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Windows 7: I need to covert a batch of wks(Works) files to xls(Excell)

07 Sep 2011   #1
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I need to covert a batch of wks(Works) files to xls(Excell)

I am working on a pc that has important wks files created in a very old Works program, I believe ver 4. There are about 70 files. I am trying to transfer these file to a new computer with MS Office installed. I have read on the internet that I can open the files one at the time with Excell and save as xls. Two problems with this approach (1) I would have to do this manually one at the time and (2) I tried this and the file will not open without and window asking me all sorts of technical questions I don't understand about the file. I believe the reason for this is because the Works files were created with version 4 (maybe older) and the Office version is much newer, I have both 2007 and 2010. I will include a snapshot of the window that occurs when I try to open with Excell just for your viewing however, I would prefer a software program that would simply convert the files. I found one who's reliability is in question and it must be purchased for 60 bucks. Needless to say I am not going to purchase any software that I will use only once to convert files that are important to someone else (not me). I would like to help the owner upgrade to Office 2007 or 2010. Excell will accomplish the tasks he was using Works for and do it better.
Please offer me suggestions and I thank you.

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07 Sep 2011   #2

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universal document conveter will help you
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