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Question: Solved: cannot open ms office documents

i've been using ms office 2002 for few months. today i when i tried to open ms word it didn't open. then i uninstalled it and installed ms office 2003. now i'm able to open ms word/excel/powerpoint but whenever i save a document i cannot reopen it. in case of ms word the prompt is "the file is unavailable" and in case of ms excel the prompt is "there is a problem with your virus scanner". i'm using norton 2005. i disabled it and again started above applications but problem remained. i was using avg free edition also. but when i uninstalled it i week before it got corrupted and uninstallation was not successful. can someone guide me???

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I've experienced this problem twice in the past week. Here is my current problem:

New Windows 8 computer
Moved Office 2010 install from old computer to new computer
Copied all documents to new computer by installing the old drive in the new computer (NTFS to NTFS)

When trying to open any DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, or PPTX files that are stored in the Documents folder I get permission errors. Word will open an RTF file just fine. If I try to use any Office programs to save a file to the Documents folder, I also get permission errors. I can move the file to the Desktop and work with it just fine. I can then move it back to the Documents folder.

Here are the errors when trying to open files:
Word - Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges
Excel - 'C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Book1.xlsx' could not be found
Powerpoint - The path or file name for C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Presentation1.pptx is invalid.

When I try to use one of these programs to save to the Documents folder, I get the following error:
You don't have permission to save in this location.

I tried copying the files two different ways to eliminate any lingering NTFS permissions. I used a linux box to copy from the old drive to EXT4, then to a linux formatted FAT drive. I plugged this FAT drive into the Windows machine and moved the files over but got the same errors. Next, I copied the files from the old drive to a FAT32 drive using another Windows box. Then I tool the FA... Read more

Answer:Solved: Office 2010 Can't Open Or Save Documents in My Documents Folder

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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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I have 2 users that are having the same problem. When they open documents it thinks they already have them open. i have not tried re installing office yet as they are both IT technicians and i do not want to break an of their other systems.
Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Office documents think they are already open

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I have a Dell Dimension 8200, running Office XP, and I use Microsoft Office Professional 2002. (I bought this computer in 2002)

I have been having a problem for several weeks, ever since I had a number of viruses and other bad things going on with my computer which have since been resolved.

I can't open documents that I had previously created with Microsoft Office. (Word and Excel) When I try to do so, I get a message at the bottom of the screen that says "requesting virus scan" and a timer comes up, but then nothing happens.

I have tried a number of things, including uninstalling and reinstalling Microsoft Office Professional, going to the Help Menu (Detect and Repair) when I open Excel or Word, and nothing works. I was having trouble even opening would only open in Safe mode every other time I tried to open it, until I read another helpful hint in this forum today about renaming I am hoping that someone will be able to help me with this problem as I am pulling my hair out.

I had someone come to help me clean out my computer when I was having all my problems several weeks ago, and he was not able to figure this one out, either.

Answer:Solved: Can't Open Microsoft Office Documents

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In my office we are using MS Office 2000 & Some of our clients are using higher version of office may be Office 2007. The problem is when we are trying to open these documents in our office it never opened. Is there anybody who can give me the solution for this problem. I know it is a small problem for you all. But please help may be any converter can help me but I don't know which

Thanks in advance


Answer:Solved: Unable to open Office 2007 Documents

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The trial period was over for the MS Office 2007 trial that came preloaded on my new computer, so I bought and activated the MS Office Home and Student 2010 product key. Afterwards, I had been able to open and edit Word, Powerpoint, etc documents.

I recently uninstalled the MS Office 2007 trial that was on my new computer to try to get rid of "junk" that was taking up space. Now, I can't open open any of the existing documents I have saved on my desktop or anywhere else. The only way I can even save and open a document is to open the (for example) Word 2010 app, make a new document and save it to desktop, and then open the Word 2010 app, File, Open and open it from there.

The message I get when I try to open a document is "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Defaults Programs control panel."

I tried to do that and change .doc file type so that the current default of "Unknown application" would chan... Read more

Answer:Solved: Can't Open MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, etc) Documents

Things got messed up as you uninstalled the trial version after installing the Home and Student version.
You may need to remove the H and S version and reinstall it.

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HOTFIX to correct this issue

Starting on December 11, 2009, customers who use Office 2003 will be unable to open Office 2003 documents that are protected with the Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS) or with Rights Management Services (RMS). Customers will also be unable to save Office 2003 documents that are protected with AD RMS/RMS.

Users may receive the following error message when they try to open AD RMS-protected or RMS-protected documents by using Office 2003:

"Unexpected error occurred. Please try again later or contact your system administrator"

Scope: This symptom affects Office 2003 products that are used together with AD RMS/RMS. This includes Word 2003, Excel 2003, PowerPoint 2003, and Outlook 2003. This does not affect the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

The expiry date for the license information within the definition file that is used by Office 2003 to enable IRM functionality is set to December 10, 2009. This problem occurs because the expiry date was not renewed. Click to expand...


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Why is it that when using my laptop I am able to print from a web page, yet when I attempt to print from a program like Open Office or WordPad I invariably get a message telling me that my printer is offline? What must I do in order to be able to print an Open Office or WordPad document? I don't recall having this problem before? I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may be able to help me. Thank you.

Answer:Solved: Why am I unable to print Open Office or WordPad documents?

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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 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?

Your school must be so cool if it uses Edubuntu!

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Since I upgraded to Office XP Home I have a minor technical hitch with Office 97. If I try to open an Excel or Word document from 'My Documents' rather than from within Excel or Word, I get a message telling me the document is already open. It is the same if opening from a shortcut. This does not happen with Access or any other type of document. Any ideas? This is not a big issue, but starting to become irritating.

Answer:Office documents attempt to open twice

Have you tried the repair option in help? If it's not that there may be an update worth installing.

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Had computer with Star Office in Windows XP which crashed last year. Had data transferred over to Windows Vista and cannot open any documents except two letters in Wordpad. What do I need to install so that I can open my writings stored in Star Office 5.2? No one seems to give me an answer when I call including the Geek Squad, who are the ones that transferred the data to my new computer, and who I paid for two years of service? It has been exactly one year and I NEED to open my documents. Please can you help? KT

Answer:I need to open my documents from Star Office I think open office would work, but I am not sure.

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I have deleted a open office document (windows 7 64 bit) I want to restore it but it is not in my recycle bin can you help please

Answer:deleted open office documents

Hello Raytongrace, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using the free program Recuva or ShadowExplorer may be able to recover the deleted file for you.

Hope this helps,

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Actually, can't bring up blank documents either. Seems to be totally blocked from responding to commands. When I click on icon on the task bar it flashes momentarily.

Answer:can't print any of my open office documents

If the problem is restricted to OpenOffice, re-install it.

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I have office 2003 on xp machine. Openning new/blank files is Ok, but takes 3-5 minutes to open other created files.Tried uninstalling xp and only the "word documents" worked fine with word pad.Still need exel and powerpoint. any help

Answer:Office documents very slow to open-up

Hello and welcome to TSF

What security programs do you have

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All of a sudden, I cannot open ANY Microsoft Office documents that I have saved on my computer. Even if I create a new document, save it, and close it, I am not able to open it a minute later. A dialog box comes up that says, "Publisher (or Word, etc) cannot find the file you specified. The next dialog box will let you browse to locate the file on your hard drive or floppy disk." I tried repairing and re-installing Office, but that didn't work. I have had these files saved on my desktop for months and haven't had any problems opening them until now. Also, I was reading about error codes with this subject. I'm not sure if it helps, but the dialog box has the error code 1100174. Thanks in advance for any help with this!

Answer:Cant open saved Office documents

So, you still have Word files saved on your desktop, right?  If you double click on them, do they open in Word? 

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Hi, I'm running Windows XP and have Office 2000 installed. I use Internet Explorer 7. If I open IE 7 to browse the web and then try to open an Office document the Office program doesn't do anything, then eventually tells me it's "not responding." I have to reboot to get the documents to open. After reboot, as long as I don't open the internet, all Office documents open fine. Once I open the internet, I have to reboot before opening any Office documents. I've tried "repairing" Office 2000. No help. Any sugestions? Thanks!

Answer:Office documents won't open after opening IE 7

Yeah, I use Mozilla Firefox, I just don't use IE any more, once every eon (long time ). It's really to download just go to, I hope that helps!
Sorry I just don't use IE because of all the problems I had with it and this was at least 5 years ago. I keep it around because anything that is Microsoft word, excel, etc... programs doesn't allow Firefox to download from their website.

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Suddenly I am unable, when in Word or Excel (components of Office 2003 SBE) to navigate to any documents unless they are in the main My Documents folder, ie if they are in a sub-folder within My Documents I cannot get at them. When I try, Word (or Excel) goes into Not Responding mode.However I can get at them by navigating around My Documents using Windowa Explorer, and then open them by double-clicking. I can then edit and save an edited version (though if I try Save As I get the Not Reponding problem again.I have tried removing (via Add/Remove Programs) and reinstalling Office 2003. I have also used System Restore to go back to a time I didn't have this problem. Neither of these helped. Detect an dRepair from within Word didn't help either.Any ideas?

Answer:Office 2003 SBE won't open documents

I am having the exact same problem and it started on April 14th. I even tried the service pack 3 download from Microsoft, reloading MS Office, everything and the problem persists. I am calling Microsoft on Monday, this is very odd.John

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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 all

I have a user who has Win XP Sp1 on a domain.

If he double clicks any office document or Adobe document, it takes about 30 seconds to open. If he opens Adobe or Office and does "File>open" it opens straight away.

While waiting for the docs to open I checked task manager>>>nothing happening?!

Ran Sybot, nothing found.

Any suggestions?


Answer:Office and Adobe documents take ages to open on XP PC.

how long does it take to open the application
how much memory on PC
how many things running in startup

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Every time I try to open any of my Word or Excel files, my coomputer tries to install MS Office 2003 & it asks me for the product Key Number. I don't have MS Office 2003 & so I don't have a key number. I have MS Office 2000. So I can't open any of my documents.. This has been happening ever since I downloaded MS's Windows Desktop Search. So I guess the problem is connected to that. How do I get my computer to simply use the software that I have, MS Office 2000, instead of trying to install something new that I don't have? I'm using Windows XP Home. Thanks.

Answer:Can't Open Documents. Keeps Trying to Install Office 2003

Did you try uninstalling the Desktop search and see if it still does it.

Not sure if it is a Windows Installer problem or not. You may need to run the Windows Installer Cleanup utility.;en-us;290301

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I have not found through extensive searching any situations like mine.  This problem started some months ago and since then I have tried to find a solution but nothing at all changes the situation. I am using Windows 10 and SharePoint to access my
Office 2013 documents.   It doesn't matter if I am accessing SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013.  It doesn't matter which user I login with.  The result is always the same.   When I try to open a Word or Excel file (pdf is fine)
using IE (my version is 11) then it tries to open the file but then just opens the application as if I am starting a new file.  There is no error message.  It simply tries to open the file and fails.  so it defaults to the Application to let
me start creating a new document/file.
I was using Office 2013 64 bit but recently uninstalled that and installed 32 bit in the hope this might be the problem but it isn't.  I have also installed all recent updates for Office.  the result is always the same.  The file will not
open when accessed via IE on SharePoint.  I must use FireFox or chrome.
I have sorted the compatibility and trusted sites.  I have searched the entire internet for 2 months now and tried everything.  The problem is related to my specific laptop as I have no problem on another computer.  My laptop and Internet
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Thumbnails for Open Office Documents. My problemUsing Open Office 3.2 thumbnails of documents are visible in Windows Explorer.Here is a screen shot of Desktop.In documents 2 and 3 you can see the image of the inserted  JPG file.But in Documents 1 and 4 it is not visible. But it is there.  The workaround is to save the file as RTF, open it with WordPad, then insert the JPG again, then save it. Now the Thumbnail is OK.After the file is converted back to the ODT format the thumbnail view still shows the embedded image. But if I have to change the image, Open Office no longer gives the thumbnail with the image. Drives me crazy!  As far as I know, this thumbnail feature is part of Open Office,- not Windows Explorer.Is there something I am missing? What should I try next?Thanks for any help.  Tthe OS is Windows XP sp3

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Okay anyone ever had this problem ?

Client called me and told me she was unable to open any documents and that when attempting to open documents from both word and excel the program would freeze , so i remotely connected and after clicking open the selecting the drop down list .. her word/excel would just freeze ???

Any reasons for this to happen ??
if so any fix I can do ??



Answer:Unable to open office 2002 documents

Have any changes been made on the workstation? (Software updates, patches etc.?)

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I have not found through extensive searching any situations like mine.  This problem started some months ago and since then I have tried to find a solution but nothing at all changes the situation. I am using Windows 10 and SharePoint to access my Office
2013 documents.   It doesn't matter if I am accessing SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013.  It doesn't matter which user I login with.  The result is always the same.   When I try to open a Word or Excel file (pdf is fine) using
IE (my version is 11) then it tries to open the file but then just opens the application as if I am starting a new file.  There is no error message.  It simply tries to open the file and fails.  so it defaults to the Application to let me start
creating a new document/file.
I was using Office 2013 64 bit but recently uninstalled that and installed 32 bit in the hope this might be the problem but it isn't.  I have also installed all recent updates for Office.  the result is always the same.  The file will not
open when accessed via IE on SharePoint.  I must use FireFox or chrome.
I have sorted the compatibility and trusted sites.  I have searched the entire internet for 2 months now and tried everything.  The problem is related to my specific laptop as I have no problem on another computer.  My laptop and Internet
Explorer 11 are blocking files on SharePoint.  No error message.  If anyone figures t... Read more

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My Office package will not open any of my documents when I click them. It opens the required program, but has no document in it, but if I then double click the document again (while the program is open) it opens fine.

I can open and save document from within the programs, its just the actual documents will not open. When I boot into diagnostic mode they work fine, when I boot inot safe mode they work fine.

I do not have any antivirus software running. I am on Windows XP service pack 2 and also my Office software is up-to-date. Any help please as I'm getting frustrated!

I have read and tried the resolutions on


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OFFICE PROGRAMS very slow to open up documents

1) When person double clicks on the documents programs waits aprx: 2 min then word opens up and document opens up. File on the desktop and the network drive same problem.

2) When I open word,excel alone by double clicks on word,excel etc.. shortcut, it opens up fast. When I drag the files on it, it opens up fast.

Program: Microsoft Office 2007 another computer same problem Windows Office 2003 SP3
Word 2007 12.0.6017.5000 all updates downloaded and installed.
Operation System: Windows XP SP2 fully updated. IE7.

To Solve:
I run Spybot 1.5.1 fully updated and cleared up like 16 issues. didn't help. I CHECK ON STARTUP. I check on couple thinks on Microsoft website but didn't help.
I attached the hijackthis log.

Thanks a lot.

EXAMPLE: DISABLE ANTI-VIRUS or Do detect and repair in office

Answer:OFFICE PROGRAMS very slow to open up documents

I'm assuming you have downloaded the compatibility pack for 2003?

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I had Microsoft Word (don't remember the year) on my computer, then I downloaded the new Microsoft Word 2007 trial. After it ran out, I could never get my old Microsoft word installed again even though I have the discs. So I resorted to using Open Office. I need to save my documents in either .doc or .rtf for my classes. No matter how many different ways I try to save my documents, my tabs and numbering will always come out messed up. I am getting so frustrated. I have Microsoft Works on here, and tried using that instead, but the same thing keeps happening. I must be doing something wrong. Why doesn't my work save the way I set it up and the format keeps changing. I don't think I can save my work in the open office file format. What is going on?

Answer:So many problems with documents in open frustrated!!!

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I can not open ms Word documents by double-clicking on them anymore, When ever I do so I get a mesage saying: "There was a problem sending the command to the program."
I do get the Word window open but there is nothing in it. I have tried this with .doc, .docx and .txt files and I get the same thing.
But I can open files if I first open word and then go to Open and select a document from there, but not by double clicking.
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and Microsoft Office Word 2007, can anyone help me?

Answer:Can not open documents in Microsoft Office Word 2007

Open Word, go to the Office Orb, then Resources, and then "Run Microsoft Office Diagnostics.

This will check out the install and do a repair if needed. You will need to the "Office cache" file on the hard drive or have the Office CD handy, if it is needed.

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My trial version of Microsoft 2010 recently expired and now all my Microsoft documents are locked.... I can view them but not edit them unless I purchase the Microsoft program. Can someone tell me how to convert these files into Open Office documents so I can edit and use them without losing them? Thanks!

Answer:How to convert documents fron Microsoft to Open Office

This really should be posted in the Software forum, as it doesn't really have anything to do with programming.

Having said that, I believe Open Office can open Microsoft files directly. No conversion required. Just open them and save them in the open document format.

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Hello everyone, thanks for viewing.

So I logged onto my laptop to work on my university assignment some more, and poof, it won't open.
I keep getting the same error every time.

I can open the file in WordPad but I just get fifteen pages of ">:?:%<":?&:"
I can open it in OpenOffice but the formatting all changes, headers/footers disappear, images disappear, text boxes containing quotes aren't there.

I copied the Open Office version into a new blank Word page; and filled in the blanks (which took me an hour) but when I saved and opened the file; I got the same error.

Hoping it was me doing something wrong with the way I saved it or the default program to open it, I repeated the process taking up another hour; but I'd done it right, and got the same error code.

The default program to open it is Office 2003, the same format I made/saved the replacement file in.
It makes no sense to me. Also, why now? What changed? It was working fine yesterday.
Not done any downloads or scans so I don't know what the changed factor is.

Please can anyone help me, these assignments are dawning upon me and I need to get my finishing touches done before I can submit them, I also don't want to risk submitting a faulty file.

Thank you so much!

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I got my computer with a 60-day trial of Microsoft Office 2010 installed on it. Once the trial ran out, I bought the product, but in doing so installed a separate application, leaving two Microsoft Office installations, one with an unregistered product key and one registered (yes, I know I was stupid). I uninstalled the old version, leaving no default program to open documents with. I tried to track down the EXEs for each program, no dice. When I looked at the start menu shortcuts, I found that each Microsoft Office program lead to one application, called CVH.exe. Setting that as the default program didn't work.How can I make it so that I can double-click on a pptx or docx file and run the corresponding application?

Answer:Default program to open microsoft office documents

Welcome!Computer Hope is the number one location for free computer help. The forum will help everyone with all computer questions. First, you did nothing stupid. The program should have resolved that issue for you. You may want to complain nto MS about this. Did you receive a DVD or was it a download? If the new Office you got is on DVD, install it again after removing both of the other installs. When you um-install Office it does not destroy user documents.Look in the list of entries in the  'Program Files' directory and see if there is two installations of MS Office. If you ind the right one, send it to the desktop as a shortcut. (Right Click) That will put a good shortcut on the desktop.Also, go into the place where you  can remove programs. See if two versions of MS Office are installed. Remove the bad one.

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Two days ago I uninstalled an office publisher trial that was past it's trial period.
Now when I go to open a doc I am asked to insert Office xp proffessional CD but I only have office home edition installed at the factory.

Any ideas??


Answer:Cannot open documents after uninstalling Office publisher trial version

It was a trial version? so you could not use it unlimited?.
Furthermore if you want to use this application then you will have to buy this software.

However, you said that you are a owner of office home edition. So why you don?t install this software and use it instead of Office xp professional.

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I have a new computer running Windows 7 Home Premium and Office Pro 2010. Whenever I click on a hyperlink in an open Word or Excel document (or any Office document, I think) that links to a password-protected website, the log-in dialogue from Internet Explorer opens up, even though my default browser (FireFox) is already open, and I am already logged in to the password-protected site. This only happens with links to password-protected pages - others open normally in FireFox.

I have been through my default program settings and file association settings, and manually changed everything I recognize as internet-related to open in FireFox, but it's still happening. The site I can't open is a private WordPress site, so the log-in page is a php file. I tried creating a .php file association, but that didn't solve the problem. The password protection is via an htaccess file, but I don't know enough about that to speculate whether that's relevant (everything starting with http is supposed to be opening in FireFox, according to my settings).

I am in and out of that website all the time, so this is really irritating. I don't want two browsers open, and I don't want to use Internet Explorer, but I can't uninstall it, as I do need to use it to check websites I'm building from time to time. I'd be very grateful for any solutions anyone has to offer.

Thank you!

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I have Windows 7 and a fairly new computer.  I am unable to open (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 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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Whenever I try to open any of my Microsoft Office documents (excel or word), the Windows Installer box pops up and I get the "preparing to install" and "please wait while windows configures Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003" messages. The document semms like it's opening but it only shows a blank page with a gray background. I'm running Windows XP and as was mentioned, Windows Office Professional Edition 2003.

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Hello Everyone! Sorry. Instead of a question, I just have this solution that I want to share. I noticed nobody here asking for it. But, just in case, here it is.

QUESTION: When we open multiple Microsoft Office documents from Windows Explorer, they don't seem to open alphabetically. How do we do it?

ANSWER (Old MS Office Versions):

In your Explorer window, supposing you have five (5) files named A, B, C, D, E. The sequence goes like this:
1. Single-Click file B. This acts as the anchor point for most of the selection.
2. Shift-Click the last file. In this case, E. By this time, B to E is now selected. Only A is unselected.
3. To include A, Control-Click file A to complete the selection.
4. Press the Enter button.

ANSWER (Newer MS Office Versions; per app; Excel example):

1. Create a shortcut from the MS Excel application. Put it somewhere easily accessible such as the Desktop.
2. In Explorer, ready your files because you'll be dragging them to the MS Excel shortcut.
3. Select the files you want to open simultaneously and alphabetically. It doesn't matter how you select them.
4. This is the curious part. When you drag and drop the selected files to the MS Excel shortcut, it matters which file among the group your cursor is pointing at. That file will be the first to be opened. The rest will be opened alphabetically after the one you're pointing at.
5. Example: You have files A, B, C, D, E. We select them all and drag-drop them to the MS Excel shortcut.... Read more

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I made a topic quite a long time ago, with little response from this community.. I've decided to download desktop recording software and take a video clip of the error..

I've tried downloading recommended updates from Windows, I've tried repairing the installation, I've tried reinstalling Office 2007, I've tried repairing the program internally, I've tried many other solutions, with no progression.

Any help towards a solution would be greatly appreciated.


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I am at work on one of the computers on their network. This machine is used my three or four people so how the problem started is just a guess. Word, Excel, Powerpoint all open with "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1 Professional." If I try to open any file I created in the past, the same thing happens. I thought I would run scanreg but apparently that command does not work. Lost, and my boss is too cheap to call in a tech, so I am stuck with no word processing. I am typing this on line however with the machine in question. Any ideas? Thanks. (The signature below is my machine at home)

Answer:Solved: win 2000 Documents will not open / Word will not open

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I have had this problem on and off for quite some time now. The applications will open p Excel, Word, etc., but when I try to open a saved document, I cannot access it. The error message is that it is 'not available'.

Then I close the error message window, go to close the Word application and I get another error message: "The file already exists. Do you want to replace the existing file?" If you select cancel, it takes you to save, same with no. If you select yes, it closes the application.

I do NOT have SP2, I am unable to install it. Could this be what is wreaking havoc with my MS Office apps?

FYI - When I go to install OxpSp2.exe (the file I got today from windows update), I get error message reading:
Office Hotfix Installer encountered a problem. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
then the same stuff and send error report.

XP Pro SP1
MS Office xp Standard
Word 2002

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Solved: MS Office Documents 'not available'

Sounds like a file association problem with the office apps. With all of them acting up I would just reinstall Office and see if that takes care of the problem.

Why can't you install SP2?

If you want to take care of your problems try the following.

Replacing The pathway on an XP machine with Office 2003 will look something like the following.

C:\Documents and Settings\Your_User_ID\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\

Make sure Word is closed when doing this. When you find delete it and a new copy will be created when you reopen word. If you have any special Macro's set up on the default template for word don't do this unless you know how to recreate them.

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Unable to open Microsoft Office documents(excel,word) in Internet Explorer when we enforce strict TLS 1.2 protocol (Disabling SSL v2,SSL v3,TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1)on the webserver. We tested by removing strict TLS 1.2 and IE is able to open the document fine.
Error description : We see a Microsoft Excel Security Warning with the following content.
Certificate error
The application experienced an internal error loading the SSL libraries.

When we disabled SSL V2 and SSL V3, the document opens fine but when TLS 1.0 is disabled we are seeing the  pop-up with certificate error. We tried to open the reports in CSV format, 2007 format and 2003 format and all of them have the same issue. Does
Internet Explorer have any restrictions when TLS 1.2 is strictly enabled ?

Note : We are able to download the document using Internet explorer and the document opens fine from local but opening the document from the browser fails with certificate error.

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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 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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My Student Office, saved documents, etc.,will not open. I get an error message 000008, "application failed to initialize". I thought something was wrong with my Office software, so tried to delete and reinstall. Software  CD will not install. Alert message said my computer was seriously infected, so I bought program and ran it. It said it deleted the infected programs, but I still get the same error message. Help!!!

Answer:"application failed to initialize" error. Office,documents,etc. won't open. Help

Go to the malware section of this forum and follow the instructions at the top of the page.

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I have been having a weird issue with Office 2007 ever since switching to Windows 7. For some reaons, the recent documents keep getting erased every couple of weeks. I clicked on the office button and verified that recent documents is not grayed out or set to zero. Does anyone know why they are getting cleared out automatically or how I can fix it?

Answer:Solved: Recent Documents being cleared automatically in Office 2007

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Hi all,

Today I had to do a re-install of my PC, and re-installed Office 2007 Pro. However, under 'word (or any of the other application) options' > Advanced, the number of recent documents entry is greyed out. I had originally got it working with MS tech support, but now, of course, they want to charge me $49.00 for doing it (and of course I did not write down the procedure at the time!!).

Any assistance in getting this entry back would be appreciated.

Mike T.

Answer:Solved: Office 2007 Number of Recent Documents option greyed out.

Hi hastings,
Sounds like it's a problem with your registry key. Take a look at this article and see if it helps.

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Is there a way to just open a Documents window and click a button or icon to have a clean page to work on without going into another file and opening there and then closing out of that file? In our old Word program we came right into the Document file lists and could click FILE and Open and have a clean sheet.

Answer:Solved: Open new file in Documents

Word isn't included with Vista, so I'm confused by your question. Doesn't just opening Word display a blank document? Or are you trying to create a new Word document in the Documents folder by right-clicking and selecting New -> Word Document, and that isn't working?

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Operating system is XP. All of a sudden, when I attempt to open any document in Works Processor, I get the symbol of a square with 6 colored dots and the upper right hand corner of the symbol is turned down like a dog eared paper. Whatever that symbol is, it doesn't allow me to open the document. The only recent changes I've made was compressing my emails yesterday and the day before that I did the latest Windows Update. I thought I was smart by always copying everything to an external hard drive, but I get the same problem when I attempt to open any documents on it, too. This has been my old reliable computer and as such, has most everything I ever did on it. Am I screwed or is there a fix? Thank you.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1983 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP , 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 184828 MB, Free - 106938 MB; D: Total - 5931 MB, Free - 771 MB; L: Total - 152588 MB, Free - 73539 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Kelut , 2.02, MB-1234567890
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:Solved: Cannot open any Works Documents

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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 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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Hello there, i have a real problem...

I installed Vista on a little drive i had as a spare. Then i applied my big harddrive (where XP was on) and saw that i could no longer open programs (Messenger, skype etc.) I then deleted the Windows XP on my big drive, because i wanted to go for Vista. I then start deleting all the programs i have no use for anymore (because they could not open in Vista, after being installed on XP) and prepare to install them again on the same drive (Don't want Vista killing my Harddrive while i am gaming - hence the two drives.) Everything is deleted, exept the documents and settings folder. I have all my school stuff, pictures of girlfriend, savegames and other stuff in there, so there is no way i can just delete that.

I try to open the folder, security warning "What?"... Well i press a few keys and i get in. I open a subfolder, security warning... I realise that something is totally out of place. When i then try to open a picture it says i don't have permission to see the picture. WHAT!?! I freak a little but calm myself again.

I have tried everything and looked everywhere, but i don't think anyone has done something quite as stupid on the internet, so i have had no chance to help myself that way. So now i am looking for some people who are willing to help me here.

Please help me, i have no idea what to do and i need those folders open... I know it sounds weird, but what i could really use is some sort of permission remover or ... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Deleted XP and can't open Documents &amp; Settings.

Alright since it seems that so many people have questions about how to do this i will give you a nice complete guide on how to take ownership of a file in Vista. First you have to select the file you want to take ownship of.
From there right click and select properties. (see pic 1)
From here select the security tab. (see pic 2)
Click the Advanced button. (see pic 3)
Now click the Owner Tab. (see pic 4)
From hereyou click Edit (see pic 5)

Now you select the User Account you want to give the permission to. Then click Apply. A message will pop up telling you that if you have just taken ownership you have to close and reopen the objects properties before you can view or change properties again. Click okay and get back to the Computer screen. You should now have full authority to do what you wish with that file. I hope this helps.

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Recently I have realized that i cannot access most files in My documents and in My Hard drive.

In My computer on my hard drive in the main root there are two weird-named folders which i never put there.
25c68a063faf6fbf6db3125c9553- this one leads to a my documents folder shortcut which is all security protected (access denied)

1ea1c24e52852ad0d54203b10cf7ad- this one leads to two folders one named amd 64 and i386.

I have tried checking for viruses with Avg 8.5 and superantispyware.
I have tried entering numerous things in the run menu.
I have tried safe mode and still cant access the stuff.

I have tried a few more things but i am really stumped can you please help me.

Thanks =]:

Answer:Solved: Cannot open files in My Documents and other Locations

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I am using Word 2003, and do not see either a minimize or restore button on the taskbar when I have an open document, only a close button.

If I want to go to another window, I have to close down Word, and wonder if anyone can tell me how to include a minimize and a restore button.


Answer:Solved: Cannot Minimize Open Word Documents

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Please answer fast!
Yesterday at night I upgraded to Vista (it's not the first time I do this), then I found that I can't open my documents folder.

I only see a shortcut at my user folder called "My Documents" (I think Music, Pictures, and Videos are inside there) with a generic folder icon, if I open this, I get that I don't have access to that folder, then when I try to get it, it says "Access denied- go to the Security tab". No, the Documents folder is not there. Only "My Documents" shortcut.

Well I open the Security tab, and I try to get ownership, but it says:
"You don't have permission to see the security properties for this object, you must try to get ownership, etc."
Below, it says:
Current owner:
and then It says below:
New owner:
Admininstrators (MHK-MACBOOKNANO\Administrators)

Well then I try to make me the owner again, but I can't, as it continues asking me the same, like:
1. I select Mhk from the New owner list, then I 'OK'.
2. I click 'Edit' again at the Security tab
3. I get the same window as before, telling me that I do't have the permission.

How can I solve this????

Answer:Solved: Can't open Documents folder after upgrade from XP

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The problem is not on my PC, but my fiance's laptop.

First of all I have read many threads here that have similar problems. I can't get any of them to work. Many of them require d/ling this or that. So I d/l whatever it is I need and put it on a flash drive, but on my fiance's laptop I can't open the flash drive, I get an error. Can't remember exactly what it says atm.

I read that it could be a registry error caused by a virus. So I ran pc pitstop and Webroot anti virus and spy sweeper. PC pitstop didn't do anything but Webroot did find malware, got rid of it but the problem is still there. Ran Webroot again in safe mode but didn't find anything this time around.

Has this messed up her laptop so bad that I can't do anything but reformat? If that even helps it at all. And if it does come to that, can you save files from getting deleted like school work and pictures?


Answer:[SOLVED] Can't open My Computer, control panel my documents etc.

Are there still icons showing on the desktop?
It could be that your file types need fixing.
What version of Windows is she using?

File Type fix for Vista

File Type fix for Windows 7

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When I click on a link on a word document or on excel, I am unable to open the link and I get the following message:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

I am the only operator and I did not place any restrictions.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 70017 MB, Free - 57195 MB; D: Total - 6275 MB, Free - 3453 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HH807
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:Solved: Unable to open links from word documents

LUIS39 said:

When I click on a link on a word document or on excel, I am unable to open the link and I get the following message:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

I am the only operator and I did not place any restrictions.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 70017 MB, Free - 57195 MB; D: Total - 6275 MB, Free - 3453 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HH807
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: EnabledClick to expand...

Hi Luis, Sorry to hear that you are having this problem. Perhaps this can be of some help.

Fix unable to open url error message in Word:

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Today I had to reinstall my Windows XP by formatting first and then installing a fresh copy. Before doing so I copied all of my files to another drive on my hard disk (I have two partitions on the same hard disc). When I had finished with everything (installing drivers and office 2000) I went to that folder where I kept my documents, but was shocked to see that I can't open any of my documents (word, excel, etc.) or image files.

Please help!?

Answer:[SOLVED] Please help, I can't open my documents or image files after XP reinstall.

What error message do you get ? If it's something like "access denied" then maybe it's just an ownership problem.

If this is XP Home then restart the computer in safe mode and log in with an account that has admin rights. Then follow this link to take ownership of those files and folders :

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Hello, it seems my documents and my computer won't open. When i click on one, all of my desktop icons disappear and the taskbar too, leaving just my desktop image. then the taskbar and icons reload and all my icons on the far right of taskbar reload. i will also post screenshots. PLEASE HELP!

Answer:Solved: My Documents, My Computer, Control Panel, etc. WONT OPEN!!

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When I try to open a saved Word document it initially trys to open in my JASC Paintshop Pro and of course it can't. I have to right click and indicate to open with Word For Windows. How can I set it so these documents open automatically with word? I have nothing clicked off under the file formats in Paintshop.

Answer:Solved: MS Word Documents Tring to Open in Paint Shop

Hello right click
open with
choose the program you want
and tick the always use the selected program to open this kind of file

try that please

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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 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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After you install the Office Live Update for Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta, you can use Microsoft Office programs, such as Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, with your online office workspaces.
Further reading here.
Hope you find this useful (as is has been to me)

Answer:Save Microsoft Office documents to Office Live Workspace

The add-on works well with O2007 but hasn't worked for me in O14.

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I recently installed the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta, but this morning its intro screen stays stuck at "Starting Microsoft Office Click-to-Run." Googling it resulted in only two threads, neither of them having the answer.

I'm back to using Office 2007, by simply setting my Word and Excel documents to open by Office 2007 by default, but now my Word and Excel icons have become much less pretty, such as my Word icons becoming a very plain "DOCX" icon instead of the normal "blue W" icon. I checked, and the file types are still regular Word documents. Is there a way to get the pretty icons back?

Answer:Office 2010 Problems: "Starting Microsoft Office Click-to-Run" & Unattractive DOCX icons for Word documents.

Regarding changing the icon:
Go to either My Computer or Windows Explorer.
Click Tools, Folder Options, File Types tab.
Scroll down to the DOCX file type (file types are in alphabetical order), click on it one time to highlight it.
Click the Advanced button.
The "Edit File Type" screen appears.
There is a Change Icon button in the top right area.
Click the Change Icon button.
You should have other icon choices to pick from.
Side note: If you don't like any of those icons, you can always hit the Browse button,
and browse to where other icons are, (you can assign any icon to any file type that you want, it is a matter of personal preference).
Icons are found in .exe files (executables), some (not all) .dll (dynamic link library) files, and .ico files.

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Program not starting and missing

Answer:Solved: Cannot open Office.lnk

Can close link. uninstalled my corrupt XP. Now Vista user. Thank you.

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I am trying to work on a spreadsheet in Open Office. I can't get it to let me put a header title on or get it to do a grand total. It will let me have a subtotal but not the grand total. Also when I put in the item number that begins with a 0 it keeps deleting the 0. Can someone please help me with this? I am using Windows 7 and Open Office 3. Thank you....Wrenie

Answer:Solved: Help With Open Office

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Well, my Open Office just updated from 3.2 to 3.2.1. And I notice that the [company] changed from Sun to Oracle.

Can someone explain what happened in a nutshell? I can only find older articles about it. And are there any differences in the program?


Answer:Solved: Open Office

The merger was completed January this year (Oracles took over Sun). As to Open Office, look here
for changes (to the better).

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Yeah I have a problem with Open Office application! I am having trouble downloading extensions!

Answer:Solved: Open Office

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I am running Open Office on my iMac5, I want to print envelopes, how do I set up(step by step instructions would be great)

a data base to enable me to do this?
Many thanks for any help.

Answer:Solved: Open Office on Mac

Hey Babs1, this is a very poorly constructed question. Are you wanting to set up a printer on the IMac? Where is the data for the envelopes? Were you doing this before and now your having a problem? What type of printer and does it support printing envelopes.

CMD-P opens the dialog for printing on IMAC (I think, not a mac person)

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hi all,im trying to put text next to a picture in openoffice. 1.i somehow managed to put a picture on the right side of the page,with text on the left(all good)
now i want to reverse the next picture,so picture is on the left,text on right
etc etc.the problem im having,is that office wont let me put text at the middle of the picture.when i write something it appears either above the pic or below it,and i cant figure out what i did in step 1.
any suggestions?
thankyou in advance

Answer:Solved: open office help

Which app, Writer?

Rightclick the picture, then choose Wrap > Page Wrap -- this seems to give it "floating" properties.

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Can I download to a 64 bit WIN 7? If not, is there any other open program that I can use?
I want to move Outlook 2003 files to my 64bit PC. I am using Outlook 2003 for my address book and calendar. MSN has a fix to move them but the fix did not work.

Answer:Solved: Open Office

Please note that OpenOffice does not include Outlook nor any sort of Outlook replacement. If you are looking for a free Mail Client they are available (notably Mozilla Thunderbird) but OpenOffice isn't the place to look.

There is not at present a 64bit version of OOo (for Windows), but I believe the 32 bit version can be made to run.

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I installed Open Office and I cannot figure out how to get an icon to show on the desktop. In the installation I never saw a box to check to add one. I went to the help feature and didn't find anything there. Any suggestions?

Answer:Solved: Open Office

do you want a shortcut icon for each seperate open office program? writer, calc, etc?
if so, go to start >> all programs >> open office >> then when the list with all the seperate programs comes up, simple right click on the program e.g. writer and click send to >> shortcut


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I just downloaded Open Office, word program only, yet it says it is 239 MB on hard drive, that can't be ?


Answer:Solved: Open office software

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Dear Friends,

A good friend of mine uses Apache Open Office 4 for typing text documents and letters and I am trying to help her adjust the margins but am having problems. The margins by default are set to 2 c.m. and I have been trying to reset these to 1 c.m.

I went to Format / Page / Page Tab. On a blank page I then adjusted the four margins to 1 c.m. and then clicked on O.K. This then carried out the necessary adjustment, however after typing the text and wishing to close the programme down a box appeared saying"Document had been modified". I tried all three alternatives (Save - Discard - Cancel).

The problem I encountered was that when opening the programme next time the Margins had gone back to 2.c.m. and I could not find any method of making the default stay at 1.c.m. This is quite frustrating as you have to manually make the adjustment each time you wish to type a document.

I wonder please whether any kind person could offer a solution.

Thanl you for reading this.

Red Cloud

Answer:Solved: Apache Open Office 4

I do not use the program, but this seems like the answer.

The link contains an important note:
Although many important settings can be changed in the Options dialog Setting up and Customizing Calc, for example default fonts and page size, more advanced settings (such as page margins) can only be changed by replacing the default template with a new one.

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Anyone use this and have comments. I thought this would be a cheap (free) text writing software for my 92 year old Dad but it may not be all that it is cracked up to be. I think it is advertised as being a greate "generic" for Word, Excel, power point, etc. but I find the Writer part of the software a little odd. It has an odd way of introducing it's own format after a "carriage return" when you don't want it (specifically outline form format) and it can oddly wrap information off the page altogether.

When all is said and done maybe I should buy him a copy of Word 2003 ( wouldn't need all of Office either, just Word).


Answer:Solved: Open Office Writer

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Can any on tell me if an Open Office Spreadsheet file can be converted into any of these file types: (.aba) // Comma Delimited (.csv, .txt) // Tab Separated Values (.tab, .tsv, .txt) // vCard File (.vcf) // CSV (Lotus Organizer 2.x/97 mapping) // Data Files (.DAT)
I am trying to load my old telephone numbers and address list into a new Palm Z22.

Answer:Solved: Open Office Spreadsheet

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Is this the right place to ask for a solution to an OO problem? The OO forum has no idea how to solve it and Tech Guy has never let me down.

I am suddenly missing a tool bar in Writer, which is like MS Word - only free. At the top of this message screen for posting a new thread in this forum is the tool bar that is missing. No font selection, no size selection, no bold, italics, nothing. It's gone.

It is not one of those shown in the view/tool bars option. I've checked everyone and none of them are the one I need. I can't customize it either. I am frustrated because I need these options in my work.

I'm hoping that there is someone here that is familiar with OO and who can help.

Thank you!

Answer:Solved: Open Office problem

The Tool bar you are referring to should be the "Formatting" Tool bar. I was just playing around with my OO, and was able to close it, then re-add it with the "View/Toobar" option, by clicking it. You say that that option doesn't work for you? After you check Formating, check the sides of the screen. The tool bar might appear, but not where it was originally. You might have to click and drag it elsewhere.

Otherwise you can always try uninstalling and reinstalling it.

You might get more responses to this question in the Business and application forum, also what version of OO are you using?

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HI , i have 0 skills with excell .
I have a excell doc , i have 1 column that has 3600 rows with nubers in each cell ..
its a price list actually .
what i need to do is change the decimal point in these 3600 rows --

example i would like to achieve ..

i would like to just move the decimal point from right to left 2 places .
right now there isnt any decimal point at all .
example of how it is now ..

Cheers T

Answer:Solved: excell with open office [help]

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I needed to make some changes to a PDF file and I got some instructions off the net on how to do it with Open Office.Org. I downloaded Open Office, clicked on "Open a file", selected the PDF file and it took about 20 seconds (about 9 pages of PDF) to open the file. From there, I made the changes and everything worked as advertised. This was with a Vista machine.

Now, I want to do the same thing with an XP machine but here's the problem. After I click on "Open a file" and select the PDF file, it opens immediately but shows the PDF to have over 1800 pages. It's mostly blank but a couple lines of gibberish on each page. It seems to open the wrong PDF file.

I then tried it on another XP machine with the same results.

Can't find anything on the net that addresses this problem.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong that makes Open Office open a non-existent PDF file instead of the right one.

Answer:Solved: Open Office-PDF problems

I needed to install the "Sun" pdf import extension

Oddly enough, I downloaded all three copies from On the Vista machine, the extension was included in the installation. The extension was not included during the installation on the XP machines. Go figger!

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

Answer:Solved: Open Office Question isn't a real website, they are domain squatting and OpenOffice.Org is the official website for OpenOffice.

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I downloaded Open Office 4.0.0, now I have 2 icons on my desktop and I'm not sure how to proceed. There's a round blue one with the birds in it just to run the downloaded program. When I did the second icon appeared that looks like a manilla folder. When I click on it, I get the menu shown in the attached screen shot. What do I do now?

Answer:Solved: How to I install Open Office 4.0.0?

I've need reading about some problems with Open Office nowadays ... Maybe Open Office is not what you'd want

Another topic here at TSG recommended Kingsoft

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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 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 use Open Office on my Vista laptop. I am working on a large document for which I need "inverted commas" type of quotation marks Instead of the " " type. I have found inverted commas in the Special Character table. The codes are U+201C and
U+201D. Is there any way that I can create a macro or something like that so that I could print these directly from the keyboard?
it would save me a great deal of trouble at this time. Allan.

Answer:Solved: Quotation Marks in Open Office

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I have a table in the midst of text. I want to adjust its position without changing the table itself. Is this possible? Allan

Answer:Solved: Moving a table in Open Office

you should be able to cut / paste , highlight and move

make a copy of the document - what happens when you try that

this is in writer correct ?

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I have searched and didn't find anything, but if there's a similar thread please delete
If this is not the right place for this thread please move

Okay, I have a little question about Open Office Calc.
In my school we have to do our math exam on Calc and print the formulas afterwards as well as the finished exam paper.

The problem is that no one seems to know how to print the formulas! I went in and clicked on "view" and "formulas" under settings in tools and the formulas don't show in print even though it shows in Calc!

Could somebody help me?

Answer:Solved: Weird Open Office Problem...

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As an Open Office enthusiast of many years, I offered to download and install Open Office on to a friend's Windows 7 laptop.
However all attempts to download produced a "Oops, there is a problem, try again" message. Assuming that it was the Norton Antivirus that was blocking the way, I searched Norton for a Disable facility, but I just could not find it. I am not familiar with Norton. Can anybody help? Allan.

Answer:Solved: Difficulty downloading Open Office

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Hey, I was just wondering if anyone knew how to create a macro that takes each letter from a string in one cell, and puts each one into its own cell. For example, if I pasted this paragraph into cell A1 then click my macro, this happens (edit: doesn't matter what case the letters come out in; caps or as they were written):

EDIT: A macro to do the opposite would be useful too, i.e. take all the information from the seperate cells and put it into one string. Thanks.

EDIT2: The formula CONCATENATE(a1;b1;c1) etc seems to work for the opposite, except for the fact that i'm working with strings 1000 characters long, and CONCATENATE(a1:z100) or whatever doesn't work, it just returns the letter in A1. Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Open Office/Excel - Macro Help

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How do I get automatic consecutive page numbering in Open Office? Allan.

Answer:Solved: Page numbering in Open Office.

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Could anyone give me some help with page numbering in OpenOffice. I am trying to get automatic consecutive page numbers in the footer of each page. When I do Insert/Fields/Page numbers with my cursor in the first footer, I get "Page number on a grey background. Where do I go from there? I have tried everything I can think of, but whenever I put a number next to "Page number "
I just get the same number repeated on subsequent pages. Allan.

Answer:Solved: Page numbering in Open Office.

does this help

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All of the other applications work, just not outlook. I get a message that says, "The application failed to initialize properly (0x80000003) Click on OK to terminate the application." I'm running XP SP3.

Answer:Solved: Can't open MS Office 2007 Outlook

I had to go to the control panel, click on change (Microsoft Office Ultimate) and then repair. It works fine now. ;o)

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I have up-to-date version of Open Office. Can I change the Quotation Mark style from " " to what we call "inverted commas"?

Answer:Solved: Quotation marks in Open Office

You can try this:

Let us know if it works, I don't currently run OOO on my rig so I can't test it myself, sorry!

- Phil

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When I started my computer this morning Windows ran a disk check on my back up flash drive (K:\). When I tried to open Outlook in MS Office 2007 I got the following error message:

"Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file K:\Personal\Email Addresses Backup.pst is not a personal folders file."

This has happened before so I tried what I've done before. (1) I've tried to repair MS Office using the program cd but that hasn't helped. (2) I tried starting MS Office while holding the Ctrl key so that I could get to the Repair command in Help but that didn't work either. (3) I ran scanpst.exe on the Backup.pst file and it repaired it. That allowed me to open Outlook and over 1,500 emails began to download (from my ISP's server I guess).

I suspect that Outlook is using the backup file as its primary source for my Contacts (individuals and distribution lists) and wonder if anyone can help me get those items into the Outlook program itself. Last time time this happened I received a message saying that the K:\Personal\Email Addresses Backup.pst file wasn't available but the program ran anyway.

Any help would be appreciated.


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