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Microsoft Excel/Works help needed!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by NateHodge, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. NateHodge

    NateHodge Here too much

    Mar 18, 2007
    Laurel, MS
    I use Excel to create job tickets, inventory usage reports, tool usage sheets, and other paperwork accociated with the jobs I do. My work computer has Office 2007 on it, my personal computer has Works installed from the factory.

    When I try to open my job tickets, it uses Works, but doesn't display it as it should be. It seems to not be able to translate the data correctly. Is this normal?? Do I need to get Office to open these documents and get them to work correctly?

    Disclaimer: I know some of you are thinking "What a dumb ass question", so I'm just saying, I know nothing about software compatibality and these kinds of issues.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2008
  2. Yes its normal. If you create a document with excel, works will have issues reading some of the characters. Any version of office will suffice, you dont necessarely need 07.

  3. NateHodge

    NateHodge Here too much

    Mar 18, 2007
    Laurel, MS
    Yeah, I knew any version of Excel would do the trick. I just put "07" in there for informational purposes. But I do like 07. I have an Office 97? disc at work, but I don't really care for it. Can I get a free legit copy of Office or even just Excel anywhere? It would be nice to be able to do some of this work at home from a flash drive then move the updated paperwork to my work computer.
  4. stolivar


    Mar 6, 2005
    it is free and pretty well reads and writes MS files. Try it to see if it will work.

  5. Furant

    Furant Millennium Member

    Oct 14, 1999
    Roswell, GA
    What he said...