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README for Microsoft Works 8


(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation

For the latest information on Works, visit our Web site at, or, to access the Web site

from within any Works program, on the Help menu, point to

Microsoft on the Web, and then click Microsoft Works Home Page.




To more easily view this document, maximize the Notepad window.

To print this document, click Print on the File menu.




Installing Microsoft Works


Files Written to the Windows System Folder

Templates Saved to the Program Files Folder

Frequently Asked Questions




To install Works:

1. Insert the Works CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

Setup starts automatically.

2. Follow the instructions on your screen to install Works.

If Setup does not start automatically, do the following:

1. On the taskbar, click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. In the Open box, type the letter of your CD-ROM drive followed

by a colon (:), and then msworkssetup.

For example, if your CD-ROM drive letter is d, type d:msworkssetup.




When using Windows 98 Second Edition, your computer may not shut

down properly after you install Works 8. To fix this, install

the update available from the following Web site:

Click the "Windows 98 Second Edition Shutdown Supplement"

link and follow the instructions on the screen

to download and install the update.


Sending E-mail From Within a Program

With certain operating system configurations, Microsoft Outlook

Express does not properly configure Messaging Application

Programming Interface (MAPI) when it is installed. Applications

may stop working when you click the Send command on the File menu.


1. Double-click the Outlook Express icon on the desktop.

- or -

On the taskbar, click the Start button, point to Programs,

and then click Outlook Express.

The Internet Connection Wizard appears.

2. Follow the instructions.

This properly configures MAPI.


Printing Word Processor Templates

Certain printer drivers may not print some Word Processor templates correctly.

Although the document may appear to be correct when you click Print

Preview on the File menu, it looks different when you print. For example,

the printed version may be formatted differently from the original, the

document may print on more than one page, or a blank page may appear at

the end of the print out.

This problem occurs with these and other drivers:

* HP DeskJet: 2500, 680c, 692c, 1600, 670c, 660c

* HP LaserJet: 2600, 4mv, 8550, 4500

To fix this problem, you must adjust the margins manually for the document.

1. On the File menu, click Page Setup.

2. If it isn't already selected, click the Margins tab.

3. Adjust the settings so the document prints as you want it to.


Files Written to the Windows System Directory


The installation of Works will result in the following files

being written to the Windows System or System32 directories:


msxml4.dll msxml4a.dll

msxml4r.dll unicows.dll


hlp95en.dll msls2.dll



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