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I have a database file in MS Works that has a .wdb extension. I would like
to convert it to use in Access or Excel or Word. Is that possible, and, if
so, how do I do it? Thanks in advance.

Sam K.
Oct 31 '06 #1
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Sam K. wrote:
I would like
to convert it to use in Access or Excel or Word. Is that possible, and, if
so, how do I do it?
There's no conversion utility. You can open the file in Works and export the
tables as CSV files or DBF files, and import these into Access or Excel.

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Oct 31 '06 #2

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Thanks for the reply. I opened the file in the Works Database program, but I
don't see how to export it. Can you help? Thanks,
Sam K.
Oct 31 '06 #3

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Sam K. wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I opened the file in the Works Database program, but I
don't see how to export it. Can you help?
It's *not* very intuitive. Once you have it open with your table showing,
use the menu File | Save As, then change the "Save As Type" combo box to Text
& Tabs (*.txt). You can also save as CSV, but that puts quotes around every
item, even numbers, so you should probably save it as a text file. Browse to
the folder you want to save the file, then save it. Once it's a text file
you can use the import text wizard in Access to import the data into a table,
or use whatever wizard Excel has if you'd rather import it into Excel.

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Oct 31 '06 #4

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Sam K. schrieb:
I have a database file in MS Works that has a .wdb extension. I would like
to convert it to use in Access or Excel or Word. Is that possible, and, if
so, how do I do it? Thanks in advance.

Sam K.

Actually there is a third party converter (but it is not for free).
You may want to have a look here:

http://www.rl-software.com/converter...b-to-excel.htm

HTH
Rob

Nov 2 '06 #5

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