Need Help With Microsoft Works (operating system is XP)

By KlamenRealty
Sep 27, 2007
  1. Please help...I am desperate! In our office there are four computers with Works. I just got a new one (Dell Vostro 200) and I am the only one having this issue. I cannot open files in Works that have under scores in the title. I get e-mail reports from someone outside of the company, so there isn't a way to change the names of the files before I open them. Please help...I don't understand why these will open on all the other computers but mine...AARGGHH!
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    What is your security system? Have you run scans for infestations?
    Are these documents in Works Word?
    If so, I would just remove and reinstall the works program using the product ID that came with the system.
  3. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    Old versions of Works {designed for '98 etc} don't work too well with XP.

    I've seen this trouble B4, only spreadsheets will open, not documents??

    Using a later version {it's up to 9 now} will sort it out. I've heard anything from 4.5 is OK - but thats hearsay and I can't vouch for it.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    oh- using works? Absolute crap. Use openoffice. It can export into many different formats, PDF, DOC, XML, etc... it's a full and free office suite and pretty much compatible with M$ office.

    Also download thunderbird as an email client.
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