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    Exporting Word .wdb Files to Microsoft Office

    I recently replaced an older computer, loaded with Works for Windows (on Windows 95) on which I had a few .wdb files using the preset formats: an address book, and two CD inventories. The inventories are respectively 75 and 85 KB apiece, so I don't really want to redo them. I am now using Windows Pro (Office included) and would like to export the files. I have tried changing the floppy discs that hold the files to a .txt file type (no luck) and downloaded a dbEdit software program to try to convert them to .cvs file type format (also with no luck) following the suggestions of a couple of people who responded to my first post. It was suggested that someone reading the MS Works posts could offer some enlightenment. I can follow directions pretty well, but my grasp of computer workings is pretty weak. Thanks in advance for any help I can get. Jeanne Crose

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    Re: Exporting Word .wdb Files to Microsoft Office

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by AlanMiller on 08-Mar-05 00:03. )</P>Hi Jeanne

    Just me again <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. From what you've just said here, I think I misinterpretted some of your original post. The dbEdit program I suggested was for opening/ viewing the .csv files after they had been produced as exports from MS Works. But now that I see you have Office on the new box, this will be redundant - you can open them direct in Excel.

    This article shows the formats for a Works database, and the Excel/Access combination can handle (at least) the last 3 export formats:

    Microsoft Works Database

    Works Database can open any of the following files:

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