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Old 10-29-2005, 10:59 PM   #1
joshknape
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need something that can read a Microsoft Works text file


I need to get into a text document that was created in 1999 using Microsoft Works (not Word). Is there any Linux application that can read the Works word processing format? If I can't get into the file, I'll have to type it over from the eight-page hard copy. Help!
 
Old 10-30-2005, 12:45 AM   #2
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I happen to have an old copy of MS-Works; I created a test document in Works and verified that OpenOffice (OpenOffice 1.1, on my SuSE 9.3) was able to read it with absolutely no problem:

http://www.openoffice.org

I've had equal success with OpenOffice successfully reading (MS Office 2000) MS-Word documents and MS Powerpoint presentations.

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
  


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