9. Mini-stream Ripper. 0 / September 28, 2007; 10 years ago ( 2007-09-28),, Website Microsoft Works is a developed by and sold from 1987 to 2009. Works was smaller, was less expensive, and had fewer features than or other major office suites. Its core functionality includes a, a and a.
Later versions had a calendar application and a dictionary while older releases include a. Works was available as a standalone program, and as part of a namesake home productivity suite. Because of its low cost ($40 retail, as low as $2 ), companies frequently pre-installed Works on their low-cost machines. Contents • • • • • • • • • • History [ ] Microsoft Works originated as MouseWorks, an integrated spreadsheet, word processor and database program, designed for the Macintosh by ex-Apple employee Don Williams and Rupert Lissner. Williams was planning to emulate the success of, a similar product for Apple II computers. However, Bill Gates and his Head of Acquisitions,, convinced Williams to license the product to Microsoft instead. Initially it was to be a scaled-down version of Office for the (then) small laptops such as the Radio Shack which Microsoft was developing.
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As laptops grew in power, however, Microsoft Works, as it was to be called, evolved as a popular product in its own right. On September 14, 1987, Microsoft unveiled Works for DOS.
The initial version 1.x of Works ran on any PC with at least 256k of memory. Works 2.x, introduced in 1990, required 512k and 3.x, introduced in 1992, 640k. In 1991, Microsoft issued the first Windows version of Works, titled MS Works for Windows 2.0 (there was no version 1.x). System requirements consisted of Windows 3.0, a 286 CPU, and 1MB of memory. Works 3.x in 1993 moved to requiring Windows 3.1, a 386 CPU, and 4MB of memory.
Subsequent releases were for Windows 95 and up and the final version was Works 9.x in 2007, requiring Windows XP or Vista, 256MB of memory, and a Pentium 4 CPU. In addition, Microsoft released Macintosh versions of Works starting with Works 2.0 in 1988. The version numbering roughly followed that of Windows releases. Through version 4.5a, Works used a whereby the Works and / documents ran in of the same program interface. This resulted in a small memory and disk footprint, which enabled it to run on slower computers with requirements as low as 6 MB of RAM and 12 MB free disk space. .ct File there.
In addition, it provided a mini version of Excel for DOS systems as a DOS version of that program was not available. Works 2000 (Version 5.0) switched to a modular architecture which opens each document as a separate instance and uses the print engine from. Version 9.0, the final version, was available in two editions: an advertisement-free version, available in retail and for OEMs, and an ad-supported free version (Works SE) which was available only to for preinstallation on new computers.
In late 2009, Microsoft announced it was discontinuing Works and replacing it with. Features [ ]. This section needs additional citations for. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (April 2017) () Microsoft Works has built-in compatibility for the Microsoft Office document formats ( DOC and XLS), including, but not limited to, the ability of the Works Word Processor to open documents and the ability of the Works Spreadsheet to open workbooks. Newer [ ] versions include task panes but do not include significantly updated features. Even in the final version (Version 9.0), the -era icons and toolbars were not updated to make them consistent with later application software.
While its utility for larger organizations is limited by its use of native. WKS (spreadsheet),.
WDB (database), and. WPS (word processor) file formats, the simplicity and ease of integrating database/spreadsheet data into word processor documents (e.g., ) allow it to remain an option for some small and home-based business owners. Version 4.5a is particularly noted in this respect. The database management system, while a ' (i.e., non-) allows the novice user to perform complex transformations through formulas (which use standard algebraic syntax and can be self-referential) and user-defined reports which can be copied as text to the clipboard.
A 'Works Portfolio' utility offers -like functionality. By installing the Compatibility Pack, the Works Word Processor and Spreadsheet can import and export document formats, although they are converted rather than being operated upon natively.
The Works Calendar can store appointments, integrates with the, as well as Address Book's successor, Windows Contacts, and can remind users of birthdays and anniversaries. It supports importing and exporting (.ICS) files. It does not however support subscribing to iCalendar files or publishing them online via. Up to version 8, using the Works Task Launcher, the calendar and contacts from could be synchronized with portable devices. In Works 9.0, the sync capability has been removed. File format compatibility [ ] Microsoft makes file format converter filters for for opening and saving to Works Word Processor format. Microsoft Office Excel can import newer Works Spreadsheets because the newer Works Spreadsheet also uses the Excel format but with a different extension (*.xlr).
There is an import filter for older Works 2.0 spreadsheet format (*.wks); however it may be disabled in the registry by newer. As far as Works Spreadsheet 3.x/4.x/2000 (*.wks) and Works database (any version of *.wdb) files are concerned, Microsoft does not provide an import filter for Excel or Access. There are third party converters available for converting these filetypes to Excel spreadsheets: For database files (*.wdb) there is also a donateware utility; for spreadsheet (*.wks) and database (*.wdb) files a commercial solution is available. A general library, libwps, can extract text from many different versions of Microsoft Works. Variants such as,, and have included libwps. Libwps also provides a command line converter.
A commercially available solution for converting to and from Microsoft Works files on the Macintosh platform is the MacLinkPlus product from. Free online conversion services are also available. Version history [ ]. Retrieved 21 July 2016. • Inc, InfoWorld Media Group (28 July 1986).. InfoWorld Media Group, Inc. Retrieved 21 July 2016 – via Google Books.
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