How to Open a WDB File in Word

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How to Open a WDB File in Word
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If you have critical information stored in a Microsoft Works database file, it is possible to open it in MS Word 2007. Using a few simple steps, a file converter will magically transform your data into an easily edited Word file.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • MS Word 2007
  • Flash drive

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click on the MS Word shortcut icon.

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  2. 2

    Click on the "Office" button.

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  3. 3

    Select "Works 6.0-9.0" under the "Files of type" drop down box.

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  4. 4

    Choose "Works 6.0-9.0."

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  5. 5

    Select the file to open, then click "Open."

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  6. 6

    Click the MS Office button, then select "Save As."

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  7. 7

    Type file name, select "Save as type" from the drop down list, choose "Word document," and then select "Save."

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Tips and warnings

  • If you do not have an MS Works File Converter on your computer, you will have to download one.
  • If you have MS Windows XP or MS Windows Server 2003, follow these steps:
  • 1) Close all open programs.
  • 2) Click "Start" and "Control Panel."
  • 3) Click "Add or Remove Programs."
  • 4) Click "Remove A Program."
  • 5) Select the Microsoft Office edition you installed or "Microsoft Office Word 2007."
  • 6) Click "Change."
  • 7)When the Configuration Wizard opens, click "Add or Remove Features"; then click "Continue."
  • 8) Select the "Installation Options" page.
  • 9) Click on the plus sign (+) next to "Office Shared Features."
  • 10)Click on the plus sign (+) next to "Converters and Filters," and then click the plus sign (+) next to "Text Converters."
  • 11) Click the arrow next to "Works 7.0-9.0 Converter for Windows," click "Run" from "My Computer," and then click "Continue."
  • Voila, the file format converter is now installed.

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