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C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MAKECERT.EXE: Trojan.Menti-213 FOUND

Question: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MAKECERT.EXE: Trojan.Menti-213 FOUND

I ran a scan with Clamwin yesterday on my Clevo d480w and it found the threat mentionned aboved. I searched it and deleted it.

Any comment on this particular virus or on the process to identify then to get rid of it welcome.


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Preferred Solution: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MAKECERT.EXE: Trojan.Menti-213 FOUND

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Answer: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MAKECERT.EXE: Trojan.Menti-213 FOUND

Wrong forum mate -- queries about, and help with, malware should be posted here:

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We ran MS Office repair on a Windows 10 computer running MS OFfice Home and Business 2013, and now all of the program files for MS office are missing from the system.

The system originally came with MS office pre-installed, so we activiated it over the internet. Because of this we don't have the installation files or the product key. How can we get MS office back on this machine without having to repurchase the software???

J. Minshall

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I was doing some security scans this afternoon & SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition found Trojan.Agent/Gen-Menti on my system & it was automatically removed. Other Programs that scanned my machine & didn't find anything are AVG Free 2015, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Edition & ADWCleaner. I would like to know if it's safe to delete this threat from quarantine items in SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition & what exactly is this threat & how serious is it because i've never heard of it before. I'll post the Scan Log from SUPERAntiSpyware Free below with my system info for you to review.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1271 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 50995 MB, Free - 32275 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HC416
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 01/10/2015 at 04:57 PM

Application Version : 6.0.1168
Database Version : 11700

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:26:07

Operating System Information
Windows XP Professional 32-bit, Service Pack 3 (Build 5.01.2600)

Memory items scanned : 414
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items sc... Read more

Answer:Trojan.Agent/Gen-Menti Found Please Help

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Ok, well up until yesterday my father was using Office 2000 with Microsoft binder for work. He just got a new laptop for work and he's got Office 2007 installed. From the looks of Microsoft's site it states that 'Microsoft Unbind is not included with Office 2007.' Looks like what I really need is Microsoft Binder from Office 2000. Is there a place I can download it (legally) or purchase it? He literally has thousands of binder files (*.obd) that he needs to be able to access. I've tried searching with nothing turning up.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Answer:Microsoft Office Binder (*.obd files) with Office 2007?

So further searching turned up that Unbind for Office XP/2003 is just a waste of time for Office 2007 and no point in looking further into that.

So then I found this:

Which seems to me if I can track down a Office 2000 disc I should be able to install JUST Binder 2000. Results show that it works along side Office XP/2003 so I don't see why it wouldn't with Office 2007. It would only be used to unbind old files, not create new ones.

If anyone has any other thoughts that would be great.
I'll look into what I wrote above tomorrow and post back with the results if need be.

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I have a asus laptop K53s, booted up while pressing F9, which loaded up files on this windows 7 computer, chose language and restore to whole partition, next screen Restore starts and gets to 19% every time, then I get the error message, reties then goes
to 20%, then same error message
Image X for Windows
19% applying Progress Time remaining
{Retry} Restoring S:\ Program Data\ Microsoft\ OEM\Office14\Office14\Proofing_ZH-TW\ (Error=1117)
I have tried restoring from Image on disk, using Restore disks, I created when I bought the laptop and also from an Asus Recovery Disk.
After a While I get a large Error Message in Red.
Is their anything else I can do to resolve this problem so I can reinstall windows on this laptop.
I have also tried different power supplies, when I use the disks I always make the DVD drive as 1st boot device.
Thank you.
I tried to post a picture of the problem but it would not drop and I could not find a link to it online.

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microsoft office can't find your license for this application.  A repair attempt was unsuccessful or was cancelled.  microsoft office will exit

Please do help me for the same.  I have a valid license even updated the same today itself.

Answer:microsoft office can't find your license for this application. A repair attempt was unsuccessful or was cancelled. microsoft office will exit

Try to restart SOFTWARE PROTECTION service.

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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.


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I had a computer with Vista and I finally put it in computer heaven.  I bought a new Dell, Windows 10, I-5-4460 CPU @ 3.20 GHz, RAM 8.00 GB, 1T something.  I had Microsoft Office 2007 on it and when the place I took it to for them to put all my old stuff on the new computer, the Microsoft Office 2007 got lost in the workings.  Since it is so expensive to buy, I have been looking on ebay for a Microsoft Office program.  My question is (since there are so many of them), are they legitimate?  I saw Office 2010 for $29.99, Office 2010 for three computers which said something about they copy them and are packaged to ship without damage, but not the same Microsoft packaging for $39.99, I saw some with Master Key Code included, and since I'm not all that computer smart, I thought I should get someone else's opinion before I buy one.  I really can't afford the $100.00+ ones as I'm in remission from pancreatic cancer and doing really well, except I get little glitches every now and then I have to pay for (like right now I have become anemic and have to do weekly iron shots), so I always have these stupid medical bills.  If I'm looking, what should I look for in the description, or should I not look on ebay at all?  Thanks for your help!

Answer:Microsoft Office program

If they are that cheap...they are NOT legit...Try Libre' Office...Free and 100% compatible with MS Office.

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I had a computer with Vista and I finally put it in computer heaven.  I bought a new Dell, Windows 10, I-5-4460 CPU @ 3.20 GHz, RAM 8.00 GB, 1T something.  I had Microsoft Office 2007 on it and when the place I took it to for them to put all my old stuff on the new computer, the Microsoft Office 2007 got lost in the workings.  Since it is so expensive to buy, I have been looking on ebay for a Microsoft Office program.  My question is (since there are so many of them), are they legitimate?  I saw Office 2010 for $29.99, Office 2010 for three computers which said something about they copy them and are packaged to ship without damage, but not the same Microsoft packaging for $39.99, I saw some with Master Key Code included, and since I'm not all that computer smart, I thought I should get someone else's opinion before I buy one.  I really can't afford the $100.00+ ones as I'm in remission from pancreatic cancer and doing really well, except I get little glitches every now and then I have to pay for (like right now I have become anemic and have to do weekly iron shots), so I always have these stupid medical bills.  If I'm looking, what should I look for in the description, or should I not look on ebay at all?  Thanks for your help!

Answer:Microsoft Office program

If they are that cheap...they are NOT legit...Try Libre' Office...Free and 100% compatible with MS Office.

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I ran a virus scan off NBC for the sassar virus, computer was ffree but this kept popping up wanting me to buy so i uninstalled it and then my window word and office document program was gone completely from computer. I have a gateway 98, I have searched and tells me programs cannot be found?? This grandma needs to know can I run rescue disc and just reinstall or will everything change. Thanks

Answer:microsoft office document program

If you have Microsoft Word, search for a file named winword.exe. That's the file you need to start Word. If it's found, double click on it to run it. If Word opens, just make a new shortcut to the winword.exe file since your old shortcut apparently got corrupted somehow.

If you have a disc with either Microsoft Word or Microsoft Works on the label; yes, you can reinstall Word from whichever one of those you have.

Please post back with the results.

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It has been a few months, but I asked about Office 2007 or actually any office program that didn't cost a fortune.  I asked if ebay was a good place to buy one, someone answered no, try Amazon, and someone else told me of a free office program to download, not as fancy as Microsoft, but works.  Can you give me the name of the website again, please?  I wrote it down and of course can't find where I wrote it down.  Thanks!

Answer:Word program different than Microsoft Office

Libre' Office

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HelloI am running Windows Vista. I have AVG Anti-Virus (free edition) and Spybot-SD Resident installed.I can not seem to auto-connect to any sites for microsoft or spybot-SD (it tells me that there is a connection problem but not sure what it might be - I can connect to any site (manually)that I need to).The PC advises that it is unable to auto-connect to for auto updates. Windows defender tells me that it can not connect to get known updates. I then click check for updates, it tells me that it is working fine and checking for updates, and then 2 minutes later tells me that it is unable to connect to check for updates.The windows update tells me that the firewall is probably blocking the microsoft websites, but I am not running one (that I am aware of) so not sure what is happening there.Microsoft Diagnostics tells me that it can not connect to the servers.Also, I have just started getting the following error message (every 10-15 minutes):Microsoft Office Outlook has stopped workingA problem caused the program to stop working correctly.Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.I can still get email and everything seems to be working, its just the error message and the inability to auto-connect.Any suggestions?Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Microsoft Office Outlook Program

You might try clearing the DNS cache.Open a command prompt and type: ipconfig /flushdnsReboot and retry your connections to MS update and windows defender.You may also find that the problem with Outlook is an add-on that is installed by AVG. Easiest way to test this is to uninstall AVG and retry. But I would only do this as a last resort as connecting to the "net" without "protection" is not very safe whatsoever.You may also want to try another antivirus like Avast or Avira Antivirus. Each one of these work very well and are also recommended by the staff here at BleepingComputer.Hope this helps,

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It has been a few months, but I asked about Office 2007 or actually any office program that didn't cost a fortune.  I asked if ebay was a good place to buy one, someone answered no, try Amazon, and someone else told me of a free office program to download, not as fancy as Microsoft, but works.  Can you give me the name of the website again, please?  I wrote it down and of course can't find where I wrote it down.  Thanks!

Answer:Word program different than Microsoft Office

Libre' Office

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When I sent a message and when I was using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, I had an option that enabled me to add a photo following or preceding my text. This option enabled me to put a photo in the text area and place text under or above the photo explaining the photo. I am now running Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 using Windows Home Premium 64 bit and I cannot find this option. If this is no longer an option, how can I place a photo in the text area and then follow with text explaining the photo? If this is not possible, I guess this new version is a downgrade!
Thanks in advance and I will appreciate an answer.

Answer:Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 problem when using Microsoft Office

Full details about inserting pictures or clip art into Outlook 2007 here:

Insert a picture or clip art - Outlook - Microsoft Office

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well my cousin convinced my mom that she needed microsoft access so he brings over microsoft office 2000 and installs it... including everything im pretty sure, i wasnt here when it happened. but he installed word outlook excel powerpoint and access, but we already have the 2003 version of everything except access. and now the old microsoft outlook (2000) has taken over all email rights, as in the links from start menu and internet explorer. So is there a way to get rid of all of microsoft office 2000 except for access? Because when i tried uninstalling microsoft office 2000 it said are you sure you want to uninstall all components? so i wasnt sure so i clicked cancel, well hopefully that made sense, and please help!

Answer:microsoft office 2000 + microsoft office 2003 = bad idea

Check the Tips & Trick area for a thread I wrote on removing MS Office completely....
all versions...
Then reinstall.

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I have Trend Micro PC-cillin and a vulnerability check popped up on my screen. It locked up my computer but upon restart it came up again. It says 'Very High' risk level Target: Office w/ Related bulletin MS04-028. I found that Microsoft bulletin and read up on it, and I also attempted to download an update for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (which I have) but received an error message saying something to the effect of "The expected software was not found." I also tried a general Office update which PC-cillin suggested but it needs the Suite 2003 disk to complete and I can't find it at the moment.

Any explainations and tips would be greatly appreciated, and avoiding having to use the disk would be a plus.

Answer:Pc-cillin Found 'very High' Risk Vulnerability In Microsoft Office

The requirement of the disk is one of MicroSoft's clever (painful) ways of reducing piracy. I don't see a way around it that would be allow to be discussed on this forum, seeing it would involve circumventing the security features on the program.Was this the bulletin you were talking about?

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I installed Microsoft Office on my laptop. My problem is the usual source of a problem... I got it from a torrent site. after a year, I could not use it anymore. much worse, I could not uninstall it. whenever I try to, a pompt appears and tells me "set up cannot continue because a required file is either corrupted or not available. Run Setup again from the original source disc or download location." Now that I am reformed, I got an original Microsoft Office cd. I tried re-installing it, but the same prompt appears. please help me!

Answer:unable to uninstall a bad microsoft office program

Try to run REVO uninstaller on it...Re-boot after it finishes and try the install.If not post back...i've got a few other tricks.

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Answer:Office 2013 now available through Microsoft's Home Use Program for $9.95

Thanks for the heads up; got my order in!

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Want to to join the Office Insider Program? Office Insider is available on Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Mac and Android.
Says Microsoft,

Office 2016 is rolling out around the world, and we?re already hard at work on the next wave of updates. We?ve asked Office 365 Home, Personal, and University subscribers to help make the next Office even better by becoming an Office Insider. It?s easy to join, just install the Office Insider build and get early access to the new Office innovations.

Visit here to sign-up and download.

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After much messing around I have discovered that if you use Windows 7 'Associate a file type or protocol with a program' to set default programs for file types, it breaks the File Types selection within a given program (in my case Microsoft Office Picture Manager) and you are no longer able to use the program itself to set file types only the Windows 7 function. You can tick/untick file associations all day long within Microsoft Office Picture Manager and nothing gets associated/unassociated. The File Types option is basically broken. I have also noticed this occur with 7-zip which actually causes a more serious issue. By default .zip is not listed in the Windows 7 list of 'Associate a file type or protocol with a program' window but is listed if you associate .zip with 7-zip's own file association option. BUT if you then subsequently use windows 7 to re-associate .zip with Windows Explorer, the .zip vanishes (because by default is is not listed), breaks 7-zips file association options and you can no longer associate .zip files with 7-zip, EVER. Basically I am curious as to why Windows 7 own file association options would break software's own internal file association options so badly to the point they are essentially useless and if there is a fix. I even tried completely reinstalling Microsoft Office and removing all references of it within the registry, no luck. Its not a big deal but I just found it odd that a fundamental piece of Windows 7 would harm the integrit... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Office Picture Manager - Office 07 - Broken File Types

I don't believe it has anything to do with Office 2007/ Picture manager I use it myself,
I do not use 7-Zip but that seems the likely bug,
Windows handles Zip folders just like any other folder so 7-Zip is something I don't understand why people need or want it but I don't need any or need to make any Zip folders either
If your still having file association issues use this,

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MS Office 2007 - Microsoft Office Document Scanning is not able to recognize the scanner.
Every time when given scan its giving error message "Scanner not responding".
But scanner working fine when using MS Office 2003 - Microsoft Office Document Scanning. Also it works with software called Desktop Bind V2.

OS: Windows XP 32-bit
Scanner: RICOH IS200e Network Scanner.

Answer:Scanner not detected by MS Office 2007 - Microsoft Office Document Scanning

check if you have installed all the office updates.
check if there are any latest scanner drivers, update the drivers for your scanner.
run office diagnostic and check if there are any errors

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I use MS office 2007 daily, but today I cannot access it properly. I attempted to open a file by clicking on the "office button" and it immediatly closed everything. I tried to save from the office button and each time I click on the office button it closes everything out. I just discovered other things are affected as well. I cannot access any drop down items on anything. So it is not just an Office thing.

Answer:MS office 2007 office button immediatly closes program??

Try running the System File Checker:

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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 and 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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Hi all

I am using Windows XP and office 2003. I am using Microsoft Office Picture Manager to view tif files.


1. I open a tif file.
2. I make an annotation change eg: Use the hightlighting tool to hightlight some text. Fine, no problem!
3. I save the document.
4. I close the document and try reopening it:

I get this error:

"The file selected is not a valid Microsoft Document Imaging file"

I recreated my Windows XP profile and this resolved the problem

That was two weeks the problem is back!

Any ideas?


Answer:Problems with Microsoft office document imaging in Office 2003

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I have Office 2010 Standard Open License Version installed on 7 XP Pro machines. We discovered, when trying to open a .tif file, that Document Imaging has been removed from Office 2010. I found and followed instructions in KB982760 from the MS web site. I got lots of parts of Office 2007, including Word, but still no Document Imaging. I tried going through Add/Remove Programs to add the feature; still no luck. Has anyone been successful getting Document Imaging from a previous version of Office to run under 2010?


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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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Microsoft is giving away Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365 eBooks for free.
The collection includes FREE Microsoft eBooks, User Guides, Deployment Guides, Step-By-Steps, and so on for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, etc.
Go get your free copied here at MSDN. This is truly a huge list of eBooks!

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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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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 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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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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I have the full version of Microsoft Office 2003. My Microsoft Office 2007 has expired (the 6 month trial that came with my computer). Is there any reason I should not uninstal the 2007 version? I.e., would there be some documents that I would not be able to open in the older (2003) version of Office?

My main reason for wanting to delete Office 2007 is that when I attempt to open a file my computer tries to open it using Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2007. I am confident that I did not create these documents in the program, but rather in Word 2003. Will deleting Office 2007 solve this issue?

Thank you.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2007 - harmful to uninstall this program?

I don't think there should be any problem, you can uninstall it and see if there are any problems
If there is download a fresh trial or purchase the product.

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I need you help with a program or freeware by which I will get a pop up for my reminders of calender in Microsoft office outlook.

Answer:popup reminder program for microsoft office outlook

Hello there, and welcome to the board!

You do not need any other program or freeware. If you have Microsoft Outlook, all appointment items have a reminder option built-in. You'll have to have the program running for the reminders to actually pop-up though.


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Microsoft has decided to quietly shut down its Office Genuine Advantage program.

Late last week, with no public announcement, Microsoft quietly retired one cog in its antipiracy machine. Office Genuine Advantage was officially shut down as of Thursday, December 16, and virtually all traces of the once-controversial program have been scrubbed from Microsoft?s web site.
The sudden abandonment of the program appears to have taken other parts of Microsoft by surprise. As of this morning, there?s no hint of the OGA shutdown at Microsoft?s official Office Genuine Advantage Validation Issues forum. And if you search Bing for validate office, you?ll turn up a lot of dead links.

More at Source.

Answer:Microsoft retires Office Genuine Advantage program

I wonder if the change has anything to do with "the cloud" or Office 365.

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Microsoft Expands Office Anti-Piracy ProgramMicrosoft expanded its anti-piracy program this week, shipping a new software update that checks whether Office users are running a licensed or pirated version of the productivity suite....

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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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Hiya Everyone.

Here is the little problem I have encounted.
This evening, I installed in my computer Microsoft Professional Office suite 2003.I installed all the components, ie, Word, Publisher, powerpoint, excel and access.
All the applications worked immediatley and correctly except, Access. This application will neither open or run ? I have uninstalled it, re-installed twice, but that particular component will not run.
Any advise would be appreciated.


Answer:Microsoft Office Professional Office Suite 2003

Have you tried downloading Office service pack 2? bike, still wish I had my '67Mark

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

Onenote. . . . nuffsaid

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Microsoft has announced the availability of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the 2007 Microsoft Office system few days back. The update includes major performance enhancements for Office applications, most notably Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Another big benefit is SP2’s boost to interoperability.
This tutorial will help you to slipstream Office sp2 updates into your Office 2007 DVD.
Follow the simple steps given below.
1. Download Office SP2 update pack
2. create two folders “office2007_setup“, “office2007_sp2” folder under C:\Office directory,
3. Put all your content of Office 2007 DVD and SP2 update file into “office2007_setup” and “office2007_sp2“.
4. Open command prompt and execute the command given below.
“C:\Office\Office2007_sp2>office2007sp2-kb953195-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:C:\Office\Office2007_setup\update”
5. Make the DVD of your integrated Office SP2 suit located into the “office2007_setup” folder and Install it.
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Answer:Integrate Office SP2 Update into Microsoft Office 2007

Nice Tutorial......Thanks Rahul !

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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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I've had Office 97 since 1997 and have been happy with it, however, since many documents I receive have been done on newer versions of Office, I decided to buy Microsoft Office Home & Student.  My other reason is that I have recently purchased a laptop that doesn't have a word processing program so I figured I would buy the newer version because the salesman assured me that I could legally run the new version on both of my computers, but Office 97 cannot be run legally on both computers.  Since I have thousands of documents done with Office 97 I am wondering how well these documents will open on the newer version?  The salesman at Staples said that the two programs would run along side each other and that I didn't have to delete Office 97 from my system.  Is this true?  And will they play nice together?  I also have more than a few documents on floppies that were made with Word Perfect in 1995.  Will I have a problem opening these in the newer version of Office?  And yes, I still have 2 floppy drives on my computer that I had built about 4 years ago.  I never have much luck putting stuff on re-writeable cds and then getting them to open again and do changes.  I have an external hard drive instead.  Thanks for your time.

Answer:Installing Microsoft Office Home & Student along with Office 97

Word 97 documents will open fine with Word 2007.  You can then decide whether to save it in Word 97-2003 format, i.e., .doc, or the newer Word 2007 format, i.e., .docx.   If you want, you can set Word 2007 to use the Word 97-2003 format by default.Installing two versions of Office on the same computer can be done but it's not recommended.  If you want to install both, do a careful read of this:

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I am currently using windows XP Service Pack 2. I had been using Office 97 and have moved to Office 2007.
I noticed that in the startup program Microsoft Find Fast.lnk is enabled. From what I can find, it is an Office 97 program.
Is it still needed with Office 2007. Is there any reason not to disable it.
Someone mentioned that it is a resource hog.
Unless I missed it, there is very little in the way of directions moving from Office 97 to Office 2007 and I sometimes have trouble finding old files.
Any help you can give me will be appreciated.
Thank you.


Answer:Office 97 vs Office 2007 Microsoft Find Fast

Find Fast is no longer in Office 2007 so get rid of it.

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I managed to get Microsoft Greetings installed on my last vista home premium and therefore have many, many files saved to an external HD for updating to my new Windows 7 system. As Microsoft Greetings is not compatible with Win 7, what other programmes are there that will open the .php files generated by the Microsoft Greetings programme?

Any help appreciated.

Answer:Microsoft Office files

Can you attach one, so i can try a few apps.

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Whenever I try to open my Office 03 programs I now get this error.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled and still no good.  I can see my inbox behind the message but as soon as I click ok the whole program shuts down.  Please help!

Answer:"Microsoft outlook (or other office program) not installed for current user"

Log on to the computer by using an Administrator user account.
Start Microsoft Windows Explorer.
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
Click to clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK.
Open the following folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data\

If you are running Office 2003, right-click Opa11.dat, and then click Properties. If you are running Office XP, right-click Data.dat, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab.
Click Advanced.
Click the Permissions tab.
Click to select Everyone in the Permission entries list, and then click Edit.
Click to select the Full Control check box.
Click OK three times.

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Hi,  I have recently had to replace hard drive on desk top PC.  PC was preload with office when purchased.  I purchased System recovery disk through HP and now have no access to Word or Excel.  Phoned HP to be told that they are not of the disks they sent me and I would have to purchase new office software.  Cant afford this.  I have the product key but microsoft wont/cant help as they say its OEM and to contact HP.  Going round in circles, can anyone help? 

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I was using a gateway Computer with Windows XP installed and running Microsoft Outlet for my e mail. The gateway mother board failed and I was unable to find a replacement. I pu8rchased a new Dell with XP installed. I removed the hard drive from the gate way and placed it in an external hard drive case. This worked fine to recover data however I am having trouble witah finding and opening the e mail files from microsoft outlet. How do I find and open the old email files on the external hard drive?

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Hello. Every time when i open my internet explorer browser, new tab on explorer, boot my computer, open any drives I get an error first saying this: and then when i click 'ok' another error pops up and quickly disappears. It says ''Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Groove GUI''. This error comes up every time I boot my PC. Some days ago I ran a software called 'jv16' which mistakenly deleted some windows system and office files. How to get rid of this error popping up every time? Thanks

Answer:Missing Microsoft office files

Try doing a full uninstall of microsoft office.  And then reninstall it.  If this doesnt work try visitng the microsoft forums.

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When trying to open up a file in any of the Microsoft office 03 programs specifically from the My documents folder I only get said program to come up with a big gray space in the center. In order to actually get it to open I have to manually go up to file, choose open and it comes up on the 2nd time around. Any thoughts or suggestions on how I can get it to load up correctly the first time around. Thanks.

Answer:Opening files twice in microsoft office 03

Welcome to the forum. Do you also have MS Word 2007 installed on this PC as well?

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I have Win 7 on one hard drive and Win XP on a second hard drive. I can boot to either and have access to both drives. This allows me to not to have duplicate files for each operating system.

I have MS Office 2003 installed on both Win 7 and Win XP. Over the years I have generated several hundred word.doc and excel.xls files. Here comes the weird part .

I rarely now boot into Win XP and at times I want to update my word or excel files in Win 7. When I open either .doc or .xls file, they open as "read only". I have checked the options in both programs neither are set to open as "read only".

I can edit the files but when I go to save them, the only way it will save is "Copy of". This is a pain.

If I boot into Win XP and try to modify these files, it does not matter which OS was used to generate the file, I can edit and save normally. This sort of tells me that it has something to do with Win 7, but I am not sure what it might be.

I was hoping someone may have some insight into how to get around this.


Answer:Weird Microsoft Office files

Have you downloaded and installed the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack?
There is also a Microsoft Office Compatibility Service Pack 1.

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I have Windows Office XP and this occurs only when I am opening up explorer Version 6.

1. when I click on it, a box opens up saying "Windsows installing"
2. then it loads another box statin "MS office xp pro with front page, inser MS XP with FRONTPAGE disk
3. I then click cancel and an error 1706: is displayed "setup cannot find required files
4. after numerous attempts clicking on CANCEL, IE finally then loads up onto my homepage

any help would be appreciated.


Answer:Problems with IE (installer asks for Office XP Pro with FrontPage, files not found)

I have seen some similar problems reported by people after installing Windows Updates. The issue usually occurs because the update did not have available the original installation media for the programs to get certain required files from.

You may need to specifiy just what those files are, and then it may be possible for someone to point you to the right media to insert in the CD drive to find those files.

I haven't had any luck resolving this problem, but have a look at what we covered here:

I'll move you to the Business Applications forum where I think you stand a better chance of getting help.

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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.



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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Good Day,

I've often used the Files and Transfer Wizard to move files in the Windows XP environment, including those for people moving from Office 2003 to 2007, however, I've just been asked to move a person from a computer that would result in them moving backwards from Office 2007 to Office 2003; is this possible? What concerns should be considered? Obviously if they have a number of documents saved in the 2007 it could be problematic, though could the compatibility pack offered by Microsoft offset that concern? Thoughts? Thanks.


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We have an upgrade on our computer units here in the company, my problem is when users save their 2007 excel files an error pops up, Errors were detected while saving "File Name". Microsoft maybe able to save the file by removing or repairing some features. To make the repairs in new file, click Continue. To cancel saving the file, click Cancel.

By the way, the files were save on the file server and users access them through single roaming profile that we created with full access on their folders.
i am hoping i could find an answer.

thank you

Answer:Error on saving MS Office Excel 2007 files to MS Office 2013

i have many views, but no reply... i am starting to think this forum is not helping me !...

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A charity is considering upgrading its workstations to Office 2013 from Office 2007.
They have lots of files in the .docx, .xlsx, .xlsm, and .xltm formats that they would need to access on a daily basis.

- Would the upgrade cause compatability problems with working with files created under these above formats?

Answer:Considering upgrade to Office 2013 - potential problems with Office 2007 files?

To my knowledge, they should not have any issues.

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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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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 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 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 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. The thread also contains a link to the Open Office site.Orange Blossom

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To use office apps for free on a Windows 10 PC, Just follow the following steps :
1) Open Store on Windows 10 PC
2) Search for "Powerpoint Mobile"
3) Click install
Repeat the above steps for Word and Excel.
Enjoy the mobile version of office apps for free on Windows 10 as they are universal apps. All the files will be saved to onedrive and you can download from there to your pc. Screenshot below.
Hope this helps

Answer:Tip : Use Microsoft Office free without Office 365 on Window 10 PC

They're usable, but lack the formatting controls I like.

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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 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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Can I use Ability Office 2002 on my new computer,save one of these documents on a floppy disc & use this floppy disc on an other computer which is loaded with Microsoft Office in order to transfer this document?

Answer:Ability Office 2002 & Microsoft Office

As long as you remember to save the document in Word or excel format, Microsoft aren't big on opening their competitors file formats.Do proof read the document after transferring it, as some of the formatting may get a bit odd.

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Ok, so I got a Trojan virus and had to use Dell Datasafe to delete everthing on my computer and reinstall windows. Now, when I open any of the Microsoft Office programs it asks for a key, which i don't have. I never got an office CD with my computer, so where do i find my key? If it helps, here's my computer info:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7450 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4056 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1804 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290204 MB, Free - 214483 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F, , .HV9M1K1.CN701669BU048S.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Problem With Microsoft Office 2007 Office

How did you reinstall Office if you didn't have the CD for it?
The key should have been included with the documentation when you bought your PC. Unfortunately if it's not included in the documentation there is little likelyhood that you will be able to recover it now you have wiped everything. Have you contacted Dell for support?

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I understand that Office 2003 does not have the Office shortcut bar. Is it possible to use the bar from Office XP with 2003? If so, how?

Answer:Microsoft Office shortcut bar in Office 2003

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With cloud being emphasis these days, should you continue using Microsoft Office or should you switch to cloud based office automation products?
Both types have their own benefits. Microsoft Office has a well known interface that is easy to use. We all have been using it for years so we know what all features to expect and where. On the other hand, cloud based office automation products are free and store your files in the cloud - allowing you to retrieve the files from anywhere in the world. Unlike MS Office, the cloud based office automation products are often slow with limited features.
Of late, even Microsoft has been emphasizing on cloud and hence integrated its cloud based offerings into Office - 2010 and 2013. In addition to letting you store your files to local disk, you can store files directly to SkyDrive and/or Office 365 using MS Office applications. Thinking of the same and the possibility of having to switch to Ubuntu in future, I spent good time researching alternatives to MS Office and found some interesting ones.
One of the many benefits of MS Office is that it is very rich suite of productive tools and contains many applications - each focusing on a particular task. Almost all of the cloud based office automation products I found deal with only three types of tools: document or word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
Until some time back, OpenOffice was the only alternative to MS Office. An open-source, cloud based service, it offered thre... Read more

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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.


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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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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Having upgraded my desktop PC to Office 2010, I need to import three seperate letter template files for use in Word. These were lost during the upgrade but are on my laptop, which still runs Office 2003, as .dot type files and I also have them copied to a memory stick. However, I am at a loss as to how and where to save them into the new programme on my desktop PC. If it makes a difference, I should add that I do not use Libraries and have disabled them.
Can anyone advise please?

Answer:Importing template files from Office 2003 to Office 2010

Problem solved - with a bit of advice from a friend! Unsurprisingly, it's very simple.

- Open the document in Word
- Click "Save As"
- Scroll to top of folder list and, under "Microsoft Word", click "Templates"
- Name the template and select "Word Template" in the "Save As Type" list
- Save it

I still don't know where they are saved to but I can now call them up and use them.


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When I open a new Word document directly from My Documents I get a message stating "the command cannot be performed because a dialog box is open. Click OK, then close all dialog boxes to continue"When I click on OK the document opens.This does not happen when I open the Word Program and access docs via 'Open'It is a nuisance. Any ideas how to get rid of the message?I do not knowingly have any dialog boxes open and do not even know what they are.

Answer:microsoft xp Office 2003 word files

click here and click here

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Hello everyone here, my name is Olamilekan and my issues is that, it has been a very long time have been paying some guys to create a pdf document for my company, so yesterday when i was researching online i found out that Microsoft Office can perform this function which i always pay around 150 dollar on. please can any suggest which version and year of M.O i can use because am only familiar with M.S 2007.

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My computer has always opened PDF files thru Microsoft Office and now when they open everything is all jumbled and unreadable. I have to close and reopen using Adobe Reader. Can anyone tell me what happened to cause this change?

Answer:PDF Files no longer open with Microsoft Office

Hi there ... What version of Office are you using ? Have you tried a Repair through the Control panel .. Go to program and features / Select Office .. And click on Repair

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For the past few days I've been unable to save changes to or create new files or data using either Word or Outlook. Whenever I try to save, I can't because the button is grayed out and unclickable. I checked Outlook.pst and confirmed that it is not read-only and tried repairing Microsoft Office (from Control Panel's uninstall program list) to no avail. I really need to be able to create new Word docs if nothing else for class papers, etc as soon as possible.
I am using Vista and have Microsoft Office 2003 installed.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

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After join domain, I cannot open all the Microsoft Office files. Its in aready status to view but I can see blank page only.=======Please refrain from posting in All Caps. All Caps is considered the internet equivalent of shouting and appears impolite.Thanks!DerbyDad03Office Forum ModeratorAFTER JOIN DOMAIN, I CANNOT OPEN ALL THE MICROSOFT OFFICE FILES.ITS IN AREADY STATUS TO VIEW BUT I CAN SEE BLANK PAGE ONLY.

Answer:Can Not Open Microsoft office 2003 Files

MS Office must be installed on the PC you are trying to open Office files on.

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There are dumb questions. They are only asked by someone that already knows the answer.
That said, I need help selecting a default program to open .mdi files from MS office 2003. I found the program in Programs(86), common files, microsoft shared, MODI, 11, MSPVIEW.EXE. But cannot set it up as a 'Default' program.
Can you help or should I just open the program manually and view my MDI files?

Answer:need help selecting default program to open .mdi files from MS Office

Hello Ron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to right click on the file and use "Open With" to select the program to always open it.

Open With - Change Default Program

Hope this helps,

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

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

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

please don't cross post

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I have many files (Word, Excel, and others) that were created in Office XP Professional 2002. Will I experience any trouble in continuing to use these files in Office Home & Business 2010? That is, reading them and/or modifying them?

Answer:Office 2002 files transferred to Office 2010

No you won't have any problems, all previous versions of documents are compatible in newer versions of office.

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It is possible to open a Word 2003/Excel 2003 document in Word 2007/Excel 2007. But some time we have to work with Word 2007/Excel 2007 files at a PC where Office 2003 is installed. Can it be possible?

Answer:Office 2007 files opening in Office 2003.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

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

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

Answer:open office 2003 files with Office 2000?

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

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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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When doing File -> Open in a Microsoft Office application (Excel, Word, ...), I can't drag files in the Open dialog box (for example, dragging a file over a folder). This applies in Windows 98, 2000, and XP. Cutting and pasting is an option, but why doesn't dragging work? It's not a problem in other applications (Notepad, Paint, ...).

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I want to transfer office outlook files from office outlook to another the same.
How is it done please.The files where saved from the last vista ultimate. Now I have vista ultimate reinstalled.

Answer:Transfer files from microsoft office outloook 2007 to another

Hi yotaalfa One of these two should direct you Outlook 2007 Outlook 2010

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1. For a while the computer has become very slow, to open a file takes two minutes and to print a page takes five minutes.

2. Unable to open excel file directly, a blank page comes up, have to go to FILE and then select particular file to open.

I have been told to reload M/S programme to resolve this problem. Is it correct?

Answer:Microsoft office excel files - cannot open directly

XP ???
This is what I do ...

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Everytime I want to save Word/Excel/Powerpoint file on my email, it hangs there. If I leave the PC for 2 hours it will still be like that after I came back. And everytime I surf the net and try to open the same kind of file,it will not open. So frustating. My friends have to print screen the word file so that I can save it. It's not like this before. I'm afraid it's because my PC was infected by some viruses and I deleted some infected files that maybe have cause this problem. How to solve?? Thank u.

Answer:Cannot download/open/save microsoft office files!!

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I used Combofix from this website and it deleted my files. I found a way to access IE and Firefox, however, it deleted my MS Office 2010 and I have papers (college) to submit. I keep getting errors when I click on programs telling me that the file was marked for deletion and if I try to click on a program in the menu, I get an error. I tried to assign the default programs and my Office is gone!!! I paid over $100 for MS Office and I'm highly pissed at the moment. All I wanted to do was remove a redirect virus not lose my programs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Used Combofix and it deleted my files including Microsoft Office

All I wanted to do was remove a redirect virus not lose my programs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello hayden -Are you sure that you read all the information about ComboFix prior to running the program ??ComboFix is not like your Antivirus program, as it is a specialists Tool, only to be used under full supervision !!!!!!!!!!Simply by clicking on your mouse it can alter the way the whole program works.Do you know the infection that you were trying to remove, or were you just playing to see if anything would be done ??Thank You -

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OS: Windows XP
Running: Microsoft Office 2003 and Adobe Acrobat 8

I am unable to open all Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access files also PDF files. When I try to open a Word document I get an error message like "Word experienced an error trying to open the file". I can open Word files with WordPad but most of is garbage. Where I can find a chunk of legible text I recognize, this keeps popping up [email protected]~ . I tried taking the document to another computer and opening but with same result. I am at a loss. I have tried a few recovery software (demo versions) but they keep giving me the data I see in Wordpad.

Same type of error for Excel, Access, PowerPoint and PDF files. Also cannot open these files on another computer.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Microsoft Office Files and PDF files corrupted?

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Microsoft Office 2003 users who have protected their documents with the Rights Management Service (RMS) are finding themselves locked out of said files. Microsoft has released a fix for the embarrassing issue.
On Friday, Microsoft issued a warning that as of December 11, 2009, customers using Microsoft Office 2003 have been unable to open or save Office 2003 documents protected with the Rights Management Service (RMS). On Saturday, the software giant released the following hotfixes for the issue: Office Client (KB978551), Word Viewer (KB978558), and Excel Viewer (KB978557). Office 2003 SP3 is required, though Microsoft recommends that only users who are experiencing the problem install the updates.

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Microsoft fixes Office 2003 bug denying access to files

Answer:Microsoft fixes Office 2003 bug denying access to files

I don't use the RMS so I never knew there was a problem.

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I'm not sure when this started as I have not used Office in a few weeks.  My computer uses Windows 7.  Today, I went to open a document in Word and it said "File Conversion--Select the encoding that makes your document readable."  I can choose between Windows, MS-DOS, or other encoding.  I went to check another file and it says "The file cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents."  It also says "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened."  I get the same kinds of messages with every document and with my PowerPoint as well.  All of my Office is 2007.
I tried running my AVG Free and SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition and they did not pick up anything.  I also tried restoring to my last update, but was told that I cannot because the file was changed in the process.  I had to restore for another, unrelated issue about a week ago and it worked fine.
I'm thinking this is some kind of virus but I have no idea how to handle it since nothing is picking it up and I can't restore to even three days ago.  Any help would be IMMENSELY appreciated, as I am a college student and need to be able to hand in final papers!

Answer:Cannot Open Microsoft Office Files; Word Docs Appear as Symbols

Update--I'm starting to think that one of my antiviruses cleaned out the virus because nothing is showing up, but my documents are still corrupted.  I deleted my normal.dotm file, and also scanned my C Drive for errors so I could revert to my backup from November 18, but everything is still corrupted.  I would like to know if 1) I got the virus, or if it is still lying dormant in my system somewhere; 2) if my computer is safe to use; and 3) if there is any way to get my documents back!

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Hi,I have a problem. I am trying to convert the files on my laptop, which were created in Microsoft Office XP, to the new .docx format. I recently purchased Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007. I have searched everywhere but cannot find an answer. I have downloaded the Office compatibility pack but nothing happens. I can open the documents through MS Word. When i try to open it from the desktop or any other location, it says to choose from a list of programs, but MS Word isn't there. I searched for MS Word and found it and clicked open...but nothing happened. BTW, i am running VIsta...any help???

Answer:converting office xp files to office 2007

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Last night my daughter was doing homework on one of our computers working in Word 2007. She took a break for dinner and when she returned to the computer she was unable to open any office product. After looking further I determined that most of the .exe's in the Program Files(x86) were not working. I have tried several things with limited success. Norton 360 and Malwarebytes did not pick up anything. Since I am not sure what the cause of the problem is I started here.

Answer:Unable to run .exe from Program Files(x86) ie Office 2007 products, Adobe reader

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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