Open MS Works

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JonC, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. JonC macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2007
    I received a MS Works attachment to an e-mail and need to open it. I don't have access to the PC that made it, so I can't save it as text or anything. Anybody know how I can open it in OS X? Thanks! Jon
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    The only thing I can think of that would open it would be MacLink Plus, but it's not cheap nor is there a demo available.
  3. Fukui macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
    Get Parallels/VMWare, and get MS Works.... AFAIK not even word can open MS Works files.... I've tried with word 2003...... no luck. :eek:
  4. nuclearwinter macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2003
    Milky Way

    I think you should contact the sender and ask for a standard document format. Does anyone actually use MS Works any more? Do Microsoft even have active development on the Works suite? You might want to politely suggest that the sender download Open Office (which can save to *.doc) for future document creation. This would save you and the sender quite a bit of time.
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    They install that POS on computers in university student labs. Students make the mistake of actually using it. Drama ensues when a student presents the electronic document to a professor.

    The most recent format that MacLinkPlus Deluxe can translate is Microsoft Works 95. Anything newer than that and you are SOL.

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