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Upgrading microsoft works 4.0

I want to keep all of my existing works 4.0 files and upgrade to microsoft works 8.0 or 9.0. Will either one of these allow me to upgrade my 4.0?

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  • shcc Sep 23, 2008

    My boss uses works 4.0 EVERYTHING he does is in works. I have been able to convert it but now can not! If he upgrades to Works 8.0 he will he still be able to change millions of files AND will it still be works? I think in 2000 works word processing files automaticallly became word files and he didn't like that so he just went back to the older works 4.0. Thanks

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In order to use Works 4.0 files, they must first be converted using software that includes a text converter - Works 8.0 and several versions of Word include this. You can use 8.0, or use 8.0 to convert to that format, and then they would be usable in 9.0 as well. If you desire further detail, see here.

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  • Cheryl Whalen May 11, 2008

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    Was there something else you needed help with? This response, I think, addressed the exact solution to the problem you posted. If there is something else in this regard that isn't clear or you need further guidance, I would be happy to assist. If not, could you please rate FixYa (excellent) rather than Helpful (average)? Thanks for your consideration.

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