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What is Microsoft Works?

Microsoft Works was a basic office suite that is smaller, cheaper, and has fewer features than the Microsoft Office Suite icon Microsoft Office Suite. Its core functionality included a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database management system. Latest versions had a calendar application and a dictionary while older releases included a terminal emulator.

Works was bundled with many computers for free.

Microsoft Works had 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 Microsoft Word icon Microsoft Word documents and the ability of the Works Spreadsheet to open Microsoft Office Excel icon Microsoft Office Excel workbooks. Last versions included task panes but do not include significantly updated features.

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Discontinued

Last version, 9.0, was released on September 2007.

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  • Developed byMicrosoft Corporation
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • Alternatives20 alternatives listed

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  • English

Our users have written 2 comments and reviews about Microsoft Works, and it has gotten 6 likes

Microsoft Works was added to AlternativeTo by Journeyman on and this page was last updated . Microsoft Works is sometimes referred to as Works.

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Furgelnod
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He he he. No one like Works, I used to use it back in primary school (the late 90's), but it is now surpassed by even low-grade free software, because its when practically unchanged since then. Not to mention the availability of OpenOffice.org which is an excellent suite.

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OmgItsTheSmartGuy
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Works... works. It's not a particularly good office suite, but it's pretty much free, despite its "commercial" label. Almost every computer comes bundled with it, so it's like a free (crappy) version of Microsoft Office.

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  • Office Suite
  • Word Processor
  • Spreadsheet
  • Calendar
  • Dictionary

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