Works: How to Create a Shortcut to the Works Word Processor

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Microsoft Works Word Processor is part of the Standard version of Microsoft Works. However, because Microsoft Word 2000 is a component of Microsoft Works Suite, Word 2000 is the default word processor and the Works Word Processor is not used.

This article describes how to create a shortcut to the Works Word Processor.
To create a shortcut to the Works Word Processor:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type
    c:\program files\microsoft works
  3. Click OK.
  4. Right-click the Wkswp.exe file, and then click Create Shortcut.
  5. Drag the Shortcut to Wkswp.exe file to the desktop.
  6. Close the Microsoft Works window.
NOTE: The Works Word Processor does not work with any of the templates or tasks in the Task Launcher. For additional information about Works Word Processor and Task Launcher, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
239969 Works Suite 2000: Works Word Processor Is Not in Task Launcher
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Article ID: 280678 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 22:57:00 - Revision: 3.1

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