Microsoft KB Archive/104815

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Mac Works: Easy Open Does Not Recognize Works Files

PSS ID Number: Q104815 Article last modified on 10-22-1998

3.0 4.0



The information in this article applies to:

  • == Microsoft Works for the Macintosh, versions 3.0 and 4.0 ==


Easy Open, a file opening and conversion extension that installs with Access PC 3.0, will not recognize Microsoft Works 3.0 or 4.0 files. Easy Open will recognize Works 4.0a files.


Easy Open and Access PC are manufactured by Insignia Solutions.

Easy Open does recognize Microsoft Word files. Works Word Processor files can be converted to Microsoft Word format using the following procedure:

  1. Open the Works Word Processor file.
  2. From the File menu, choose Save As.
  3. Change the name of the document in the Save Document As box.
  4. Select Word 4.0, 5.0.
  5. Choose Save.

The resulting file will be recognized by Easy Open. Easy Open will also recognize RTF and Text formats. To use one of these formats, simply substitute it in place of Word 4.0, 5.0 in step 4 above.

The Easy Open and Access PC products included here are manufactured by Insignia Solutions, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products’ performance or reliability. For more information or technical support regarding these products, contact Insignia Solutions at (415) 694-7694.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Works versions 3.0 and 4.0. This problem was corrected in Works version 4.0a.

Additional query words: 3.00 mac init conflict mwkswp mwksconv mwksprb pcaccess ====================================================================== Keywords : kbbuglist kbfixlist Version : 3.0 4.0 Platform : MACINTOSH Issue type : kbprb ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.