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Microsoft Works 8

Platform : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP
4.1 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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  • Write with confidence - Updated and complete, the new Works dictionary is integrated right into the Word Processor. This handy reference tool provides correct word definitions while you work
  • Collaborate with ease - Works 8 lets you read and edit Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, so it's easy to exchange files and collaborate with friends and family
  • Get a jump on the future - The Works Calendar has been improved to help you keep tabs on all the important events in your life. You can import calendar items and plan your day-to-day life with ease
  • Experience PowerPoint clarity - The PowerPoint viewer lets you see PowerPoint presentations, like school projects and training materials, without having to install the full version of the software
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / Me / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Item Weight: 100 g
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  • ASIN: B0006Z2JIA
  • Release Date: 15 Oct. 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,017 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product description

Make the most of your Home PC Here's everything you need Microsoft Works 8 gives you the tools you need to transform your home computer into a productivity centre. It's easy to use and essential for getting the most out of your computing experience. Works 8 will help you and your family coordinate schedules, stay connected, and perform everyday tasks better and faster than ever before. Put it to work for you.

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I wanted Works because I am familiar with its Workings.
There anybody who has been using works for some time does not have to learn a new way of working.
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I use Works word processor, far more often than Word, and can do far more on it - things that are simple and "near at hand" on Works, I have to hunt for, with the clear possibility of never finding, on Word. The young man who rescues my computer every so often, says Works is his preference.
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I have upgraded from my old Works programme and this is so much better, with more content and so much easier to use than the old one.
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While you can download OpenOffice free, the one thing that MS Works has that is virtually unique today is its flatfile database. If you want to create a database of just a few thousand records (say cataloguing a private collection) then a professional relational database management system is gross overkill. If you are not already familiar with programming RDMS then you are going to have a steep learning curve.
Years ago, there were plenty of flatfile databases to be had, but today MS Works is pretty well unique in general purpose databases. Because it does not build lots of index files and takes the data into RAM, it is easy to use and very fast. If you want to create a smallish database, look no further. MS Works is your best option.
The word processor and spreadsheet application may suit you if your needs do not extend beyond writing the odd letter and doing very simple calculations, but for anything beyond this I would recommend you download OpenOffice. It is the database that makes MS Works worth having.
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The system does not allow me to use the quick launch facility or the projects and programmes.It is geared to my having to download some extra rubbish.
If I want to use database or word processor, I have to go back to the computor programmes and make a selection from there.
The previous version allowed me to select from the Works menu.
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Microsoft Works 8 is a very good program to use for those who are new to computers. When I first bought a PC just over five years ago, Microsoft Works 8 Word Processor and Spreadsheets was installed on the machine and quickly I learned to use both of them which I found very good and easy to use. Mcrosoft Works 8 programs are compatable with the old machine and modern machines with Windows 7 using either 32 bit or 64 bit operating systems. Microsoft Works 8 Word Processor documents and the Spreadsheet documents can by saved as and opened with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 as Word 2007 (Word Processor) or Excel 2007 (Spreadsheet).A Very good starting point for those learning to use The Word Processor and/or Spreadsheets. Microsoft Works 8 spreadsheets are a very good basic and easy to use database which I have used to catalogue my entire collection of vintage vinyl and shellac records. Four I have used to catalogue my 12 inch and 10 inch LPs, 45s, 10 inch 78s, and 12 inch 78s.
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Needed this program as I was taking over a large mailing database that had been set up in Works.
It is a simple program with lots of featues but is no match to its big brother Office 2007.
But it does what it says on the box and if you don't need all the Bells & Whistles of Office 2007 then this is the program for you at a very good cost.
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I had not used Microsoft Works for years. The last time I used it I found it too basic. When I installed Works 8 I got a big surprise as I was expecting a very basic package but this is very comprehensive for the price. I find I am using it more than I expected to. Useful for all sorts of tasks and easy to interlink. I would recommend this without any hesitation.
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