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#1 cmasury

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:04 PM

Hi there, I dont have a lot of computer skills so here goes. I moved the HDD from a old computer that failed due to a power supply. The old HDD from the first computer is now local drive D in the working computer. I was unable to find the excel program on D drive so I installed Open Office on my computer. How do I move the info from the excel WKS file to the Open Office Spreadsheet or Open the Excel file so I can continue using it, if that is possible. Thanks for reading this post. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:12 PM

Open the Open Office Calc. program. Once it's open, then open the excel file you want to work on. It should open okay. That said, I haven't used complex stuff in my excel program, so if you have such stuff in yours, I don't know how well it will translate into Open Office.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:32 AM

Thanks for replying. I already have tried that. Any other suggestions?

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:10 AM

Excel files normally have a .xls suffix, (that's the case with my 2003 version).

WKS files generally relate to Works or Lotus.

Having said that, I have ancient WKS files, (over 12 years old), which open in OpenOffice.

Perhaps the file is corrupted. What error messages do you get, (if any), when attempting to open the file with OpenOffice.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for replying. It is a spreadsheet, maybe on Works or Excel. When I open up Open Office Calc it displays an empty spreadsheet. With Calc open,I try opening the wks file and there are no error messages.Still doesnt open the WKS file. We dont have XP works on the computer we are now using.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:11 AM

Depending on the sensitivity of your file, you could try this program, to view and / or convert:

http://www.docspal.com/

.wks files are included in the supported formats.
(my .wks file was coverted to .xls correctly and downloaded by .zip file).

Read the FAQs first; they say they dump files after 5 days.
At your own risk, as always.




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