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Microsoft KB Archive/38502

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Works: New Features for All Tools in Version 2.00

PSS ID Number: Q38502 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 for all tools in Microsoft Works version 2.00 are as follows:

Close All

The Close All command closes all open documents and removes them from the desktop.


The Stationery option in the Save As dialog box saves a group of options, such as the font, type style, color, and alignment, and applies them to other documents.

Make Works Desktop

The Make Works Desktop command allows you to save an existing desktop without quitting Works and to save multiple versions of the same desktop.

Print Preview

The Print Preview option in the Print dialog box shows each page of the document before you print.


The Draw feature has many new shapes and commands. Use Draw in the Spreadsheet as well as in the Word Processor to create linked columns of text. After choosing the Draw On command, Works displays the Tools palette for drawing shapes and patterns.


Change fonts in the Database and the Spreadsheet, as well as in the Word Processor. An enhanced Format menu provides additional font and size support that includes color options. The Font, Style, Size, and Color commands in the Format menu lead to other menus containing these formatting choices.


Works’ Macro feature records a series of mouse or keyboard commands, saves them, and plays them back automatically.

Full Window/Small Window Command

The Window menu no longer contains the Full Window and Small Window commands. To enlarge and reduce window size, click the zoom box in the upper-right corner of the title bar. See your Macintosh owner’s guide for more information on the zoom box.


The new features listed above in Works version 2.00 are listed on Pages 421-424 in Appendix G of the “Using Microsoft Works” version 2.0 manual.

KBCategory: kbprint KBSubcategory: macworkskb

Additional reference words: 2.00 mkwsmisc

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1996.