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A Hypothetical Office Question? (MS Office/Open Office)

Question: A Hypothetical Office Question? (MS Office/Open Office)

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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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My question is, would the Open Office.org program be better than my outdated Office 2000 Suite and would I still be able to read my word documents etc using this program or would I have to keep Office 2000 as well.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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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 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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Answer:Do any of the Microsoft Office suites have anything Open Office doesn't?

Onenote. . . . nuffsaid
 

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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.
 

Answer:Solved: Conflict between Open Office and Office Starter

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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'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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On my husbands computer we are running Office pro 2010 on Windows 7.I would like to upgrade it to Office pro 2013. But in Outlook 2010 he has like 40 folders with subfolders full of emails. When i upgrade will Outlook 2013 grab all the settings, folders, emails and put them in correctly? I know office 2013 does not go onto of office 2010 because i did it on my own computer but i do not use outlook on mine, i use WLM so i do not remember what it did for outlook because i do not remember if i put an account in there after i installed it or not. I did mine months ago, call it a senior moment.

Does anyone here using Office 2013, did it as an upgrade and found all their settings, folders, emails, calendar and everything else get transferred into outlook 2013 correctly?

I do have a .pst backup just in case but sometimes when putting this back it messes up everything and i do not want to spend hours fixing it nor a divorce (lol) over this.

Answer:Upgrading from Office 2010 to office 2013 question

Oh also, i remember i got in program and features Office 2010 and office 2013, once i knew all was well i uninstalled office 2010, but then again i do not use outlook but for only one exchange account, and everything went fine with uninstalling office 2010, i am hoping from the answer you give me above, this would be the case here to?

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I've an almost new machine that I've installed Office 2007 Home & Student. On my previous machine I had Office 2000 premium installed. Since Home & Student is just Excel and Word I was wondering if I can install Access and Outlook from my old Office 2000 CDs to compliment my Home&Student? I rarely use access and would use outlook only for the calendar so this is low priority for me and I don't want to chance screwing up my Office 2007 for something I'd only use a few times a year unless I've some assurances that it would work. Does anyone have experience doing this or something similar?
 

Answer:Office 2007 & Office 2003 curiosity question

Haven't tried it with 2000, but I know it works with 2003.

Courtney sends....
 

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We are wanting to up-grade our current Office suite Office 2003 to either Office 2010 or Office 2013.  Our PC's are running Windows 7
 
I would just like to know what peoples opinions and advice is on this?

Answer:Up-grade from Office 2003 to Office 2010 or Office 2013

 I can't speak to Office 2013, but I've done numerous upgrades to Office through 2010.  When you install the new version, you have the option to keep the old version or just replace it.  Starting with Office 2007 the familiar menu bar has been replaced with the ribbons which take a lot of getting used to for folks used to older versions.  There's a little program called UbitMenu that will add most of the menu bar functions back in the 2007 and 2010 versions that a lot of folks find helpful.  If you do opt to have two different versions installed at the same time, what happens is that when you switch from one to the other, it goes through a juggling act that takes a minute or so.  It's a bit of a pain, but if you need it, it could be a convenience.
 
Good luck.

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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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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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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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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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: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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I bought my Office 365 for cheap in college. It is registered to me under a college email that I no longer can access.
(this is a problem because I used that account to sign up for Bing Ads and the customer support is always messing with me to prove it is my account, hard to do when you cannot access the old email, it is a pain in the rear)
Anyway, if I buy 365 again and register it under a new email, will I lose access to all the storage I have in my school account, or will that remain. Can the accounts be synced? (the on-screen prompts imply they can be synced, but I don't trust MS enough to not verify that this is true)

I assume if I just renew it under the now-defunct email address nothing will change. Except I will be out $69 for a 1 year subscription.

What if I just buy Office 2016 for $71 and keep it for several years.
(if these guys are for real, https://www.istarsoftware.com/112-microsoft-office-2016)

Is there a difference for my purposes? I use MS Word, Excel and Outlook daily.
But I use them at the novice to lower average level user level.

Do you think Office 2016, that will last for several years and is cheaper, will be OK?

I use Outlook to access various emails and I do some very simple spread sheet manipulations with Excel.

To be honest, if it weren't for Outlook I would probably not buy it at all. I like the email client. Otherwise Open Office (I think it is called) is more than sufficient I would think.

Edit:
If I buy Office 2016 and install ... Read more

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I used to have office 2016 on my pc but at some point I had to do a reset. When I went to install office again, it picked my office 365 license and not the license key I had. I didn't notice this until last week when I started getting notifications that it was expiring.
I tried with tech support to get the original license key installed and not the O365 license but it didn't work.
So does anyone have the proper steps I need to take to install the one time license key?
Thank you

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We currently use Office 2007 and Office 2010 on our about 20 workstations. I'm looking to move to MS office 365 for hosted exchange. I found out that as of the first of this year, Microsoft no longer support Outlook 2007 or 2010 for hosted exchange. It seems to be working just fine so far at another site I'm involved with. The issue is that if you ever contact support, they will blame the version of Outlook you're on. So, I'm looking at options for upgrading.

Do you guys that are on office 365 for email using the premium version that includes the office subscription or buy Office 2016?

For the most part, we just need outlook, word and excel. We do have 6 people that will need powerpoint also.

Just looking for a recommendation from you guys on what makes the most sense.

Thanks!
 

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Are there any differences between office 365 home and office 2016 pro when you compared their installations of word, excel, power point and publisher?
For example, is Word from O365 the same as Word in Office 2016? Or does one have more options/features than the other?

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I'm most familiar with, and most like 'MS Office' - but there's no way I can afford Word, Excel, Access et al (even if I thought it was value for money).My PC shipped with 'MS Works' (oem) but I took an instant dislike to this "suite".So, I was about to download the highly-reputed freeware 'Open Office 2' when I noticed I could get a copy of 'Sun Star Office 7' for a measly £5...I understand that 'Sun Office' is an enhanced commercial release of 'Open Office' featuring third-party extras (such as spell-checkers and fonts), and therefore:'Sun Office 7' is better than 'Open Office 1.2',and 'Sun Office 8' is better than 'Open Office 2'...if you don't mind paying the extra £50.Well, for £5 I can get 'Star Office 7' - seems pretty much to be a bargain - but is it better than 'Open Office 2'?

Answer:Star Office 7 or Open Office 2?

Star 7 is based on Open 1.1, it's a good suite, but perhaps not on a par with OpenOffice 2, which does have a spell checker and plenty of fonts. Neither have a grammar checker though. Star as is comes with a better selection of templates, but this is easily remedied at the OpenOffice site click here I've got Star 7 on my main PC and OpenOffice on a backup, I mainly use Star as it's what I'm used to, but users of Microsoft Office will find the OpenOffice interface rather more familiar than Star.If you're looking to use a database then there's no contest, OpenOffice isn't as easy as Access, but it's light years ahead of the Adabas module that comes with Star.click hereclick hereclick here

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Just took possession of a new/used laptop w/XP Pro sp2 and the OpenOffice
apps.

Transferred some Excel files onto it from my desktop and the OpenOffice
equivalent worked fine to open and modify those Excel files.

When I tried moving them back to the desktop, the MS Office files would not read the OpenOffice Excel equivalent.

AFAIK, both the MS Office and OpenOffice versions are the latest.

Any info on this? Would be nice if they'd work "both ways"

Thx!
 

Answer:Open Office compatibility with MS Office ?

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en
 

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I have some paper work files for work that are very important and for some reason the text boxes aren't showing.

I did the work on two separate computers with win7 and MS office.(at work) Im currently trying Open Office(at home) on both my win8 desktop and my old Vista laptop. The files open but only the template info remains. None of the text boxes are showing. I have tried to re save in every different option OO gives me. (currently they are .docx) I have also looked through tool bar options with no luck.

There are 25 files in one folder. 11 or 12 were done on the first computer this morning. I used one of those files as a template for the rest I did on the second computer tonight. Im home now and only the files in that folder are not working. Everything else i tried on the thumb drive is fine.
I have done this thousands of times with no problems.

*Disclaimer* I did remove the drive without "safely removing" when I left for the night.

Im hoping like hell that its just some problem with OO and it will be fine at work tomorrow. But this is a potential headache for a client and certainly a loss of some loot. So if it doesnt work im hoping someone might have some clue as to what is going on.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Problem with Office/Open Office.

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I did remove the drive without "safely removing" when I left for the night.




That'll definitely lead to corrupt files, which sounds like what has happened
I know of an issue with the Dell/Lexmark printers and open office not getting along. You can try updating to a newer version called Libre Office. Libre Office came about because the programmers that originally wrote Open Office left after a dispute with Oracle (Oracle bought Open Office at that time) and they left and started Libre Office as an Open Office replacement. I honestly think it's even better that Open Office.
You can get it here:
LibreOffice 4.1 is here!

Btw: after a quick look I see that Oracle has given up on Open Office and has handed it over to Apache:
Oracle gives OpenOffice to Apache | ZDNet

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Hi guysI am now using Open Office, but want to switch to Microsoft office. Will my files change automatically or I'm gonna have to change them myself? Many people told me that the two programs were compatible, so i am not supposed to have any problems.Thanks

Answer:Open Office to microsoft Office

You should'nt have any issues with your existing Oo files...

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Does anyone know if Open Office is compatible with Office 2007 file, or if they are building compatability?

I've check on the Open Office website, but can't find squat.

Mark
 

Answer:Open Office and Office 2007

In short, yes.

Google this: "office 2007" "openoffice.org"

and it's the fourth option, a PDF.

Or go here:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,128079-c,officesuites/article.html
 

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On my computer I have Student Home and Office from Microsoft, and a week ago I download Open Office to see what it was all about as I had been recommending it to other people who didn't want to fork over "the big bucks" for Microsoft Office.  The problem I am having is that if I open a .docx file or an .xl file from My Computer, the file will open in Open Office and not in Microsoft.  If I open the files directly from Word or Excel, no problem.  How do I keep Open Office from assuming I want to open a Word or Excel file in Open Office?  Thank you

Answer:Open Office & Microsoft Office

What you want is called:change file association in Windows 7Here is one of many links:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-which-programs-Windows-uses-by-defaultThe above should be all you need.

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Hi All,

I have Office 2007 installed in my PC...plan to install another office software which one shall i go for Open Office.org or Office 2007.

Which is better between this 2?Can open office such as Ms Word file can open all existing Word document for MS word 2003,2007 and 2010?

Answer:Open Office VS Office 2007

In order to answer that question we would need to know what you define as "better". For instance, if your main consideration is price then OpenOffice is better since it is free to download. However, if you need the ability to create and run VBA macros, then Office 2007 is better since OpenOffice doesn't support VBA.

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I was curious as to which one of the above Office programs was the most user friendly?  I've been using Open Office off and on and find it difficult to find commands to use that are fairly easy to find in Microsoft Office.  For example:  pasting with unformatted text.  Still haven't found a way to copy text from the internet and then paste it to an Open Office document in a plain text like Arial Narrow.  Is Libre Office easier to navigate than Open Office?  Thanks

Answer:Open Office vs Libre Office?

http://www.howtogeek.com/187663/openoffice-vs.-libreoffice-whats-the-difference-and-which-should-you-use/This might be of help. I use both. Nothing to me stands out as one better than the other, but maybe others who use it for more than just word documents and spreadsheets can add their input on it.On older computers I use Open Office 3.3 for offline use so no security risks with running out of date version 3.3 from 6 years ago. However computers that get online should always have their Open Office or LibreOffice kept up to date to patch for issues and keep on the latest and greatest.

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I was curious as to which one of the above Office programs was the most user friendly?  I've been using Open Office off and on and find it difficult to find commands to use that are fairly easy to find in Microsoft Office.  For example:  pasting with unformatted text.  Still haven't found a way to copy text from the internet and then paste it to an Open Office document in a plain text like Arial Narrow.  Is Libre Office easier to navigate than Open Office?  Thanks

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Hey guys,
Uhh...Quick Question. I had a portable version of MS Word on my computer I don't have it any more due to a HD crash.( I do not have access to an actual disk--So I can't install it.) I have .doc files still on my computer of info I need. When I go to open one in Notepad it's encrypted. :cry Is there a way to keep them as a .doc file and open them "normally" in Open office or Libre Office?
Any Suggestions would be great.
Thanks,
Spock96
 

Answer:Notepad/ Office/Open office

Notepad will not open .doc files, regardless of whether they are encrypted. If your OS is Windows 7, you can open .doc files with WordPad, although some content might be mssing or displayed improperly. Otherwise, OpenOffice would do the trick; it will open .doc files and can save in that format. I have not used Libre Office but I'd bet the same is true for it.
 

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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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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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Please forgive my ignorance here...

I have OpenOffice (3.2) on this machine.

That being the case, do I really need these three MS programs:

1. MS Office Word Viewer 2003
2. MS ExcelViewer
3. MS File Format Converters

- is it not redundant to have them since I already have OpenOffice?
 

Answer:Open Office Question

Open Office will open documents from Word and Excel, if that is what you are asking. Not sure what you mean about the third.:confused
:wave:wave
 

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I was wondering if Open Office is compatible with Microsoft Word. Could i save something in Open Office, and open it up in word and edit it?

-Thanks

Not sure if this should of been in Microsoft Office section or not.

Answer:Open Office Question?

Yes you can!

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I just downloaded and installed Openoffice and I was wondering if there is a just to keep the Writer application and delete all the others. Also when I installed Office, a folder named "OpenOffice.org 2.0 Installation Files" came onto my desktop. Do I need to keep this folder to run Openoffice or can I delete it? Thanks.

Answer:Open Office Question

During installation, did you have the option for a 'Custom' install? If yes, uninstall then reinstall and you may have the option to just install 'Writer' on its own.

It's normally safe to remove the installation files but they may be required for tasks such as updating/repairing/reinstalling etc.

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just a quick one, if i want to put open office(150mbs) onto a pc that cant get onto the internet can i do that? i.e download it on a pc with the net and put it on a cd? then install it on the pc without the net? will that work?

Thanks

Answer:Open office question please

Yes, if you download the setup.exe file.

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hi does open office come with its own version of outlook? like in office2010 pro?Thanks

Answer:open office question

unfortunatly it does not you would have to look else where for an email client

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I'm making a presentation in Open Office using Impress, and for whatever reason, it automatically adds an Exit effect to whatever it is I'm editing. So, instead of just flying into the slide like I want it to, it comes in, then leaves.

I don't see any option to remove the exit effect. Any ideas?

EDIT: I apologize for the double thread. The post took a while. D:

Answer:Open Office Question

What settings are you using for "slide transition" in the "tasks" tab?
I am not clear precisely what the "exit effect" is, so could you describe it?
Thanks,
John

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I tried the OpenOffice forum, but could not find the answer to my question. I'm pretty sure there are some here who use this program, so here goes. No matter what I type into the document app, almost everything I type in is indicated as incorrect by the red squigly lines, as you can see from my enclosed screenshot. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I'm using ver. 4.1.2. Can I turn off auto correct or whatever this option is called? Thanks for your assistance.

Answer:Apache open office question.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?



Certainly. Uninstall it then go to Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People and download then install LibreOffice, also free but I use it because it will open Microsoft Works or Works Suite files as well as many more formats. I used to use OpenOffice but somewhere along the way got the impression it is no longer being developed. The roots of both programs go back aways, maybe Sun Micro and its Star Office.

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Whats the difference(besides the org and com) between openoffice.com and openoffice.org? Is there a difference? Obviously I'm not blessed with the tools to see it. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: Open Office Question

Openoffice.com isn't a real website, they are domain squatting and OpenOffice.Org is the official website for OpenOffice.
 

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I tried the OpenOffice forum, but could not find the answer to my question. I'm pretty sure there are some here who use this program, so here goes. No matter what I type into the document app, almost everything I type in is indicated as incorrect by the red squigly lines, as you can see from my enclosed screenshot. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I'm using ver. 4.1.2. Can I turn off auto correct or whatever this option is called? Thanks for your assistance.

Answer:Apache open office question.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?



Certainly. Uninstall it then go to Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People and download then install LibreOffice, also free but I use it because it will open Microsoft Works or Works Suite files as well as many more formats. I used to use OpenOffice but somewhere along the way got the impression it is no longer being developed. The roots of both programs go back aways, maybe Sun Micro and its Star Office.

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I have a widescreen LCD which is a high enough res, and is large enough to have 2 side-by-side pages on the same desktop. I can not find a setting in View that allows me to do this. Any ideas?
 

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Every time I copy and paste text from a website into a document I am typing it pastes it with a box around it that makes it very difficult to adjust. What option do I change so that when I copy and paste something from the internet it does so without any boxes - just straight up like a Word Document would?
 

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I need to download a document from a website and work with it. I have Microsoft Works. I downloaded Open Office. Website states Open Office "can open and edit the ".rft file used by us however, the conversion process used by Open Office does not correctly convert footers and some automatic paragraph numbering; the word processor of choice would be Microsoft Word". Since this document is expensive, i want to be sure to download it properly. Which should I use and how do I specify which one. Thanks for any help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595439 MB, Free - 567985 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 04GJJT, A00 , ..CN701639B400TY.
Antivirus: CenturyLinkô Online Security 9.01, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Open Office and Microsoft Works question

MS Works is, putting it politely, useless. If you are buying a document, don't get a Works version - get a Word version (.doc or .docx.) OO will play nicely with those document types.
 

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ok, so I have a spread sheet with a few different sheets. On one sheet, I want to have a graph that pulls data from the other sheets. This by itself is easy. But what i'd like to do is have the graph automatically update when i add new data sheets. All of the data sheets are the exact same format (meaning data locations is the same)

whats the best way to accomplish this?

and part two of this... (this is for scrabble btw)

I'm trying to figure out an automatic way for the spreadsheet to calculate the player bonus. In scrabble, if you use all of your tiles, then you get however many "points" are left of your opponents remaining tiles.

You can see my if statement on the screenshot, however the function only returns "true" or "false" and i would like it to display the actual value of H4. Which would be equal to G3 if G4=0 or the value for H4 would be 0 if G4 didn't = 0

*note the values in the player bonus column are typed in, and not the result of a function
 

Answer:Excel/Open office spreadsheet question

The functions only return true or false because you are telling it to only return true or false. G4=0 is the logical test. If the value is true, it returns H4=G3, which seems to be true from your picture (1=1). If G4=0 is false, H4=0 is returned, which seems to be false because H4 is 1. You don't want to have an expression evaluated in your return values. Try returning H4 or G3 or whatever instead.
 

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We have it on 2 of the 3 computers we have and it doesn't seem to be compatible with Word as it is said to be. When my daughter attaches her assignments to her professor it doesn't work.

It is on a refurbished Dell ( XP PRO Interl® Celeron® CPU: 2.40 GHZ, 2.39Ghz, RAM: 504 MB).

What might I try to get these programs to sync?

Thanks so much!

Answer:compatibility of "open office" suite and Microsoft Office Suite?

Hello alpad,

When she saves the document to send to the professor, which format is she saving it in? If she saves it as the default .odt, Word won't be able to open it. In the small window by "Save as Type" she needs to click the arrow to cause the drop down menu to come up, then select the proper Word version to save it as. My version of Open Office has the following MS Word options:

MS Word 97/2000/XP (.doc)
MS Word 95 (.doc)
MS Word 6.0 (.doc)

There is also an XML version. The latest version of Open Office, version 3, is also compatible with MS Word 2007; however, I don't know how that appears in the drop down menu as I don't yet have that version of Open Office.

Once she has chosen the proper Word format, then she needs to save the document. This is the version she should submit to the professor.

Orange Blossom

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Ok, my wife has a word doc (.doc) that she created at work (on a Mac). I can open that file on my PC with no problem (using Word 2003). However, I cannot open it on her computer using Open Office-- it ask for a character set and I don't know which one to choose (I tried several and all opened up as jibberish).

Is there a way to open those in Open Office? I don't want to have to convert them on my PC then send to her, and don't want her to have to save them as an .rtf file every time at school.
 

Answer:open office writer opening .doc files question

The problem is that there are many different doc file formats. If you don't know what format it is, try opening it on your machine and saving it in a format supported by OO.
 

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I am still using MS Office 2003. I realize soon I will need to upgrade. Since I am on the cheap side, I was wondering if Open Office would be a good substitute. Could I still use all of my MS files? Is there a way to import the MS files to Open Office? Any info that you could give me on Open Office would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Answer:Open Office vs MS Office

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The files produced by Microsoft Office 2007 are also called Office Open XML, OpenXML, OOXML, Office 12, .docx, .docm, .xlsx, etc. (other extensions). OpenOffice.org 3 can open these files, but it cannot save in these formats.



That's from their FAQ section and I'm pretty sure that the file types that they save in cannot be read by MS Office

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Can anyone tell me how to save my MS office documents to Open Office? I've tried everything I can think of, and I just can't seem to figure it out. I running MS XP Office. Also, I use XP Pro sp3. It's making me a little crazy trying to do this. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
 

Answer:MS Office to Open Office

You should just be able to open them using Open Office . . What happens when you try?
 

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Which one you preffered?
The lightest in memory usage?
easy to use?
friendly user?

thanks.......
 

Answer:MS OFFICE vs. OPen office?

One cost and arm and a leg (office) the others one is free.....
 

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I am getting in a pickle with my new Windows 8 laptop. I have MS Office Home and Student 2007 disk and product key. I was unwilling to pay MS for a 2013 version of Office when 2007 was good enough for what I need. For months I could not load 2007 because I could not get MS to accept the product key.
So,I down loaded Open Office as a free alternative.
However I have now found a way to get MS to accept the 2007 product key and Home and Student is now loaded on my laptop.
I seem to be getting a conflict between MS Office and Open Office I.E. I can create a document in MS Office and save it, when I try to reopen the document comes up in Open Office.
I had intended to leave both programs on the laptop, but should I assume MS Office and Open Office don't mix well and one should be deleted?
I am Dave in Newport South Wales, apologies if the solution seems obvious but I have been struggling with this for weeks. I have documents and pictures on both programs that I do not want to loose and I now have a fear of screwing something up. Thanks for Reading.

Answer:MS Office v Open Office

Make Office the default if you still want OO on your PC. Personally I'd uninstall OO.

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I'm having trouble saving my MS Word and Excel docs to Sun's Open Office. Can anyone tell me the secret? I've tried to get some local help, but no one can give me an answer. Thanks in advance, peteski::
 

Answer:MS Office to Sun Open Office

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