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It's Been a Long Time


Sunday, December 26, 2010

It seems like I completely lost touch with Spark People. I'm not sure why.

I've been having serious problems with sleeping way too much and alternating with being awake too long. My old computer got to be so slow that it was a real hardship to do anything. Even my emails. Also, for some reason, I stopped getting notifications from Spark People. Then, a week ago, my computer blew up! I say 'blew up' because my computer guy said that it looked like (inside) that a bomb went off. It didn't affect the hard drive so he was able to save my regular files. I bought a a new (to me) computer from him for $150. It's a lot faster than the old one ever was. It's commercial grade. The problem is that it's loaded with Microsoft Office Suite (Professional) & I can't read my files. My old computer had Microsoft Works on it. Apparently they're not compatible. So Tony (computer guy) is going to try to load Works onto it this week. If the CD he has doesn't work, then we'll have to order one. That will cost about $45.00.

I'm doing okay (except for sleeping).

That's all for now.

Have a great day everyone!
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MUEHLBBO 12/26/2010 12:01PM

    Hope things will go a little better for you. You should be able to convert your files with Microsoft Word. Try this:

By using a file format converter in Microsoft Word, you can open documents that were created in Microsoft Works. After you open the document, you can save it in Word format.

1.On the File menu, click Open.
2.In the Files of type list, click Works 6.0 & 7.0.
If you don't see this option in the list
Install the file format converter as follows:
Exit all programs.Do one of the following:If you are using Microsoft Windows 2000, double-click Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, double-click Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.In the Currently installed programs list, click either Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Office Word 2003 (depending on whether you installed Word as part of Office or as an individual program), and then click Change.The Configuration Wizard opens.
On the Maintenance Mode Options page, click Add or Remove Features, and then click Next.If you installed Word as part of Office, then on the Custom Setup page, select the Choose advanced customization of applications check box, and then click Next.
On the Advanced Customization page, click the plus sign (+) next to Office Shared Features.Click the plus sign (+) next to Converters and Filters, and then click the plus sign (+) next to Text Converters.Click the arrow next to Works for Windows 7.0, and then click Run from My Computer.The file format converter is installed.

3.In the File name box, enter the name of the file that you want to convert, and then click Open.
4.On the File menu, click Save As.
5.In the Save As dialog box, make any changes that you want in the File name box, click the file format that you want in the Save as type list, and then click Save

Hope this helps.

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SHIRLANGEL 12/26/2010 3:38AM

    Hi. Thank you for the update and letting us know you're okay. I'm sorry that you're having sleep issues and hope they'll get better. Can't blame you for not wanting to deal with a slow computer. Congrats on your new computer and hopefully your computer guy can get his disk to load on your computer so you won't have to buy another one. emoticon

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