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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 2:18:43 AM

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Working on a friends computer abroad with WORKS, I then e-mailed the
finished work to my computer at home ready for my return. Sadly, now I'm
back home, Word 2000 will not open the file except in jibberish.

Can anyone suggest what if anything I can do.

Any help appreciated. Chrissssss.........
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 2:18:44 AM

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Using Word to open *.wps files.

From MS Word 2002 Help:

[[Obtain file format converters
The most commonly used converters are installed with Microsoft Word by
default. If you want to open or save in a format that's not installed by
default, you may need to obtain additional converters.

Note You can open documents created in Microsoft Word 2000, 97, 95, 6.0,
or 2.0 directly in Microsoft Word 2002. All data and formatting created in
these versions of Word are fully supported in Word 2002.

Converters supplied with Word:
Opening or saving in Word:
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows
Opens and saves Works 4.0 files.
Microsoft Works 2000 for Windows
Opens and saves Works 2000 files.

Convert a single file from another file format
1. On the File menu, click Open.
2. Locate the file you want to open, and then click Open.

Convert several documents at once
1. Place the documents you want to convert in a single folder.
2. On the File menu, click New.
3. In the New Document task pane, under New from template, click General
templates.
4. Click the Other Documents tab.
5. Double-click Batch Conversion Wizard.
6. Follow the directions on the screen.]]
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Works 6.0 Converter for Works and Word Users
The Works 6.0 Converter allows you to convert word processor documents
created in Microsoft Works 6.0 to Microsoft Word and other Works programs.
Specifically, this converter works with Works 2000, 4.5, and 4.x, and Word
2002, 2000, and 97 on machines running Microsoft Windows® 98, 2000
Professional, Millennium Edition, and XP.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Works 2000 Converter for Word 97/2000 Users
The Works 2000 converter allows you to open a Works 2000 .wps file in Word
and to save a Word document as a Works 2000 .wps file.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Works Converter for Import/Export of Works Word Processor (.wps) Documents
(Wp2krtf.exe) Text Converter for Works 4.x

In order to open a word processor document (.wps) created in Microsoft Works
4.x in Microsoft Works 2000, Microsoft Word 2000, or Microsoft Word 97, or a
word processor document created in Works 2000, Word 2000, or Word 97 in
Microsoft Works 4.x, you need to download and install the Wp2krtf.exe text
converter.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:D c3kvg$plu$1@news5.svr.pol.co.uk,
Chrisssssss......... <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> hunted and pecked:
> Working on a friends computer abroad with WORKS, I then e-mailed the
> finished work to my computer at home ready for my return. Sadly, now I'm
> back home, Word 2000 will not open the file except in jibberish.
>
> Can anyone suggest what if anything I can do.
>
> Any help appreciated. Chrissssss.........
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 2:56:28 AM

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Many thanks Wesley. I've downloaded the converter and it's worked a treat. I
owe you a pint. Many thanks, Chrissss.....
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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 2:56:29 AM

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Keep having fun.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:D c3n68$re1$1@news5.svr.pol.co.uk,
Chrisssssss......... <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> hunted and pecked:
> Many thanks Wesley. I've downloaded the converter and it's worked a
> treat. I owe you a pint. Many thanks, Chrissss.....
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 2:59:46 AM

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You may want to consider in the future save.as in a TEXT format as it read
by all PCs in the world or in another common format; write.

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"Chrisssssss........." <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:D c3kvg$plu$1@news5.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Working on a friends computer abroad with WORKS, I then e-mailed the
> finished work to my computer at home ready for my return. Sadly, now I'm
> back home, Word 2000 will not open the file except in jibberish.
>
> Can anyone suggest what if anything I can do.
>
> Any help appreciated. Chrissssss.........
>
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