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Solved: Conflict between Open Office and Office Starter

Question: Solved: Conflict between Open Office and Office Starter

I have used Open Office for years with no problems. It's easy to save as a Word document. I bought a new new computer wrote several items, saved in OO. This computer doesn't have Word installed so I installed Office Start (not knowing the difference). Now every OO document on my desktop is taken over by Word - literally with a big W. I can't open it unless I agree to a long list of rules, including personalized ads, which I don't want.

I'm not very computer savvy and don't know if I should uninstall Office Starter.

Please advise.

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Answer: Solved: Conflict between Open Office and Office Starter

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Hello - I own multi-user version of Microsoft Office 2007 Pro and in May 2012 purchased a new ASUS A54C-TS91 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and Office 2010 Starter Edition. I need Powerpoint and Outlook in addition to Excel and WORD. I tried to install the entire app. assuming certain "limited" components of 2010 would be overwritten with the "better"/more robust 2007 - however, while it appears Office 2007 Pro loaded properly and is shown in Control Panel with proper date as installed, there is no file size listed...... I have read several similar posts but wanted to provide specific details for my situation. Anyone have a similar issue - what is best solution? (i am a newbie to the group, so hope I didn't make a faux pas in relating my story). Any guidance is welcomed and appreciated. Minky
 

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I have Microsoft Works docs saved on my new PC (copied from old PC via flash drive). My new PC (OS Windows 7) does not have MS Works so I downloaded Open Office to use as my word processor. My question-how can I transfer the MS Works docs from their location on my PC into the Open Office software.

Any input appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Open Office software-how do I transfer MS works docs into Open Office applica

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Hi,

I have windows 7 and I just tried to open a document in Microsoft Word Starter and got the message (attached) Microsoft Word Starter 2010 cannot be opened. Try again or repair the product in the Control Panel. I went to the control panel and uninstalled word starter but I don't know what to do now. Can anyone please help me?

Thank you

Answer:Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Won't Open

Hi jmrpjb,

Please double-check if the program that you uninstalled is 'Word Starter 2010' or 'Office Starter 2010'? Please share the exact steps that you performed to uninstall it.

You may also try the following steps to repair the 'Office Starter' in the mean while:
- Click 'Control Panel' > 'Programs' > 'Programs and Features' > Locate 'Microsoft Office Starter - English' > 'Right click' it and select 'Change' > Select 'Repair' > Follow through with the repair process

- If the issue persists, you may also try to uninstall 'Click to run' and configure 'Office Starter' again: "Cannot be opened" error when you start an Office Starter 2010 program.

'Office Starter 2010' is a 'factory installed' program that may not be re-installed. If any vital file has been accidentally deleted; or the program could not be repaired by the above mentioned steps, you may have to try to restore the system settings back to 'factory defaults'.

You may want to have a close look at the following article also: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982434

Hope this helps. Please share the findings; will take it forward.

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I had been using Office Starter 2010 for about a week, now suddenly when I try to open it I get a pop up message that it cannot be opened. Try again or repair the product in control panel. But I see no option in the control panel to repair such thing, and trying again is not working. What else can I do?


If i select CHANGE I get a error message:


I went into REGEDIT and the values were already set to %USERPROFILE%...... and I noticed there wasn't really anything to do.


If I try to Uninstall I get this:

CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME OUT, THANKS
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!

Answer:I can't OPEN Microsoft office starter 2010.

This is how it should work:

Repair Microsoft Office 2010

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I have a microsoft office starter 2010 . I can open it until last week..
Can anybody tell me why?

Answer:Why I cannot open my Microsoft office starter 2010 ?

Have you tried repairing it?:
Office 2010 - Perform Repairs
Repair or remove Office 2010 - Project - Office.com

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Hi all. I hope i'm on a correct thread as this is for IdeaPad S serier netbook. Currently on Windows 7 Starter (netbook) that comes preloaded with MS Office Starter 2010. I do have a genuine MS Office 2003 which previous comes with my PC i bought many years ago. I'm wondering can i install it on top of the current MS Office Starter 2010 OR do i need to uninstall the preloaded MS Office Starter 2010 first? What if i would need the MS Office Starter 2010 again next time? I dare not to do it because i worry i will crash all the MS Office apps... Any idea? Thank you... 

Answer:Can install lower version of MS Office ontop of the preloaded MS Office Starter 2010?

Relating to the old version.  Do you have an Office cd or is it a part of a restore cd?  If the former you might be in luck, if the latter, probably not. Secondly, you may or may not be able to do what you want.  I would uninstall the starter first then install the older.  Even this you may be in for a problem.  I did a beta of 2010, then installed an older version and it took MS two days over the phone to get things straightened out and they did that by having me restore windows and that only worked for a few months.  in the process of this mess I found dozens of forums filled with people with the same problem I was having. For some reason the first newer install leaves something in the registry that - even though the older one installs right - makes the system think it needs to reinstall one of them and it will go through a long process of configuring etc. As to whether you can reinstall the 2010, again you would have to have a separate cd to do so unless you wanted to restore your entire drive and lose all yoiur stuff plus the older office. Others, my wife included on her computer, have had no problem going from one version to the other. One other fact.  If youi have an older version and install a 2010 version they can install as separate installs and work together or on ours it gave us the option of uninstalling the older portions of office that came on the new office.  (Wife had office pro older version, in... Read more

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When I try to open word or excel files I get this message; 'microsoft word/excel starter cannot be opened. Try again or repair the product in control panel.'
I cant figure out how to repair the product in control panel, what do I do?

Answer:Microsoft Office Starter 2010 will no longer open

This should help:
OFF2010: Error "<appname> Starter 2010 cannot be opened. Try again or repair the product in the control panel"






Quote:
To correct the problem, make sure your machine is connected to the Internet and then take the following steps:

Launch Program and Features from Control Panel
Right-click on Microsoft Office Starter Edition 2010 and choose Change
On the next screen click Yes to start the repair
Once the repair completes click OK



Hopefully that should solve your problem. Please let us know how you get on.

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Hi,

I have a 2003 SBS machine and have various clients connected through exchange to get mail. Users typically leave outlook running the whole day while they work on programs such as access/excel.

I have noticed that on some machines excel and word docs open very quickly over the network until outlook is left open and connected to exchanged. we are opening the files on a variety of win 2003 servers, however when they have their outlook exchange account connected I have seen the docs take anywhere from 3-5x the normal amount of time to open.

I have also noticed that opening email attachments such as xls and doc are also very slow while connected to exchange, but it seems to vary from file to file, some seem better than others.

does the connection to exchange complicate the process of opening docs on remote machines or does it sound like I have a misconfiguration somewhere? I would like to get the performance of opening a file (say a xls) on a network share to be the same as it is when outlook is not connected to exchange.

I do not have these PCs running in offline or cached mode as we have a shared calendar that does not display correctly when I enabled these features. Clients are running office 2003,2007,2010. Turning on cached mode does not seem to make much if any of a difference btw.

Thanks for any insight you may have
 

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I'm running Windows 7 on my new computer, which came with a trial version of Office 2010. Rather than buy the full version when the trial expired, I installed the Office 2003 I had on my old -- now dead -- computer. I now find that I can't open the Word and Excel files I created with the 2010 version. Is there a 'cloud' site where I could send the 2010 files and have them returned to me as standard .xls and .doc files? Or is there a free converter available for download?
 

Answer:Solved: How can I open Office 2010 documents on a computer that has only Office 2003?

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My Dell Inspiron came with Microsoft Office Starter 2010. It has only Word and Excel. I have an Office 2007 Ultimate disk which has all the goodies. Can I install 2007 over Starter 2010, or should I remove Starter 2010 (if that's possible) first? Thanks.
 

Answer:Office Starter 2010 and Office 2007 Ultimate

Remove and then install 2007. Otherwise, 2k10 takes precedent over older versions.
 

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I have Windows 7 and a fairly new computer.  I am unable to open Amazon.com (looked in your forum answers, but the answers given would not help me as they related to other versions of Windows).  Also, I am having trouble opening some of my documents in Office Starter.I recently uninstalled Norton Security and installed the Security Suite from Time Warner; called CA Security.  Think this may be the problem.I am not a beginner computer user, but certainly not an expert either.Thanks for any help you can provide.

Answer:Cannot open Amazon.com. Also trouble opening documents in Office Starter

If CA Security has security settings in the firewall component check them as Amazon is a secure site for paid transactions...

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Can I now install Microsoft Office 2007 instead of Microsoft Office Starter 2010. I had to format my PC and start over again. I have not installed Starter 2010 although it is pre-installed on the PC. It was the cause of my problem by completely freezing the PC.

Answer:Office 2007/Office Starter 2010

Yes you can instal office 2007
Office starter would still be there if you had done a "factory restore"

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My daughter has Office Starter on her laptop. I have purchased Office Pro. Should I unistall Office Starter before I install Office Pro or is it ok to install it over the top of Starter?

Answer:Office Starter. Should I unistall before installing Office Pro?

Removing the original first is the best way. Without removing the original installation you may get problems later on.
I'd recommend uninstalling Starter first. Then you just install your paid version as though you've never had office before; less chance of it freaking out at a previous install.

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Hi Folks,

The title of the thread says it all really.

I have legitimate copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate on my PC. I have just bought a copy of Office 2016 Professional Plus through the HUP.

I haven't installed Office 2016 yet - I use Office 2010 at work and find using Custom Animations in PowerPoint tricky compared to Office 2007.

I'd like to install Office 2016 alongside Office 2007 until I have tried Office 2016 to see if the Custom Animations in PP are easier than the 2010 version before switching completely.

My question is, can I install Office 2016 alongside Office 2007 without conflicts - switching between versions without a problem or will installing Office 2016 screw Office 2007 or worse FUBAR both Office installations or my PC.

Any help gratefully received.

Cheers,

Zaph

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Hi, all. I hope you can help me.
 
1. I was previously working on a 32-bit Compaq computer that ran Windows XP, and I used Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 for my work.
 
2. I bought a new computer, a 64-bit Dell running Windows 7 Professional, which came equipped with Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010.
 
3. Because I prefer the MS Word program on Office 2003 to 2010, I installed that on my new computer with the proper keycode. (During setup, I chose only to install the old Word 2003 -- not the old Outlook, Excel or Powerpoint programs.)
 
4. Installation was successful. The Office 2010 files reside in the Programs directory; the Office 2003 files reside in the Programs (x86) directory.
 
5. I then instructed Windows 7 to open .doc and .docx files with the 2003 Office Word program.
 
6. The problem is: Whenever I choose Word 2003 from the Program menu (or click on an actual doc file), I receive the msinstall message, "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Standard Edition" for about ten seconds. Then Word 2003 opens. I checked the Windows Event Viewer, which indicates that during this hang, either Word 2003 or Word 2010 is apparently looking for components it can't find.
 
7. Curiously, if I navigate directly to the Office 2003 folder (called OFFICE 11) and double-click directly on the Winword.exe file, Word comes up immediately. It's only when I double-click on an actual file (or invoke Word 2003 from ... Read more

Answer:PLEASE HELP RESOLVE OFFICE 2003 AND OFFICE 2010 CONFLICT

 When you switch between an Office 2010 program and an older Office program, it goes through that configuring process.  I read somewhere that this is because each version of Office has entries in the registry with the same names but are set differently so it has to go through this little gooney bird dance.  If it's the ribbons (and lack of the menu bar) you don't like in Office 2010, there's a neat little program called Ubitmenu you can download and install that gives you an old style menu bar with most of the Office 2003 features on it.
 
Good luck.

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Shopping & researching for a Netbook for 14 year old granddaughter. BUT, the only KEY question is "Will Office 2000 run on W7 Starter Edition" ?????. If not, then I will have to go with XP.
BTW, no problem at all running Office 2000 on both my XP and Vista Desktops, - as installed from my Office 2000 CD, which was burned from the an original CD.
Bottom line, got everything narrowed down with NetBook preference for "W7 Starter" rather than XP - BUT only IF Office 2000 is OK on W& Starter Edition
Thanks in adavance. / Nick
 

Answer:Solved: OFFICE 2000 and W7 Starter

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I have a small problem that maybe someone can assist me with.
I recently purchased a new note book with Windows 7 and also purchased Office 2010, Home edition.
I downloaded the software and input my activation code satisfactorily and everything appeared fine, but when I reopen say, Excel or Word I get a message asking me to enter my activation code, but the heading on the message says ?Office 2007? although my software indicates ?Office 2010? at the top of the page.
Is it possible that my note book came with ?Office 2007? preloaded and doesn?t recognise the fact that ?Office 2010? is now loaded?
It also indicates that I can only open again 23 more times.
Your assistance would be appreciated.

Sid Dean

Answer:Office 2010 conflict with Office 2007

Hi sidean & welcome,

Did you do a search to see if Office 2007 was listed on your computer?

As you are having an activation problem I would suggest you contact Microsoft Product Activation Center / Support directly.

Note with the phone option -
Step 5. If the automated service is unsuccessful, stay on the line and your call will be transferred to a Microsoft Product Activation Customer Service representative who will help you to activate your product. The representative will give you a confirmation ID number if your copy of product is genuine.

Links below may be able to help you on your way.

Jan.

How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center

https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...prid=8753&st=1

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Upon starting a new document, I entered the margins prior to typing. I entered the Title of the document and centered it horizontally 1.0" from top. I do my work using Print Layout and when I did this particular one, the title is at the top edge with no space even though the top margin is set at 1.0". Then when I viewed it by going to the Print mode, the margin is 2.0", and the bar at the bottom shows the amount of the "line" at 1.5". So I've got all these different top margins and the one I formatted my document with doesn't even show up in any view. White space is checked, I have no columns and rows setup, I deleted the title and typed it again and it still shows the different margins. I have spent over 1.5 hours today looking for the problem and doing research online. You're my last hope. Can you help me so that I'll know what to do when it happens again? Thank you
 

Answer:Solved: Different Margins on Document in Office Starter 2010

Drag the cursor to the top edge of the white paper, and when it turns into a double arrow, double click.
 

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I recently performed a recovery operation on my HP Allin In One Pc 320 1010a to enable some components of the PC to be able to function. In doing this I lost the use of several programs including my Microsoft Officer Starter Pack 2010 which is very important to me considering I am the secretary of our local social club and responsible for typing up all the minutes, sending out correspondence and creating notices for our public notice boards. I have downloaded a free copy of this software but when installing it I get the error message "you must remove Microsoft Office Starter Pack and then install it again." I have tried to remove it using windows 7 uninstaller but it will not/cannot remove it so I try to install the replacement software but once again get the same error messaghe and the same result when trying to uninstall the software. So around and around I go HEHEHE. When I look at the programs list I find the software has a folder title but no contents in that folder. Is that why I can't remove it.

I'd be ever so thankful for any assistance anyone can provide me and I'd be over the moon if I can get Microsoft Office operating again.

Thanks for your assistance

Phil Taaffe
 

Answer:Solved: Microsoft Office Starter Pack 2010

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I understand that if a user installs Open Office on a machine with conventional Office 97-2003 that Open Office will use its own suite of products for each application. (Unless the user ops to use Office to open the applications by unchecking the corresponding application boxes during Open Office's installation.) But if a user chooses Open Office as the default for applications on a system that also has Office 2007 on it, how does Open Office deal with this if the OO applications remain checked as the default?

Does the current version of OO even understand how to DEAL with the new Office 2007? I understand that OO can not read docx documents, which is the default for Word 2007, (although this can be easily changed back to doc.) I found out that Open Office 3.0, scheduled for release this fall, will be able to read docx documents. What's so great about docx docs anyway?

Using my example, assume this situation on a new Windows Vista machine. (fresh installs of each program or Office 2007 OEM (factory installed.) What behavior would be expected here?

Jack
 

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Ok, so i want everyones impressions on the various Office Suites.

I personally if i had hte money would go for the Microsoft Office Pro series. I for one, think MS Word is one of the most refined word processing applications avalible. And coming a very close second is Open Office. I find my self having many problems trying to do somthing in Word, or Word crashing, so i switch over to my trusty free Open Office.

As for Corel and WordPerfect, my experiance is that it is way over priced, and is basically on the level of "word pad".

I am attempting to have the company i work for tranition from MS Office to Open Office, but just for a control i thought i might throw in Corel.

So what are your guy's and gal's thoughts on the various office apps?
 

Answer:MS Office vs. Open Office vs. Corel WordPerfect Office

Openoffice is an extemely close second to MS-office and that is for one thing

Calc's graphing wizzard: It is horrendous. As an engineer I need to admend graphas add new plots... and it is soo hard with openoffice

There is suppose to be a more MS-wizzard with OO-2.1 so until then Openofffice is 2nd
When the new wizzard is shipped it takes first place very quickly and by a signifcant margin
 

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I had created a spreadsheet file in MS-Office 2007 with extensio (xls).After few day i formatted my computer and installed xp and then opend the same file using OpenOffice.I saved the changes but forgot to change the extension to xls.So after when i tried to open the file from MS-Office 2007,it tell
"The file you are trying to open is in different form than specified by the file extension.Verify thtat the file is not corrupted and is from trusted source before opening the file.Do you wnat to open the file now?"
And when i click ok...the spread sheet is blank..
then i tried opening with OpenOffice but asks for text imports...but again the spreadsheet is blank...
the size of the file is as before....
Is there any solution..or it need a professionls to get the thing done.
the file is very important for me...so pleas help me get the file...
i will be glad to get the solution...
 

Answer:cannot open excle file created from MS-Office 2007 but later saved in Open Office

Unless it contained sensitive data, could you post the Calc file here so that we can take a look.
 

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Hello,

When I try to open a 2007 Word or Excel document I recieve as an attachment in Outlook 2003, I get the following message:
"This action is only valid for products that are currently installed". Office 2007 compatibility pack was installed and it still did not work.

I then uninstalled Office 2003, uninstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack and then I ran CCleaner to clean up the registry. I updated my OS (currently has Windows XP SP3) with all updates, reinstalled Office 2003, installed Office 2003 SP 3 and then reinstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack.

I still get the same message when I try to open an Office 2007 attachment in Outlook 2003.

OS is Windows XP SP3 fully updated
Office 2003 SP 3 fully updated

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any hel on this issue.

Feral Geek
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot open Office 2007 documents even with Office 2007 compatibility pack in

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I'm wondering if there are any system conflicts or issues with MS Office and Wordperfect Office being installed on the same machine
 

Answer:MS Office and Wordperfect Office conflict

Should not be any.
 

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I am a teacher, and have had my students do some assignments on Open Office using machines that run Edubunu. They have then uploaded their assignments and I want to be able to mark them at home but I have windows based Open Office. Will I be able to open their assignments?

Answer:Can I open documents created on Open Office on a linux based system using a windows based Open Office?

Yup!
PS
Your school must be so cool if it uses Edubuntu!

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Whenever I click on an Office or Open Office attachment in Windows 10 mail I get two options, Open or Download. No matter which option I choose it takes me to my document folder to save. I am unable to view the file. I can go to the same attachment in outlook.com or windows live mail and open it no problem which is a nuisance because I like the convenience of using the new mail app. I have removed the app and reinstalled it but still have the same problem.

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Just bought a new laptop with Windows7 64bit installed-my first exposure to Windows7. I had Office 2007 installed on my old Dell 32 bit machine. I had also recently pruchased Office 2010 and installed that on my new machine.

Now, when I try to open those 32bit 2007 files with 64bt 2011, Iget an error message that "no picture file is available", or words to that effect. When I try to "open with", the only option displayed is "Microsoft Office" with an icon that looks like a picture file. When I try to browse to the proper office program(Excel, for example), there are none of teh Office suite programs displayed, only "Microsoft Office".

I can navigate seperately to the proper progran, Excel, etc., and drag the file into the application, and it opens, and all seems to work OK. I "save as" the proper application file, but it still will not open with double-click on the file name.

I have not seen this particular item in the forums and would appreciate very much some help in fixing this issue.

Thanks,

Grubby

Answer:Office 2010(Win7, 64bit) won't open Office 2007(WinXPr3 32 bit) files

Hello Grubby76, welcome to the forum.

We have an excellent Window 7 File Association Tutorial here:
Open With - Change Default Program

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I was successful in installing Office 2003, activating it, and updating in Windows 7, but every time I open any one of the Office apps I have to click accept on the EULA box. Is there any workaround to make the box go away permanently?

Answer:Office 2003 installs but EULA box appears every time I open an Office application

right-click on a shortcut to one of the apps, and select "Run as Administrator".After you do this once, you won't have to do it again.

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Hi all
can you tell me if it is possible or not to use Office web App server 2013 alone without going through SharePoint, Lync, or exchange 2013?
Let me explain:
in a society where there is an infrastructure SharePoint, Lync and exchange 2013 with office web app server 2013, is a user that does not have office on his Computer, can open office (word excel..) document, bypassing SharePoint, Lync and exchange?
If it is possible thanks to guide me on how I can find nothing on the net...
Thanks

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Hello,

I am running Office 2003 on Windows 7. My PC is only 6 months old and everything has been running like butter. All of a sudden Office files open slowly when double-clicked from their respective locations (they would normally blink up). If I open Word or Excel and then open the files from there, they open quick. Outlook on the other hand, is just slow to load up...which it wasn't before.

I did a ton of research online and couldn't get a clear fix. My thoughts are:
Anti Virus? (I'm using AVG Free)
Ad-Aware Free? (Ad-Watch live is on...however it was on before)
Windows update or office update?

But obviously I'm here to get your thoughts. It's a pain in the ass when I bought a new PC so it could perform quick, and now spreadsheets and email take 20 seconds or more to open.

Openfaced

Answer:Office files open slowly (Office 2003 / Windows 7)

I just wanted to add that when I disconnect the PC from the internet, the problem seems to go away?

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it's possible that Office was installed improperly, i cannot open any other non Windows app, they all open to Office Word. is this a virus?
 
System Restore opens to Office, Control Panel works normally. How can I fix this?

Answer:Office 2010- the other apps have Word icons and open to Office.

Is this a legally liensed version of MS Office?
 
Sounds as if you didn't install Office...who did, in that case?
 
When was Office installed?
 
System manufacturer and model?
 
Louis

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Hello. My trial versions of office 2003 expired. I installed OpenOffice.org and it has more than enough functionality. I relaced Outlook with Mozilla Thunderbird. The only functionality I need is a calendar. Does anyone know of a good calendar application? Anything that integrates with Thunderbird? Many thanks!
 

Answer:MS Office replaced with Open Office & Mozilla. What application for a calendar?

You can try the Mozilla Calendar plugin although I still find it a little buggy. Using another plugin, you can have a button on the Thunderbird toolbar to bring up the calendar program. It does it's purpose decently though, but I had a difficult time with importing data from Outlook 2003.

-Dacali
 

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I have a 60 day trial version of Office 2007 Home & Student on my laptop and would like to try the free Open Office before deciding to pay microsoft to keep Office 2007. Can anyone please tell me if I can have both programmes running on my computer at the same time please?

Answer:Trial Home & Student Office 2007 and Open Office

Of course you can, neither program will interfere with the other.Be careful about file association options when installing Open Office though, as OO may well take over the MS Office file types...

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On my Win7 PC I have open office and on my WinXP Laptop I have Office 2007. Both have one major problem: the spell-checker does not work regularly for English and does not work at all for other languages, e.g., French, Spanish, or German.

I did read other threads regarding this problem and I did go through the routine of Tools-option-writing aids; and marked "check spelling as you type." I also have my abc on the menu bar checked and the adjacent ABC is underlined with a red wavy line (which means the spell-checker is active).

The problem is that when I activate the Eng language in my task bar and type a wrong word, it will be marked with a wavy red line-- which means my spell checker works for English. Now while I still have English on my language bar, if I type a word in Spanish, the spell-checker doesn't work because the foreign word is not marked with red-wavy line. If I change the language in my task bar to Spanish and write a wrong Spanish word, again the spellchecker doesn't seem to work.

Anybody has any idea what seems to be the problem?

I greatly appreciate your help.
 

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I installed office 2007 (full install after uninstall of office 2003) on vista yesterday and every time I open an office product, it gives me a message ?please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office professional 2007?. Then it pops a window with a status bar for ?Configuration Progress?.

I looked this up online and it said that this was caused by installing as a user, not an administrator. So I uninstalled office entirely, booted, and reinstalled as administrator.

Still doing the same thing. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:office 2007 configuring every time I open an office app on vista

Hey
that behaviour it's from all office versions till now, i didn't see that in 2007, create a new user and see if it does the same, generally office firt starts do that to configure the profile, if it works just backup our profile and make a new one for you

Regards
Sergio

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Hi,
 
I have a client that has Office 365. They have two people with this issue. It's not really a huge problem but more as an annoyance. Whenever they go to open a document through an Office product (Word/Excel: File>Open>Computer>Browse) the documents appear but they're missing the icons next to their name. There's barely any information on it when Googling this and they all seem to lead to dead ends for us. The two I have found are http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/172/t/194050.aspx and http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/d4b70639-eda4-49b4-b5e5-e0ffd87b16c5/word-and-excel-file-and-folder-icons-missing-in-file-open-dialog-box?forum=officeitpro neither have resolved our issue. I have ran a repair on Office, re-installed office, recreated Windows icons, and opened the programs in Safe Mode to no avail. No Add-Ins are causing the issue. You can see the icons to the left of the files in Internet Explorer when going to Documents. Any help would be appreciated!
 

 
Thank you.

Answer:Office 365 Icons not being displayed when in office program>open>browse

I am just throwing out an idea and it probably will not work but what happens when you change to Large Icon view? Do you see the icons?

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How dose impress work compared to power point I have about 5 or more people who need power-point for their kids home work assignments , but money is tight so I would like to go with the shareware if it will work for them.
 

Answer:open office vs Microsoft office for power point apps

I've used both Open Office and Office 2k3, For PP
I would go with Microsoft Office, More options, easier to use, and everyone knows it
 

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All of these three apps (Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, and Open Office) freeze immediately after opening any file such as .docx, .doc, etc through them.
The problems with all the three apps started at the same time. I have reinstalled the apps several times, but that didn't solve anything.
There is no antivirus except Windows 10' Defender.
Please help. I am going crazy here.
I've Windows 10 home edition. It is updated.

Answer:Microsoft Office, Open Office, LibreOffice - all three apps freezing!!

Does the same happen if you try this in Safe Mode?

Have you changed your page file settings from default?

Do you have a system restore point or disk images (which we strongly and repeatedly recommend using) you can use to return to a point before this problem started?

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I have long used Open Office, but recently I read in PC Advisor that Libre Office (derived from it)was better. However printing an envelope in Libre Office seems almost impossible. When the print order is given, the small text window to the left shows the wrong size, and when printing a DL envelope it clearly shows and gives the size of a B5 envelope. I did not make a mistake in selecting the correct size. Can anyone help and is this a problem with Libre Office?
Glen

Answer:Word Processing problem, Open Office and Libre Office

Glen
I have Libre Office version 3.6.3.2 and just tried to print a DL envelope and had no problems.
When I prepared the envelope, I went into Format/Page and selected DL Envelope. then Landscape. This set the paper size. I then typed the envelope with a return address on the top right side and the recipient address amid-ships. Put the envelope in the printer, long ways in and bingo.
As a matter of interest do you have to change the paper size in the printer properties? I didn't on mine. I also have to say that I am using a MAC, but the principles should be the same on a Windows machine.
TonyV

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Hey All,

Here is my issue. The Company we consult for has not transitioned all of the way to Office 2007. We have a number of machines that still have Office 2003. Compatibility Pack works on almost all issues.

Current issue is one of our users received a PowerPoint 2003 that has embedded PowerPoint 2007 files. When the user opens the PowerPoint 2007 file Office 2003 shuts down. He has to download the 2007 file to his desktop.

From what I can see this is because the file conversion process shuts down Office 2003 before attempting to open the PowerPoint 2007 file.

Another issue that may be complicating the error is we had to run a Fixit patch from Microsoft that was causing Excel, Word and PowerPoint to be scanned which caused long opening times. I don't remember the KB article for that one at the moment but will find it if I need to.

Thanks for any help in advance.
 

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I have an Excel file which has some moving objects as well as some drop down menus. I recently installed MS Office 2007 after erasing 2003. The Excel tables now are disabled, the file now looks like a picture, only the fields outside of the content are really clickable.I have tried to enable all macros, downloaded the MS compatibility pack, still same issue. Any suggestions/ideas? The file works in 2013 and 2016.I can share the file upon request ...

Answer:Office 2003 Excel file will not open with Office 2007

Thank you for your suggestions, here an update: I got the file working - how, no idea. I re-opened the original attachment, deleted the one I had on my PC and voila, it works.

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I realize that this is not primarily a Windows7 problem, but it just bothered me to see one program stopping me from setting the file associations for another program. And I need to vent.

I have been running both Libre Office (LO) and Open Office (OO) for months now, not a heavy user, just trying to keep both going while I figure which one I liked best. These apps share file extensions, and are very file compatible, and I had always been able to open the same document in either

Both families of programs pinned to the Start Menu had, for months, contained file history of many documents, some documents showing as history in both app-families, and able to be opened in either LO or OO. Yesterday, I upgraded Open Office. First thing I noticed, the LO apps pinned to the start menu had their document history icons changed to OO icons. Sure enough, these documents, in the history list of a pinned LO app, open in OO. Rats, I think--I guess I will have to re-assign the extensions to LO. . . . No can do! I have never had this happen before, but I now when I use "Open With" on a file with the shared extensions, (.ods, .odt,...) then "Choose Default Programs...", then "browse" to set a new default, the LO app does not stick. So far, I am unable to set the file association to any of the LO apps.

I have occasionally seen software, usually pretty sleazy and undesirable software, that would hijack file associations, would take-over as much of the compute... Read more

Answer:Libre Office & Open Office file associations

I think the problem here is that Libre Office is a recent fork from Open Office. At one time they were so close that you couldn't have both loaded on the same system.

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Hello please help me. well I have office 2007 and office 2003 on my PC. So my friwnd gave me a ppt file that is in office 2010 and unfortunatly i dont have office 2010. if there are any converters to convert this file in offive 2007??? or if there is other way to open this 2010 file?

Answer:Open office 2010 PPT files with Office 2007

2010 doesn't have different file extensions from 2007. docx, xlsx, pptx, accdb. You should be able to open those files in 2007 without issue.Also, it's not really the best idea to have two different versions of Office installed. They can conflict, especially when it comes to macros and equations.

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i used to use OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite but now i see there is LibreOffice Productivity Suite - The Document Foundation and they have succeeded in confusing me, can anyone tell me which one is the way to go for a windows office alternative?

Answer:open office and libre office... whats the difference?

Most here use Open office. It has been found to be compatible with the famous and expensive MS product Office.
It has been used by many and they are satisifed. I never heard of the other, which says something in itself.
The most important feature that you want is comapatiblity with MS Word, as most people use that. You want to be sure that you can send them doucments and it can be read. Well, you have that with Open Office.

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Right so there is Vista and Microsoft Office on my mom's computer, I type out the document on that, send it to my PC, it doesn't open it, concerns are surronding a little theory that if I type out a document on Vista and send it to a company, they won't be able to open it...Even if I save document as a 95 or 98 word file, still won't recognise it...Can abybody suggest anything?P.S. Vista PC has the full version of Office, my XP one, has expired Office that can only view documents...Thanks!

Answer:XP office can't open Vista office Word files...

and you save a created document in an earlier Word version format, anyone with Microsoft Office will be able to open it.Vista has nothing to do with it.

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At work I have Windows 2000 along with Office 2000. If I save a document to disk and take it home, will my home computer with Windows 95 and Office 97 be able to read the document??? If not, how can I change them to RTF files?
 

Answer:Office 97: Will it open Office 2000 Word files?

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I now have a new problem, before I managed to open 2007 files by opening Office 2010 and then from inside the application choosing to open a file. The problem I have though is if I just try to open an Office 2007 file then I can't open it, and I can't change the default program to open it.

How do you get Office 2010 to open all the Office 2007 files such as word, excel etc?

Answer:Can't open Office 2007 files with Office 2010!

please don't cross post

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I've recently got a new machine and had copied my old PST file over. Whenever I go to open it I get "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Outlook Files\*pst file name*"

I created a test archive and was able to open that one (same location ) just fine.
Is there an add-in/converter tool I need to run in order to be able to open my old PST file?

Answer:Open an Office 2007 PST file in Office 2010

How to move your personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook

Also, lots of information about transferring PST files here:
Backup and Restore | HowTo-Outlook

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Hello, I upgraded Office 2002 to Office XP but when I open any of the programs, the Office XP label appears briefly but it then opens as Office 2002. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you!
 

Answer:Office XP programs open as Office 2002 after upgrade

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Anyone migrated their business from Microsoft Office to Open Office?

Thinking about doing it as a way to cut back on costs. Currently we are using variety of office versions right now (2007, 2003, & 2000) It would cost a small fortune to get everyone on the same version.

Just looking for some feedback, share your thoughts and experiences. Thanks.
 

Answer:Anyone migrated their business from Microsoft Office to Open Office?

I don't run any company or enterprise, but it's been several years I'm happily using open office, it's 3 times smaller than MS and to me much easier to use. I think the functions and features and interface are pretty well organized. And for that all, it's freeware.
 

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We are using Office 2000 pro on Windows 2000 Pro PC's. We install Office as a local admin. Everthing installs and works fine. After the install a non-local admin logs into office and attempts to open Word. The installer for Office opens. It will only complete if the user has local admin privalages, if not it does not complete properly and each time the user logs in the installer kicks in. Is there a way around this (so once we install Office it will open up for all users, or do all my users have to have local admin privalages for the initial openning of office. After the installer completes, I can remove the the user out of the local admin group and everything works fine. If there is a way around this that would be great. we use roaming profiles and we have several multiuser PC' and the current issue is a real headache

Thank you
 

Answer:Users are getting prompted for office CD first time they open office

Ok, try this, since you are doing a manual install on each system . . .

After install, open each program once.

OFF2000: Installer Starts and Prompts You for Office Source When You Start Office Program for First Time

Which installation option are you using?? Are you running all from Computer??
 

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I am wondering if anyone knows how to customize the "Open Office Document" program in Office 2000... this is the small program that archives shortcuts and has a tool bar on the left hand side with options that include : Web folders, Favorites, Desktop, Personal and History. I want to customize the "Look In:" tool bar...

Thanks,
Andrew
 

Answer:Office 2000: Open Office Document Shortcut

I can't find a single way to change that setting. So, here's what I'd do.

Go to your (default) folder in Windows Explorer. Right-click it and hit Create Shortcut. Then, right-click the shortcut and hit Properties. Hit Change Icon. Give it the Open Office Document icon and also rename it to Open Office Document.

Copy or cut the shortcut.

Go to C:\windows\start menu and delete the old Open Office Document Shortcut and paste the new one in there.
 

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Whenever I try to open a word document (which is associated with OpenOffice writer, Office 2003 Setup attempts to install something. It fails because I deleted the installation files (out of the office suite I only installed PP and Excel). Why is this happening?
 

Answer:Microsoft Office installer launches with Open Office

When Setup runs, what does it try to install? (What does it say in the window)
 

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Answer:Do any of the Microsoft Office suites have anything Open Office doesn't?

Onenote. . . . nuffsaid
 

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Hello, I upgraded Office 2002 to Office XP but when I open any of the programs, the Office XP label appears briefly but it then opens as Office 2002. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you!
 

Answer:Office XP programs open as Office 2002 after upgrade

I'm sorry, I posted this in the wrong forum. I'll post it to the correct forum now.
 

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Recently installed Office 2010 (32 bit becuz it was recommended to do so my MS) and now when I send an Office 2007 file to that PC (both PCs are Win 7 64 it) it tries to open the file in Windows Media!!

What the heck am I doing wrong? I'm beginning to think I should not have purchased Office 2010 Pro and stayed with the Office 2007 on all my machines.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

That is weird.
Could you please describe step by step how you are sending the file to another PC.
Also, please provide more details on what type of the file that is. And if you create a similar file on recipient PC, will it be opened in Windows Media as well?

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Just about to install office 2003, but want to check if it is possible to open Office 2003 files with Office 2000 with minimum loss.Any experience?

Answer:open office 2003 files with Office 2000?

you should have no problems as i run office 2003 and my co-workers run office 2000 and they can open fine.I think it is only if you start encryting them that causes a few problems

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I've never had much problem putting Office Libre or Open Office on a computer.
A neighbor needed help with an HP Printer.
OK, found the software downloaded and installed.
(this is a Walmart HP Computer, cheap and slow, Windows 10)
He wanted to manipulate documents and print.
I believe he needs a basic word processor.
Attempted to download install both without success.
Anyone know this problem? Have a solution?
 

Answer:Downloading Office Libre or Open Office W10

It would be super useful if you explained the error instead of just claiming it was "without success"
 

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Hi all
Any Open Office / Libre Office users --- I'd like to know the current "State of Play" regarding compatability with MS Office.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Libre Office Vs Open Office for compatability

Hi Jimbo!

This article might interest you:
Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice | Applications - InfoWorld

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I can't seem to be able to convert back to 2003 MS Office. I switched the default to OpenOffice 3.2 to give it a try, but I want to switch back until I can play with OpenOffice a little.
I went to, Default Programs-Set your Default Programs, but the only MS program that is listed there is MS Outlook. It's not showing Word or Excel. I definitely didn't want to try clicking on Outlook hoping that word or excel are within this same heading. I don't use Outlook and I didn't want to mess up my email program.

MS 2003 office, Win 7

Answer:Setting MS Office as default instead of Open Office

Have you tried using the Default Programs feature, which is listed on the Windows 7 START menu?

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Installed on my PC I have an old copy of Microsoft Office 2000. I use Word for my documents and made a spreadsheet on Excel for a game I play, other than that I have I have no knowledge of using the other features of this suite such as Access, Outlook or Powerpoint.

While downloading the latest Java update I noticed an ad for a freeware program called OpenOffice.org and after Googling it found that as far as I can see it is the same sort of thing as the Office 2000 suite only newer and probably more modern.

My question is, would the Open Office.org program be better than my outdated Office 2000 Suite and would I still be able to read my word documents etc using this program or would I have to keep Office 2000 as well.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice offered.

Answer:Open Office.org V Microsoft Office Question?.

Hello bluesjunior,Yes, you will be able to open your word documents with OpenOffice. I use OpenOffice myself. You may wish to read through the following thread. While the initial post doesn't mention OpenOffice, the rest of the thread is entirely about OpenOffice. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/58782/anyone-tried-the-ms-office-2006/ The thread also contains a link to the Open Office site.Orange Blossom

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:wave If I have, and LOVE Open Office :drool, but run in to the occasional file that I can't open with it, not the new .xdoc or anything, but for instance, a friend of mine sent me a .doc that I couldn't open with OOrg, can they coexist on a machine? Can I still use OOrg for everything, and MSO for things that get emailed to me?

I am guessing I can, and this new CD is licensed for 3 machines, so I might use it on mine, if it's not going to mess up OOrg..

Thanks guys!

Both windows XP Machines.. my signature refers to a machine I have at home. lol
 

Answer:Open Office & Microsoft Office (2007)

Yes, you can run OOorg and MS Office on the same PC. You may run into occasional problems when the PC can't decide which program to use to open a certain document, but this is easily solved by right clicking on the document, and selecting Open With and then selecting the program you want to open it with.
 

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Word Perfect expired a while ago and I cant find a serial so either I can go with XP Office, which will cost me money or Open Office. Which is better and why.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Xp Office Vs Word Perfect 12 Vs Open Office

here is a free program that turns up your licences:belarc advisorhttp://www.belarc.com/

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These programs seems to be practically identical except that Open Office is free, but Star office is normally about 50. Whilst that is not a lot for a comprehensive Office Suite, it is a lot just for an installation CD. If I am looking for updates, patches do I go to Star Office Support click here or Open Office.org? click hereI understand that the new Open Office beta has a macro-recording function that might be useful to me. If I scrap Star Office and install Open Office again, what will I be losing if anything?

Answer:Star Office / Open Office - What's the Difference?

Up to you, Open office is open coding so anyone can edit the software.But there is minor diffrances.

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I have always used Wordperfect, but I have a new computer with Win 7 64bit.  The Wordperfect that I have is too old and will not work on the new OS.  I have MS Works 9 as an OEM on the new computer, but I don't like it.  I am retired and do not want to spend much on new Office software.  Can anyone tell me which of the 2 other software is most like Wordperfect? Thanks, Roneee

Answer:WordPerfect vs Open Office or Softmaker Office

Nothing is like Word Perfect. I stopped using it 10 years ago and still miss it. Try Open Office (a free MS Office replacement): http://www.openoffice.org/

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I don't use text documents that often but did download Open Office and I like it. But I shouldn't need both OOo and Windows, should I? I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and it came with Windows Office Powerpoint Viewer 2007. Can I just uninstall that program?

I LIKE being able to uninstall Windows stuff because--as I understand--they tend to take up a lot of space. But OOo is 374 MB and Windows is only 133 MB. The "Viewer" looks like it may be an introductory abridged version of the real thing and I suspect I don't need it. I think it's what it is--only a viewer--as I see nowhere I can compose a doc.

Can I dump it?

Thanks, as always for your generous help.

Answer:Can Open Office let me remove Windows Office?

Powerpoint Viewer is independent of MS Office. It was designed for people, who don't have Office, but wanted to open Power Point presentations.
It's up to you. You can keep it just for that purpose, or use OO to open pps files.

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Who uses "Open Office"?

I see that you can type a document in Open Office and open it in Word -- Can you open Word .doc in Open Office?

Can you take a document from Open Office and create a .pdf file?

I did a search on this forum and found this - someone had a question about their MS license. That's what I'm working on for buying new licenses at work on new pcs.

Halo's comment:




But you can or could install OpenOffice.org For Windows 2.1.0 while its not MS Office, it has the majority if not all the functionality of MS Office and will save and open files from Office fine.... the best part is its FREE.Click to expand...


 

Answer:Using Open Office instead of Microsoft Office Word

pegg said:





Who uses "Open Office"?Click to expand...

I have... haven't recently as the release I tried was buggy as heck. Newer releases are much better from what I've heard, but I can't confirm.





pegg said:





I see that you can type a document in Open Office and open it in Word -- Can you open Word .doc in Open Office?Click to expand...

Yes, you can, IIRC. This is what attracted me to it in the first place!





pegg said:





Can you take a document from Open Office and create a .pdf file?Click to expand...

Yes, if the application doesn't do it natively, PDF creation apps that we were discussing earlier (PDF Creator comes to mind) should allow you to create the PDFs... not sure about some that were mentioned, but this app installs a printer that you can use from any application to "print" into a PDF file.
 

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Having only 220 mb remaining on my 1 gig hd, I utilised the "minimal" installation of Open (AKA Star) Office from a cover disk. The installation went fine and the program seems to work very well. What i'm keen to explore is its compatability. Is there somewhere perhaps on the web where i can find word documents that I can try to open.Thanks, Dag

Answer:Open (Star) office/MS office compatability

Not sure as to the standard of your star office but there was recently a trial run by PCA on the latest version. Although there is some loss of formatting here and there, generally the compatibility between SO and MS Office is pretty good. Bear in mind that although SO will open MS files, anything saved in SO format will not open in Office, you have to 'save as' the office format.Unless your various files are critical in their content being identical in all aspects, SO is a very good alternative.Craig

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Office XP tries to Install when I start WORD/EXCEL in Office 2007.

I upgraded from Office XP Pro to Office 2007 Standard. Whenever I start WORD, EXCEL or POWERPOINT, Office XP is looking for PRORET.MSI to try to install. If I close it, Office 2007 apps open normally. This happens every time I open any of the three apps mentioned if a copy is not already open. BTW, this does not happen when I open OUTLOOK 2007.

Can anyone tell me how to stop this irritating occurrence? Thanks!!

Frustrated

Answer:MS Office XP trying to launch when I open Office 2007

Hi,

Assuming you had Office XP installed at some point. You need to be sure it was uninstalled properly. Try OrkTools , it comes with an unistall wizard, if you can't uninstall from Programs and Features in Control Panel.

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Open Office not responding normally.. It said it crashed said it would repair document but went round and round and round some more, never repairing the document. An email with a Microsoft Word document could not be opened.

Answer:Open Office not responding - delete Open Office? How?

Well you'd uninstall it. I don't think the process is any different than uninstalling other software but you can take a look at this:http://www.wikihow.com/Uninstall-Op...(Don't click on any of the links there.) Then you can attempt a reinstall. Make sure the version you're installing is compatible with windows 8.

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I have spent weeks trying to resolve the following problem:
 
Office Starter on a W7-32 bit machine.  It works fine there.  I used it to create a thumb drive which is supposed to allow me to transport it to other machines.
 
When I try to do that with either of my W8.1-64 machines, it fails miserably.
 
I have learned the following:
 
If not updated correctly on the W7 machine and the machine is upgraded to 8/8.1 .. I will lose Office Starter entirely.  The machine is designated to be upgraded to W10 any day now.  From what I can tell, there are no updates available/needed for this W7 update .. but I could be wrong.
 
When I try to run from thumb drive on W8.1 .. sometimes the machine reboots and other times it errors.  I don't want to try it in order to quote the errors ... too concerned about corruption on the 8.1 machines.
 
Don't know if it is important, but none of these machines have a Drive Q: local drive showing.
 
I have downloaded three files .. two from MS and one from a link found here in this forum.  I have not run either one.   They are:
 
click2run2010-kb2553141-fullfile-x86-glb.exe
click2run2010-kb2598285-fullfile-x86-glb.exe
Office-2010-Starter-Win8.1_Patch.exe
 
Instructions for EACH has been confusing and even contradictory ... and I am fairly sure how to implement these is the problem.
 
If anyone can help, appreciation comes in advance.

Answer:Help with MS OFFICE STARTER

I would first ask if you absolutely must have the Office software. If the answer is no, there are plenty of alternatives out there, such as LibreOffice and OpenOffice, that are free. Another alternative is to simply use Office Online. Go to www.office.com and sign in or create a free account. Office online utilizes the latest version of office, and should do even more than the Office Starter that you're talking about.
 
In my past experience, Office Starter was horrible and, if it failed or corrupted, there was no way to reinstall it easily. For those reasons and more, I would go with an alternative listed above, personally. 

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does anyone have ms office starter on w8. i have on a net book with w7starter and its dreadfully slow to open and was wondering does it open quickly in w8 or is it made slow on purpose to get people to upgrade to paid versions.
also
does windows 8 have its own built in pdf reader, therefore no need for foxit/adobe reader etc.
i have a retail upgrade of full office xp [needs office 2000 installed first before it will install] would these work in w8 i have the discs for both.
[still looking at laptop specs, not keen to buy another sony but went in thier store today and the laptops were extremely fast.

Answer:MS Office starter and w8

I have not used it on windows 8.
As Microsoft suggests that "If you don't install the latest version of Microsoft Office Starter 2010 on your Windows 7 PC before upgrading to Windows 8, you won't be able to use it after the operating system upgrade is complete."
There are so many alternative of MS Office starter like Libre office, Open Office & many more. There are good enough to do your activities.
Ref:
http://www.neowin.net/news/how-to-get-office-starter-2010-working-on-windows-8
http://about-word-document-corruption.blogspot.in/2012/11/how-to-repair-and-recover-text-from.html
Thanks,
Mark

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Hi all. I have a new laptop. Windows 7, Office Starter 2010 was pre-installed. I want to make a portable version of Office Starter 2010, then uninstall Office Starter 2010, then install an older version of Office.

Take Office Starter with you

Please see step 2 ; "... Click Start to continue". EVERY time a click Start I get an error message, "Starter To-Go Device Manager requires network connectivity to be installed". But (unless "requires network connectivity" means something else ) I AM connected to the net just fine.

Anyone succeeded in setting this up, ever?

TIA,
bomb
 

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I have spent weeks trying to resolve the following problem:
 
Office Starter on a W7-32 bit machine.  It works fine there.  I used it to create a thumb drive which is supposed to allow me to transport it to other machines.
 
When I try to do that with either of my W8.1-64 machines, it fails miserably.
 
I have learned the following:
 
If not updated correctly on the W7 machine and the machine is upgraded to 8/8.1 .. I will lose Office Starter entirely.  The machine is designated to be upgraded to W10 any day now.  From what I can tell, there are no updates available/needed for this W7 update .. but I could be wrong.
 
When I try to run from thumb drive on W8.1 .. sometimes the machine reboots and other times it errors.  I don't want to try it in order to quote the errors ... too concerned about corruption on the 8.1 machines.
 
Don't know if it is important, but none of these machines have a Drive Q: local drive showing.
 
I have downloaded three files .. two from MS and one from a link found here in this forum.  I have not run either one.   They are:
 
click2run2010-kb2553141-fullfile-x86-glb.exe
click2run2010-kb2598285-fullfile-x86-glb.exe
Office-2010-Starter-Win8.1_Patch.exe
 
Instructions for EACH has been confusing and even contradictory ... and I am fairly sure how to implement these is the problem.
 
If anyone can help, appreciation comes in advance.

Answer:Help with MS OFFICE STARTER

I would first ask if you absolutely must have the Office software. If the answer is no, there are plenty of alternatives out there, such as LibreOffice and OpenOffice, that are free. Another alternative is to simply use Office Online. Go to www.office.com and sign in or create a free account. Office online utilizes the latest version of office, and should do even more than the Office Starter that you're talking about.
 
In my past experience, Office Starter was horrible and, if it failed or corrupted, there was no way to reinstall it easily. For those reasons and more, I would go with an alternative listed above, personally. 

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Question: office starter

office starter 2010 will no install
 

Answer:office starter

Why? On what?
 

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Has anyone with a Windows 7 computer using the Office Starter had to pay to continue using Microsoft Office?
 

Answer:Windows 7 and Office Starter

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This is the last of the MS office starter tip, hope they have helped.





Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Tips and Tricks 7: Word Starter, Beyond Basics

In our final Tips and Tricks, we will dig a bit deeper into Word Starter, and highlight some useful features that will help improve your productivity. This edition will go beyond the basics, covering the built-in PDF creator, customizable styles, and interchangeable themes.


Creating a PDF in Word Starter

PDF files are often requested in many sharing scenarios such as r?sum?s. Office 2010 now comes with a built-in converter. No longer is there a need for you to go and download a pesky converter, when you can save it to a .pdf format straight from Word Starter!
After writing up the document that you would like to convert into a PDF, go to the Backstage by clicking the File tab above the Ribbon. Select Share in the left panel. Here you will see many options for you to share this document, as well as different options to save. Let?s choose Create PDF/XPS Document. Finally, select the button Create a PDF/XPS.

The window pictured above will appear. Selecting Options you will see several additional features that you can add into your PDF right from Word, such as adding bookmarks, selecting specific pages, or saving markups.
Customizing Styles

Having to set fonts, sizes, and colors each time you write a header, paragraph, title, subtitle, etc. in a document can prove to be ... Read more

Answer:More Stuff When Using MS Office Starter

Having a built in PDF creator will be great! I have to send a lot of PDF files and have always used 3rd party software. It is good to know that Microsoft has got around to including this. Thanks for the tips Lee.

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I have the MS Office starter pack installed on my Vaio, it is a bit tricky to find the print and various options, I have heard that there is a free "office" programme to download, can someone advise me what to do? I dont want to buy the MS office programme but I need a word programme I can use for letters.documents printing labels and things, thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

Answer:Microsoft office - starter, what should I do?

Print is easy to find. Click the file tab top left hand corner and print is one of the options on the drop down menu. You can also use Ctrl + P to get to print. I use Office starter on my laptop and find it will do all the usual tasks I need from a word program or spreadsheet with excel.

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I've got Office 2010 starter on this 8.1 PC and I'm getting an update message. Its just a little odd looking so I wanted to make sure it was legit. Thanks in advance!

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I have this pay Office installed, with which M$ managed to hose me of about 60$, and now I want to remove it so it'll stop interfering with my Office Starter installation. Unfortunately, I don't know which items to remove from the Control Panel. The Offices I have in the Control Panel:
365
Click-to-Run 2010
PowerPoint Viewer 2007
Starter 2010
Which do I remove?
After that, I might need help getting documents to default to the Starter. For instance, when I download a Word document, I can't figure out how to get it to start the Starter Word.

Answer:How to remove all Office but starter?

Do you have a reinstall copy of Office Starter 2010. The only way that I can see is to uninstall all your versions of Office, then reinstall Office Starter. If you don't have a copy of Starter then I think you will have to select one of the others & just install it only.
Having multiple copies of Office can cause conflicts, particularly as these are the same version.
Before you do any uninstalling, copy all your documents etc. to a flash stick or similar, so you don't lose those.
Removing all traces of Office when uninstalling can be a problem, so post back if you have a problem.

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I was given a Toshiba Satellite laptop which came w/Office 2010 Stater pre-installed. I've taken the laptop back to Factory Setup & have done most of my own reconfiguring so far. I know that the laptop has Office 2010 Starter on it (though I have not set this up yet) & only the limited versions of Word & Excel are included.

My question is: can I upgrade to get the full versions of Word, Excel & Powerpoint; but NOT Outlook & OneNote?

Answer:Upgrading Office Starter

CJW, if you search in the programs along with the garbage the factory setup puts there, there should be a program that will allow you to upgrade to one of the different full office version. If you are a student or teacher, they have a cheap upgrade that is available.

Rich

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Has anyone with a Windows 7 computer using the Office Starter had to pay to continue using Microsoft Office? I was using Office Starter that came with Windows 7 and one day I could not access my documents without paying for the Office package; has anyone else had that problem?

Answer:Windows 7 and Office Starter

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question Has anyone with a Windows 7 computer using the Office Starter had to pay to continue using Microsoft Office? I was using Office Starter that came with Windows 7 and one day I could not access my documents without paying for the Office package; has anyone else had that problem? There are enough vversions out there that are totally free. Like openoffice;)

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Did not know such a free MS office program existed till I saw on the PCA home page, was about to get office 2010 home edition, now saved some money by using this free version seems to have all the needs for a home user. [remember to run updates after install]
thank you pca for the useful article and download link. I am sure many other pca readers will find it handy too.

Answer:MS Office 2010 Starter

Many PC suppliers offer it as part of any build (scroll to section 5) possibly because they get paid for advertising it or as an extra feature.

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How can I temporarily disable Microsoft Office Starter.

Thank you,

Answer:How can I disable Office Starter

Click on the Windows Start Orb (lower left corner) and click Run.
Manually type in msconfig and click OK.
If you have an entry for MS Office Starter in the Startup Tab, uncheck it, and re-boot.
Does that help ?

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How do I get a working copy of Microsoft Office Starter 10.my OS is Windows 7

Answer:Microsoft Office Starter 10

Hi, Please try     http://www.techspot.com/downloads/6255-microsoft-office-starter-2010.html Regards.

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I was wondering if there is any way to stop Microsoft Office Starter from displaying ads and wasting screen space.

If there is a way, how do you do it?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Is there a way to disable ads in Office Starter?

The ads are there because it's free, and since what you are asking is about blocking ads, I will point out one of our rules,






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13) No ad blocking discussions. This site depends on ads to pay for the costs of running and maintaining it.

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Did not know such a free MS office program existed till I saw on the PCA home page, was about to get office 2010 home edition, now saved some money by using this free version seems to have all the needs for a home user. [remember to run updates after install]
thank you pca for the useful article and download link. I am sure many other pca readers will find it handy too.

Answer:MS Office 2010 Starter

please delete duplicate post, been getting a lot of problems with pca freezing up on my computer

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I recently cleared my hard drive and installed Windows 10. Originally I had Microsoft Office Starter on my machine but now I'm not able to download the software. It shows here that it was originally on my laptop: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03337074#AbT1 but now I have no way of getting this software. I did find one link for it, but it did not work. Thank you.

Answer:Microsoft Office Starter

Hi: Office 2010 Starter only installs on PC's with W7 (which is what your PC came with originally). It would still work if you upgraded from W7 to W10 and it was installed on W7, but now that you have installed W10, it won't work. There are free Office-type programs out there that will read and edit MS Office files. I like this one for example... http://www.ksosoft.com/downloads/windows

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Has anyone with a Windows 7 computer using the Office Starter had to pay to continue using Microsoft Office?

Answer:Windows 7 and Office Starter

No Mike, Office Starter is always free to use.

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I'm having a problem opening a text file in Documents that I wrote using Open Office.

It's extension is .wps. I get a message it opens with swriter.exe.

When I try to open the text file, I get a long list of titles, such as: Open Office.org 1.0 Text Document, PSD - Adobe Photshop, etc., but I don't get the text file I wrote.

I recently did Disk Cleanup and Error Checking, so I might have removed a program I needed to click open and read my Open Office text files.

Advice would be appreciated.

 

Answer:Solved: Can't open Open Office text file

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