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Q: problem with microsoft works calendar 8.0

I've got a client who is using microsoft works 8.0 calendar and recently had to replace his hard drive and reinstall his operating system. The problem we're having is that all of his calendar data is stored as a .wcd file and the calendar will only import icalendar files and vcalendar files .ics and .vcs. Is there anyway to convert the data file from .wcd to .ics or is there a way to get the calendar to read a .wcd file? He is using Windows XP, service pack 2. All of my searching on Google lead me nowhere. Microsoft's website was no help either. If a .wcd file is from an older version of Works calendar, where can you get that version of works? Any help on the matter will be greatly appreciated.

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i want to change my microsoft works calendar from english to persian calendar, and change the start day from sunday to saturday, pleasr help me
 

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MS Works calendar launches on start-up...I tried to print the calendar, nothing happened. Closed out of calendar, and when I tried to open the program again, wouldn't even open. Re-started computer, and calendar launched...same problem...couldn't print, then wouldn't open at all.
I have Works Suite 2002...Running XP
I'm confused...
 

A:Microsoft Works Calendar Problem

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I need to reset current day/Today in Works Calendar; suddenly it appears in yesterday's square ...How do I do this ?
 

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Hi,

It has been decided that my computer is free from malware, so I've been referred to this forum.

I recently downloaded malwarebytes anti-malware program. The instructions were good and it worked fine. But, now I can't access my calendar for reminders. I get a generic error message saying "Microsoft Works 8 has encountered a problem and must close."
It does not say what problem.

I have a Works 8 installation disk, but I think if I just reinstall Works, I'll lose all the notes on my calendar.

The only other thing I use from Works is a simple database which is working fine. Only the calendar reminder feature won't run. If I reinstall Works I could lose all the info on my database and I don't feel like re-entering over 1000 files.

I have the database backed up and it looks like I 'should' be able to run the backup file if the original gets wiped.
However, although I have backed up all the files in Works calendar folder, I don't know which one(s) hold the reminder info. I've tried replacing existing files with the backups, but they don't run so it looks like the problem is not with the calendar data files themselves, but something more basic to Works 8.

I recently found that if I right click on WksCal.exe and choose "Run as..." and use "administrator ", I get a different error message. This one simply says that Works could not find some needed files and suggests that they may have been moved or eras... Read more

A:Problem with Microsoft Works 8 Calendar reminder

Did you try SFC.exe?Found this:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303858

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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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Last year I puchased a new computer with Windows XP. Most of the files were retrieved from the old C drive and installed on my new computer. I have been using Microsoft Works Calendar for many years, and rely on it for reminders to pop up. I recently had the business where I purchased the computer look at it because of a start up problem. Since then, it seems the reminders do not pop up for the specified time I want them to any longer, i.e., a meeting 3 days from now and a reminder would be put into the window and then click on OK. In the past, I've never had a problem with getting the reminders until recently. Do you have any suggestions? Barbara
 

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I have been using microsoftworks calendar (Windows XP) and on opening I have the month landscape view. I think I must have clicked on something I shouldn't have because now although it shows the current month it has also included three date syle months on the left hand side. This means that I cannont see sunday and cannot easily move to the next month, any ideas on how to remove the date/months and hopefuly this will restore the full month view. Strangely, when I print the date months are at the top and all days of the month print fine.
 

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Cannot obtain correct printing from Microsoft Works Calendar.

The Microsoft site says this is common with Internet Exp.5.5-

I am using 6.0 and still have the same problem.

The calendar pages come out printed on 2 pages rather than

one page. The columns are elongated causing this to happen.

Have checked the printer with other programs and the printing

is correct.
 

A:Microsoft Works Calendar

This should do it.
Open the calender, from the file menu select "export > HTML". Remember where you saved it to. Close the calender and go to the file you exported and double click it. It should open in Internet Explorer. Now select print from the file menu.

John
 

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I am using a Dell computer with Windows XP 256mb ram, pentium 4.
This is in regards to Microsoft Works 6.0.
When using the Microsoft Works calendar, I can not get any of the U.S. holidays to display in the 2003 and up years. For example Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day. These holidays are visible in the year 2002, but not in 2003. I have made sure that there is a check in the US Holidays catagory filter to show the holidays. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Works, but still have the same problem. Any suggestions?
 

A:Microsoft Works 6.0 Calendar

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I am using Windows XP and Microsoft Works Suite 2003. I have been using the Microsoft Works Calendar for home use, printing the monthly calendar in landscape format on my Canon i960 printer. This produces a 9"-6" one-month calendar.

Recently, the calendar started printing out only 7"-4" in landscape format. I have tried everything to correct this and cannot. Any other printing in other programs is normal so I do not think it is a printer problem. However, I cannot find the controls in the Calendar to restore the 9"-6" size. Any suggestions?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 2650, Windows XP Home Edition, Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft Works version 6

I can not print my calendar in Microsoft Works Calendar.

I have uninstalled and installed again. Still does not print.
When I hit print and a box pops up that states: Please wait while the calendar prepares to print. That is as far as it will go. You can let it stay there for hours and it is still preparing to print.
Printer works fine in other programs.

What is the problem
 

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I run Works Plus 2008 on Vista 64 bit and a problem has developed. My calendar alerts no longer automatically open when they are due to open. I have to open Works before any alerts will open.

Does anyone have a fix for me? Please keep your instructions very simple as I consider myself to be a Beginner-Intermediate user.

Thank you!!
 

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I have Windows XP home edition, service pack 2. I just recently upgraded internet explorer to 7.0. I can no longer print from Microsoft Works 7.0 Calendar. I know there were printing problems with older versions of IE and MS Works Calendar 6.0. Anyone know of a fix besides rolling back IE?
 

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I am working in Microsoft Works 8.5 and having problems with the calendar and address book. I have entered info. in the contacts in address book. When opening calendar, the birthdays, anniversaries, etc. are not correct. Calendar asks me if I want to correct, so I clicked yes. I then selected the correct date (from address book) and clicked "update now." When that is complete, I looked at the calendar for the correct day, and there was a different person's name listed on the day. Can anyone help? So frustrating. Thanks!

A:Microsoft Works 8.5 Calendar

I am having the same problem. Did you ever find a solution? Thanks.

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I am trying to save a calendar from my Microsoft WorksSuite 2005 calendar and then open it up on another computer, but am not having any luck figuring out how to do it. All I keep getting is the new blank calendars when I open the folder up on another computer. Any ideas on what I am missing.

Thanks
 

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I realize this isn't a crucial question ... but I have Windows 98SE and after the end of 2004 the holidays and other notations ... like "Daylight Savings Time Begins", "Father's Day", etc. ... ceased to appear on the calendar.

Am I "on my own" at this point? Any way to have these dates appear other than manually inputing the dates and events? There are increasingly fewer and fewer businesses that distribute calendars to customers these days.

Thanks in advance for anyone's help.

Terry
 

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I cannot get my calendar to open in Microsoft Works? Any suggestions?

A:Microsoft Works Calendar won't open

Welcome to TSF....

You might try going thru a re-install of Microsoft works and when doing this if you see an option to modify or repair the installation go for this.

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I have a computer that ran Windows Vista and the Motherboard has went out on it . I have the working Hard Drive removed and connected to my working PC . I am wanting to find the Microsoft Works Calendar file and export it to Google calendar . I have done some research online and found this file path to retrieve the file

Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\Mswkscal.wcd

Unfortunately the file is not there. I have done a search of the Hard Drive and "Mswkscal.wcd" is nowhere to be found .

Is there any other place I should be looking ?

Should I be looking for a different file ?

Thanks for your help
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar

Please take the time to read through this link. It may start by appearing irrelevant, but it goes through file locations, searching, the file may be hidden, etcl
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...r/bc43f5c8-0d89-4a18-bf6f-c4ba121cedc5?auth=1
Hope it helps
 

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I want to import the Microsoft's Works Calendar's appointments that I have in XP in my older computer into the Microsoft's Works Calendar in Vista's Microsoft Works Calender that I have in a new computer. When I try to export from the XP, I stipulate the dates that I want to export and all appointments but when I click on "OK" nothing happens, the program doesn't go to screen that asks where I want to put the file, i.e., the E drive. Any help will be appreciated.
 

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My son says you are the best for troubleshooting, so here goes. I have a Toshiba laptop wireless and all the programs came pre-installed with a Recovery disk ONLY included. I have Windows XP Home Edition. My problem is with the Microsoft Works 8.0 Calendar, which was pre-installed along with Microsoft Office S&T Edition, which I do not use. The Calendar was working fine until yesterday and now I get an error message that just says "Microsoft has encountered a problem and needs to close." Then I can choose whether or not to send an error report, which I have....several times. I've read the "official" Microsoft version of the fix, but it is telling me that I possibly have a corrupted file and to reinstall it from the Works CD, which I do not have. When I run the recovery CD, there is no Microsoft Works listed in programs to recover. I'm really at a loss! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!! MomM
 

A:Microsoft Works 8.0 Calendar error report

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I had to do a complete wipe and restore. I thought I was doing it right by having a solid backup (Norton Ghost). After completing the reinstallation of my software, I went to my backup to restore my calendar data from microsoft Works 7 which is very important to me. I cannot seem to find the data. Restoring Microsoft works 7 Doesn't populate the data that was in my calendar. I tried to restore selected items from C:/program files/common files, and the files from Microsoft shared with no luck. My computer prior to the restore was a real mess, so I do not want to restore a lot of corrupt files. Does anyone know where the data is stored?

A:Microsoft Works 7 Calendar Lost Data

From what I have read, mswkscal.wcd file is the calendar data file; I think it may be kept in a hidden folder, so be sure to do your search for it accordingly.
Regards,
John

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Well I had the motherboard go out on a PC . I am now trying to save the Microsoft Works Calendar file from the Hard Drive . I have been able to retrieve the file mswkscal.WCD which is the Microsoft Works Calendar file , but now in order to import it back into Microsoft works calendar I need to convert it to a .ICS file .

Does anyone know of a converter that is able to do this ?
Thanks for your help
 

A:Microsoft Works Calendar File Converter Needed

If you don't need to merge the data with existing data the new calendar, why not just replace the file??
 

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My dad is using Microsoft Works 7.0 on his Windows Vista laptop and for some reason the Calendar has randomnly stopped working.
Everytime I try to open the calendar I get this message;

I have tried reinstalling the program but it still shows that message.

Any idea how to get it to work again or what might be causing the problem?

Many thanks.
 

A:Microsoft Works 7.0 Calendar randomnly stopped working...

Anyone?

I don't think it's actually uninstalling Works completely because when I reinstall it the history in Works is still there...
 

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I have Microsoft Works 9 and when I try to export a calendar as HTML it does not export correctly. If I want the export to begin with Sunday, it copies the previous week into the export. I have designated Sunday to be the beginning of the week. If I want to export July 5-11, the export ends up in the HTML file as June 29-July 11. Since posting this request, I've copied the html file into Microsoft Word and cut and pasted. It works, but is time consuming. If the program would export correctly, then I wouldn't have to go to all that trouble. Any suggestions?

A:Microsoft Works 9 calendar export as HTML issues

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Hi Friends,
I'm using Windows XP Home sp3, fully updated, and Works 2002 version 6. (I know it's an old version, but it's all I've got for now.) The Works Calendar doesn't display holidays, none at all. I can't imagine why anything called a "calendar" would be made without holidays by default, but I'm guessing this allows holidays of different countries and cultures to be set up.

Anyway, I found in the Edit menu > Add Holidays. I choose the holidays I want displayed, and click OK. But none are displayed.

I found in the Windows Works Discussion Group a recent message about adding holidays, where it was suggested that an internet search for for iCal holidays would turn up a file that could be downloaded, and imported into the calendar, that would add the holidays. But after searching and trying to download, that file turns out to be an ICS filetype which is incompatible with Windows .

So I'm hoping someone here will be able to advise me about adding Holidays to the Works Calendar? However at this point, I would even appreciate knowing about any free calendar programs which don't rely on advertising in order to be offered for free. For example, I'm hoping there's an Open Source solution.

Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it
 

A:Works Calendar problem

Sorry for the bump -- just hoping for some help
 

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Hello,
I am helping a friend migrate from Windows XP with old applications to a new computer Windows 7 Pro 32 bit. I am trying to make the transition simple for him, so transferring as much of the old applications as possible. The one that is kicking my behind right now is the Calendar in Microsoft Works v9. Installation of MS Works v9 on the new computer did not present any problems, so both computers have the same version.

What should have worked is to simply copy the mswkscal.wcd file from old computer to new computer. It partially worked, but not well enough to be useable. The old computer has calendar event items that go back to 2001, so there is a lot of sentimental and historical information to be preserved. There were 3 significant things that I observed.
1. The name on the calendar tab started out as "My Calendar" on both computers, but changing it did not solve any problems.
2. There are no events displayed in the calendar view screen, none at all. When I opened the "Reminders" view then there were several items listed for the current date, just like they should be shown. So the events are there somewhere, but cannot be seen. When I opened one of those items on the Reminder list, it did have the proper Recurrence information.
3. I tried an export on the old computer (both as .vcs and .ics) to import on the new computer and again ran into problems. The import on the new computer gave an error that the file was not formatted correctly (I late... Read more

A:Problem transferring MS Works Calendar

I do not know Ms Works too well but I believe it can export to an ICS file (*.ics). The Outlook.com calendar (former Windows Live Calendar) at https://calendar.live.com supports importing ICS files, so I would at least try that first and then see and decide if it would be the right time to let Works retire. To use Outlook.com calendar you need a Microsoft Account (Hotmail, Live, MSN or Outlook.com email).
Step 1: Export Works calendar as *.ics file
Step 2: Go to https://calendar.live.com, click Import:
Step 3: Select Import into a new calendar, browse to your *.ics file, click Import
Kari

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I currently use the Microsoft Works Calendar as a PDA keeping track of appointments, birthdays, etc. but find that I can't print out reports according to categories. I can only print out days, weeks or months. Is there a good, free calendar that I can use and be able to import the information that I already have in the Works Calendar into that calendar?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar not so good. Are there any good desktop calendars out there

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I use Windows XP Home Edition.
I installed PalmOne Desktop software on my Dell computer to be able to type addresses, appointments, etc. on the computer and have it appear on my Palm Zire m150 and vice versa. Everything always worked fine.

Then I decided to synchronize data between the Works Calendar and the Address book of my device, so I set up synchronization by following the directions in Works Task Launcher.

Now the sychronization between my Palm program and my Palm hand-held no longer works. It freezes up in the HotSync process when it is trying to synchronize the date book. I suspect the problem is with the Works Calendar addition to the mix.

Works gives no instructions on how to disable what I enabled, i.e. the Works calendar-Palm pilot connection.
I don't need or want the Works calendar and would not mind getting rid of it and all the data on it altogether, however, I can't afford to lose the Palm data.

Can you help?

Thank you,
Madelyn
 

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Microsoft calendar has stopped working. I get the following message: "works can not access one or more files it needs to run the calendar. Try reinstalling Works and starting the program again." I have uninstalled Works and reinstalled 3 times now and get the same message. Computer is a 3 year old Dell Insperion running Vista. Been working fine until now. No software has been added recently. HELP please!
 

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When entering an appointment in Outlook calendar I often get the error message: "cannot save item." After retyping the entry a couple of times, it usually accepts it. Any idea what causes this?
Thanks.
 

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Ok, I'm in the correct forum now.

I recently downloaded malwarebytes anti-malware program. The instructions were good and it worked fine. But, now I can't access my calendar for reminders. I get a generic error message saying "Microsoft Works 8 has encountered a problem and must close."
It does not say what problem.
I am not using Microsoft Works 8, nor have I downloaded or installed it, ever.
I'm using Microsoft Works 2003 which came pre-installed on my computer when I bought it.
I never upgraded.
None of the items in the list of malware found said anything about microsoft calendar.
I've tried rolling back to a date before I used the anti-malware program but it had no effect.
My calendar data seems to be there, and it was backed up, the program just won't run.
The only other thing I use from M. works is a spreadsheet which still opens fine.

I can't find any way to make the calendar run.
I hope someone has some ideas.
Thanks.

A:Problem with Microsoft Calendar reminder

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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When I import my Works Calendar appointments to a Home Publishing Calendar it doesn't transfer the appointment times. I have to go in and manually enter the times of the appointments. This is on a month calendar. Can anyone help me?
 

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Lenovo T500 Intel Core2 Duo T9600 2.8GHz
Win 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
MS Office Professional 2010 v14.0.7106.5003 32-bit

I've had a persistent problem for several months since I migrated to a new hard drive. Outlook 2010 calendar is working, but only in Active List view. Any attempt to change to Preview or Calendar view produces the error message, "Could not read the calendar." Changing from Active List to List works some of the time, but inconsistently and sometimes it will hunt for the list and offer the same "Could not read the calendar." error message. This is very frustrating as I find it difficult to manage the list view and am accustomed to seeing the calendar week view.

I use an Android phone and use gmail and Google calendar to see mail and appointments on my phone. So, I've got Google Calendar Sync 0.9.4.1 running. Google Calendar Sync appears to be operating normally. I have a nice calendar view on my phone or web-based from my computer. I have tried adding the Google calendar to Outlook but it is a duplicate of the default calendar and I can't set it as the default. Also, MS Office does not permit me to delete the default calendar.

I don't like any of the work arounds. I just want the calendar to work like it should. Research discloses no real hint of anything that works including running scanpst. Scanpst does a great job at fixing the problem by wiping the whole calendar thanks very much MS.

If you have any clue as to the cause and bette... Read more

A:Outlook 2010 Calendar, only active list view works, calendar view err

Try Microsoft's CalCheck tool. "The Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook (CalCheck) is a program that checks the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and items for problems or for potential problems."

You can download it from here:
Download Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook from Official Microsoft Download Center

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In MS Works Calendar, when I attempt to enter new information an error box opens stating that the program "has encountered a problem and has to close." An Application Error box states: 'The instruction at "0x65fbf791" referenced memory at "0x00000008". The memory could not be read. Click on OK to terrminate the program.'

I tried removing and reinstalling MSWorks but was unsuccessful in correcting the problem. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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I was typing a document of Works processor and the keys went from English to Greek, an A became Alpha, P pie, and so on. But the rest of my programs, Word, e-mail, have stayed English. I do not know if I hit a strange combination of keys or what to change the language just in Works.
I checked my control panel for settings and English was still my language.
The document is rather large and important, so I hate to lose the work I have done on it.
Any help will be appreciated.
 

A:microsoft works problem

It might help to know your exact version of Works and your version of Windows.
 

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Hi, my problem is that i can't do space in Microsoft works here is the picture
 

A:Problem with microsoft works

Looks like you need to format the paragraph and change the font.
I would alter the font first, then the font size.
 

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I have a Gateway NV53A computer running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have simple spreadsheets, databases, etc using Microsoft Works 6. I have installed the Microsoft Works converter from the Microsoft site but am still unable to open everything. I'm tired of wasting so much time and energy that I just want to purchase the Works program so I can complete my transfer of documents into Excel. I see on eBay that some are selling the Works 9 from their Dell computer. Is this ok for my computer and needs. I'm not quite a beginner, but not sure I'm intermediate....very technical I'm not, so please keep it simple! Thanks so much. P.S. this is my first post....Hoorah!!!
 

A:Microsoft Works Problem

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Sometimes, not all the time, when I click my desktop icon to open MS Works, I get an error message. It is titled "Windows - No Disk". In the body, it reads: "Exception Processing Message c 00000 Parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c". The Options are Cancel, Try Again, and Continue. When I click one of the options, the message disappears and Works open in the normal way.

This has been going on for a few weeks. I never saw that message before.

Although it doesn't cause any problem since I can open Works normally, I am curious to know if there is something I can or should do to get rid of it and if possibly it is a symptom of something I should know about.

Thanks, grandpaw
 

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I have a Compaq laptop which came with Works 2000 installed but when I try to use it I get a message that says: " Works cannot locate Wizard files..The files may be lost or corrupted. Please run set up again to reinstall...

So I did a search and found Microsoft 2000 set up..It gives you 3 options: 1. Remove 2. Reinstall..it reinstalls Works 2000 by using the installation you last selected. 3. Change installation..lets you choose a different installation like complete instead of minimum or vice versa....I am just copying what I read......

So I chose # 2 and go this message:"Set up could not launch MDAC installation and i get the saome message with option #3..I didn't even attempt #1 because I am afraid..I don't have a disc..

any advice?? Microsoft ME came with this computer.. I hope I gave you enough info to help me..

Thank you, Ellie
 

A:Microsoft works 2000 problem

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I am working with the Microsoft Works Database program that comes with Windows XP. I am listing a number of books, their isbn's and their prices. I evidently punched a wrong button because now every time I enter a new book the price from the previous entry is automatically entered for the new book. For example, if the price for the previous book was 19.99 that is automatically entered as the price for the next book.

It's not a big problem, because I can override it by simply entering the correct price, but still it's annoying. Anyone know how I can undo this default price setting?

Thanks!

Patrick
 

A:Problem with Microsoft Works Database

Look in the Options of the program.
 

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I'm doing a MLA format essay and all the margins need to be 1" but the bottom margin won't go past 1.25" even though it says 1". I even measured it and it's 1.25" only on the bottom. I've changed the page setup multiple times to see and nothing seems to change that bottom margin. What can I do? - Dana

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Forum

I have a Dell Dimension 9150 running Windows XP.

When I try to open Works Spreadsheet or Database I get the following error messages:

Wksss.exe – Entry Point Not Found or
Wksdb.exe – Entry Point Not Found

Followed by:-

‘The procedure point [email protected]@@[email protected] could not be located in the dynamic link library WKWbl.dll’

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the WorksSuite but this has not cured the problem. I have also used Restore Points which have not resolved the problem and I do not want to go back in time too far as I will lose a lot of updates, applications etc.

Can someone let me know how to cure this?

yewhedges
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Problem

Welcome to TSG.

When you have a very specific error message, MSKB can often be a good starting point.

Try this link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924457/en-us

hth,
bomb
 

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Microsoft Works Spreadsheet has replaced all my negative numbers with brackets. How do I change this back..ie

-101.45 has become (101.45)

How do i revert this??
 

A:Microsoft Works () Bracket Problem

With the spreadsheet open that you want to correct, highlight all the cells you want to change.

Then go to Format>Cells, click on the appropriate entry in the left pane under Category (if it's not already selected) then choose the format you want in the right-hand pane. Click OK and the brackets should disappear.
 

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Hey there,

Hope someone can help me out having a very perplexing problem that is happening in Microsoft Works with a database that my work has been using over the years without any problems.

The only way to explain it is that, when you work on the database one day the next day some of the information disappears in the report view mode (no one is deleting it). The columns A to F seem to go missing. Now A-F are the ones containing the data I need. I dont know if makes any difference if I were to put that (missing)information back into those cells into columns from H onwards.

How can I get those missing A-F columns back?

Does anyone have any idea why they go missing periodically?

Just recently after a hardware upgrade this has started to happen. I know that the version we are using of Works is 7. Would upgrading the software help this problem?
Would appreciate anyones input greatly.
 

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i just reformated my pc and jsut installed Microsoft Works with Money and every time i reboot or start up Microsoft Works some little taskbar up top that i cant get rid of, can some1 tell me how to get rid of this little problem plz.
 

A:Microsoft Works Problem After New Installation...

Hiya

Drag the taskbar to the centre of the screen. This will then turn to a box, and you can rightclick and choose Exit. It'll ask if you want it to start when you turn on your pc. Choose No.

Regards

eddie
 

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I have Windows XP and Microsoft Works word processing at home, but at work I have Word. I can't open things I have typed at home in Word, and if I send something in Works as an attachment in an email, other people can't open it. So I have several questions:

1) Why have I not got Word? Is Works the new version of Word? Will everyone soon have it? What is the difference? Why are they not compatible?
2) Is it posible to download Word on the internet? How can I get Word on my computer? Or how can I send a document to someone who only has Word so that they can open it?

Thanks!
 

A:microsoft works/word problem

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Ok here's the problem. My friend accidentally deleted Microsoft Works. He tried System Restore but it didn't work. We're about to resort to backups made when he got the computer. I don't want him to lose all of the data that he had. Seems like we're stuck. He deleted Works 3 days ago, and I'm not quite sure how, but he said he deleted it through Add/Remove Programs. Thanks in advance!
If all else fails, we're going to resort to compressing some files and then putting them on it. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention...
His sister's admission to college pretty much depends on this. Either we fix this, or she can't go to college, and she would torture my friend if she doesn't get in. So, yeah, either we fix this, or my friend's in some deep trouble. Just figured i should tell you why we need the help fast ^^;
Oh yeah, one more thing... We need a surefire answer if it's a download... Let's just say he's got internet troubles (AOL)

A:Microsoft Works Problem... Sort Of.

Here are some options:1. Assuming Works came pre-installed on the computer, then you should be able to re-install it from your restore disks. Either the disks will allow you to selectively restore just Works, or you may have to elect to restore the computer to the way it was when you first got it (from the factory). In the latter case, you will lose any application you have installed since then.2. In any event, be sure to SAVE TO DISK any documents you don't want to lose, no matter what option you use. Deleting Works should not have deleted the document files. 3. MS Word (a), and OpenOffice.org (a free alternative to Office), should be compatible with Works files but you have to do some extra steps ( for OO.o You may therefore, use either to retrieve and modify the Works files, either on his or on your own computer.(a) see conversion instructions here:http://www.av.k12.mo.us/documents/works2office.html( see the instructions for OO conversion of Works files here:http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=21448Hope this helps.Regards,John

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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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I have Microsoft Works Version 6.o which puts a checkbox titled "Microsoft Works Update Detection" into the "Startup" list in System Config utility.
I uncheck the box, reset the computer per the instructions, and the check box is gone... for a while.
For one reason or another (program bug??) it keeps putting a check mark back into the box.
Is there any way this can be turned off--without digging into the Registery.
 

A:Microsoft Works 6.0 Update Detection Problem

Hi Gary R,
Try right clicking the icon in the system tray and see if there is an options or something similar. Look for a box to check or uncheck to eliminate it from starting automatically. Some programs check these automatically.
 

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Hi,

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 openoffice.org ?
 

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Hi,

I am in Works 7.0, and have installed PictureIt, Encarta, Money and MS Word 2002. I can launch all of these programs from the MS Works Launcher, with the exception of MS Word. When I try to launch MS Word, I get the following error :

"The Works Launcher cannot access the task you selected. Files needed to start the program may be missing, corrupted, or may have been deleted. " (etc.)

There is not much help online for this, and what there is seems to refer back to issues with Norton Anti-virus. Problem there is that I don't have Norton installed on my PC.

I am running this under Windows 7, and have tried "run as administrator", as well as running it in XP SP3 compatibility mode.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks and regards,
Andrew Fortune,
Melbourne,
Australia
 

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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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I have MS Works installed on two home computers with XP SP2. Both work ok, except for one problem. When I click on the Program menu "Microsoft Works Task Launcher, and don't select a Works program within, but just close the Launcher", it keeps running as an active task in the background - and won't open when I click on the Program menu "Microsoft Works Task Launcher" again (I guess since it is already running in the background).

If I "kill" the active task, I can again get it to open by clicking on the Program menu "Microsoft Works Task Launcher".

Is there a way that I can: (1) make it stop doing this, OR (2) find the running background task for the Launcher somewhere else and open it from there?

It's a pain when I don't open a selection within the Launcher to go through the procedure above, just to get it to open again. Appreciate any suggestions - hope I have explained the situation enough to get some help. Thanks.
 

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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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What is the difference between iCalendar (.ics) & vCalendar (.vcs)? Should I export the Works calendar to both?
 

A:MS Works Calendar

These links from Filext.com may help you understand the differences somewhat better:
Extension: ICS
Extension: VCS​To me, it looks as though the VCS extension is used more often, but if you will be interacting with programs such as ICal or Lotus Notes, then you may want to save in ICS form, too.
If you ever find yourself in a bind and need a different extension version that what you have, you might want to check out ABC Amber iCalendar Converter.
 

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Entries in the calendar randomly disappear. I do a weekly email update, and use the calendar for blues shows in my area, after hours & hours of entering bands, some have just vanished. Example: today I put in 15 entries and 2 disappeared. It is so bizarre. Obviously I really need it to save everything.
 

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Can you tell me WHAT THE FILE NAME IS where my calendar DATA is stored? My operating system is XP and my Microsoft Works is a 2004 verstion. I installed some MS updates and now my Calendar won't open-- Message: "Works cannot acess one or more files it needs to run the calendar." They wanted me to reinstall program and try again, which I did, twice (probably lost my data file, huh?) Anyhow, still no luck. I'd try to get a new version, but I sure would like to keep my data if I haven't already lost it.
 

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had to reload computer and before reload i had works calendar in my startup folder. turn computer on and calendar comes up on screen to remind me of appts. after reloading computer and installing works, version 7, i cannot find the file to move to startup, all i can find is the help file. i have my view files set to show hidden files.  i think the file name is mswkscal.wcd, and a search does not find it. i did find mswkscal. but when i click that file woks home page comes up, not the calendar by itself. any ideas?

A:works calendar

never mind, figured it out

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I would like to store the file that holds my MS Works Calendar data on a networked drive, so that I could access it from all the computers on my home network. Is that possible. The MS KB seems to say that the data file Mswkscal.wcd must be on the same drive as the Calendar program.
Thanks
Michael Trombetta
 

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I have a friend who just bought a HP PC with Win 8 installed and he would like to have MS Works Calendar or something that very resembles that calendar on his new PC.

Can anybody recommend a suitable calendar that functions like the MS Works Calendar?

Thanks.

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Hello All,

Frequent reader here, you guys and gals are great. Anyways, Even Google forums don't have the correct solution to sign in with another email address then return to the normal one. The problem is that with when you sign in with Google Calendar (all of a sudden) as a regular google calendar user, not an apps user, it gives a message saying Oops another Calendar has been created for... Then it disables a lot of the features. How do we get our calendars back, please help!

Thanks so much.

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Hi,

I am hoping one of you experts can helping in solving my problem!

I can't remember when this issue came about but at the moment there seems to be no character spacing, in fact, each character seems to invade the others space: See Screenshot:

Do any of you know how I might go about fixing this probkem. Note that this problem only occurs with Microsoft Works 8.0.

Regards
 

A:Microsoft Works 8.0 character spacing problem (screenshot in post)

I don't have version 8.0-- but an older version.

Often features migrate from MSWord to Works-- so, as time goes bye MS adds some new features in order to ge us to upgrade. If that is the case here- then let me describe how I just did what you are wanting in MSWord.

Goto the Format drop-down menu and select "Font".

If the feature has been added and is in the same place- MSWord has a tab on "Font" called "Character Spacing". If it is there, then what you ae trying to do is add space between characters.

Hope that helps (Have you thought about OpenOffice? It has this and so many other features- and is free. You can set it to produce .doc files and it is a complete office product- That's what I use)
letchworth
 

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I have a Gateway Notebook (model 6020GZ) that runs Windows XP Home Edition. Microsoft Works 8 came pre-installed on the system. I recently started using the calender/reminder feature in Microsoft Works 8. It worked fine for several weeks, then I began to get the error message: Microsoft Works 8 has encountered a problem and needs to close

Details are: App Name: wkscal.exe App Ver: 8.4.623.0
Mod Name: wkscalac.dll
Mod Ver: 8.4.623.0 Offset: 00066736

I have gone to support.microsoft.com. and located the page that I believe would help me fix the problem, which they say is caused by either the mswkscal.wcd file is corrupted - or - the calendar file has reached a large size (which I don't think applies to me).

Microsoft's resolution includes removing Microsoft Works 8, running the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, then re-installing Works 8.

My dilemma is I don't have a disc to reinstall. I have contacted Gateway, and they told me I needed to contact Microsoft Support. Microsoft Support tells me that since the software came pre-installed, they can't help me, and I need to contact Gateway - Do you see where this is going?

I do not want to uninstall Works 8 until I am sure I will be able to re-install it. Is there a download to re-install Works 8 or a patch that will fix the problem?

Any information would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Error Message : Microsoft Works 8 has encountered a problem and needs to close

I have this same issue on my HP desktop computer. I can open and use the spreadsheet application in Microsoft works but not the word processing software. I do not have a disk to reinstall works - help please!
 

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I am running Works 8 in WinXP Home. Included in this program is Works Calendar which I have used extensively as a reminder for appointments on my desktop.

Recently, Works Calendar won't open in the Task Launcher; or, any other way. When I attempt to open I get a error message that reads;

"Works cannot access one or more files needed to run the
Calendar. The files may have been renamed, deleted or
moved. Try reinstalling Works, and then reinstalling the
program again."

I've tried reinstalling, following three different MS Knowledge Base Documents that describe how to overcome this problem, but none makes a difference.

I had a similiar problem in a earlier version of Works some years ago and finally found that I had to reinstall a file in Win98. Unfortunitly, I don't remember; or have, a copy of this file and am hopeful that someone else has encountered the same problem and knows the solution.
 

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I'm using Works 9's calendar with Vista Home Premium OS. It says it supports ICS, but I can't figure out how to get U.S. holidays listed in the calendar. Can you help? Thanks.
 

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I have never been able to print a calendar from MS Works ver.6. I get a window showing papers dropping into a yellow folder and a message "please wait while the calendar prepares to print". It never reaches the printer. I have reloaded the software more than once to no avail. Every other printing task works fine. It is just the calendar. I have to take a screen shot, resize it and print it. This takes too much time. Can you help?
 

A:MS Works calendar printing

I have tried the WKpr60 fix, but it didn't work. I found if you use the "export" command under the "file" menu and save it in the html format, it will print. I now have upgraded to works 7.0 and it works fine.
 

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My MS works reminder system has failed - it no longer pops up automatically to remind me of an entry on the calendar. I tried reinstalling Works, but this did not help.
It is possible this is related to a new computer, but I thought it was still working after the program was transferred to this computer.
I am using XP Pro (was XP Home on the old computer).
Someone suggested copying the shortcut to the start menu, but I am just computer illiterate enough that I couldn't figure that one out. Besides which, the program worked fine for a long time after the original installation.
 

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None of the USA holidays are displayed in my MS Works 8.5 calendar. What's wrong here & how can I fix it so they perpetually show up for the entire year?

Replies will be much appreciated.
 

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Whenever I back up MS Works Calendar, it restores in triplicate when I restore the files. What gives here?

I'm glad I can save the information, but when I restore the data, I seem to be a very busy woman!!! Everything is repeated THREE TIMES!!!

I like this program, but it has several glitches and when I start having trouble with my computer, this MS Works Calendar is the first program to show up with corrupted files. Since my calendar data is some of the most critical information I have, I don't want to use an application that is not trustworthy.

Can anyone shed some light on why this program won't perform consistantly? I would like to use it if I can get a grip on controlling it's idiosyncrosies.

Thanks for your comments.
 

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How do you set up a shortcut to Works Calendar with Windows XP Home?
 

A:Shortcut to Works Calendar

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I have been having a problem printing my Works Calendar. PLEASE HELP ME SOMEONE!!! thank you!! Carol.Mod Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum and closed tags. ~ Animal

A:Printing Works Calendar

Carol,I do not know what version of MS Works you have, but I googled your problem just as you stated it. I was able to come up with a multiple solutions listing that may work for you. Take a look at this link. Hope this helps. If not please post back with as much information about what happens when you try to print your calender.Be (Be 30 days hath April....)SafeDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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First of all, please let me say that I'm happy to have found this group, I have found what I have read very interesting.

Having said that...

I have Outlook 2000 on my Dell Dimension 8200 with Windows XP. I have always wanted my computer to boot with my calendar reminders for the day.

The thing is, (correct me if I'm wrong?) I have always believed that Outlook is resource intensive, so booting and keeping Outlook running would interfere with whatever I'm doing.

My Dell also came with Works 2002, and puts just a calendar reminder in the startup which would work for me, except that I've worked with Outlook first ( and didn't get my reminders till I opened it up )

What I was considering doing was somehow importing my Outlook Calendar to Works, let Works start up with the computer with my reminders... and then just continue to work with Works. ( I will also want to hotsync that with my HanSpring Visor for easy updates )

Would this be the best way to this? Is there an (inexpensive) easier way to do this?

Thank you in advance,
Ronjie
 

A:Calendar reminders.... Outlook? or Works?

How much RAM do you have?

Outlook uses 8MB I think.
Word and Excel each use 4MB.

That should give you an idea.
 

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While Works on the whole is fine I'm having problems with the he reminder function, even though the reminder exe is listed in the correct places it doesn't produce a pop up at the time of the reminder, I've set it to 15 mins & 30 mins before to test it & nothing.
Opening up works calendar doesn't pop up the reminder either but manually opening the reminder does work.
When I first install it works fine until I restart the laptop then it stops working.
Anything I can look for or do to fix this?
Tia.

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I am running Windows XP with Microsoft Works Suite 2003. My calendar reminders have always come up on time until recently. Although they are scheduled, they do not appear on start up like they used to.

Help.

Thanks.
 

A:Works Calendar reminders not appearing

I found my answer...

Select Start on the Desktop, select Programs, select Startup, If Microsoft
Works Calendar Reminder shotcut does not display it needs to put there.

Search for 'wkcalrem.exe', create a shortcut and put it in the startup
folder. It should now display as describe above.
 

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I am running Windows 98 with MS Works 2000 that came bundled on my computer. One of the components for Works 2000 is Works Calendar. I have much important data stored on Works Calendar, and until yesterday it worked just fine. Yesterday morning (Friday), when I started Windows, the Calendar icon was there as usual, but when I clicked on I got this message:

"Works cannot access one or more files it needs to run the Calendar. The files may have been renamed, deleted, or removed. Try reinstalling Works and then starting the program again."

When I attempted to reinstall Works, I found out that I have to run a full recovery on my computer in order to do reinstall Works. Unfortunately, this will erase all the data on my calendar and everything else. Is there another way to restore my Calendar? Works is still operating - only Calendar is having problems.

TIA for any help you can offer!
 

A:(Resolved) MS Works Calendar Emergency

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Help! I posted the following in the business software forum 2 months ago, and have had no replies. Surely there is someone out there with a possible solution!

My MS works reminder system has failed - it no longer pops up automatically to remind me of an entry on the calendar. I tried reinstalling Works, but this did not help.
It is possible this is related to a new computer, but I thought it was still working after the program was transferred to this computer.
I am using XP Pro (was XP Home on the old computer).
Someone suggested copying the shortcut to the start menu, but I am just computer illiterate enough that I couldn't figure that one out. Besides which, the program worked fine for a long time after the original installation.

 

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Im sure Im being really stupid, but I cant add a new appointment in my 'microsoft works calendar'

I've had my laptop fot about 18 months now and never had any problems with it before (I use the calendar regularly)

But now, when I double click on a day to add an appointment, I get the following messgae

'Calendar couldn't create a new appointment.
Enter a different date, and then try again.'

Which ever way I try to do it, either by clicking 'new' or clicking 'File' and then 'New appointment' it always gives the same error msg?

And I know the error says try a different date, but it doesnt matter what day I click on, it just wont work

What on earth have I done? Broken it good.

Any advice would be appreciated

Thanks

Vicky

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My Dell OEM installation of MS Works 8.5 does not display any of the standard USA holidays. I've searched through the MS Knowledge(less) Base of useless information but couldn't find anything on this subject - even though I have to believe that Mr. Gates Brownies would have thought of this very common need.

Please tell me how to get Works to display these holidays. Help will be very much appreciated.
 

A:How Can I Setup Holidays In Works Calendar

No need to reply to this. After trying Mozilla Sunbird Calendar (free) I have given up on Works. Sunbird is vastly superior.
 

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Works was already installed on the PC when I purchased it in May, 2010. I was able to gfet the Works Task Master on the screen and access all of the programs except the calendar. Now I cannot get the Task Master to run.

Naturally, HP did not give me a Works CD. Is there anything I can do?
 

A:Solved: works calendar will not open

This is a program that is prinstalled on most HP Computers and you wouldn't have gotten a disc for it. The only way to reinstall it is actually going to be to do a Factory Recovery on your computer, or Purchase the Works Program and do a fresh install of it.
 

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When reformatting, I saved the data I had in Works Calendar to a floppy. Now, I can't figure out a way to get the data into the new Works Calendar that I now have. How can I do that? grandpaw
 

A:MS Works: Restore Calendar from Floppy

moving to business apps forum, I think you will get a better response there.
 

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I transferred the data from a "Microsoft Works 2000 (version 5.0)" Calendar on a Windows98se machine to a "Microsoft Works (version 9.0)" Calendar on a Vista machine.
The transfer was with the Export/Import functions via Networking shared files.

The problem is, the times of all the appointments changed to one hour earlier than they had been. It appears that an unwanted Daylight Saving Time adjustment had been made.

How can I correct this?
 

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Hello,
I've searched these forums and found a partial clue to help me solve this problem, but need some additional info.

When I try to use the MS Works Calendar, I get the following error message:

"Works cannot access one or more files it need to run the Calendar. The files may have been renamed, deleted or moved. Try reinstalling Works, and then starting the program again."

I have reinstalled Works, but am still getting the same error message.

When I searched these forums, I was disappointed to find a few topics about the Works Calendar, which were closed because no one had ever replied. However, I did find this one which indicates that the problem can be solved by applying a fix from MS. But it doesn't say where to find the fix, or even name it. I have searched MS up and down, but can't seem to find whatever this member found.

So, does anyone know what fix they might have been referring to?

I'm using a rather old version -- Works Suite 2002, version 6 -- but when it works, is quite sufficient for my needs. This is on XP Home SP 3, fully updated.

Thank you very much, I really appreciate your help
 

A:Solved: MS Works Calendar error message

Welcome to TSG!

Perhaps it was this fix:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/268218
 

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My computer is working slowly and is running 41 processes when there are no programs running.

Whenever the computer boots, I get a "Windows was forced to shut down..." message which I think refers to my calendar trying to deliver an alert upon start up.

I cannot get MS Works to run, but receive the same error message as above.

Thanks in advance,

George

A:Computer slow, ms works, calendar won't work

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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When I start MS Works 9, and go to File Open, it goes to My documents. I would like it to go to C:, Program Files(x86), Microsoft Works, Documents. That is where I want to put Word Processors And Spreadsheets. If I cannot open Documents Folder automatically, I at least want Microsoft Works Folder to open automatically. There must be a way to do this.
 

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On the new Dell PC (XP software) I am planning on buying, it comes loaded with Microsoft Works 8.

My existing PC is running on Win 98 2nd Ed with Microsoft Works 2000.

Question: Is Works 8 capable of reading files that were created on Works 2000?

Thanks,

mikeandsylvia
 

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On my desktop (windows xp) I have Microsoft Works Suite 2005. Recently Windows update gave me an update for Microsoft Works Suite 2003. My computer accepted it ok........but, my laptop (windows vista) rejected the update? Is there an update for the 2005 version or do they just bunch them together?
 

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I need help uninstalling an add-in to Microsoft Works Suite 2006. I downloaded a program that helped me remove the actual program, Microsoft Works, but the add-in is still stuck and I can not for the life of me get this add-in to unisnstall.. This hole thing has been causing me problems for sometime now, it keeps making my WIndows Installer pop up flashing on the screen about fifty percent of the time I'm on my laptop. I have windows 7 if you need that information, I realize now the program has compatible issues..I finally got the program gone someone please help!! It is call Microsoft Works Suite Add-In for Microsoft Word.
THANKS!!!!
 

A:Help Uninstalling Microsoft Works Suite (2006) Add-In for Microsoft Word

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I recently purchased an ASUS Windows 8.1 64 bit computer.  I transferred my Microsoft Works Version 8.0 word processor and spreadsheet files from my old computer onto the new computer.  I just purchased the Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student Edition (64 bit version) from an online vendor and installed the software onto my new computer. 
 
I have no problems opening my Works spreadsheet files in Excel.  However, when I attempt to open a Works word processor file in Word, I get gibberish.  I did some research online and found out that there is a Microsoft tool called Works 6-9 Converter which allows one to open Works files in Word.
 
I downloaded the Works 6-9 Converter tool from the Microsoft Support website and installed it on my PC.  However, when I subsequently attempted to open a Works word processor file in Word, a dialog box appeared with the error message "Word cannot start the converter Wks9Pxy.cnv" and the file did not open properly (i.e., I got gibberish).
 
I did a little more research online and found out that uninstalling the Works 6-9 Converter, then downloading and installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package, and finally reinstalling the Works 6-9 Converter may correct this problem.  I followed these steps, but unfortunately when I attempt to open a Works word processor file in Word, I get the same error message and the file does not open properly. ... Read more

A:Cannot Open Microsoft Works Files in Microsoft Word 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315757
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2013_release-word/i-cant-open-any-of-my-microsoft-works-documents/c242b6da-3292-4d7d-8689-9a554ecb7171
 
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001017.htm
 
Reboot after any changes you make.

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My operating system is microsoft windows XP home.
My question is -- when I am using MS works calendar I cannot
print the calendar.
The printer is an HP 940c an it has been a very reliable one.
The printer prints every thing else I have asked it to including
MS Works word processor, etc.

This is my first time to visit your program and I thank you
very much.
Jerry Cox
 

A:microsoft calendar

You can find the answer to your problem here:

http://www.md4pc.com/questions/69.htm
 

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We have a new laptop Dell - running Windows XP Home. On our old computer - Windows 98, when we put something in the Microsoft calendar you could just type in on the particular day your appointment. Now on XP - when you type in an appointment - it puts in a "time" like 7:00. We don't want that so I went into "Options" and tried to find someway to fix that so it won't list a time period. Can anyone help me? I certainly would appreciate it.
 

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