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Microsoft Office Picture Manager - Office 07 - Broken File Types

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

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 integrity of software so easily and seemingly irreversibly! I have made the assumption that perhaps because Office 2007 is fairly old and probably geared up for Vista that perhaps older softer like this, just isn't compatible with Windows 7 file association. Any thoughts or fixes?

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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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Everytime I go to print a image from Microsoft Office Picture Manager I have to go through a print wizard. Is there a way of turning this print wizard of so that I can print directly to the printer rather than go through the wizard each time.

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Not sure which forum is proper for this question.

I installed Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 a few months ago; now I've noticed that the "Microsoft Office Picture Manager" is being used when I want to access/edit/email my photos. Previous to this install, I used the HP Digital Imaging or the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, and it worked fine, but now I can't keep this MS Picture Editor from handling all photos; I went to Tools>File Types, and then unchecked every box, but still, when I go to Start>Photos, or to C:Document and Settings\Photos and double click an uploaded image, this crazy MS Office Picture Manager brings them up; the pics are tiny and cannot be resized and/or edited etc.

Does anyone know how to disable this MS Office Picture Manager? It is found at Start>Programs\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Tools\Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

Thanks in advance for your help.

2006 HP dv6135 Pavilion Media Center Edition, Windows XP Pro

Answer:Microsoft Office Picture Manager

Have you tried changing the default program that displays pictures?1. Open My Computer then navigate to the folder where your pictures are.2. Right-click on any picture then click Properties on the menu that comes up.3. On the window that appears, find "Opens with:" then click Change...4. Another window will appear. Click on Windows Picture and Fax Viewer then click OK.5. Click OK on the Properties windowThis would make all of your JPEG pictures show up on the default Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. If another picture shows up in the Microsoft Office Picture Viewer, do steps 2-5 on the picture.Do the pictures now show up in the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer?Feel free to post if you do not understand my instructions.

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My wife took a video card out of her camera to upload pictures to Facebook. She cropped them and then tried uploading them to an album she just created (on FB). Our computer locked up, and then she received a file with all characters. None of the photos are on the card, and now it says it needs to be formatted. Is there a special place on our computer that these pictures could have moved to, or are we out of luck? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. We had some special family pictures that we really don't want to lose. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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In our office people are trying to use MOPM but if they use it to view like a 4 page .Tiff file they are only able to view the first page. If they click on the arrow buttons on the screen they are not active and are not able to move from page to page. Is there a setting here MOPM that we are missing?

Answer:Microsoft Office Picture Manager

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When I download picture from my camera they save as a Microsoft Office Picture Manager file. When I try to send a picture I right click, select send to, mail recipient. The problem is when the picture transfers to outlook I have no send option. How do I change my setting so I can send pictures??????

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In the PICTURE MANAGER of the 2007 Office I cannot find one function that often made use of in the old MICROSOFT PHOTO EDITOR:
the tool for selecting an area of the image and then deleting, moving it around, or copying it etc.
Where is it now?

Thanks for any help

Answer:About Microsoft Office PICTURE MANAGER


Try this:


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When I paste a picture into Micro. Office Pic Manager (MOPM), then go to save it, it saves as a .png instead of .jpg. My Design Pro label software does not like .png, only .jpg. Even when I change the extension name to .jpg, the label software says "invalid file type." How do I fix it so M.O.P.M. saves as .jpg?

Answer:Microsoft Office Picture Manager

To clarify what I have done, I am copying and pasting a picture from Microsoft Word to MOPM. When pasting into MOPM, it is filename.png, not filename.jpg

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When using the Microsoft Office Picture Manager, all of a sudden I am getting pixelated pictures, no matter what size I print. Never did this before. I must of changed some setting, but can't figure it out.

Thank you


Answer:Microsoft Office Picture manager

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Hello all,

I need MSO Picture Manager like 2007 in 2013 is there any option to get back it in 2013 ?

Any help in this regards would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance...


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I like using picture manager because it can resize images with minimal distortion'unlike other programs. I have Office 2003 installed (I did a complete install) but I can't find this program anywhere.

Is there a certain directory where I should look for it?

Answer:Microsoft Office Tools: Picture Manager

Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Tools > Microsoft Office Picture Manager.


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Hi, I have a problem with Microsoft Office Picture Manager. If I edit a picture taken with a digital camera and then rename it, when I save it the Date Taken field is cleared. Can anyone help please?

Answer:Microsoft Office Picture Manager problem

I've checked whether I had the same problem on my desktop PC, which runs Office 2003, and I don't. This is a problem specific to Office 2007 - it's obviouslt an improved "feature" - thank you Microsoft.

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After much searching I'm back to this forum for some help!   All of a sudden I'm not able to open pictures in Microsoft Office Picture Manager as they only open in Microsoft Photo Viewer.  Right clicking on the photo 'Open With' will not open in Office Manager but in Photo Viewer.  I have checked the defaults and they are correct.   I have uninstalled Malwearbytes as one post indicated file extension exes. can be missing or changed to nothing at some point because of that software.  Also have went to the registry but FileExtensions file is not there but a FindExtension is and could not continue with suggestions for correction.  Look forward to some help!  Thanks a lot!...........Candy  (I do run RegServe)

Answer:Microsoft Office Picture Manager isn't the default viewer

Part of your problem could be using registry cleaners as they are not recommended here at Bleeping Computer forums. When you change default - browse program, is the Microsoft Office Program Viewer listed?

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 Well sort of!Normally, when I open pictures(jpg ect.)they open with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. Last night I loaded pics from my digital camera to My Pictures. When I click on the thumbnails, they open with Office Picture Manager and I don't know why. How do I reset the WP&FV to the default program?  Jim running XP pro

Answer:microsoft office picture manager has taken control of My Pictures!

Right click one of the new images in Explorer and select Open With...there you can set it to the program of your choice...

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Does anyone know why Microsoft office picture manager won?t show animated gifs properly? It only shows one frame frozen.Thank you.

Answer:Trouble with Microsoft office picture manager-gifs

Simple answer really - MS Office Picture Manager doesn't support animated gifs!

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The auto correct feature doesn't seem to work on scanned documents.

I often scan documents and save them as .jpg.

Sometimes I scan a document (a bill or invoice or text) that has light text that's barely readable. I use the auto correct feature to darken the text and then save the adjusted document.

What I noticed today was that after I hit auto correct and the text darkens, when I hit save the text goes back the way it was.

Here's the kicker.

That happens with documents that I have scanned with my new Canoscan 9000F Mark II.

When I pull up documents that I scanned with my 5 year old Canoscan 8800F (an earlier generation of the same machine) the auto correct works the way it's supposed to.

Canon tech support is clueless and blames Office Picture Manager, of course.

Any ideas?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 Picture Manager - Auto Correct

Hmm Jack looks like Canon are playing games with you. Now I am assuming youhave the current updates from the web site for this ermmmm machine?

Canon U.S.A. : Support & Drivers : CanoScan 9000F

If so have you checked out the cables and ports mate.

Personally I have gone right off Canon printers because of the problems andexcessive ink use and time set up lag. But that is a by the by.

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My MS Office files have generic icons, and when I open them, Windows asks me which program to use. Office 2010 isn't even on the list. A trial version of Office 2007 came with my laptop. I downloaded the Office 2010 beta, then uninstalled 2007. Since I uninstalled the old Office, all my Office files are no longer associated with Office, and there seems to be no way to remarry them. Office 2010 (beta) doesn't appear in the default programs control panel. The only way I can open those files is to open Word/Excel/etc, and File>Open. I feel like this should be simple. Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Cannot associate Office 2010 (beta) with Office file types

Did you uninstall 2007 after you installed 2010?
If so you messed things up and you need to do a repair. Open Word, then the Office button, and then Word Options.
There on the Resources area, run diagnostics and do a repair.

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Wow, if I didn't see on my computer that all the pictures from an online book were now in my computer, I would say this did not happen and could not happen but all of the pictures from an online book did somehow get captured into my computer.

I am baffled as to how this happened?

Now, I collect pictures from books that are online and that are in the public domain, into my computer but normally just one at a time.

I.e. just right click and save.

Now, I just saw that a book I was doing this w previously, somehow, unbeknown to me, ALL of the pictures - every single one - are on my computer????

I have searched help for Microsoft Office Picture Manager for windows but can't find anything.

Then, I was thinking somehow maybe it happened when I was in Sony Movie Studio 13 platinum but can't find anything in there either.

I know if you click on the globe you are suppose to be able to capture things from the internet but I can't figure out how to do that so I prob did not capture all the pictures from the book that way.

I would almost think I did not capture all of the pics from the book, that it could not possibly be done, but they are all in my computer?

Does anyone know how this happens?

It would be useful to be able to do this w other books.

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ok laugh..hate hassles..i am not a hassle kind of girl. in using MOPM there is this dialog box that pops up, whether i have opened one graphic (copy it let's say) or 10 and it drives me crazy.."there is a large amount of data on the clipboard. do you want to keep the data for use in another application" please tell me i can "disable" this pain in the tail! many thanks!

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I recently bought a new camera - a Sony 20x optical zoom - and now when I import photos or videos, they come up as "LECTEUR SEULE". When I edit them - in MICROSOFT OFFICE PICTURE MANAGER - I can no longer save the changes. Is this a problem with
Windows or with my Camera?  

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I have found this BUG in Micrososft Word 2007, that I consider to be a SERIOUS ISSUE for Microsoft Office Suite.

If you copy an image from a website and paste in the Word file, the image pastes successfully the first time,
but as you go on & paste other images from the site,
the first image is repeated over and over again, in place of other images (which have the same dimensions).
All other text data remain same, the image titles remain same, but only the image is repeated over and over


Microsoft? Office Word 2007 (12.0.4518.1014) MSO (12.0.6514.5000)
Part of Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

Answer:Microsoft Office Word 2007 picture paste Bug *same picture is repeated

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I would not advise pasting images in doc files like that,
I would use ms Paint to paste or save picture as
I would really recommend using the windows snipping tool to get the images that way no bugs are being transferred to the machine or programs,
Then use the Insert image option in word...
It's just a safer way to do an operation,

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web surfing evidently fills this entity with many dozens of UNWANTED pictures.....would like to wipe them out, rather than spend an hour or so every month deleting one bloody picture at a time....any "simple" solution for an 'ol fool with virtually no computer expertise?

Answer:office picture manager

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I have a question - I made my A:/ a shortcut on the picture manager and now everytime I bring the program up my A:/ grinds like it's trying to read the drive.....How do I get the shortcut off? It wont let me just "Delete It"

Answer:Ms Office Picture Manager

Welcome to TSG....

Will it let you rename it or trey right clicking on the shortcut and choose properties and see if there is a way to change it to somewhere on drive C: like My Pictures?

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Is there any possibility that I can find MS Office Picture Manager as a separate entity from Microsoft Office 2003?

Answer:MS Office Picture Manager

About Picture Manager
Microsoft Picture Manager is installed with all Office Suites
[also with ms front page 2003]

What happened to Photo Editor?

but.....this is probably better

might also look at this:

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I have to open various types of office files at once to mark students work. such as publisher, word, powerpoint, excel and access.

In XP i would just highlight all the files in the folder and press enter and they would all open. under windows 7 i can only open one type of office file at a time.

This is a pain when i have 3 publisher, 2 powerpoint, a spreadsheet and 4 word docs to open in the same folder.

I have searched under folder options but does anybody know of a setting to change to allow it?

I cant believe Microsoft could offer less functionality over xp in this aspect!

when i have about 8 docs per folder, 6 folders per unit, 2 units per student, approx 26 students per class and 6 different classes to mark (on this course) it really adds up!

Answer:opening different office file types together

I'll try to answer your question. Hopefully i've understood the question right.

1) Firstly, in Office 2007 (which i'm using), I can open a single word document, a single excel document and a single powerpoint document side by side (am currently not using Access). So that is not the issue.

2) I think what you want to do is to open multiple word docs, multiple excel files etc. simultaneously.

Open Word 2007, click on "View" tab at the top, then click on "Arrange All". You'll now find that you can open multiple documents, they will all show up in the task bar.

Also, if in Word 2007, you click on Office Button, Word Options, Advanced, then scroll down to the "Display" group and uncheck the "Show all windows in the Taskbar" box, then click on OK, you 'll find that only one window shows in the taskbar but the different open files are all arranged side by side in that window.

Try repeating this process in Excel, Powerpoint etc.

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I am trying to save a word document to pdf. I saved the document as a Word document first. Then tried to save as pdf. Somehow Microsoft Picture Manager has become my default. Same thing I have done a thousand times before. How can I get rid of this irritating problem?

Answer:Office picture manager default for pdf

If you are using Vista or 7, goto 'Start', then in the right hand part of the menu, click on 'Default programs'. Then click on 'Associate a file type or protocol with a program'. Scroll down the list to '.pdf', click on it once to highlight. Then click on the box at the top , 'change program' and choose the program you want to use with pdf's.

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Hoping someone can help. I'm trying to use Office Picture manager from Office 2007. However I get an error message "The operating system is currently not configured to run this application" and then it crashes out.

What do I need to change to get it to work? OS is XP SP 3.

Answer:OS not configured to run Office Picture Manager

What service pack is Office? run windows update and it will give you office updates. office 2007 was created brofore SP3.... maybe a known issue???

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I downloaded a lot of pictures on to my computer and openned them in to picture manager. I renamed them and a bunch of the pictures were named the same thing. When I tried to find the picture that I named before it with the same name it was nowhere to be found. How do I go about finding the other pictures I have with the same name? I have at least 5 pictures with the same names which is about a total of 20 lost pictures.

Answer:ms office picture manager renaming

Normally when one does a rename and there is a file already with that name, the rename is NOT allowed.

What "Picture Manager" are you using?

IF you were able to do this rename, then most likely the other file was replaced with the newly renamed file. This means they are gone forever.

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MS office 2010 trying to print a picture in picture manager, only get negative prints and preview.. tried 3 different printers . same problem

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Is there any possibility to get the installer only for MS Picture Manager 2010  after migrating to office 2013 , users stated asking for Picture Manager. Fed up with installing customized picture manager from Office installer.No One want to use Picture
Gallery as an alternative. Really pissed  off with users .

Is there anyway we can extract only picture manager ?


Answer:Office 2010 picture Manager

You should ask in Microsoft Office forum
But, you can use Microsoft Office Picture manager 2010 separately 

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This problem just started today. In MS Office Picture Manager which is installed with Office 2003 Pro I get this error when trying to view any picture.

Other Folders Exist
The selected locations do not contain pictures to preview.
Other folders or files exist but can not be previewed. Click to expand...

This happens upon trying to open any picture file or when viewing any folder that contains picture files. It worked fine this morning but not does not. I did not conciously change any setting. These picture files (jpegs and gifs mostly) can be displayed fine in other programs including Irfanview.

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Hello Win 7
I need permission from Trusted Installer to remove all the photos that this porgram scanned the hard drive for and installed. I was trying to import a single photo but this happened.
How do I change a setting so i can delete them?
Thank you

Answer:MS Office>tools picture manager

One easy way to remove the picture shortcuts from MS Office Picture Manager is to close the program and then run Ccleaner. Just make sure that "MS Office Picture Manager" is checked in the "applications" tab of Ccleaner, before you run it.

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Hi everyone. Maybe this should be in the newby forum - apologies if so! Until recently, pdf files opened and ran properly in Adobe. Last week, suddenly, when I get email pdf attachments they automatically try to open in office picture manager. I have to copy in to Adobe to open or save then right click and choose to open in Adobe. Can anyone tell me why and where I need to go to in my system to correct this? (I'm running XP prof.)Many thanks!

Answer:pdf files opening in Office Picture Manager

Open Picture Manager. On the tool bar click Tools; File Types. If PDF is ticked; un-tick it and click OK.

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(Windows 7 Home Premium)

I use 'WinPatrol to notify me of 'behind the scenes' changes.

I have both Office 2010 and Libre Office - and prefer to use Libre Office Write, & Spreadsheet as defaults.

But, no matter what I try, Office will insist on changing .doc, .rtf and .xls files to default-opening by Office programs.

How can I 'fix' the defaults so that WinPatrol doesn't keep telling me, every little while, that Office changed the defaults, and I have to click 'accept' or 'reject' the change?

Answer:Windows Office 2010 'hijacking' File Types

So have you tried using Control Panel > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program?

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I am doing my family tree & all my copies of certificates that I have will not open, all I get is an Icon. The Icon is Microsoft Office Picture, is there anyway I can retrieve them
Click onto properties I find below.
Type of file PDF
Open with Microsoft Office Picture

Answer:Microsoft Office Picture

Type of file PDF Open with Microsoft Office Picture
You need to change the file associationxp or Vista / W7 to Abode reader or what ever your PDF reader software happens to be

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Hey All,

I have Windows 8 on my laptop pc with Office 2010. How do I open up MS Picture Manager without having to install any additional software? I did it before, I cannot remember how to do it and need the steps. I know picture manager is gone from Office 2013 and above, but how do I get in in Office 2010?

Is there a way to open Picture Manager from the Ribbon?


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Can I copy an image containing only text from Microsoft Office Picture Manager into Notepad? I am able to copy it into OneNote but I also get a bunch of garbage.

Answer:Copy image from Msoft Office Picture Manager into Notepad

Try one of these tool convert image to text edited by Johnw

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how do I get rid of it as it has controll of my pictures when I preview them.I don't want it but can't get rid of it from add/remove programs its not there. I can't delete office cause if I need to reformate the hardrive I would have to install office and I don't have a disk it came installed when I got the computer from the store. its anoying as its a free trial witch is expired so I can't rotate images or anything except view them

Answer:Solved: getting rid of microsoft office picture manerger

You should have some installation medium if it is on the computer. You need to run Office setup, choose a custom installation, and remove the picture software that way. It may be on your recovery CD's (or a recovery partition on the hard drive).

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Windows 8 is not as friendly as previous Windows products. The photo viewer is particularly frustrating and not intuitive. I want to use MS Office Picture Manager as the default viewer. However, when going to default programs and trying to select this - it won't come up. Pointing to it through the Start Menu creates as MS Office Component program to open. However, when I then go to a .jpg file and click on open - Windows says the component isn't a valid W8 program!MS Office Picture Manager opens by itself, but how can it be set as the default program for various file extensions, i.e., .jpg, .bmp, etc.

Answer:Make MS Office Picture Manager default photo viewer for Win8

Right Click Image file go to the properties open with photo viewer it will be show u just change as MS Office Picture Manager as the default viewer...hope u will get some ideas..try it

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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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I had Office 2003 on my laptop. I accidentally un-installed it. Now I purchased Home and Student 2007. Apparently my disk reader is broken. It won't read any disks. Is there a way to install Office without using the actual disk. I have the product Key Code. Can I do it on Microsoft's website - or connect with someone elses computer? I appreciate any help. I cannot open any of my documents!! Thanks

Answer:Installing Microsoft Office when disk reader is broken?

Welcome to TSF.
What I did when I wanted Office 2007 was to download the trial version of the one I was interested in (2007 Professional) from Microsoft and when I was sure I liked it, I then bought the retail version and used the key to convert the trial version. Worked fine.


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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'd like to edit the registry to disable the feature of Microsoft Office 2016 that allows internal internet access via the Insert Picture/Insert Video feature. I've navigated to: HKEY_Current_User/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Office/16.0 and I believe it is likely something in either General or Insert Media/Online Media, but I'm not sure where to go from here?

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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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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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 am trying to delete a Microsoft Word document from my Lumia 550. Various internet postings tell me to do through the Microsoft Office tile. But, given that there is one, how can I delete it?

Answer:How can I delete a Microsoft Office file from my Microsoft Lumia 550

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I am trying to delete a Microsoft Word document from my Lumia 550. Various internet postings tell me to do through the Microsoft Office tile. But, given that there is one, how can I delete it? Since you're using lumia 550, it comes with separate apps for word, excel and powerpoint.
So to delete, go to file explorer app, search for the file you wish to delete and delete it.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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.
Source -

Answer:Integrate Office SP2 Update into Microsoft Office 2007

Nice Tutorial......Thanks Rahul !

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I am using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and this virus change extensions to word pdf and jpeg files, Extension *. bemrjof  was there to my entire Microsoft office data and all the PDF's and all photo file formats.  I tried many things but nothing worked, then I try to manually change the extensions and got really scared when saw that file is corrupted,i really don't know what to do anybody has any suggestions plz let me know.
thank you 

Answer:Virus changed file extensions of Microsoft office file, PDF's and photo files

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This may be the ultimate deal breaker‏ for me.

I have successfully blocked Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in for about 5 years on XP, Vista, and Windows 7. It is an update that makes loading and saving Office 2003, or Office 2007, files take at least 10 times longer than without it, and often much more. It is agonizingly slow. I assume the delay is based on the size of the file, since they claim they are scanning for stuff other than legal Office information. I also wonder if it isn't kind of a penalty to try to get you to update to a newer version of Office in disguise as a security feature.

Windows 10, of course, has applied it under their forced automatic-update rules. If you select "Uninstall Updates", on the listing of successful updates, you get a list of many updates which have been applied. (Most of which are not listed on the previous page's list of installed updates. ??????) That particular update, however, is not listed even though it shows on the previous page.

In searching for any related posts, I see that there is an equivalent for Office 2010, so unless they made great improvements in the processing, a lot of other people are having degraded file activity on Office products as well. That is, unless they are used to it because they hadn't blocked the update in their previous OS.

If I have to put up with such degraded performance from my Office products I may just revert to Windows 7.

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My Excel files have been change to "ZEPTO file". I've got no idea as to why or how to access the information. It seems all the files in Microsoft word are the same also. Any Ideas.

Answer:File Ext changed in microsoft Office

I suspect you have been hit by ransomware!!

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Some of my saved word documents (in this case cover letters only) are being automatically copied over and over again. It is making copies of copies and will eventually fill the computer. I can not delete them as fast as they grow in numbers.

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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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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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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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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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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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: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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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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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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Okay, I've never posted on anything like this before so bear with me please. I've got an issue and it's driving me nuts because I can't resolve it. I'll try and give a description of what I did. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I purchased a new Dell computer (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) that came with a trial version of Office 2010. I had previously purchased an Office 2010 Pro so I wanted to install the full version on my computer. When I did, I had both versions installed, so I uninstalled the trial version. That's when I think my problem arose, but I can't say for sure that it didn't exist before that because I hadn't even looked.

Here's the problem:
When I'm in Windows Explorer looking at my files, my Excel and Word files (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx) show up with an improper file type description. Instead of saying "Microsoft Word Document" or "Microsoft Excel 1997-2003 Worksheet" (or whatever they're supposed to say) the simply say "DOCX File" or "XLS File". Not only that, but the icons don't look right either. They sort of look right, but they're smaller and sort of greyed out (Except the .docx icon is just a white page with lines object).

The strange thing is, is that ALL my other Office files show up with correct descriptions and icons etc. (.ppt, .pptx, .csv....etc - ALL of them!)

What I've tried to fix it:
I uninstalled all Office Products and then reinstalled Office 2010.

I tried MS's little bug finder pr... Read more

Answer:Office 2010 Office File Type Descriptions & Icons Incorrect


Welcome to SevenForums.

If you right-click on one of your Word documents and choose properties, does the icon look correct in that panel? Like this:


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

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

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

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Before I upgraded to Windows 8.1 I made a backup of my Microsoft Office Outlook Mail folder which was saved as a .pst file.  I have tried over and over to import this file into Microsoft Outlook.  My email works fine but I can't import any of my contacts.  I am not sure how to get these files imported.  Any assistance would sure be appreciated.

Answer:Need Help with .pst file transfer to Microsoft Office Outlook

It helps to know what version of Outlook you are using.

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i lost my installation disk and now I must have deleted some installation file and word wont let me get in or anything, does n e one know where i can get the file SKU011.CAB?

cheers tom

Answer:n e 1 got the file SKU011.CAB, for microsoft office to hand?

Check this out:

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i lost my installation disk and now I must have deleted some installation file and word wont let me get in or anything, does n e one know where i can get the file SKU011.CAB?

cheers tom

Answer:n e 1 got the file SKU011.CAB, for microsoft office to hand?

Check this out:

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 I have Microsoft Office 2003, and I tried to upgrade it yesterday, but everytime I tried to upgrade, it asks for the "" file.  I have searched other forums and I could not find any help.  Please any suggestions.  If somebody has Microsoft Office 2003 please look in this location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\112, I think that file is there, if you find it, please send it to me to [email protected]  Thanks for you help.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 file

They would need to have MS Office 2003 Standard Edition, that is the "112" part.  Microsoft suggests that you have multiple versions of Office (Professional, Standard, SBE) and to fix just uninstall all office applications and reinstall them.

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on start up, I sometimes get the message "the data file Personal Folders was not closed properly. File is being checked for problems." I know Outlook was closed properly at computer shut down. Why the message and what's the solution? Thanks!

Answer:Personal folders file in microsoft office out

Did you close Outlook AT shutdown, or BEFORE shutdown? It makes a difference. The Outlook closing process needs to complete before logging off, restarting, or powering down the computer.

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Hi i recently ran a registry cleaner on my comp thinking it was needed but now know different. I think it may have erased needed files for my microsoft office with frontpage when i try to open it a window appears saying it's unable to locate proplus.exe file needed to launch office. is there anything i can do to get it back there was no restore point or backup as i have done a complete cleaning of my system since. can anyone help me or let me know if i'm screwed and need to buy new software thank you

Answer:missing proplus.exe file for microsoft office

Just for the record:Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:? Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.? Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for ... Read more

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Today while I was editing  mdb file suddenly MS Access crashed and the document became unable to be opened. Every time I wanted to open it the same error was:
"Microsoft Office Access cannot open this file"
Then I wanted to open auto-saved version of the document, the same error appeared. how to repair mdb file?

Answer:"Microsoft Office Access cannot open this file"

I assume it is Access 2002 or greater.
How to troubleshoot and to repair a damaged Access 2002 or later database

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Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in

Download size: 1.9 MB

Update type: Important

Microsoft Office File Validation is a security add-in for Office 2003 and 2007. Office File Validation is used to validate that Binary File Format files conform to the Microsoft Office File Format. The user will be notified of possible security risks if files fail to conform to the format.

More information:

Help and Support:

I've just done a new install of Win 7 64 bit Pro and Office 2007 Pro.

This download appears to be getting pushed on us by MS

If I Google Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in there seems to be a lot reporting problems/issues, making computers run very slow, some say it is only for 2003 others say it's for 2003, 2007 & 2010.

I've just done a new install of Win 7 64 bit Pro and Office 2007 Pro. so I'm a little perplexed about this.

Any thoughts anyone.


Answer:Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in Important or not.

The updated Microsoft explanation page which explains its purpose in more detail here: Office File Validation for Office 2003 and Office 2007.

I'm pretty certain that this validation Add-in must be installed/activated in order for Office to continue to function properly...

I know this because I have had to reinstall MS Office 2003 on my old XP computer (which is now in mothballs) numerous times since I bought it when it was first released. If you do not allow it the Microsoft Office File Validation add-in will keep on nagging you to do so. But don't worry because after it is installed it is not malevolent in any way. And I did not experience any "making computers run very slow" in all those times I reinstalled it. There are many, many things that can make a computer run slowly but - based on my experience anyway, this is not one of them. Most of the people out there in those forums are panicked by the term "validation" because they may be running program that they did not buy and/or may not actually own. And they believe it may uncover this fact after they click OK and install it.

Side Note: Goggling any software program "just because" can sometimes be not as reliable one would hope. And can bring up problems and possible solutions that are not very trustworthy.

Good Luck! -- COMP


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My computor keeps asking me for file which it cannot find on my installation CD.Where can I obtain this file from. file for Microsoft Office 2003

This is due to incomplete installation of an office...You can check MS article click here for this issue.You can search for the file for download on net.You can have some registry modification, but before doing it, just back-up the registry keys.Go into Registry Editor(Start->Run->Regedit)Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Delivery.There should be only 1 directory under Delivery, which is your DownloadCode (indicated by some numbers)Select that directory [or all if more]. On the right side of the screen, right-click on CDCache. Change the value to 0 and the problem is solved

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Today while I was editing  mdb file suddenly MS Access crashed and the document became unable to be opened. Every time I wanted to open it the same error was:
"Microsoft Office Access cannot open this file"
Then I wanted to open auto-saved version of the document, the same error appeared. how to repair mdb file?

Answer:"Microsoft Office Access cannot open this file"

I assume it is Access 2002 or greater.
How to troubleshoot and to repair a damaged Access 2002 or later database

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I have a Microsoft Office Outlook file that won't open. Each time I attempt to do so I get a box that comes up and reads cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open file: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Wrong Number.msg. the file may not exist, you may not have permission to open it, etc. I right clicked properties on the folder and it shows a 7.6 MB file that should open with Microsoft Office Outlook. Does anyone know why this may happen?

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Using Office Premium 2000 in Vista x64.
Already installed SR-1a & SP-3.

There's a Office File Converter Pack (OCONVPCK.EXE) applicable to Office 2000, to allow opening / saving files in formats from Word 97 and Office 2003.

Another pack, MS Office Compatibility Pack for Office 2007 also allows Office 2K, 2003 to use files saved in Office 2007 format.

Read requirements for both & believe I met them all.
Researched MS support extensively & saw nothing saying these 2 packs can't be installed at same time. AFAIK, their functions don't overlap.

Installed the File Converter Pack for Office '03 first - went OK.
Tried to install the 2007 Compatibility Pack next & gave error message:

Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version, use Add / Remove Programs.Click to expand...

Anyone tried installing both of these in Office 2K?


Answer:Using 2 MS Office File Converter / Compatibility packs in Office 2K

why bother? Openoffice can read all formats.

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