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Name Microsoft Works Word Processor 1-3 for DOS and 2 for Windows
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Identifiers PUID:  fmt/163
Classification Word Processor
Description Microsoft Works Word Processor is a proprietory file of a word processor component of the Microsoft Works office suite. The format is a predecessor of Microsoft Office .doc file format. It support rich text, tables, and images, but lacks some of the more advanced formatting features supported with .doc file format. Microsoft Works is now discontinued productivity software suite developed by Microsoft and sold from 1987 to 2009. Its core functionality included a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database management system. To see the full list of versions please follow the links provided in the notes.
Orientation Text
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Related file formats None.
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Supported until  
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Developed by Microsoft Corporation
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 28 Sep 2009
Source description 08/2023 (v.113) - Updated description to provide entry and added links to documentation. Signature updated with either or byte (Ð|Ä). Max-offset of 0 bytes added for BOF signature. Submitted by Zeitcon.
Last updated 15 Aug 2023
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