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Microsoft Works Suite 2000 Database

Q: Microsoft Works Suite 2000 Database

After a major crash I lost all of the Works Suite and had to reinstall it. Now the database crashes everytime I try to use it. Norton intercepts the crash and gives me this message:
Everything else in the Suite works fine.
I need some help.
Thank you

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A:Can I Install Microsoft Works Suite 2000 ?

If it ran in XP it will almost certainly run in Vista. But I am running Office 2003 which runs flawlessly in Vista.
AvgFree and Avast both offer free Anti-virus programs for Vista. They work without problems.
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A:Solved: Microsoft works suite 2000

homeatrl said:

it says I need the CD number. Does anyone know any way around this? It is not a 'life or death' situation, but it is a book I have been working on. Fortunately, I had printed out most of it, but I would really like to have it on the computer to make changes, etc. Thanks so much for any help.Click to expand...

Couple things:
Open Office can read WORD files-- and is a free Office Suite--- download it, use it, give it away---- all legal, all Open Source. Suite includes a wor4d processor that will read and write .doc files (as well as many other formats), as well as including a spreadsheet, and presentation software.

Second option is AbiWord--- another free alterantive to WORD. This is not a full suite, but a great little word processor which can read and write .doc files (& a whole lot more)

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This happens in Excel too, putting a column in alphabetical order is assumed to mean that you want all the rows to still contain the original values.

In Excel, you can highlight the data in the column and this sorts only that column - Then move on to the next column, etc.

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A:Works 2000 database

I have that version, there's doesn't seem to be that option. As an alternative, try selecting the records and applying left -- right -- top -- bottom borders (via Format -- Border).

EDIT: my mistake ; File -- Page Setup -- Other Options.

By "custom form", do you mean an input form, like Access? Don't know, will look it up.

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A:Works suite 2000

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Look in the Options of the program.
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Works updates:

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What OS are you using?
CPU, RAM, HDD details?
Are you logged in as the Administrator?
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A:Installing Microsoft Works Suite

Not at all.
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A:Microsoft Works Database printing issue

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A:Solved: Microsoft Home Publishing Suite 2000 issue....

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ICQ# 51865388
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A:Microsoft Works 2000

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I am having the same problem. Was this ever resolved?.
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A:Can't Download Microsoft Works 2000

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Delete the 9.0 folder:


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