Solved how can I open old WKS files?

April 5, 2011 at 05:41:43
Specs: Windows XP

Files ending .WKS, from Excel 2003 probably - apparently same as Lotus 1-2-3. All tips require them to be opened and saved in a different format. Can't open, so I'm getting nowhere. I'm using XP. Where can I find either old Lotus or old Excel? Or?
Many thanks for any help/ideas

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April 5, 2011 at 14:49:05

At the GNOME Office download site,

http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric/...

under the heading:
Getting Gnumeric From Third Parties

there is a sub heading
Microsoft Windows

On the line that reads:

There is a build of 1.10.14 available

If you click on the numbers 1.10.14 you can download

gnumeric-1.10.14-20110324.exe

Once downloaded, just run the .exe and it should install.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/



#1
April 5, 2011 at 08:28:37

wks files are Lotus 1-2-3 files or Microsoft Works.

I Googled a viewer:

http://help.lockergnome.com/office/...


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#2
April 5, 2011 at 09:28:28

Thanks Jennifer. I pootled around on and from the site you suggested - interesting but couldn't get anything directly relevant. Doubtless my incompetence, but that's where I am!

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#3
April 5, 2011 at 12:26:22

It is my understanding that GNUmeric (GNOME Office) will open .wks files.

See here:

http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric/...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#4
April 5, 2011 at 12:55:29

Mary, I don't know what happened. There was a link there to install a viewer for wks files. Lemme look again and see if I can find it.

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#5
April 5, 2011 at 14:34:41

Mike, thanks. It's obviously my lack of computer expertise. The gnome sites offer free downloads of many and various things, but not exactly user-friendly, and not gnome office as far as I can see. I just can't work out what to get, from where and how much.

I'm beginning to feel a complete failure.

HELP!

Mary


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April 5, 2011 at 14:49:05
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At the GNOME Office download site,

http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric/...

under the heading:
Getting Gnumeric From Third Parties

there is a sub heading
Microsoft Windows

On the line that reads:

There is a build of 1.10.14 available

If you click on the numbers 1.10.14 you can download

gnumeric-1.10.14-20110324.exe

Once downloaded, just run the .exe and it should install.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#7
April 5, 2011 at 16:13:19

That worked brilliantly to open the previously unopenable .WKS files, but the information wasn't there! It works for .wks, but not for the older .WKS.

Most grateful for any more suggestions and appreciative thanks for thinking about it.

Mary


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#8
April 5, 2011 at 16:59:10

It works for .wks, but not for the older .WKS

I see no difference.......
Is there one?

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#9
April 5, 2011 at 17:50:17

I could open .wks, but not .WKS, so there must be a difference. Now I can open both, but can't see any data in .WKS, just empty except A1 which has letter y or v

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#10
April 5, 2011 at 19:47:47

The .WKS (all caps) may be a MS Works file, which also used that particular extension.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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