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Reading Office 2000 files under Works 9

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by jcnygaard, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. jcnygaard

    jcnygaard Flightless Bird

    I will be transferring files created under Office 2000 to a new machine
    running Works 9 - will I be able to read those files, or, do I have to
    install Office on the new machine?
     
  2. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "jcnygaard" <jcnygaard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4D354FE3-C86A-4BC6-B11E-159AD19F56C9@microsoft.com...
    > I will be transferring files created under Office 2000 to a new machine
    > running Works 9 - will I be able to read those files, or, do I have to
    > install Office on the new machine?


    Works is the stripped down suite of programs and may or may not open Office
    files. I can get the word processor to open simple Word document files but
    if there are macros or other "fancy" items in them it will choke. Probably
    the same for Excel files. PPT and Access is not supported in Works.

    You may be better served by installing Open Office if you don't want to
    install Office for some reason. www.openoffice.org OO is a free open
    source program suite that will provide very good compatibility with Word,
    Excel, PowerPoint files. You can import Access files but as far as I can
    tell it is a one way move, into OO but not into Access.
     
  3. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    You will know soon enough

    "jcnygaard" <jcnygaard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4D354FE3-C86A-4BC6-B11E-159AD19F56C9@microsoft.com...
    > I will be transferring files created under Office 2000 to a new machine
    > running Works 9 - will I be able to read those files, or, do I have to
    > install Office on the new machine?
     

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