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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Glynes » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:08 pm

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Got it!
The above pic is what it looked like after I found my saved contact address from Works and opened in LibreOffice.

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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Glynes » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:16 pm

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Got it this time!!!

OK The above pic is what it looked like after I found my saved address, and saved envelope and inserted address into LibreOffie that was already in my computer.

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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Gerrit » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:30 pm

OK, I see the problem. :)

Somehow a so called xml file opened. That will have to do with compatibility issues between files saved with Works and LibreOffice.
I will have to do some research in order to come up with a solution.

Question: when you first said it was working, did you see the right information?

Another question: you can now open the contacts, which program/app are you using for that?
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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Gerrit » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:56 am

Thinking about it a little more, I now assume that Works did not save the name and address in the text file but linked to the contacts file.
When you open the envelope text file in LibreOffice it is trying to link to that contacts file but it can't find it. (and that makes sense, at least to me it does)

So what can be done?

1. Bite the bullet and buy Works - it has been reported that it works on Windows 10. You still may have to transfer or enter your contacts.
2. Find out where your contacts are stored now and try to use those in LibreOffice writer.
3. Start from scratch with LibreOffice, make a contacts file and make envelopes .

There are tutorials for LibreOffice available on the internet and there's also a forum where users can ask questions and get answers. It's here: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questions/
Maybe option 3 is the best because it would be future proof. Works is not supported anymore by Microsoft and using old software generally is no good plan when there's an alternative. If your contacts are imported and usable and you know which application to open on Windows 10 to access them, option 2 could be a good plan.
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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Glynes » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:25 am

I have Works 8.5 install disk. It won't load? something about 64 bit..

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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Glynes » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:27 am

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Question: when you first said it was working, did you see the right information?

No. I just thought OK there's my contacts, I can insert them on this envelope! DUHH

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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Gerrit » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:43 am

Glynes wrote: something about 64 bit..
The exact error message would be helpful. ;)

You could try installing Works in compatibility mode. Here it's explained how: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 5ef9fea51e
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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by GeneSC » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:56 am

I suggested option three (in email) be a little time consuming but she could create a file and put everything in it on her desktop, or somewhere she could find it easily. :mrgreen:
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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Gerrit » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:11 am

LibreOffice has a database application (Base) that would be ideal for setting up an address/contacts file. It will integrate seamless with the word processor app (Writer). Once setup adding, editing or removing contacts will be easy. Also printing envelopes or integrating contacts in other tasks will be simple.
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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Glynes » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:33 pm

I hate to bother you again ... But I don't know how to get here....

Right click on a program file (.exe) in explorer and a select menu choice "troubleshoot compatability".

When I install something I just insert disk in CD tray and click auto run.

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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Glynes » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:13 pm

Ignore last post. I found it. I Right clicked on Setup and went through all the steps and I thought it was loading this time.... but it showed the same error window as before Unable to load on a 64 bit processor etc.
Thanks for trying... I'm not sure which route I'll take, but I'll do something.
It's been and experience and now I know what an .exe file is! LOL

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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by GeneSC » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:36 pm

Gerrit wrote:LibreOffice has a database application (Base) that would be ideal for setting up an address/contacts file. It will integrate seamless with the word processor app (Writer). Once setup adding, editing or removing contacts will be easy. Also printing envelopes or integrating contacts in other tasks will be simple.
If I could figure out how to use the "base" and put addresses in it, could the address be used on different size envelopes?? I created an "address book' file on my desktop and created some fake envelopes in "Libre, and it works fine, but, I created the envelopes in #10 size, Glynes want's to use the same address book to use the addresses on different size envelopes and I cannot figure a way to do that. I now understand what she's trying to do!
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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Gerrit » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:35 pm

One thing would be to print different size envelopes in Libreoffice. According to this here: https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Envelope that is possible. It may take a while to get it right but it should be possible.

Another thing is to setup an address book in Base. Here's f.i. a template that makes this easy: https://extensions.libreoffice.org/temp ... -reminders

Finally you would need to find out how to import the addresses from the database in the writer program. This could help: https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/Reg ... dress_Book

Another option (and that's what I would do ;)) is setting up and address book and find out how to print address labels and stick those on the envelopes.
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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by GeneSC » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:07 pm

Gerrit wrote: Another option (and that's what I would do ;)) is setting up and address book and find out how to print address labels and stick those on the envelopes.

Brilliant!!! I have that program and I use it exclusively for creating return addresses and stick them on envelopes. Unfortunately, Mine is "Microsoft Works" a program she no longer has!! I'll look around to see if 'Libre, or 'open office has this available.
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Re: Windows Task Launcher

Post by Gerrit » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:44 pm

Although it might be a learning curve I'd suggest you use Base for that. The link I posted above should give you a jump start - it's a template. https://extensions.libreoffice.org/temp ... -reminders

Once you have the addresses in a database it's going to be easy to select one or some of them for printing so you don't end up with lots of printed address labels that you're not going to use.
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