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Microsoft KB Archive/38501

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Works: New Features in Version 2.00 Word Processor Module

PSS ID Number: Q38501 Article last modified on 06-10-1996



The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Works for the Macintosh, version 2.0


The new features in the Microsoft Works version 2.00 Word Processor module are as follows:

Decimal and Center Tabs

The Word Processor now has four types of tabs: left, right, center, and decimal. To set tabs, click under the ruler – once for left, twice for right, three times for decimal, and four times for center tabs. To cycle through the tab types, repeatedly click an existing tab.

Multiple-Record Support

Print a series of database records side by side using the Multiple Labels command from the Edit menu. Side-by-side records are useful for columns or multiple-column labels.

Search for Tabs and Return Characters

Search and replace tab and return characters using buttons in the Find and Replace dialog boxes.


The new Spacing command in the Format menu includes options for single, one-and-one-half, double, and six-lines-per-inch spacing. The six-lines-per-inch setting is used in combination with the other settings and is especially useful when working with preprinted forms.

Spelling Checker

Works includes an integrated speller that checks the spelling, suggests corrections, and replaces misspelled works. Its 60,000 word dictionary can be personalized by adding words that are commonly used in documents.

Rich Text Format Files

Import and export files with Microsoft Rich Text Format (RTF). RTF retains all formatting in a form used by many word-processing and page-layout programs on the Macintosh and the IBM PC.


The new features listed above in Works version 2.00 are also listed on Page 422 in Appendix G of the “Using Microsoft Works” version 2.0 manual.

KBCategory: kbprint KBSubcategory: macworkskb

Additional reference words: 2.00 mwkswp

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1996.