
  3. In the Save As dialog box, make any changes that you want in the File name box, click the file format that you want in the Save as type list, and then click Save.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003