inadequacies in MS Works Word Processor

Microsoft / Works word processor
February 24, 2010 at 07:19:52
Specs: Windows Vista
I've always used Windows Word as a word processor but when I installed Vista it came with Works Word Processor and almost immediately Word started "failing" and I get messages from MS advising me to upgrade to Works.
When I tried Works at install it seems to lack many of the essentials that Word has. for example:

Word art gallery - is it hidden somewhere?

How to add or remove buttons from the toolbar - I can't find any way to customize the toolbar.

How to setup the standard template with different font style and size. I type in Size 12 but Works is set at 10. Can it be changed permanently?

Change case - does the function exist in Works?

How to show contents of clipboard. I download a lot of stuff to the clipboard to be inserted in other documents but cannot find that feature.

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February 24, 2010 at 07:25:30
Your post was a little confusing, but from what I can tell, you
started off with a word processor, then you switched to works
and it isn't good enough. Works is Microsoft's low-end word
processor, so it doesn't come with a lot of advanced features.
To get Microsoft Office 2007, go to <a
us/suites/FX101674081033.aspx">. Beware, Microsoft
office 2007 comes with a new interface. it may take a little
while to get used to, but it will make you much more efficient
by exposing a lot of advanced features. There are tools to get
the old menus, but I wouldn't recommend it since MS and
others are moving away from menus permanently. You will be
better off if you upgrade to Office 2007 and become
acquainted with the new interface.

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February 24, 2010 at 13:47:50

I wrongly assumed then that MS Works that came with Vista was their new version of MS Word. that explains the lack of "everything"!

I'm used to the MS Word I have but it seemed that immediately I installed Works I started getting messages that my Word version was not being supported. What "support" does it need and why would it start failing as soon as Vista was installed?

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