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Microsoft Works Word Processor Font keeps changing

Q: Microsoft Works Word Processor Font keeps changing

I have a Study Guide with questions in Microsoft Works Word Processor and I wanted to fill in the answers in a different font and color. But every time I click the question I want to answer, it automatically changes to the font and color of the question. So I have to type the answers and then highlight it and change the font and color manually. I have a ton of questions to answer and it is getting to be really time consuming to have to go back and change them all manually. Is there a way to set the font and color to be locked and never change even if I click a word or line that has a different font and color?

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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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A:Microsoft Works Word Processor-Want it to open with another Font.

Instructions at the link below:
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A:Microsoft works word processor to word format

Check this Microsoft page and see if helps.
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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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A:Microsoft works word processor

I downloaded this program and it fixed the problem

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A:Microsoft Works Word Processor

Microsoft Office 2013 is capable of opening Works 6-9 documents in a Compatibility mode.

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In Open window you have to select a filter:
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Thank You

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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We've had more than a few Works problems latelyYou might want to look at these:
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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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A:Solved: Microsoft Works Word Processor

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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program files>
microsoft works>

do you see a file called


if so double click on it and see if it runs

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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: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.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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A:Works word processor

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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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If I copy my information and paste it to notepad first then copy from notepad & paste to MS Works it works fine no matter how many words I copy.
This happens whether I copy from Internet explorer or other documentation.
Thanks for any ideas.
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Mine does the same thing.
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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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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.

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A:Problem with Works Word Processor

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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>> 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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Are you using Rich Text Format?
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Reboot after any changes you make.
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What is works?
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A:Works word processor files not searchable because of embedded nulls

Hi Donalds, welcome to the Seven Forums.

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A:Solved: Microsoft word font problem

You can try searching your computer and deleting/renaming the file which is the template that Word uses for all documents. To find the location of your template file click TOOLS >> OPTIONS >> FILE LOCATIONS and then select User Templates in your list of file types and click the modify button and the path to your template file will be displayed.

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I am not a great authority, but it looks like you may have prematurely closed the Works document especially if you were downloading something that you were incorporating into the text. The garbage at the bottom of the recovered document seems to be formatting information. I doubt that a good saved copy now exists, especially if you have saved over any prior file name.
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Hi sherriel49!!

This is really weird. Can you highligt the text on web page, right click and choose Copy. Then, go to your Microsoft Word, right click on page and click Paste. Did it work? Or what you can see when you do like that?