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Works: How to import and export Works spreadsheets to Excel

This article was previously published under Q163109
This article discusses how to convert spreadsheet documents between theversions of Microsoft Works that are listed in the "Applies To" section and MicrosoftExcel 97 for Windows and Microsoft Excel 2000.

To Convert a Works for Windows spreadsheet to Excel 97

  1. Open the spreadsheet file in Works for Windows.
  2. On the File menu, click Save As.
  3. Under Save File as Type, select the appropriate converter:
          Works for Windows 4.0, 4.0a, 4.5, 4.5a: click Excel SS      Works for Windows 3.0x:                 click Excel 4.0/5.0 SS					
  4. Click Save.
  5. Start Excel 97, and then open the document.

To Convert an Excel 97 Worksheet to Works for Windows

To convert an Excel 97 Worksheet to Works for Windows, you must save the Excel 97 worksheet in the Excel 5.0/95 format, and then open the earlier version of the Excel worksheet in Works. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open the worksheet in Excel 97.
  2. On the File menu, click Save As.
  3. Under Save File as Type, click Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Start Works for Windows.
  6. Works version 4.0, 4.a, 4.5 and 4.5a: On the Works Task Launcher, click the Existing Documents tab, and then click Open a Document not listed here.

    Works for Windows version 3.0x: In the Startup window, click Open An Existing Document.
  7. Under Files of Type, click Excel SS (*.xl*).
  8. Click the Excel 5.0/95 document that you created in steps 3 through 4, and then click Open or click OK.
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Article ID: 163109 - Last Review: 07/25/2005 18:13:00 - Revision: 3.2

  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Works 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Works 3.0a
  • Microsoft Works 3.0b
  • Microsoft Works 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
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