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Changing the default opening folder/directory in the Works word processor

Q: Changing the default opening folder/directory in the Works word processor

I have Windows XP Pro SP and version of Works Now when I start up the Works word processor and I use the quot Open quot function it always opens in quot My Documents quot When I use quot WordPad quot 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 quot Open quot dialog box At the bottom there is a drop down box called quot Files of type quot It always opens with quot Works Document wps If you click the drop down box one of the options is quot All Files Is there a way to change Changing default opening Works the in the folder/directory word processor it to this Thanks royeo nbsp
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I Windows XP Pro, SP2.

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A:Changing my default from Works to Word...

What is works?
Thank you.
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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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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.

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A:How to change default directory when opening or saving a file?

Why not create a folder on your desk top, and when you save files save them there.

hope this helps.
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A:Microsoft works word processor to word format

Check this Microsoft page and see if helps.
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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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A:Making Word my default word processor

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A:M/S Works Word Processor

Mine does the same thing.
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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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A:xp works 7.0 word processor


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A:Works word processor

Here is a microsoft article on your problem
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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.
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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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We've had more than a few Works problems latelyYou might want to look at these:
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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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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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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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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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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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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:
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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 downloaded this program and it fixed the problem

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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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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.
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Quote: Originally Posted by artoo

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