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can't access MS Works Word Processor

Q: can't access MS Works Word Processor

My sister was running word processor like 2days ago and it was fine now i try to use it and it tells me the following >>>

>>>>>Windows Cannot access the specified device, path or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. ????

The path is >>> C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkswp.exe
What does this mean and what's wrong with it? the rest of microsoftw orks is working fine i even uninstalled it and reinstalled it but it did not solved that problem any help pls? :'(

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Hya everyone. I hope i am in the right forum. Could someone tell me how to change a letter in Microsoft Works processor into word format. My son is trying to email his c.v. to companies and agencies but got a letter from a couple stating unable to open file attachment please email in word format. We do not have microsoft word just microsoft works.

Dave H

A:Microsoft works word processor to word format

Check this Microsoft page and see if helps.

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The computer I am currently using has Microsoft works, useless in my opinion. When I create a document in the works word processor, and then try to send it to someone who does not have Works, it opens on their computer as a mish-mash of squares, symbols, letters, etc.
I tried saving it in another format, but the same result occured. Is there a solution to this other than spending a few hundred dollars on Office or Word? Thanks for any help.

A:ms works word processor into word format

Welcome to the forum.

Save it as a Rich Text Format file type (.rtf) or you can also have them install the converter which allows Word users to open up Works files.

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I have just done a clean install of W7 Ultimate 64 bit on 2 different Desktops. One is a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo 5905P the other originally an HP Pavillion which now has an Asrock Mobo. I have reinstalled all my programs--no problems there. I use MS Works 8 Word Processor. This worked fine on both DT's under XP. However, it now works only on the Fujitsu, but not on the HP. The problem is it doesn't find the Files in My Documents. With Word Processor open, when I try to open a Document, the My Documents window comes up, with the message No Files found---there is no list of Files shown---though all files are in place in My Docs Folder. They can all be opened by individual clicking in that Folder---they just don't appear in Word! I have repaired Word Processor---I have uninstalled it and reinstalled from original CD. I have even cleared My Docs Folder and reloaded all Files---makes no difference.
I don't like MS Office---so who can tell me how to get this to work--as it does in the other PC---and as it did on both machines under XP SP3!
I get no error messages of any kind.
Thanks, Robbie

A:MS Works 8 Word Processor

Dear Robbie,

Please post a screenshot of that very moment, when Word is displaying empty folder in the open window.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have Wndows XP Home with Microsoft Works Word Processor.

I find that while writing the application continually/periodically fades back to a non-editable state and I have to continually re-click back on it so that my typing actually appears in the doc. Sometimes I have been writing for quite some time only to realise that it is not appearing in the doc. This becomes very frustrating when one is writing a manuscript.

I hope someone can shed light on why this is happening and what I can do to stop it?

Thanks in anticipation.

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i have vista home premium. ffter about a year of cuuting/copying and pasting suddenly i have a message appearing ' unable to proceed as the as the transfer exceeds the limit of the word processor capacity' even when trying to copy one word or line. I believe this thread has appeared before but i have only just registered.

A:Works word processor

Here is a microsoft article on your problem

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I have a list of 100 items and want to alphabetize the items. Does anyone know how to do this in Works word Processor?

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Hi All,

I have had a rash of Windows error messages saying that Windows couldn't open several of my .wps files and saying that they might be corrupt.

I don't want to give up on those documents just yet so I downloaded a Microsoft Office Word Viewer, the old one, to see if I could open them with it.

Then, following the installation instructions, I clicked on the wdviewer.exe installer and got yet another error message.

This one said; Windows Installer ! The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation.

Now, as I am the only system administrator of my PC and I haven't set anything like that, that I can remember at least, I would like to know where to look to see the policies that I'm supposed to have set.

Is that something that I would have done through the Control Panel or through the tools settings in Firefox, and why would it only affect this one download?

I mean I download, install and run everything else that I want to on this thing, with no trouble, so why would that program be any different?

Thanks for any help.


A:MS Works Word Processor

Don't know what's going with the installation of the Word viewer, but I will tell you about opening up .wps files:MS Works and MS Word (full version) can open up .wps files. You would either have had to save the Works file as a .doc file first, or convert the file using Word after the Works Converter was added to your Word program.Read this Microsoft KB article regarding this issue: How to open a Works document in WordMy students have come to me many times for assistance with something like this, and without the converter, you can't open it. Rather, you can, but it looks like jibberish.

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Hello, everyone. My name is Kaydee and I'm new to the board.

Can anyone tell me if there is a recovery process I can perform on a Compaq Presario to retrieve acidentally-deleted text?

A:Help with MS Works Word Processor

If your running XP you may be able to do a system restore to before you deleted the text providing the document was resident on the system.

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just bought an e-machine last week with 2.6 pentium4 chip and 512 MB memory....nice fast machine....just big enough to cope with AOL 9.0... reason i had to let my old pc couldn't cope with memory needed for AOL front-end loading (in all my days i never known a server provider
to need as much pc memory to connect online).
Another problem has arised...i'm in the middle of sending off resumes by email...all the technical agencies want your resumes posting in word .doc format, my problem is the new machine came with MS works 7.0 which saves in .wps format. The word processor that comes with it is a terrible hashed version of WINWORD..(it is awful)....why are all the new machines being supplied with XP operating system that only allows MS works to run. I've tried to install WINWORD for XP but the system won't allow now i'm stuck with a word processor that saves in .wps when all the agencies use .doc, this must be happening to lots of people out there buying the latest machines, I suppose it will be okay in a few years when everyone is using MS works (this looks the way to go for word processing)....but at the moment they are not.
i've spent the last few days going to sites and forums to look up people with similar problems and there are people just like me with my exact problem, i've looked for any clues or answers but none of them look like they will work so i'm gonna have to rig up my old windows 95 / 32 MB memory ... Read more

A:xp works 7.0 word processor


also...before anyone replies with:
works 7.0 allows you to save as .doc file,.....yes it does, but from what i've been reading on other sites when you open that works .doc file in WINWORD it screws it all up into a mess....I may as well just send my resume as a .txt file in notepad.
Also, there is a convertor software that allows conversion from .wps to .doc, but not all agencies who ask for your resume in .doc format will have this convertor software....and I heard that the convertor software also messes up the there is no way around this. I'll have to wait a few years until i see agencies and companies wanting your resume sent in .wps format.

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My OS is Windows ME. I had saved several word processor documents to CD disc and was working on one. I closed it out, then tried to open it again and got the following prompt: "Works can't open M:\report.wps. The file may be used by another application, the file format may not be supported by any of the installed converters or may be corrupt". This happened to three other files on disc, but the last one is ok. Since I'm not a wizard at this stuff, is there anyway to get the files to open? If it has been corrupted, I'm probably screwed. If not, what can I do? The stuff on disc wasn't something I can duplicate from memory. I made the file with Adaptic CD Creator (which is also supposed to create regular CD-ROM type discs, but I've never been able to get it to do that). I tried the program's own "scan disc" to repair it, but it's a lot more limited than my computer's scan disc and it didn't seem to do much.

A:MS works word processor

1. You can't repair a CD-ROM with scandisk.
2. Files on CD-ROM cannot be changed unless you have a re-writable CD-ROM disk.
3. I would never suggest anyone even attempt to work directly from a CD-ROM, rewritable or not.
4. Copy files from CD-ROM to hard drive, then right-click in Windows explorer and remove the read-only under properties.

Ask in the Other Software forum about CD-writer software.

Sorry! Wish I could help more.

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I have MS Works Word Processor version 8.5 and it has worked perfectly for some time, but recently when I try to copy and paste it says "The information you copied exceeds the size limit for pasting into the word processor. Try reducing the size of your selection, & then copy & paste again" It doesn't matter how much I copy (5 words or 50 words) it does the same thing.
If I copy my information and paste it to notepad first then copy from notepad & paste to MS Works it works fine no matter how many words I copy.
This happens whether I copy from Internet explorer or other documentation.
Thanks for any ideas.
Dell E-520
4g M
160g HD
Win Vista Home Prem. SP2

A:M/S Works Word Processor

Mine does the same thing.

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Hello - I copied a file from someone's computer onto a floppy. When I put the floppy in my machine I received this message " Works cannot open the file because the file may be in use by another application, the file format may not be supported by any of the installed converters, or the file may be corrupt." The computer I copied the file from is running windows XP. The computer I tried to open the file on is running Windows me. The windows me computer does have microsoft works word processor installed on it . So It should be able to open the program. Both computers were purchased within a year and a half so programs should be compatible. I have tried opening the file with Word but that doesn't work either. Any suggestions? Just for clarity the file I cannot open is from " Microsoft works word Processor.

A:Microsoft works word processor

I downloaded this program and it fixed the problem


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When attempting to access Microsoft Works Word Processor, I get an error message that reads:
Microsoft Works Word Processor has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
I haven't gotten any notification, and this has been happening for several days.

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Where can I download this? I don't know why I can't find it ANYWHERE. It's on my win 7 desktop, but I want it on my laptop. Can someone please find me a download link? If it's not free, then a paid download is fine.

A:Microsoft Works word processor

it is discontinued software now
you still see copies on Amazon or Ebay, but it is very much buyer beware

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I am wanting to help my mom. She can never remember to save her documents using Word (thats all she will be comfortable with) in rich text format or in .doc. The program first choice in the "save as" menu is .wps which is unreadable to many she has to submit documents to and also takes up much more space. Is there any way I can change the defaults or just make the .rtf the first choice in her choices of saving files?
thanks bunches in advance

A:Microsoft Works Word Processor

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When using the Microsoft Works 7 Word Processor I am unable to open a document that I have previously Saved, the computer hangs and the following message is displayed.:

"The procedure entry point [email protected]@@[email protected] could not be found in the dynamic link library dlbtutil.dll."

I have Googled the message without success and no previous relevant messages can be found in the Bleepingcomputer forums

Please can anyone suggest the cause of the problem and how it can be resolved?

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Hi Folks- My wife is trying to write a short story on Microsoft Vista works word processor. The margin settings keep changing as she writes, no matter how many times she changes them back, they won't stay on the settings she has chosen....also after 2-3 pages of written text, the whole screen goes blank and she loses everything she has written. Any help would be greatly appreciated (before she throws her new computer through the wall.

Thanks - bill [EMAIL addr removed by mod.]

A:Vista works word processor HELP!!!

bill718 said:

Hi Folks- My wife is trying to write a short story on Microsoft Vista works word processor. The margin settings keep changing as she writes, no matter how many times she changes them back, they won't stay on the settings she has chosen....also after 2-3 pages of written text, the whole screen goes blank and she loses everything she has written. Any help would be greatly appreciated (before she throws her new computer through the wall.

Thanks - bill Click to expand...

First, remove your e-mail address immediately. Click edit under your first post and you can then delete it.

Second, welcome to TSG!

Third, Works-doesn't, I'd get Open Office. You can download the whole office suite free.

It is compatible with MS office files by saving document as word type file.

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Is there a way to turn word processor to Spanish or do I have to clean sweep my computer and turn the whole thing to Spanish???

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Hi Everyone,I did a quick search of the forums and didn't come up with anything similar to the problem I've just started having with MS Word.I'll be working on a document and saving my work every so often. Then all of a sudden Windows starts telling me that it can't save the file. I goofed and didn't think quick enough to get a screen shot of that message.However, I was able to copy past everything, from the document I was trying to save, to a new document, which is what I did as I had already had the same thing happen to me a couple of times before. Then when I clicked 'Yes' I get "This" message.OK, so then I click 'No on exit to close the document and got "This" asking if I wanted to save the changes to the document. Then I Just click No because that's the only option that will let me close that application. Then when I try to open it again I get "This" dreaded message.Have any of you guys ever run into anything like this before?It doesn't seem to matter if the document only has ten pages or if it has one hundred ten pages. Nor does it seem to matter if I have a lot of images in it or none at allI am at a loss as to what to do to prevent this form happening in the future. At least I have a work around that I can use so as not to lose my entire document..., but this is still just a bit nerve wercking.Thanks for any help or advice guys.Wendy

A:Microsoft Works Word Processor

We've had more than a few Works problems latelyYou might want to look at these:

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Hi --

I've just bought a new computer (running on VISTA) with Microsoft Works 8.1 pre-installed and am having a problem. When I type a document and try to e-mail it, nothing happens. I don't get error messages -- just nothing happens.

Will appreciate any suggestions.



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Um, sorry to bother you all with this but I need a bit of help with a works word file. The program does not want to open saying that it is in use, format not supported or its corrupt. I've tried re-installing works to no effect and I doubt its corrupt since I can see the text inside with a little space like a square between each character. Unfortunatly, its image heavy since its college work.

I really need to get this open so I can print it and hand it in, any ideas?


A:Microsoft Works Word processor

Oh, and I'll send it to someone willingly if they could turn it or transfer all the stuff onto a Microsoft word documant or Openoffice. I'll be eternally grateful.

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My computer recently had a virus, a friend came by to fix it and everything is up and running like before, but my Word still isn't working. I have a Desktop hard drive hooked up so i don't want to restart my computer. I tried changing the program in my set associations panel, and still nothing. Any other advice?

A:HELP:Microsoft Works Word Processor

You mentioned that you changed the file association, so when you click on a .doc file, what program is starting up right now?

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This is probably a dumb question with a simple solution but, so far, I can't figure it out. I'm trying to write an outline for a research paper using Microsoft Works on my new Dell laptop with Windows Vista installed. Problem:
Every time I try to type a lower case letter (for sub-section of outline) as soon as I type a period or make a space, the small "a" immediately changes to a capital "A"(which I can only use under Roman numerals).
What am I doing wrong or how can I adjust this error?
Will appreciate any solutions. Thanks.

A:Problem with Works Word Processor

Ah, the joys of the intuitive Microsoft selection of programs... What you need to do is open up the program options for auto-correct and tell it to stop doing automatic capitalization. If you like this feature, you could type "A. " (with the space), select the "A" and then type "a", and then click after the space.

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I was typing a document, saved it and closed it. When I went back to get I got this message:"In order to open this file Works needs to use a file converter, which may pose a security risk if the file you are opening is a malicious file. Choose OK to open this file if you are sure it is from a trusted trusted source."

When I click OK I get this:"Works cannot open (file name). The file may be in use by another application, the format may not be supported by any of the installed converters, or the file may be corrupt." and then receive a blank page.

Does anyone know what this is and how I can get my doc. back. This is happening with a few docs. but not all.

Thank You

A:Microsoft Works Word Processor

Please consider this only a suggestion as I am not sure I understand the program problem you

are having, . . as I am only familiar with word pad, etc.

but open a new file of the word processor and click save and then check the drop down under
the title window and check the options you have to save as, is it possible that an optional choice may be what you need to do ?

Are you able to find the documents that you are not able to open ?

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I bought my computer in 2008ish, maybe 2009, and it came with Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. It also came with pre-installed software, and of those pre-installed software included Microsoft Works Word Processor. I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit last week, and I have been painstakingly installing my programs back after I messed up the installation. First, I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, then I realized I put in the wrong disc so I then put in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, then I upgraded to Ultimate 64-bit. All my programs got messed up in the process and I basically have a clean install of Windows 7 with a Windows.old folder containing my programs in a folder, which all need to be re-installed. I can see my Microsoft Works Word Processor, but it won't let me run the installation on it. I tried running it in compatibility modes for every available option, but nothing works. I also ran it as an administrator. How can I legally re-install these programs I purchased? I have tons and tons of .wps files that I want to be able to open with a program I purchased with my computer. Yes, I have heard of OpenOffice and it does not support .wps files. I do have Microsoft Office Professional 2013 installed, but it can't seem to open .wps files (unless I'm wrong).

A:Microsoft Works Word Processor

Microsoft Office 2013 is capable of opening Works 6-9 documents in a Compatibility mode.

To do that in Word 2013 you need to go File - Open - Computer - Browse.
In Open window you have to select a filter:
All files (*.*) or Works 6 - 9 Document (*.wps)

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Hi guys,
I'm doing a science lab report and I'm typing it up right now. I am almost finish but I'm having probz with the data do I Merge cells in Microsoft WORKS, I can't find the option no where, I don't know if I'm just simply looking over it or yea, can anyone tell me how to do this?

Or is it so that you can't do this in MS Works...if not, wht software can I use to do this?

---Thanks In Advance!! =D!


A:Microsoft Works Word Processor...?

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Im in the process of typing my term paper. I have works word and i start typing in it, like half way done it freezes. I restart the computer does the same thing, it doesnt freeze right away. i have win 98 thanks.

A:Works Word Processor Freezes

Does this freeze happen with other programs? If so, then perhaps the processor chip is getting too hot and everything will lock as you stated. If it's a desktop, make sure the fan on the processor is spinning and a wire is not touching it (causing the fan to not spin).

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Is there any way to alphabetize a list in Microsoft Works Word Processor 8.5?

A:Microsoft Works Word Processor 8.5

You need to add the items to a table and then you should be able to do the sorting.

Look in the "Help" and search on 'sort' and the last entry is a helper.

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I've just been to see a machine which is running Works v7. The problem is that the word processor is unusable because it is going too slowly. It's "running" on WinXP and when I check the system performance I see that it (WksWp.exe) is using around 99% CPU time even though it's not actually doing anything. There is also the sound of much disk activity.

Is this a known "design feature" or is something going wrong elsewhere? I'm told it's been like this since the m/c was first bough a couple of months ago and no other application shows this behaviour.

A:Works Word Processor going slow

>> It's "running"

Sorry, but LOL.

>> Is this a known "design feature"

Stop it, you're killing me.

Err, apparently yes.


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When i open Microsoft Works Word Processor an error pop ups saying:
"Microsoft Works Font Cache has encounted a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience"

I was just wondering how to fix this problem. If you need anymore information then just say.

Thanks in advance

A:Microsoft Works Word Processor problem

You might have to reinstall the Works suite, or try restoring your computer to an earlier state. but have you considered using a different, more modern productivity suite such as Open Office at ?

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I reset the Microsoft Works Word Processor to default with a different font size. It worked fine. Then, while setting up a printing for envelopes, I tried to reset that as a default as well. Big mistake. Now when I open the word processor program it comes up as the envelope function and I cannot get the original page for letter writing back. Microsoft was no help when I accessed their web page (too far over my head in their explanations as well as being not too user-friendly for my level of understanding). Does anyone know how I can get it open the right way again? I use Window's Vista on an Acer Extensa 5620. Thanks.

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Word Processor

This only applies for the Works word processor, the common one in Works NOT spelled with a capital W, as in Word.

First, only do this with the Work word processor not going.
If you really only want one default word processing template in Works (and it sounds like you do), and if you have no other templates that you want (and it sounds like you don't) then you can just delete all templates in this folder:
Then, just start up the word processor and see if it is fixed.

If that is not the case, just let me know and I will adjust and tell you what else you can do, instead.

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I have been trying to copy and past into MS works word processor. but I get a message that says "the information you copied exceeds the size limit for pasting into the word processor. Please try reducing the size of your selection.

What does that mean. I've never had a problem copying and pasting before. But it was on a different computer. This computer is less then a year old and runs windows vista. Do you have any idea what is wrong here and how do I fix it?

A:copy and pasting into MS works word processor

Are you using Rich Text Format?

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I am going to do a clean install of windows xp home. i have 98 now and all my notes are on microsoft works word processor. does xp home have works word processor, or does it just hav word??? THANX

A:(LOOK AT THIS) Installing XP, does it have microsoft works word processor???

Ah, neither....they are stand alone programs.

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I believe this rhread has been dealt with some time before i registered but...after i year without any problem in this regard, my microsoft word processor is giving me a message when i try to cut and paste ie: 'the information you wish to transfer exceeds the size limit of the word processor'
This happens even when cutting or copying one word or line!

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When I try pasting from the internet into works word processor it freezes and closes. Just recently started doing this. Please help.

OS: Win7
Works: v.9
Browser: Chrome

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My system is Windows XP and I feel my computer user level is just basic. I have lost all the history in my Microsoft Works(7.0) Word Processor. (no clue how it got lost)When I go to My Documents I can see all the files from history but I cannot open any of them. When I try to open a file it directs me to buy Word Perfect(R) 11 software with an upgrade to Word Perfect 12 for $99.00. Should I buy the software? Is there a way to move the files back into the Word Processor history? Next to each file in My Documents it says WPEntrust Signed Document.

A:Microsoft Works Word Processor History

MS Works has nothing to do with Word Perfect! MS Works is related to MS Office. If you are looking for your documents, have you tried launching Works and going to File/Open to see what is there? Perhaps you had a trial version of Word Perfect in your computer, too. If you like the word processor in Works, perhaps you should upgrade to Word 2007 instead -- Word is a much larger, more diversified program than the abbreviated version in Works.

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My Works 8.5 word processor won't open. A box tells me that it has gone into recovery mode. I've tried rebooting with no luck. Does anyone know how to get my program back?

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I'm using Windows Vista on a Compaq desktop. When using the MS Works Word Processor it is always on "Times New Roman and font size 10". I don't use either of those but the processor is determined to make me like and use them. So anything I do is an excuse for it to go right back to them and I have to switch back to what I like and it is a pain. Grrrrr!
My question: Is there any way I can lock my preferences, for instance Arial and 12 font size?


A:Solved: MS Works Word Processor question

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I have created some flyers in open office on an older computer than let me go to a font size of 96. Now using Works 7.0 word processor I find it only goes up to 72. Is there some way to get larger fonts?

A:Need fonts larger than 72 in works word processor 7.0

In Word at least you can highlight the font-size, then over-type with whatever size. Try that in Works-WP

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My friend uses MS Works (version 8 or 8.5, I imagine, as her computer is a little over a year old) on a Vista operating system. When starting its word processor in whatever form, using a shortcut or from the Start menu, for example, the word processor fills part of the screen only. The maximise button has no effect. The bottom edge can be dragged to the bottom of the screen, but the side edges cannot be dragged left or right in the same way. Every attempt to obtain a full screen image has failed. This applies to the word processor only and has only recently occurred; the spreadsheet continues to open properly, for example.

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For some reason I can no longer open Microsoft Works Word Processor or any of the files I created using this programme. When I try to do so I get the following error message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item".

I uninstalled the programme and then re-installed it subsequently but still have the same problem. All other programmes in the suite such as Microsoft Calender, Database, Spreadsheet etc. are all opening OK.

If anyone can throw some light on this issue I would be most grateful.

Brian Mulligan.

A:Can't open Microsoft Works Word Processor


program files>
microsoft works>

do you see a file called


if so double click on it and see if it runs

then we can work out the shortcut for programs

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I have Microsoft Works 8 and all of a sudden the Word Processor isn't loading. Everything else is still working. I have unistalled this program and reinstalled it, but still the Word Processor doesn't work. The error message I get is "Microsoft Word Processor wkswp.exe - entry point not found" It also makes a reference that the dynamic link library could not be found. Why is this not working and everything else in Works 8 is running ok?

Any help on this would be great.

Thanks CB

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I'm not much of a fan of the word processor that came with Vista. I was wondering if there is an update that makes the word processor better; or, if not, is there a different processor that you guys can recommend to me?


A:About Microsoft Works Word Processor (that which I hate).


I have been pleased with AbiWord 2.6.2, which is a freeware based word processor similar to Windows, but a little bit better. Here's the link.

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Hello, I'm not very good with computers so bare with me please

I am a university student and today when I went to open my class notes in Microsoft Works Word Processor I found nothing but a blank page. The file was still there, with the exact same name, but all the text was gone. The document contained 15 hours of lecture notes needed for an exam in 6 days, so I'm naturally pretty anxious for help. I have since turned my computer on and off. I have tried converting the file to rich text format and back, to no avail. The size of the document says a mere 16 kb now as well.

I opened the seemingly blank document with notepad, and found a bunch of jargon along with 2 interesting clues. One was very small pieces of my class notes here and there, in between the coding and jargon. The second was towards the end of the coding, where it said various random things about my HP printer. I did perform a printer test today, and was wondering if that did anything to delete or corrupt my notes.

I performed a system reset back to 5 PM (the file appeared blank at 6 PM, when it said it was last modified). The file is still blank. I have also checked through the recycle bin, nothing. I've got Windows Vista, and my computer is a Gateway Notebook, 5 months old.

These notes are very important to me and my grade in this class. I have backed up material from 3 weeks ago, but with 3 hour classes i would still be missing a lot of material >_<. Any help is much appreciated, than... Read more

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Hello,I've been having this problem with Microsoft Works Word Processor for as long as I can remember. I'm finally hoping to get an answer as to why it happens and how to fix it.Every time I copy something, for example, a passage from an email I typed, and then try to paste it into a new word document, this is the message that pops up:If I try to do it again, the process just repeats itself. Why is this happening, and how can I fix it?Thanks so much!MicheleEdited to add:I've never been notified of a solution as the message states will happen if one is found, and, as I mentioned, this has been a problem for well over a year.Merged topics ~ Hamluis.

A:Microsoft Works Word Processor Problem

Hello,This is another problem that I've been having with Microsoft Works Word Processor. I tried to get help with this a long time ago, but it was never really resolved, from what I remember.For some reason, whenever I try to open a document that has previously been saved, reopened at a later date, and re-saved, I get this message every time I open it again. I just end up hitting save again and replacing the original copy with the new copy even though they are exactly the same. Previously, a "helper" on Bleeping Computer told me they thought it was happening because my computer was shutting down on it's own, but this is not always the case. Anyway, here's the message:Thanks,Michele

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How can I change the default settings for font and size in Microsoft works word processor? It always comes up 10pt. I would like it always to start at 14pt.

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i just went from windows 2000 to windows 7 professional and we had to reinstall all programs....
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any suggestions?

A:Converting files from Microsoft Office Word 97-2003 to Microsoft Works Word Processor

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I have been attempting to create labels in MSW word processor in XP operating system.I select the preferred font and the first label is OK.When I begin the second label the font reverts to the New Times Roman default font.Can someone advise me on how to change the default font in this particular process and also maintain the selected font size. Patrol03

A:Microsoft works word processor Tools Font

Since tables are being used, you need to select ALL of the Cells in the table, then, go to the menu and then Fonts and then select the font and style that you want. This should be valid for that document.

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I bought a new Computer about 7 weeks ago With Vista home premium pre-installed on it, along with Microsoft works word processor 8.5 and I can't paste text into a document with works word even when I'm trying to copy only a few words. It only happens with web pages and stuff like that, but I could Copy and paste stuff like that in XP to notepad, Word pad, etc. Can I not do that anymore or do I need a new Program or something. It says"the information you copied exceeds the size limit for pasting into word processor. Try reducing the size of your selection, and then try copying and pasting again." I have to go to paste special and selecting unformatted text. How can I fix it so I don't have to do that, because it gets really annoying?

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Word 2007, which I've used for years, didn't come with my new computer, but Works 9 did. In order for recipients who have Word to open word processing documents I create with Works 9, I've been changing the Save As from (*.wps) to (*.doc) on each one, before sending. Is there some way I can change the default Save As to (*.doc), so I don't have to remember to change it every time?

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I have a Study Guide with questions in Microsoft Works Word Processor and I wanted to fill in the answers in a different font and color. But every time I click the question I want to answer, it automatically changes to the font and color of the question. So I have to type the answers and then highlight it and change the font and color manually. I have a ton of questions to answer and it is getting to be really time consuming to have to go back and change them all manually. Is there a way to set the font and color to be locked and never change even if I click a word or line that has a different font and color?

A:Microsoft Works Word Processor Font keeps changing

Just like Word, each area can have its own font and other settings.

You are going to have to put up with this, as the author did not set up the study guide to be used in this manner.

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Hi there guys.
Okay so here's the issue.
I have an HP Pavillion a813w that had Microsoft Works pre-installed on my computer.

Now, I just did a roll back, totally reformated my computer on April 10th to total factory settings once more, so my computer is relatively unbuggy, or so I thought.
However, when I was sent a document from a friend today via AIM, and I scanned it with my virus scanner, it was clean. It had me say yes, I agree to the EULA, and then as it was loading up, it just seemed to disappear, I couldn't open up the document, and I have tried rebooting, and restoring both and it would do nothing.

I'm wondering if there's a reason for this..

I'm trying to figure this out, first time I've ever had Works do this, before I reformated that is.

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Word Processor Not Opening

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Hi. I'm helping my grandparents with their new laptop and am showing them how to use the Works Word Processor. For some reason, after the first time we send something to print with multiple copies, it will only ever then print 1 copy even when you specify you want more. Has anyone come across this before and know of any solution, as its very annoying to have to print single sheets each time! Thanks in advance

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Hello. I have Microsoft Works Word Processor.
I have a Vista operating system.

When I open up a word document to type,
I want it always to open with another font and size,
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It is hassle to change this everytime, and then it goes back to times new roman whenever it wants.

I cannot find out how to do this.
I cannot even find a "preferences" in case that would work.
Any suggestions?

A:Microsoft Works Word Processor-Want it to open with another Font.

Instructions at the link below:

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I Windows XP Pro, SP2.

Can you change the default folder that displays when you open a file in the Works word processor? It always displays My Documents. I'd like to have it display something else or at least the last folder you were in. Like in WordPad.


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I bought a new Computer about 6 weeks ago With Vista home premium pre-installed on it, along with Microsoft works word processor 8.5 and I can't scroll up or down the Documents and get to a certain point. It just Goes really fast from the top to the bottom and I can't get to the middle of a document. Also, I can't paste text into a document with works word without going to paste special and selecting unformatted text. How can I fix it?

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I've been using Microsoft Works 8.5 Word Processor for a few years on Windows 7 and it works fine. However, I was dismayed to find out that I cannot do a bulk search for text across multiple files. It turns out that Works embeds nulls between each character. So CAT in a file is C(null)A(null)T(null). There is no way with any search program that I know of to search all the .wps files in a folder that have the word "CAT" in them.

I *could* keep two copies of every file (one in .txt format), but my goodness what a pain.

So I'm looking for:

a) A program that will do bulk searches of .wps files. (embedded nulls are tricky, you really can't type them in)
b) Another program that is similar to Works (Office is NOT similar to Works, it's a pain in the neck to use).

Any help would be *great* appreciated!



A:Works word processor files not searchable because of embedded nulls

Hi Donalds, welcome to the Seven Forums.

It's years since I have even seen Microsoft Works, I am afraid I am not able to tell you how to search files with those embedded nulls.

However, if I recall it correctly Works can also save using the Rich Text Format (.rtf). If so, you could try if the document content is searchable when saved as .rtf. If so, you would not only solve your issue but also make your documents more interchangeable, as the .rtf files can be shared, opened and edited with almost every modern word processor.

Trying to remember the various features of Microsoft Works word processor, I think I'm not too much wrong by recommending you the Windows 7 native WordPad word processor, to use it instead of Works. WordPad has all features needed for composing, editing and formatting complex documents. It also handles embedded images very nicely.


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I am running Microsoft Works XP and have used the Word Processor to create a resume. I have saved the resume to My Documents. I have sent it out as an attachment to e-mail. Those receiving the e-mail say they get an error message that they can not open the program. The receivers usually ask me to resend as a Word Document. As far as I know it was orginally sent as a word document. Does anyone have any idea of what is wrong and how to fix it???

A:Others can not open e-mail attachment created with Microfsoft Works Word Processor/XP

what is the extension? . . .doc?

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ms works word processor failes to create labels using label function.
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xp sp2.

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2 and version 8.0 of Works.

Now when I start up the Works word processor and I use the "Open" function, it always opens in "My Documents". When I use "WordPad" it opens in the last folder used. Is there a way to make the Works word processor act like this? If not, is there a way to change the default opening folder? (Also is there a way to change the default location where a file is saved?)

Also, since this is closely related, I'll ask this: When you use the Open function in the Works wp, you get the "Open" dialog box. At the bottom there is a drop down box called, "Files of type". It always opens with "Works Document (*.wps). If you click the drop down box, one of the options is "All Files (*.*). Is there a way to change it to this?



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For some reason, when I click on on Microsoft Works, I get a quick flash of it trying to open & then NOTHING!!
I have sooo many important saved documents that I really need to be able to open again...
I have gotten rid of Microsoft Money & maybe Microsoft Office as well but not sure...
Any ideas on what I can try??

A:HELP!!! Microsoft Works Word Processor will not open, unable to open ANY documents!!!

From how you describe it,it looks as if something is denying it.such as your firewall or if you are using Firefox you might not have it as allowed,these are just guesses however,take a look at this site

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I have some old files transferred from a previous computer that say they are "Microsoft Works Word Processor" files. I have a version of Works on my current machine, but its word processor element appears to be Word. Word does not like these files. I am pretty sure that I have tried to OpenOffice them as well.

Any ideas of a free prog that will read these or, even better, convert them to a more standard format?

A:"Microsoft Works Word Processor"

I used ABC Amber text convertor to convert a batch of old works files to word. Check it out here.

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on our dell 8500 we continually receive the title message,"works cannot complete the tasks, try restarting word or reinstalling works!"

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What next? Please?



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I got the new version of word today on my brand new computer and I need a word processor for my job, and its not letting me pick it as my default one. When I go to the control panel and try to do it from there, it still doesn't pick it up. Why is this happening and how can I go through and change it?

A:Solved: Microsoft Word 2010 not my default word processor?

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I've used the knock-offs (Open office) and its awful. I need only a word processor.. (not excel, or powerpoint). Something truly Microsoft. I don't want a trial, or subscription, or something where I have to be online to use it. It doesn't have to be the latest version. Is there any affordable option where I can purchase "MS Word" only? Any advice is helpful.

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I have both MS Word (Word 97) and MS Works 8.0 installed. For word processing, I prefer
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I have tried right-clicking a Word document, and choosing Word and "always
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A:Making Word my default word processor

Control Panel > Folder Options > File types (tab) .. and set the system default program for the file type (extension) desired.

Something Like so .. maybe.

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I am running Win XP and everything is fine, except when I am using the Word Processor the page constanting jumps downward. Maybe not a major problem - but incredibly annoying. I KNOW there is someone out there that can advise me.

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Hi there,
I have had this error for about 1 week after I installed/uninstalled several VPN services.  
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settings to get online with Chrome).  On Chromes start page it even shows my name as logged into
GMAIL! (before I switched to the TOR proxy settings.)
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Flushing the DNS
release/renew ip
reset winsock
disabled/re-enabled both adapters
Unistalled/reinstalled both network adapters
shutoff the firewall
booted into safemode
removed my antivirus
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windows repair (all-in-one) tweaknow
mini toolbox
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Reset IE to default.
Cleared proxy setings.
Re-installed the adapter client, service and protocols,
This is driving me nuts! Its got to be something easy that I am missing!
Any help would be appreciated!
MINITOOLBOX did these modifications:
also attached as txt file.

A:Can't display Webpage-Internet Access-Skype works,TOR works, GMAIL signs in!

Also the DNS has been set to Google DNS-servers.
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What you can try is to check with Google Chrome Portable ( if you have internet with it. 

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I downloaded some Microsoft updates, rebooted, and now my Microsoft Works Calendar won't come up. I've been to MS website and tried their fix - it didn't work. Next option is to delete Works and reload. My question is - will this deletion get rid of all of my data files along with the program? Also, is Outlook Express part of Works? I've tried to find out, but can't. I'm really concerned about making a mess of things.

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar -works cannot access one or more files.......

Outlook Express is not part of Works.

What version of Works do you have and is it supported by Windows XP?

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I just bought a new mobo and Processor and it won't boot up if i set the CPU Freuency to 166 MHz which I need it to, to recognize my AMD Athlon 2500 2.17 GHz Processor.

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I also noticed I don't hear a beep when it boots.... is that a memory issue?

Could it be I have to flash my BIOS to get it to work correctly?

Is there another setting in BIOS I am not changing that I should?

I just bought a stick of 512MB PC2100/2700/3200 DDR SDRAM so I have a feeling I have the correct memory and i'm just missing something....

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Hi, I've been getting an error message when trying to insert a picture in Works 7 word processor.

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Computer is running slow and having a problem with pop ups wether this is connected?

Please can you help?

Thank you

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Hello, Can any one please tell me what is the current best mother board I can buy to work with Core 2 E6600 (2.4MHz) processor. I will be using a video card; therefore, onboard video wouldn't be necessary.
1) Is P965 chipset(North Bridge) is the best right now?
2) Is G965 and Q965 works same as P965, even though both G965 and Q965 have extra onboard video?
3) What would be the current best South bridge chipset I can get?
4) Is there currently a better chipset than the Intel brand that I can get in a motherboard?

I will greatly appreciate your help. Thanks a lot

A:What is the BEST motherboard out there works with Core 2 E6600 processor?

Best overclocking is the P5B deluxe. Best overall performance is likely P5W DH because of better IDE support and higher memory bandwidth. Best really depends on what you want to do with it. I have two Core2 VIA chipset mobos that work problem free and are best priced.

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I have Lotus Word Pro pre-installed on my computer and find the program to be too excessive and complicated for my uses. I just want an word processor that can help me write letters and print out envelopes (print labels would also be nice). I'm not interested in editing or printing elaborate newsletters. Is there any simple bare-bones program available that is easy to use?

A:Word Processor

Do you have Wordpad?


Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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How do I get rid of headers & Footer. I want a continues record without pages breaks. I had it that way when I was running Winxp but now on Win 7 I can't get rid of the page breaks.

A:MS word processor ??

What specific application are you referring to?



If Word, what version?

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I am using VB6 to code a program for a word processor.. It has nearly neared completion but i have encountered a couple of problems now..

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everytime I attach and email a document, the recipient can't open it. is there a difference between ms word and ms word prcessor? all my documents are created in word processor format.

A:word processor

Hi silvajl !

I don't know about a program called word processor... could you post a link to the website/creator of that software ? Usually there's a help or ? menu at the top right, click "about" in that menu to learn about your software.

What's the extension of your documents (the part after the dot) ? If you can't see the extension then in windows explorer go to tools => folder options => view and untick "hide extensions for known file types".

When you save your documents on your hard drive, use the file => save as option and see if there's a Word 97, 2001 or 2003 format in the formats list. Your documents should end in .doc.

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I have 4 networked computers.
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I just loaded Act! 6.0 onto the 2 new Win 8 computers.
When I click Write and try to create a form...
The MS Word 2000 function no longer works.
The Act! Word Processor also will not work.
I get these 2 error messages...

...first when I click "Write" and pick something top print i get...
1. (Black Exclamation Point in Yellow Triangle, inside an Act! dialog Box) "
"Act! could not open your Word processor. This may be a result of inadequate security permission in windows. ACT! Word Processor"

...then I click "ok"... I get another box...
2. (White X in Red Circle, inside an Act! dialog Box) -
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A:Act! 6.0 Word Processor

What version of Word do you have installed?

If I remember right Word 2000 does NOT run well on Windows 8.

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anyone know where i can download a good safe word processor, i need to type my resume and i realized that i don't have ms office or anything. runniing xp pro sp2. thanks

A:word processor?

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Is there a way I can number the pages on my own. I need to leave the
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I have Microsoft office word 2007

A:word processor question

Which application are you are using as the word processor? This would help us know the steps if it's possible by the application name. Some you cannot do this with.

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Hi, I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and a desktop with Win 7 Pro 64.

What choices of word processors would work well on either system?

I had installed a really old copy of Corel Word Perfect Office 2000 but it flat out
will not work, only on Win XP.

Thanks in advance for any insight.


A:Word Processor and Win7 32 and 64

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Have a look at Microsoft Word 2013. Google Microsoft Word & follow it to a Microsoft Store near where you are, to see its features & cost. Also you can download a copy there presumably after paying for it of course.

The 32 bit version is all you need & it would work on both 32 & 64 bit computers. You may have to pay for 2 licenses, if you want to use it on 2 computers.

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Does anyone know why everytime when I copy and paste sth from internet, the word processor will notice me: the infomation you copied exceed the size limit for paste into the Word Processor. Pls reduce the size and try again.
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A:About Word Processor in Vista

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Hey all! I just started using Open Office, after ditching Word <g>.. A friend of mine says he's using the Atlantis Word Processor.. Before I spend a lot of time looking into it, I figured I'd see if anyone here knows anything about it. Thanks in advance for any input! : )

A:Atlantis Word Processor

Just curious, why did you ditch Word? I might use Open Office if I didn't already own Microsoft Office, but if I already had MS Office - what is the motivation to use Open Office? I can see if you were switching to a Linux platform maybe.

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I am not sure this is the right place to post. I have a Brothers Word Processor 760-D. I use it to make multiply envelopes to one address. All of a sudden it will type 4-5 envelopes correctly and then start randomly typing odd numbers, letters and symbols? It goes nuts. I turn it off and sometimes can get some more made after putting address in again but it always starts doing it again. This is my second Brothers that has done this and I have no book with it. I tried unplugging it to clear out the programming with no success. I need to talk to Brothers Tech support but can't find any info. I would apprecaite any help.

A:Need help with Brothers word processor

It sounds like a problem with the daisywheel not returning to the correct position between jobs. As you say, the problem goes away temporarily when you power down, which resets the wheel. I don't know enough about the mechanics to say whether a new daisy wheel is needed or there might be another problem. If you open it up, you might check for obvious problems. The daisywheel is a replaceable part, for example.

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I have a new Vista with a 64 bit processor but now some of my more important 32 bit disks will not run. What do I need to do?

A:Word Processor question

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I have a problem with a slow Word Processor (Word Perfect 12). When I try to print it hangs up. This also happens when I copy and paste something from the internet into my word processor. I find that all actions are slow. I have tried my Open Office and the same thing happens there.

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I have Windows XP home - 111GB- 1 GB Ram.

Any help will be appreciated!

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Hi. I am having huge troubles today with word processors. I downloaded Atlantis Nova - a word processor. It did not have spell check, so then I downloaded jarte - another processor. I removed atlantis, but now when I try to open up documents I have saved from jarte, it says I need atlantis. Can anyone help?

A:word processor problems - need help please

Seems you ought to consider using something a bit more "convertable". Try Open Office, a "free" Office suite supposedly compatible with Microsoft Office.

Depending on what you're using your documents for, you'll likely want others to be able to open them, right? That's your ticket.

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A progam that allows individual tagging of single words in a document?

I use google docs for my creative writing. Much of that includes compiling large word lists, to keep these lists in good order and have the right word at hand when I need it, I'm looking for a word processing program/suite/online app/browser add on, an anything! that will allow me to quickly filter through these lists.

For example: I create a list of 500 fruits in a document, with this program I should be able to tag the words in that list with terms such as "white" "small" "round" "yellow" "sweet" "bitter" "berry" "tree" "bush" "bird" etc. Now, when I need to find a small, white, berry birds eat, I can filter the list with tags and highlight for instance mistletoe from the other 499.

I've googled everything I could think of, without joy, so I'd really appreciate any help.

Thanks guys

A:Advanced Word Processor

hi moop, and welcome to sevenforums,

it seems like you need to use a database, rather than a word processor.

word processors are really designed to produce printable documents, not fancy searching/filtering stuff.

i'm afraid i'm not sure exactly how you would do it, having very little database experience. i suppose you could bodge something up with a spreadsheet, but a database really is the tool here. provide a well respected database as part of their free office suite. probably a good place to start, without having to spend any money.

i'm sure other forum members will be along shortly with other ideas or more help.

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Hi Im having trouble opening files i made on my pc on others. I redid my resume using MS works word processor XP SP2 pro, and then copied it to a cd to print as i dont own a printer. It wouldnt open on the three pc i tried it on using word processor or any other programme. I know i can email these files to a pc at work and do it that way but i would still like to have it on cd as ive still got to scan some certificates and keep it all on one disc. Any help appreciated.

A:Word processor problems

Can you open the document on the CD using your own computer? Maybe the files got corrupt somehow?

If you want to store your documents for printing, consider installing a PDF printer program like Cute PDF, or even better, OpenOffice so you can produce PDF files that can be opened and will look the same virtually everywhere .

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I need to replace my word processor and spreadsheet. I have a free version of Word 2010 (Beta) now, but I won't be able to use it in 30 days. I don't use a word processor often and I don't need a lot of bells and whistles.
I read somewhere of freeware called "Writer" and "Calc".
If I were to download these programs will they be just as functional as Word and Excel?
Can I attach the "Writer" documents to email? Will the recipients be able to open them? Are these programs easy to use right away or is there a lengthy learning curve? Will I have to uninstall Word 2010 first?

A:Word Processor and Spreadsheet

You should look into Google Docs which allow you to read/write MS Word & Excel compatible files.

The Writer & Calc programs you mentioned are probably part of OpenOffice.

Both of the options above will be able to read and write MS Word & Excel compatible files for the most part. However, if you use VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) to create macros those macros won't work with either option.

No, you do not need to uninstall Word prior to using either or both of the above.

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Yesterday my Microsoft Works Word Processor was here, today it is not. I tried system restore, but there were no changes. Where did it go, and how do I get it back? It was on my computer when I bought it. I have windows XP, Version 2002, SP 3. I'd appreciate any help.

A:Word Processor disappeared

I tried right clicking a document I created using Microsoft works word processor, and a window pops up saying, This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder options control panel. I'm not sure what to do with this.

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