Word vs Works Word Processor??


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Guest

I have always used the programs that came with my computer...seemed to suffice. I have Windows XP, but only Microsoft Works Word Processor and Microsoft Publisher. Both contain my resume, but I'm unable to email it as it's not in "Word" format. What's the difference and what program should I buy to accomodate this problem...Thanks, admit I am unknowledgable.
 
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Duncan

You can attach any file you like to an email. I guess you must be thinking
of the Send To, Mail Recipient option in Word. This action converts the open
Word document into HTML for which is then send as an email. If you save your
Works or Publisher file, you can create a new email and use Insert (or
attach) File and select the file you created. What you need to be sure is
that the recipient has the correct program to read your Publisher or Works
file.

I would recommend that the best step for you is to get Microsoft Works Suite
as this comes with Word XP as well as some other useful applications. See
http://www.microsoft.com/products/works/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=001 This is
the bargain of the century!

--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/

: I have always used the programs that came with my computer...seemed to
suffice. I have Windows XP, but only Microsoft Works Word Processor and
Microsoft Publisher. Both contain my resume, but I'm unable to email it as
it's not in "Word" format. What's the difference and what program should I
buy to accomodate this problem...Thanks, admit I am unknowledgable.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

I don't think Duncan meant that he couldn't send the files but rather that
his recipients wouldn't be able to open Works or Publisher documents. But I
agree that Works Suite is the best way to get Word. Just be sure to
uninstall the Microsoft Works Suite Add-in for Word (assuming that you won't
be starting Word from within Works), as it causes a number of problems in
Word run freestanding.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Guest

Right Suzanne, I need my recipients to be able to read what I'm sending. NotePad gets scrambled as well. I have Windows XP, not Office XP. Is it possible to purchase a Word 2002 alone? I didn't want all the other superfulous programs that come with Works Suite 2004, as I have those types of programs already and didn't really want to spend $80 or $90 to send a resume...sigh. I'll have to if it's the only way though. Can you advise?
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Ironically, Works Suite is much cheaper than Word alone. As Terry said, it's
your best deal. You don't have to install any of the other programs, but
this is definitely by far the cheapest way to get Word.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Duncan said:
Right Suzanne, I need my recipients to be able to read what I'm sending.
NotePad gets scrambled as well. I have Windows XP, not Office XP. Is it
possible to purchase a Word 2002 alone? I didn't want all the other
superfulous programs that come with Works Suite 2004, as I have those types
of programs already and didn't really want to spend $80 or $90 to send a
resume...sigh. I'll have to if it's the only way though. Can you advise?
 
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Bill Lenahan

I have same exact question! Please let me know if you
find a solution and I will do same for you...
Bill
-----Original Message-----
I have always used the programs that came with my
computer...seemed to suffice. I have Windows XP, but
only Microsoft Works Word Processor and Microsoft
Publisher. Both contain my resume, but I'm unable to
email it as it's not in "Word" format. What's the
difference and what program should I buy to accomodate
this problem...Thanks, admit I am unknowledgable.
 
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Graham Mayor

If you have Works 7 (the current version) then you can use File > SaveAs to
save your Works wordprocessor WPS format document in Word 97-2002 format
which anyone with Word can open. You could also save as HTML which anyone
with a browser could open. You don't need to buy anything just to do this.

However for resumes, many companies will strip attachments from documents,
and view html mail in plain text so your carefully formatted resume will
either be discarded or scrambled. Unless you are asked for a Word format
document, I would suggest you send your resume as plain text in the body of
your e-mail.

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Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com

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Dave

Duncan,

I've never had a "notepad" resume get scrambled. But ya
gotta have word-wrap turned off and use short lines
terminated by hitting <Enter>. I generally limit the line
length to about 60 spaces and use no formatting at all,
not even indentation. Everything should be left-justified.

Nobody gets to see my "pretty" resume anymore.

If you've tried that already, then I'm completely
bumfuzzled.

Dave

-----Original Message-----
Right Suzanne, I need my recipients to be able to read
what I'm sending. NotePad gets scrambled as well. I
have Windows XP, not Office XP. Is it possible to
purchase a Word 2002 alone? I didn't want all the other
superfulous programs that come with Works Suite 2004, as
I have those types of programs already and didn't really
want to spend $80 or $90 to send a resume...sigh. I'll
have to if it's the only way though. Can you advise?http://www.microsoft.com/products/works/ProductDetails.asp
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