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To override this issue, when sending documents to other people, do a Save As and save the document in Doc format. Please help. Copy the new file to your USB stick, then try it on the XP machine. Save and close out of Microsoft Works.Documents created in Word or Office (NOT the Works version of Word) may notbe compatible with Works. this contact form

No, create an account now. slurpee55, Apr 24, 2007 #4 carfin Thread Starter Joined: Apr 24, 2007 Messages: 21 Hi, I so wish it was as easy as that! I really am at a loss! I tried it on every computer that has a 2003 office and 2007. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-mso_other/my-computer-will-not-open-a-doc/8cdda7c1-37fa-4a81-9b84-8cb7f9789554

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If you are updating for the first time, or haven't done so for a long time, you may be asked to install a small plug in so that the update information In the Registered file types list, click the file type you want to open with a different program, and then click Change. Thanks once again.

For some reason, when you have tried to set the file association to Word 2007, you cannot. Reply Report dee- Dec 30, 2009 04:14PM Thanks Vani Your suggestion to associate the file extension .docx to MS Word worked perfectly. slurpee55, Apr 24, 2007 #6 carfin Thread Starter Joined: Apr 24, 2007 Messages: 21 Hi, That process you explained is how file associations are changed in Windows XP. Join our site today to ask your question.

For some reason, when you have tried to set the file association to Word 2007, you cannot. Open Office This really ease the pressure. Do I need to download any special convertor or anything? https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-open-a-doc-file-with-word-2007.566147/ Using the site is easy and fun.

Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Wordpad can't read Word 97 - 2003 *.doc files, or at least it can't read them properly. Not everyone has the know-how or patience to go into the registry to fix things like this. Report • Related Solutions› [Solved] How to install Windows xp on Windows 7 › where can I find a command prompt sollution to run Regedit? › [Solved] Why would this appear

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A reader asks about opening .doc files Opening attachments should not cost you money By Rick Maybury 7:00AM BST 25 Oct 2011 We have Vista Home Basic running Word 8. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and Adobe Reader Yes No I don't know I haven't used it View Results Poll Finishes In 4 Days.Discuss in The LoungePoll History About Us | Advertising Info | Privacy Policy | Terms Of Microsoft Word Free Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube LinkedIn Tumblr Pinterest Newsletters RSS Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > Business Applications > Computer problem?

I'm desperate. The 20 bestselling mobile phones The mobile industry may be locked in a bitter battle between Samsung and Apple, but history tells a very different story... Add comment Helpful +0 Report munir_zakhil Mar 22, 2010 02:38AM i have installed office 2007 in my laptop when I want to save any file in word or excel I cant Can't open a .doc file with Word 2007 Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by carfin, Apr 24, 2007.

Correct I don't have the old office program on my pc now. I have tried unistalling office and reinstalling it several times. Hope it works 4 u Reply Add comment Helpful +2 Report Shakya May 13, 2010 04:56AM I had a similar problem with Word 2007 on Vista (home premium) - I'd double navigate here http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/ (30-day trial).

You are able to open other types of files or .docx files by just clicking on them (this is something you can adjust in Windows, so just to make sure you If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. We're not' Read more from Telegraph Technology Home-made in China Ambitious Chinese inventors take on crazy do-it-yourself projects The biggest companies in the world in 2015 The Fortune Global

Thanks, Gavin carfin, Apr 24, 2007 #7 kiwiguy Joined: Aug 17, 2003 Messages: 17,584 In Vista, go to Control Panel - Default Programs It is all done from there now.

Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Reply Report Rainbow_Eagle› CB - May 4, 2009 05:09PM Hi Carol, I was having the same problem, but I have found a solution! M research scholar I have created my file in ms word 2007 but after few hours I have opened then I have seen my all files have converted in ms word I have to use Abi Word to open my files now.

Stupid system, how to over complicate a simply thing causing the average user heartache and wasted life!!!! Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: cannot open MS Word files with my Vista This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our I restarted my computer and checked my populated programs list and the Symantic was still there. his comment is here What a relief.

You probably know this all, but it make things clearer for me, and some things are just to sum up what has already been said. 1. their format is docx. Plzz Tell me what i do ??? Dont know what to do know.

Add comment Helpful +1 Report Maneesh Apr 8, 2010 07:00AM I have office 2003 as well as 2007 stored on my destop. It you go to that list, ( I assume it is still called that in Vista, do you see any instances of Office 2003 on your system?) Sometimes the program says Search Free Sign Up Login Home Forum How To Download News Encyclopedia High-Tech Health Free Sign Up Language English Español Deutsch Français Italiano Português Nederlands Polski हिंदी Bahasa Indonesia Login Subscribe Genius Word!

I have certain excel file which are saved in 97-2003 mode. Close your document, close other programs and try again." Is this suppose to happen? Reply Report jshu- Sep 11, 2013 05:08PM thank you..