IBM Works is an integrated office application, running in both
OS/2 Presentation Manager and Microsoft Windows (TM) Version 3.1
Five modules provide a full range of functions for personal
productivity: Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Charting, Data Filer,
and Reporting. Features include: sophisticated tables support
and full-page editing capability in the Word Processor;
split-screen scrolling in the 1024x768 Spreadsheet; direct
manipulation of chart placement and titles, with integrated
drawing facilities; a powerful database engine supporting
multi-page forms, large text fields (up to 32K characters)
and images, with extensions to provide for label printing;
and interactive report generation, with 3 levels of nested
Tight integration is achieved by use of dynamically
linked data, Multiple Document
Interface (MDI), Object Linking and
Embedding (OLE) in the Windows (TM) version, and user-interface
features that achieve consistency across all five modules.
Built-in Import/Export capabilities support a wide variety of
industry standard text, spreadsheet, database and graphic file
Part Number Description Availability
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93G4906 English - Windows May 1994
93G4907 English - OS/2 April 1994
93G4908 French - Windows May 1994
93G4909 French - OS/2 May 1994
93G4910 German - Windows May 1994
93G4911 German - OS/2 May 1994
93G4912 Italian - Windows June 1994
93G4913 Italian - OS/2 June 1994
93G4914 Spanish - Windows June 1994
93G4915 Spanish - OS/2 June 1994
93G4916 Swedish - Windows June 1994
93G4917 Swedish - OS/2 June 1994
93G4918 Norwegian - Windows June 1994
93G4919 Norwegian - OS/2 June 1994
93G4920 Portuguese - Windows July 1994
93G4921 Portuguese - OS/2 July 1994
93G4922 Dutch - Windows May 1994
93G4923 Dutch - OS/2 May 1994
93G4924 Finnish - Windows June 1994
93G4925 Finnish - OS/2 June 1994
93G4926 Danish - Windows June 1994
93G4927 Danish - OS/2 June 1994
93G4928 Swiss German - Windows May 1994
93G4929 Swiss German - OS/2 May 1994
93G4930 English - Windows for OEM May 1994
93G4931 English - OS/2 for OEM April 1994
93G4932 French - Windows for OEM May 1994
93G4933 French - OS/2 for OEM May 1994
93G4934 German - Windows for OEM May 1994
93G4935 German - OS/2 for OEM May 1994
93G4936 Italian - Windows for OEM June 1994
93G4937 Italian - OS/2 for OEM June 1994
93G4938 Spanish - Windows for OEM June 1994
93G4939 Spanish - OS/2 for OEM June 1994
93G4940 Swedish - Windows for OEM June 1994
93G4941 Swedish - OS/2 for OEM June 1994
93G4942 Norwegian - Windows for OEM June 1994
93G4943 Norwegian - OS/2 for OEM June 1994
93G4944 Portuguese - Windows for OEM July 1994
93G4945 Portuguese - OS/2 for OEM July 1994
93G4946 Dutch - Windows for OEM May 1994
93G4947 Dutch - OS/2 for OEM May 1994
93G4948 Finnish - Windows for OEM June 1994
93G4949 Finnish - OS/2 for OEM June 1994
93G4950 Danish - Windows for OEM June 1994
93G4951 Danish - OS/2 for OEM June 1994
93G6930 IBM Works for OS/2 OEM License
93G6931 IBM Works for Windows OEM License
93G4952 Distribution and Usage Authorisation
IBM Works for Windows (English)
Version 1.0 Program number 5775-DK9
93G4953 Distribution and Usage Authorisation
IBM Works for OS/2 (English)
Version 1.0 Program number 5775-DL0
93G4954 Distribution and Usage Authorisation
IBM Works for Windows (Translated)
Version 1.0 Program number 5775-DK9
93G4955 Distribution and Usage Authorisation
IBM Works for OS/2 (Translated)
Version 1.0 Program number 5775-DL0
The user can quickly become familiar with IBM Works because all the
common facilities used by the five modules are implemented
identically - in fact the same code is used. You only need to
learn one module to know the basics of them all.
The user interface has been carefully designed to be both
attractive and productive. In each module common elements recur
- status line, ribbon bar, font control, file handling, etc. The
movable Style palette provides rapid access to character styles,
cutting down on mouse actions and keystrokes. Further
productivity gains can be achieved by use of the Macros facility -
where any combination of keystrokes can be recorded, and then
played back at will.
Drawing tools are integrated within most of the modules - so no
time is wasted in invoking a separate draw tool. A full function
Spell Checker lets you verify and correct the spelling of your
documents; the dictionary also provides synonyms and hyphenation
support. Automatic generation and direct manipulation of tables
in the Word Processor provides a fast and effective way of
incorporating tabular data. The word processor also boasts a
fully editable print preview mode - a feature common in desktop
publishing packages, but rare in the word processor world.
The Multiple Document Interface (MDI) allows several files from
one application module - or a mixture of different modules - to
be open at one time. Dynamically linked data in the OS/2
version and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) in the
Windows (TM) version provides
a compound document environment, not just with the IBM Works
applications but also with external, OLE-enabled programs within
a Windows environment.
Context Sensitive Help provides immediate assistance and
minimises the need to refer to the product documentation.
In addition IBM Works for OS/2 version provides additional
productivity benefits by exploiting multi-threading, and drag and
drop of documents to Workplace Shell folders.
The individual IBM Works applications will provide many users with
all the functionality they need, but where extra power is
flexibility of the OS/2 Presentation Manager and Windows 3.1
environments makes it easy to grow your system. You can add a
high-end word processor, spreadsheet, or database product that
runs in the same environment, and use it in conjunction with
the remaining IBM Works modules. IBM Works's support of
industry-standard data formats makes such a step painless.
Spelling, synonym, and hyphenation support uses the IBM Desktop
And twin OS/2 and Windows 3.1 versions of the product allows for
easy upgrading of operating system.
Professional-looking documents containing tables, charts, and
graphics are easily produced in IBM Works's Word Processor. A wide
range of database applications can be constructed within the Data
Filer module, with the large field sizes (up to 32K characters),
graphics capabilities, multi-page forms, and multi-form databases
providing a great deal of flexibility. Label printing too is
well supported, and the Report module allows rapid production of
attractive columnar reports. IBM Works's spreadsheet and charting
modules enable the user to manipulate figures quickly and easily,
and to produce graphical output of the results.
Named styles for character attributes make it much easier for a
group of users to create documents with a consistent appearance.
The Data Filer's support for dBase IV format allows users to
access large databases maintained on a department level, with
the ability to hide particular fields and to restrict updating of
Built-in import/export capabilities support a variety of industry
standard file formats. Word processor formats include
Lotus Ami Pro,
RFT/DCA, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word for Windows and
WordPerfect. Database formats
include dBase IV. Spreadsheet formats include Lotus WKS and WK1.
Graphics formats include TIFF and CGM.
IBM Works has many features that are common to all the modules,
allowing users to quickly become familiar with basic actions
in all parts of the program. The use of core code to provide
these facilities to the individual applications achieves a
high level of integration within IBM Works.
Complete control of character attributes: font, point-size,
bold, underlined, italic, strikethrough, superscript,
subscript, and colour. Most of these can be accessed direct
from the ribbon bar in each module.
Character styles - assign names to combinations of
attributes and access them from a floating Styles Palette.
Draw graphics - lines, rectangles, rounded rectangles,
ellipses, regular polygons, and text can be drawn anywhere on
the page. These tools may be accessed from a floating Draw
Palette. Line and fill colour, fill pattern, and line type
may all be modified.
Multiple Document Interface (MDI) - allows several files
from one application module - or a mixture of different
modules - to be open at one time
Dynamically linked data
- charts and sections of
spreadsheets may be embedded in other modules, permitting
compound documents to be created. Double-clicking on the
embedded object in the 'client' module invokes the 'server'
module to allow editing of the object. And this facility
also works with external, OLE-enabled programs in the Windows
Macros - any combination of keystrokes can be recorded, and then
played back at will. Macros may also be edited.
Ribbon Bar - containing icons for quick access to character
attributes and module-specific functions.
Status Line - displaying Dynamic Information Line text on the
currently selected menu option, system date, and other status
File handling - allows files to be sorted by name or date,
and a description can be assigned to all files saved in
IBM Works's native formats.
Preferences - system directories, measurement units, and the
appearance of the product (choose between the 'classic'
Presentaion Manager/Windows look, or an attractive 'etched'
Page Setup - allows paper size and orientation to be set, and
page margins to be defined. Each module can have a different
setting - making it possible to print a spreadsheet in
landscape orientation and a document in portrait orientation
without having to change printer settings.
Control of text formatting is made easy with the Styles palette
and ribbon bar icons for character and paragraph formatting.
More complex documents can be created by: adding pictures;
drawing vector graphics directly onto the page; including charts
or spreadsheets as OLE objects; and by using IBM Works's powerful
tables facility. Layout operations are assisted by the fully
editable print preview display, and a wide range of direct
manipulation features: page margins, indents, tabs, headers and
footers, object positioning and sizing, table handling, and
palette positioning. Spell-checking, synonyms, and hyphenation
provide extensive linguistics support, and there is mail-merge
with Data Filer databases.
Ruler provides for direct manipulation of tabs and indents
Layout mode - fully editable print preview display. All the
facilities of the standard 1:1 view, plus direct
of margins and option for two-up display (also fully
Tables support - automatically generate tables from
spreadsheet or other clipboard data, or create blank,
pre-ruled tables. Cells expand to accommodate text entered,
and new table rows are generated as the user tabs out of the
last cell. Full support for character formatting and direct
Import/export text in Lotus Ami Pro, RFT/DCA,
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word for Windows, RTF, WordPerfect,
ASCII and ANSI formats
Import graphics in a variety of vector and bitmap graphics,
paste pictures from the clipboard, or draw directly onto the
document page using IBM Works's vector graphic tools. Direct
manipulation of size and position of graphics.
Paste in active Chart objects.
Text flow control around tables and pictures - select from:
flow to left, flow to right, flow around (no text on either
side), and anchoring table to text (so that it moves with the
Spell check feature - supports multiple language dictionaries
and user dictionaries. IBM Works uses the IBM Desktop Dictionaries,
and additional language dictionaries can be
purchased for use with the product.
Synonyms/Hyphenation - IBM Works will suggest synonyms for a
word, and can also find hyphenation points. A complete
document can be hyphenated with no user intervention. Again,
the IBM Desktop Dictionaries are used. (The Finnish dictionary does
not provide synonyms).
Headers/Footers: direct entry in appropriate area of page.
Page numbering can be begin on first or second page, and can
be seeded with a starting number.
Tabs - left, right, centre and decimal
Search/replace feature - can search for controls as well as
Mail merge capability - with databases in Data Filer or dBase
All the basic spreadsheet functions you'd expect, plus the ease
of use that only a windowing environment allows. A broad range of
formatting controls are provided, with a ribbon bar allowing fast
access to charting, SUM function, character attributes, and other
high-use options. Spreadsheet data may be hot-linked with
charts and with word processor tables, and charts can be embedded
within a spreadsheet.
Create charts directly from spreadsheet data, or by using Chart's
own data table. A range of chart types and display options are
available, and the user can draw directly onto the chart page,
and via dynamically linked data put multiple charts onto one
page. As elsewhere
in IBM Works, direct manipulation figures prominently. The finished
chart can be then be printed, or embedded in a Word Processor
document or a spreadsheet.
Up to 60 data points in each of 8 data sets (60 data points
for pie charts)
DDE link with spreadsheet provides hotlink to data being
Transpose data rows/columns in a single step
Combine selected data series to produce uncluttered charts
Exploded pie slices
Change colour/pattern of series fill and colour/type of lines
Alter tick mark spacing, or suppress ticks
Control placement and appearance of grid lines and axes
Automatically generated legend
Enter titles for chart and each axis
Draw directly on to the chart page using IBM Works's vector
Move and size the chart and legends, titles, and graphics
Design multi-page forms containing a variety of different field
types. Pictures and graphics can be included as part of the form
layout, while image fields permit pictures to be inserted in
records. Large text fields, of up to 32K bytes, are supported,
and many options can be applied to fields. Extensions allow for
label printing and the creation of multiple forms for a single
database file. Indices are supported, as is conditional display
and printing of records.
Create attractive columnar reports, with direct control over
fonts and layout. As you choose fields and options the
report is created on-screen, giving immediate feedback on the
effect of your actions, and there is direct manipulation of
columns and titles. Of course, if the database file included
graphics these are also shown in the report.
Interactive report generation - report is built on-screen as
the user modifies design
Direct manipulation of report columns - width and order
Control over individual column formatting - both character
and alignment, plus formats unique to each field type
(numeric, date, etc.)
Add calculated columns into report
3 levels of nested control breaks
Statistics for control breaks and complete report: Sum,
Average, and Count
Complete control over titles and labels, headers and footers
Option to wrap single line text fields over multiple lines
Option to force all data records to occupy a
user-defined minimum and/or maximum number of lines
IBM Works version 1.0 is not to be considered a network enabled
product even though there are a number of operations that can be
done using network drives and printers on many of the LANs
supported by OS/2 and Windows 3.1.
Some of the options that can be performed on many of the LANs
Installation of IBM Works from a network drive for a single user
at a time.
IBM Works may also be installed to a network drive. Windows
will give the warning message that the drive selected may not
be always available. A single user may use IBM Works from a
Publications are shipped with the product and are
orderable by part number from Remarketeers.
They are also orderable via normal IBM Channels:
Title Part No Order No
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Installation and Learning Guide
Danish 93G7340 S93G7-340
Dutch 93G7286 S93G7-286
Finnish 93G7217 S93G7-217
French 93G7232 S93G7-232
German 93G7376 S93G7-376
Italian 93G7250 S93G7-250
Norwegian 93G7322 S93G7-322
Portuguese 93G7358 S93G7-358
Spanish 93G7268 S93G7-268
Swedish 93G7304 S93G7-304
UK 93G7202 S93G7-202
Danish 93G7341 S93G7-341
Dutch 93G7287 S93G7-287
Finnish 93G7218 S93G7-218
French 93G7233 S93G7-233
German 93G7377 S93G7-377
Italian 93G7251 S93G7-251
Norwegian 93G7323 S93G7-323
Portuguese 93G7359 S93G7-359
Spanish 93G7269 S93G7-269
Swedish 93G7305 S93G7-305
UK 93G7203 S93G7-203
IBM Works for OS/2 runs under OS/2 Version 2.0 (5621-077) or
OS/2 Version 2.1 (5604-467)
IBM Works for Windows runs
under OS/2 Presentation Manager version 2.1 (5604-467) or higher
Microsoft Windows version 3.1
Microsoft Windows requires IBM DOS 3.30 (5604-025) or MS-DOS 3.30 or later
IBM Conditions of Use apply to all Dual Media packages,
thus the program in a package may only be used on a single machine
at any one time, even though the program may be provided in the
package on two different sized media. If a customer wishes to use
an IBM Conditions of Use program concurrently on more than
one machine at a time, irrespective of the size of the medium, he must
acquire that number of program packages equal to the number of concurrent
users of the program.
IBM Works Version 1.0 uses the security and auditability features
of OS/2 and
Microsoft Windows version 3.1. User management is responsible
for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security
features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in
application systems and communication facilities.
This Distribution & Usage Authorization is available under the Special
Educational Allowance for Volume Orders of Authorization to Copy Selected
IBM PC-PS/2 Conditions of Use Programs. Consult your IBM Marketing
Representative for details.
This program is eligible for the Distribution & Usage Authorization for
IBM programs. The customer may make copies upon receipt of an
Authorization form which designates the program which may be copied and
the quantity of copies authorized. Consult your IBM Marketing
Representative for the applicable Charges, Terms and Conditions.
For program defect related problems, the following procedure for
assistance in problem identification is applicable:
Contact your remarketer or distributor or, alternatively
Mail the written problem description to IBM.
IBM will reply in writing with information about correction,
bypass or restriction with the intent to make the program perform
according to its specifications, or, if there are none, to its
principles of operation.
Customer information needed when submitting a problem:
Address and contact name
Current maintenance/Corrective Service Diskette (CSD) level
Problem Description (typed, not hand written)
Additional information on customer reported problems can be
obtained from your remarketer/distributor or IBM.
This service, in accordance with the Service Statement included
in the program package, will be available until the Service End Date
August 24th 1997.