[ad]Dear Computer Lady,
I’ve enjoyed your column for a few years — useful answers without tech mumbo-jumbo. Now I have a question.
I’ve used MicroSoft Works a lot because it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles the other Office type
suites have, but now Windows no longer includes Works.
Can you suggest any other similar program?
Microsoft discontinued Works in 2010, so the number of computers that can read and/or write Works files is dwindling.
What can you do to replace Works? I can give you two, no cost, options to get started.
1. You can download and install the free, open source, Libre Office at: www.libreoffice.org
Not only will LibreOffice allow you to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, but it will also be able to open most of your Works documents.
2. You can switch to online document creation using Google Docs. Just head over to: www.drive.google.com where you can create, share and store documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
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Elizabeth Boston is a Web designer, Social Media Consultant and managing editor of, “Ask The Computer Lady”.
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