How to Open a WDB File in Word

By Joanna Haggerty

If you have critical information stored in a Microsoft Works database file, it is possible to open it in MS Word 2007. Using a few simple steps, a file converter will magically transform your data into an easily edited Word file.

Things You'll Need

  • MS Word 2007
  • Flash drive

Step 1

Click on the MS Word shortcut icon.

Step 2

Click on the "Office" button.

Step 3

Select "Works 6.0-9.0" under the "Files of type" drop down box.

Step 4

Choose "Works 6.0-9.0."

Step 5

Select the file to open, then click "Open."

Step 6

Click the MS Office button, then select "Save As."

Step 7

Type file name, select "Save as type" from the drop down list, choose "Word document," and then select "Save."

Tips & Warnings

  • If you do not have an MS Works File Converter on your computer, you will have to download one.
  • If you have MS Windows XP or MS Windows Server 2003, follow these steps:
  • 1) Close all open programs.
  • 2) Click "Start" and "Control Panel."
  • 3) Click "Add or Remove Programs."
  • 4) Click "Remove A Program."
  • 5) Select the Microsoft Office edition you installed or "Microsoft Office Word 2007."
  • 6) Click "Change."
  • 7)When the Configuration Wizard opens, click "Add or Remove Features"; then click "Continue."
  • 8) Select the "Installation Options" page.
  • 9) Click on the plus sign (+) next to "Office Shared Features."
  • 10)Click on the plus sign (+) next to "Converters and Filters," and then click the plus sign (+) next to "Text Converters."
  • 11) Click the arrow next to "Works 7.0-9.0 Converter for Windows," click "Run" from "My Computer," and then click "Continue."
  • Voila, the file format converter is now installed.