How to Open Microsoft Works With Word
Microsoft Word requires a special conversion application to open Microsoft Works 6.0+ files. Users that previously installed Microsoft Works on the computer running Microsoft Word installed the application by default. Other users must download the free add-in from Microsoft to open Microsoft Works with Word. After installation is complete, Works documents may be opened just like a regular Word document.
Things You'll Need
- Internet connection
Navigate to the Microsoft Download Center page for the Microsoft Works 6--9 File Converter (see Resources).
Click the "Download" button to download and install the program on your computer.
Launch Microsoft Word from the "Start" menu or the desktop icon.
Click the "Office" icon to open the "File" menu.
Select "Open" and change the file type to "All Files" or "Works." Browse to the folder that contains the Works file, select it and click "Open."