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Works: 2.00 and 2.00a Do Not Run on Macintosh IIci or IIfx PSS ID Number: Q50994 Article last modified on 05-14-1993 PSS database name: M_WorKs

2.00 2.00a

MACINTOSH

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

Summary:

When attempting to launch the Word Processor module of Microsoft Works version 2.00 or 2.00a on a Macintosh IIci or IIfx, the error message “Microsoft Works has unexpectedly quit ID=(28)” will appear. This results from an incompatibility between Works and the Macintosh IIci and IIfx. This incompatibility also manifests itself in the Spreadsheet module where row numbers are not displayed on the left side of the window.

Microsoft Works version 2.00b was developed solely for the purpose of ensuring compatibility with the Macintosh IIci and IIfx. No feature enhancements have been made to the program. To obtain this update, call Microsoft End User Sales and Service at (800) 426-9400 or Microsoft International Customer Service at (206) 936-8661.

A patch to update Works versions 2.00 and 2.00a to version 2.00b is also available in the OnLine Software/Data Library. This patch (WRKS200B) can be found in the Software/Data Library by searching on the word WRKS200B, the Q number of this article, or S12449. WRKS200B was archived using the Compact Pro file-compression utility. You will need Compact Pro or Extractor to unarchive this file.

More Information:

A special patch to convert Works 2.00a to Works 2.00e is also available in the Microsoft Forums on CompuServe, GEnie, AppleLink, UseNet and MacNet. Version 2.00e is the most current release of Microsoft Works. To run the patch, do the following:

  1. Insert the patch and Works 2.00a in the same folder. Works must be titled “Microsoft Works” and be version 2.00a. The patch will not convert Works version 2.00.
  2. Double-click the patch. Works will be converted to version 2.00e. This can be verified by selecting the Microsoft Works program at the Finder level and choosing Get Info from the File menu. The version number displayed should be 2.00e. This information will also appear in the start-up screen and in the About Microsoft Works dialog box on the Apple menu.

Additional reference words: 2.00 noupd

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.