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Microsoft Office installer launches with Open Office

Question: Microsoft Office installer launches with Open Office

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?

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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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Today marks the official release date to retail stores for Office 2010 and with that Microsoft is launching a $80 Million Dollar Ad Campaign they are calling the Make it Great Campaign. The ad's will focus on selected people from the 9 million who Beta Tested Office 2010. Seventy percent of the ad's will be via online channels, with the rest spent on print ads and billboards.
With the ad's, Today, Microsoft is circulating a list of Reasons to Try Office 2010.
1. Outlook Social Connector, providing a ?people-centric view of e-mail?
2. Linked Notes in the OneNote note-taking program (enabling users to ?dock? OneNote to the side of the screen, take notes and map those notes in the presentation.
3. Sparklines in Excel which are charts that fit into a single cell to show a trend at a glance
4. Photo editing in Word
5. Video and broadcast capabilities in PowerPoint
6. Office Web Apps, which are the Webified versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Microsoft is beginning to roll out a new version of Hotmail today (Windows Live Wave 4 Hotmail) that allows users to share these Office Web Apps documents via Hotmail
7. A Ribbon you can personalize by adding often-used commands (or by collapsing it to take up less space)
With the release, Microsoft is focusing on getting users to upgrade from previous versions of Office including Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007
Check out the Make it Great site Microsoft Office 2010: Make It Great with Office 2010
Office 2... Read more

Answer:Microsoft launches $80Million Office 2010 Ad Campaign With todays Office 2010 Release

this time surprisingly,no office 2010 ultimate version like earlier..only upto professional plus..

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I recently installed Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 and every time I open any office program (word, excel, ppoint, etc) a Windows Installer window appear and says it is installing, getting the required information for it installing, etc. but I already have office 2007 on mi pc and I always have to wait for it to finish doing that, and it is kinda slow...
That didn't happen to me when I was using Office 2003 and don't know why it is happening now.
Here a picture of that little annoying window:

Sorry that it is in spanish, but in english it says "Wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007"

Thanks for any help

I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium.

Sorry for any mistakes on writting, im spanish and this is my first time posting here so tell me if you need more info about this issue.

Answer:Windows Installer opens every time I open any microsoft office

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

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

Onenote. . . . nuffsaid

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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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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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: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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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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Whenever I launch Outlook 2000 the Office 2000 installer also launches.

I installed Office 2000 on this machine several months ago, and Outlook has run without any odd behaviour.

It also happens any time I click on a new email.

Although I installed iTunes 2 days ago, today is the first time Outlook has behaved in this way.

I'm running Win XP with SP1, and I've scanned with AVG, Spybot and Ad-Aware, with nothing negative being reproted.

Answer:?? When I launch Outlook 2000 the Office 2000 installer also launches

Try a Detect and Repair of Office.

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

Answer:Open Office & Microsoft Office

What you want is called:change file association in Windows 7Here is one of many links: above should be all you need.

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

Answer:Open Office to microsoft Office

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

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Ohotfix.exe is a software program designed to help administrators deploy update files within their organizations. OHotFix works by reading a series of deployment instructions contained in an INI file, and then using those instructions to apply an update to the computer. OHotFix can also check applications on the computer to determine which updates need to be applied, and it can order a group of update files so that an installation is optimized.

This download works with the following Office product:
▪ Microsoft Office 2003
▪ Microsoft Office XP
▪ Microsoft Office 2000

Download: Microsoft Office Hotfix Installer v2
News Source: WinBeta

Answer:Microsoft Office Hotfix Installer v2 Available

Why is not a 2007 edition available?

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Hi, Hope you can help me. Every so often when I'm on the internet I have a program attempting to install 'Microsoft Office Premium'. Can you advise what this is, and how do I stop it trying to download. Many thanks. harleyd

Answer:Microsoft Office Premium Installer

I'm afraid I don't know the answer but I get this too! So I will follow this with interest.

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Whe I install office 2000, it does so part of the way and then I get the message 'installer terminated prematurely'Can anyone advise me what I need to do?

Answer:microsoft installer failure in Office 2000

click here

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I am running windows 2000 professional and have office 2000 premium installed on it. I would like to know how to once and for all disable that wonderfull windows installer for upon visiting random web sites it pops up and prompts me for the office 2000 cd. It has been annoying me to no end and id like to disable it once and for all.

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When I install Microsoft Office it takes absolutely AGES for the setup program to just load

When it does decide to wake up and run, I get a message saying do I want to install 'singleImage.exe'

Anyone know why it takes soooo long?


Answer:Why does Microsoft Office Installer file take AGES just to load?

Okay, I need more specs for your computer. Please download the TSG Tool, run it and post the results here. Download link below.

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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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Whenever I try to open any new program/application (i.e. e-mail, explorer, word etc) Windows Installer automatically starts to initiatise and the attempts to load Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage.

If I don't hit the cancel button I get a message saying the 'feature you are trying to use is on a CD ROM or other emovable disk that is not available. Insert the disk......'

If I then hit the cancel button I get a '1706 error. Set up cannot find the required files....'

This has been happening for the past few months and is now seriously annoying me!

Can anybody help me please?

My PC specs are:
AMD Athlon (tm) XP 1500+ 1.29 GHz, 512 MB RAM
I run Windows XP version 2002 with service pack 2 installed


Answer:Windows Installer constantly trying to load Microsoft Office XP Professional with Fro

do you have the CD?

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

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

What might I try to get these programs to sync?

Thanks so much!

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

Hello alpad,

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

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

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

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

Orange Blossom

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Thank you in advance.

The problem:
As of this a.m., I can't open any MS Office applications, nor Frontpage, nor Publisher, nor Homesite 5. I cannot even find any Office Aps in a search using Windows Explorer. This is a crisis in my young life. I can open IE, and it seems works for the Internet and downloads. Yesterday all was well.

And, at the same time, a Windows Installer dialogue box keeps opening, saying it wants to install MS Publisher 2000 and for us to put in the CD. When I try to open Word or Frontpage, the installer dialogue opens and says it is configuring XP and then we cancel it. It takes several tries to cancel it. It has opened several times while writing this post.

What we're using:
Windows XP Pro on a Dell DImension 4600, with full set of MS Office2000 aps, plus MS Frontpage, and MS Publisher98, IE 6.0 SP2.

We have and regularly use the latest Norton AV sw, Spybot, AdAware, CCleaner. I added and ran IE-adspy this a.m. (after problem occurred), and I downloaded the lastest XP update, a verification tool. I tried to do the Panda scan this a.m., before writing, but it would not function. Nothing happened when I clicked the Scan PC button. I had allowed pop-ups and turned off the active security in order to do the scan.

Before writing this we did a system restore to yesterday and a full Norton's scan. The restore was ineffective and the scan showed nothing wrong.

The events leading up to this problem:
1) Late last night, my husband bo... Read more

Answer:Windows installer dialogue keeps opening and my MS Office aps do not open [RESOLVED]

Hi JD12 and welcome to TSF

Sorry for the delay in getting to you, the forum has been really busy lately and all our helpers are volunteers.

Scan with HijackThis and check the following entries (If they still exist) (make sure not to miss any)

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O16 - DPF: {BDEE1959-AB6B-4745-A29B-F492861102CC} -

Remember to close all other windows and click Fix Checked


Click Start > run and type services.msc.

1. Locate the service - Windows Installer
2. Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog. Stop the service by using the Stop button.
Change the Startup type to Disabled & then click on the OK button

Reboot the PC then click Start > run and type services.msc.

1. Locate the service - Windows Installer
2. Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog. Change the Startup type to Automatic
Start the service by using the Start button & then click on the OK button

Can you open Office programs now? If not navigate to the following file


Right-click on msi.dll and select Properties. Click on the Version tab and take note of the File Version. Post the file version number in your next reply.


Download Deckard's System Scanner to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double... Read more

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any input appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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When Microsoft Outlook 2007 is open and I have been using Internet Explorer (Google) and then close it down, I get a Microsoft Visual C ++ Runtime Library error message: Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Can anyone help me with this? Thanks

Answer:Microsoft Visual C ++ Runtime Library error message when Microsoft Office is open

I should mention that when I close Microsoft Outlook first then close Internet Explorer that I do not get this error message. (Easy fix but I do like to keep it open)

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I recently started having problems opening MS Word 2003 so I uninstalled all Office 2003 products and did a reinstall. That did not solve the problem, I searched and found a few solutions including deleting the file, but it does not exist on my PC.
Any assistance is appreciated.

Answer:MS Word will not open, launches installer

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I took my computer to Geek Squad last week to have a virus removed. When my computer was returned, my microsoft office will not work properly. I get the following message "Microsoft Office Word has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application." I have tried to run the setup wizard with my Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 disc, but it will not work. How can I get my Microsoft Office to work again?

Answer:How do I get my microsoft office to open?

Probably virus cause some problem with some windows file check and repair your system file with following cmd. go to run type sfc /scannow . If you use windows xp then you need a XP disk.
Repair or reinstall office after that.
Even if it not work let us know.

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Guys, just this morning when I open my laptop, I can't open Microsoft word, power point, excel. It ask me to repair the program through Program & Features but when I click Uninstall, nothing happen. Nothing running in the background... I click uninstall again and it said wait until the current program finished uninstalling.

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my microsoft offfice is no longer opening though it was opening normallly few hours ago

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I've had my yoga 13 for some months now, and used Microsoft office frequently, especially Word. Suddenly, these apps decide not to open anymore. I've tried opening them from the app screen and from files in my documents. I've restarted my computer and intalled automatic updates, but I can't get it to work. I'm simply brought back to my desktop every time.

Answer:Microsoft Office will not open

Try this: Control Panel -> Uninstall a program (under Programs) -> Click on Microsoft Office ONCE -> Change -> Repair

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When I try to open an office application I get this error message.
Something went wrong. We couldn't start your program. Please try starting it again. If it won't start, try repairing Office from 'Programs and Features' in the Control Panel.
When I try to change or uninstall in control panel nothing happens. I noticed as it's listed in the control panel programs it says it was installed 5/30/2016 and the file size is blank. This is office 2013 so I've had it for a few years and it just started this yesterday.
Also, when I try to open an existing document an additional error message pops up that says, There was a problem sending the command to the program.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't think anything has changed on my computer over the last few days, except a couple of windows updates.

Answer:Microsoft office won't open.

If you have the installation media for Office 2013 you could uninstall it and re-install it - this will not affect your documents and other work as they are not stored along with the program files.
Alternatively, if this problem started recently, you could try restoring Windows to a time before this problem started and see if that fixes the problem.
Chris Cosgrove

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When I try to open an office application I get this error message.
Something went wrong. We couldn't start your program. Please try starting it again. If it won't start, try repairing Office from 'Programs and Features' in the Control Panel.
When I try to change or uninstall in control panel nothing happens. I noticed as it's listed in the control panel programs it says it was installed 5/30/2016 and the file size is blank. This is office 2013 so I've had it for a few years and it just started this yesterday.
Also, when I try to open an existing document an additional error message pops up that says, There was a problem sending the command to the program.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't think anything has changed on my computer over the last few days, except a couple of windows updates.

Answer:Microsoft office won't open.

If you have the installation media for Office 2013 you could uninstall it and re-install it - this will not affect your documents and other work as they are not stored along with the program files.
Alternatively, if this problem started recently, you could try restoring Windows to a time before this problem started and see if that fixes the problem.
Chris Cosgrove

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i cannot open my microsoft office

Answer:i cannot open my microsoft office?

i cannot open my microsoft office

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

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

Your school must be so cool if it uses Edubuntu!

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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 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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This is driving me MAD!

I installed Blaze media Pro 7.1 and now each time I open the program Windows Installer launches. Actually it goes like this:

I click on the shortcut for Blaze Media Pro 7.1 and after several seconds of nothing happening a progress box opens indicating that "TurboTax Its Deductible 2006" is installing with a message above the progress bar indicating "Please Wait While Windows Configures TurboTax Its Deductible 2006.

Then before that can complete another box appears which reads "Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5" with a progress bar and details about opening several .cab files then it switches back to the original "TurboTax Its Deductible 2006" is installing with the progress bar reading "gathering required information"

Then the "Windows Installer" box appears with a progress box.

I click on cancel and the process starts again and loops three or four times and ends with a box that indicates that "the feature you are trying to use is on a removable CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available" and offers a search box to find it. I cancel that and get an Error 1706 No Valid source could be found...Windows Installer cannot continue, click OK and the process starts again.

Eventually if I hit cancel enough all the boxes go away and the program starts as it should.


Answer:Windows Installer launches when I open a program

Fixed it

I downloaded Windows Install Clean Up and removed the files associated with the TurboTax program and no more problems.

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Thanks for all previous advice. I have now re-installed windows, solved one problem but have another. The copy of windows xp used didn't have Microsoft Word (office). There is something on ebay claiming compatability with microsoft, called open office, almost too cheap to be free. Sellers do have good feedback, however, so advice please. I really need 'Word' and Microsoft is so expensive.

Answer:microsoft or open office (ebay)

Open Office is given away for free, it's faster an has more options than MS office. I use it na i can open all MS files.

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Answer:Cannot open Microsoft office tools

It says the action is only valid for products that are currently installed

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Hi All of a sudden microsoft word will not open properly. I get the page with the hourglass but it doesn't open to a fresh page for typing and I cannot open any of my documents either. I have tried system restore but didn't have a point far enough back for it to work. I have tried reinstalling from a disk I had from my old computer, but it doesn't work either.
I don't know why it would suddenly just stop working, it keeps telling me to report the problem, which I have done endlessly.
I am on XP using an admittedly old version of Word (2000) but it has always worked just fine before.
Can anyone help me with this please? Many thanks.

Answer:Microsoft Office Word will not open

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i had done the window update, after restart i've open the microsoft office outlook but this message appear,

cannot start microsoft office outlook, cannot open the window. the set of folder cannot be opened. the server cannot be opened. contact your administrator if this condition persists.

how to restore my ms office outlok. please guide.

Answer:microsoft office outlook cannot open

Which operating system and version of Office are you using?

Are you able to perform a repair install to Outlook using the Office installation DVD?

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Iíve had this problem for a while and I thought the reason was because I didnít have Microsft Office installed. I just installed Microsoft Office 2007 and I am still not able to open any attatchements. I could be word, powerpoint or excele. I also tried saving them first and that didn't work eaither. I am very lost and confused into what to do. I just started school and I know I will be getting a lot of email attatchments from my instruscters. Please help me fix this problem.



Answer:Why can't I open any Microsoft Office attatchements?

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We are switching over to Microsoft Office Open licensing. I know there is a 5 seat minumum, is there any way we can convert our existing licenses over to MS OPEN? Maybe someone could enlighten me on this subject.


Answer:Microsoft Office Open license

I'll usually contact one of my vendors and ask them what options I have available to me. They're always very helpful in this situation especially since licensing can bring them considerable dollars.

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Currently running Windows 7 home premium. An automatic update has prevented me from accessing my documents and redirected me purchase Microsoft Office 2010. I installed Open Office but can only view individual documents by opening with Open Office. How do I run Open Office automatically? Do I uninstall Microsoft Office?

Answer:Microsoft Word to Open Office

Hi Xander82, and welcome to TSG.

The following page on the Microsoft web site explains how to set default programs to open different file types in Windows 7.

If your current trial installation of MS-Office has expired and you do not wish to purchase it, then yes, you can uninstall it.

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I have my database stored on my hard drive, I just want to get in and add a table but I really have no idea how to do it, and the help stuff isn't helping at all.

Answer:Using Microsoft Access in Open Office?

dunno if this will help?

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Hi Yesterday when I tried to open Outlook 2007 I got the message. Cannot start Microsoft Office Cannot open Outlook Window. I have tried a system restore and also run a repair from the original disk but still I get the same message. any ideas would be appreciated. All other applications in Office open OK.Many thanks

Answer:Cannot open Microsoft Office Outlook

click heremight help...

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I may have deleted some sort of association to access microsoft office program. Also the same thing with Outlook Express but I just downloaded another one from the internet (outlook express). My computer (Compaq) came with the program so I don't have the cd to reload the program.
When I try to open the Office it says there is no program for this but I have found office files with the search.
Any help would be appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. Hoping I don't have to buy the cd!!!!!!

Answer:Unable to open microsoft office

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I have Microsoft Office , When I choose any of the applications it tried to Configure , like a new install , everytime I try to open the program.
Does anyone have a solution?

Answer:Microsoft Office Tries to re-install when I open it?

can you try and do a repair install of office, could be some files got corrupted, i have had this happen in the past when i did a repair install of windows.

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Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 (Build 7W98)
1970-01-01 01:00:34 +0100
I'm in the main function
diagappDialogBase::setProperty( "sizeGripEnabled", value ) failed: property invalid, read-only or does not exist
1 Jan 01:12:30 ntpdate[405]: getnetnum: "" invalid host number, line ignored
1 Jan 01:12:30 ntpdate[405]: no servers can be used, exiting

Date/Time: 2008-11-03 19:08:17 +0000
OS Version: 10.3.9 (Build 7W98)
Report Version: 2

Command: Microsoft Word
Path: /Applications/Microsoft Office X/Microsoft Word
Version: ??? (???)
PID: 454
Thread: 0

Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS (0x0001) at 0x859e7020

Thread 0 Crashed:
0 MCPZ.stb 0x005d2a70 0x5c7590 + 0xb4e0
1 MCPZ.stb 0x005d1fc0 0x5c7590 + 0xaa30
2 MCPZ.stb 0x005d5a44 0x5c7590 + 0xe4b4
3 MCPZ.stb 0x005d7854 0x5c7590 + 0x102c4
4 MCPZ.stb 0x005d7214 0x5c7590 + 0xfc84
5 MCPZ.stb 0x005d71b8 0x5c7590 + 0xfc28
6 MCPZ.stb 0x005d6c48 0x5c7590 + 0xf6b8
7 Microsoft Word 0x02020c8c 0x2008000 + 0x18c8c
8 Microsoft Word 0x02020c24 0x2008000 + 0x18c24
9 Microsoft Word 0x0201ee60 0x2008000 + 0x16e60
10 Microsoft Word 0x0201ecdc 0x2008000 + 0x16cdc
11 Microsoft Word 0x0201cea0 0x2008000 + 0x14ea0
12 Microsoft_Office_2001Z 0x01021dcc 0x1008000 + 0x19dcc
13 Microsoft Word 0x0201cbe8 0x2008000 + 0x14be8

PPC Thread State:
srr0: 0x005d2a70 srr1: 0x0000f030 vrsave: 0x00000000
cr: 0x44002228 xer: 0x00000004 lr: 0x005d2710 ctr: 0x90001690
r0: 0x00000000 r1: 0xbfffe770 r2: 0x0074... Read more

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Hi guys, im hoping someone can help. For some reason i cannot open Microsoft office 2010, it is genuine, i downloaded it from the microsoft website. It has been working fone since i bought it and i use it on a regular basis for work, mostly for spreadsheets. I have just been away on holiday for ten days, i went to open a spread sheet and a message came up that said " Cannot open microsoft office, go to control panel to repair then try again" So i went to control panel i found the programme and i clicked repair, after a few minutes it said the programme had been repaired successfully but when i go to open it i get the same message. Any ideas will be much appreciated. Thanks

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alright. so i tried to open my microsoft word 2007. first, it was coming up as a memory problem, saying it didn't have the memory or disk space to run it.
i have system mechanic six so i ran memory mechanic which did nothing.
i then tried opening my other Microsoft Office programs, and they wouldn't open either.

i tried uninstalling all of it completely, in the registry and all.
then i reinstalled it, only not as the full pack, as the home & student pack.

now, the hourglass shows for one or two seconds, and NOTHING pops up. not the program, or error signs, or anything.

i don't know what's wrong with it. i ran updates for everything today (spybot, windows updates, system mechanic & AVG), and it won't system restore back to fixing the problem either.

help, please? i need to edit my resume & write half a musical, and i can't do it without word!

oh. i have windows XP, and i have framework 3.0 service pack 1.
or so my add/remove programs says.

i will be totally grateful to whoever helps me with this.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2007 Won't Open.

How much RAM have you got on this machine and how powerful is your CPU?. If you're not sure right click on My Computer and click Properties, it should tell you there.

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I have both Open Office and Microsoft Word installed on my PC. My favourite is Microsoft Word. However, when I click to open Word, I get taken to Open Office. How to I set my PC such that Microsoft Word is the default word processing package? Thanks.

Answer:Open Office/Microsoft Word

I imagine when you installed OO you answered a prompt in the affirmative to make it the default WP package.Have a look in the tools or options menu's of OO and see if there is a box you can un-tick.Or you could simply un-install OO then re-install it. If you get the same prompt answer No.

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I have a document in microsoft office which I opened and used a couple of days ago, everytime I have tried to open office since, I get an error message saying A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. I have updated the system in case it was that. I have rebooted the PC. Still no joy.
Any ideas please advice, thank you.

Answer:Windows 10. Microsoft office will not open

The quick and easy fix is probably to do a system restore. Pick a restore point that was created before the problem started.
It should do the trick.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any insight you may have

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Open Office and Microsoft Works question

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

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My computer is windows 7, currently I found that unable to open Microsoft office, after double click Microsoft office will prompt out "The application was unable to start correctly(0xc0000142).Click OK to close application."

My computer have install Trustport Total Protection, when I enable Trustport Total Protection then Microsoft office 2013 can open like normal. Guy, have any solution??

Answer:Why unable to open Microsoft Office 2013?

Hello i recommend reading this: App-V 5.0: On these 0xc0000142 errors and where they are coming from. - [email protected] - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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I have a Disc titled Open Office which has been in a drawer for a few years and have never used it.I seem to remember getting it from Ebay.I have office 2003 installed but is open office a alternative to what I have.And is it better.

Answer:What is Open Office does it replace Microsoft Offi

Forget the Disk, you can download Open Office/Libre Office, from the Net, for free. You always have been able to and, I guess, that if you paid for it, you were had.
However, as far as I know Open Office does what it says on the can. It doesn't have a version of Outlook but covers most of the other MS Office programs with slightly fewer add-ons. Most of us don't use, for example, all of Excel's facilities and Open's version is quite adequate for us.

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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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When start Microsoft office 2013, pop-up meassage the application was unable to start correctly(0xc0000142).Click OK to close the application.

How to resolve this error??

Answer:Unable to open Microsoft office 2013

Hello Jason and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try repairing your Office 2013.

Repair Office programs - Outlook -

If still having problems you could try uninstalling and then reinstalling. This Microsoft KB article has an automatic "Fixit" button as well as manual instructions for uninstalling. It also provides a link on how to reinstall Office 2013.

How to uninstall Office 2013 or Office 365

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I have been able to successfully transfer Word Documents from Microsoft Word 2003 to Open Office Docs without any problems but I am unable to transfer a Word Document in the opposite direction. I.e.: from Open to Microsoft Word 2003
Can anyone help please?

Answer:Solved: open office/microsoft word

You got it save it as a Word Document in Open Office. If you opened it and then resaved it in Open Office it may have saved it as an Open Office file type instead of a Microsoft Word File Type. I know there is a way to make Open Office to default to saving as a Word Document. Just look thru the settings. So your first step to investigate is too see what file type OpenOffice is saving as by default.

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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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None of the microsoft office applications (word, excel, powerpoint) will open a document from within the application. The application itself opens fine, everything seems to run fine and then when I go to save it freezes up completely. If I try to open a document from within the application it freezes immediatly also.

This morning I ran the Windows automatic updates and unistalled Corel Paintshop pro 7, Corel Photoshop and a couple old card games. I don't know though if the problem occured before or after these things.

My local computer guy told me to run the "Detect and Repair" feature in Word and it said everything was ok, but I'm still having the problem.

Please help!

Answer:Microsoft office package will not open or save

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I have a Sony laptop PCG-Z1VA, XP home edition w/svc pak3. My Word program will not work. I have used the "Word" icon and have also opened the program folder and double clicked the "winword.exe" file and have come up with the same results. The window opens up and displays the "Word" icon at the top of the window along with the text "Document1 - Microsoft Word", but it is a blank page. I wait a few minutes and open the Windows Task Mgr and see where the "Word" program status is "not responding". I have uninstalled and reinstalled, have used the "repair" function of the installation program and have also reinstalled "Word" where the CD is required to open the program. I have the original CDs that I purchased and have been using this Office Suite for that many years without problems. All the other programs in the Suite are working. Can anyone out there help me.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2000-Word will not open

have you installed office 2000 service packs.
have you tried to search and rename file.

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

If i select CHANGE I get a error message:

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

If I try to Uninstall I get this:


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

This is how it should work:

Repair Microsoft Office 2010

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When I open up a new Microsoft office document (microsoft office 2003) it opens just fine, in the past month or so opening saved documents .doc, or .xls has become painfully slow. Could this be malware or some type of infection? also the windows E shortcut is very slow to open explorer, but right clicking on start and then explore runs just fine.

System Info

windows XP
version 2002
Service pack 3

AMD Turion™ 64x2 Mobile
Technology TL-50
160 GHz 896 MB of RAM

any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:microsoft office programs slow to open

Hi, it could be something such as malware, but it could also be something as simple as needing a defrag or more RAM. If you'd like to check for malware..Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it.Before saving any of your security programs, rename them first. For example, before you save Malwarebytes', rename it to something like MBblah.exe and then click on Save and save it to your desktop. Same thing after you install it. Before running it, rename the main executable file first

Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.

If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run..Another work around is by not using the mouse to install it, Just use the arrow keys, tab, and enter keys. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the... Read more

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When I try to open Microsoft Office Word 2003 a window pops up that says window installer then it says installing microsoft office word feature. It stops half way and another window pops up that says Installation error file not found. A required installation file SKU112.CAB could not be found. Original installation source required. If you installed Microsoft Office Standard edition 2003 from cd please insert your cd. If you installed Microsoft office standard edition 2003 over your computer network please browse to the installation source on your computer. Also a window popped up that says Microsoft word has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install application. I don't have the cd its lost. This just started doing this about a month ago. I can't open any files through microsoft office word or power point. I have windows xp. I don't know hardly anything about computers so I don't know what to do. Any help will be appreciated

Answer:Can't open Microsoft Office Word 2003

duplicated thread - closing this one

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: Can't Open Microsoft Office Documents

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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'm having an issue with outlook whenever I try to open it, it says "Cannot start Microsoft Outlook." I'm not sure what the problem is, could anyone please help me.

I'm running Windows 7 32 bit.

Answer:I can't open Microsoft Office Outlook 2010.

See whether you can find All Programs > MS Office > Office Tools > Office Diagnostics. Run that and see what happens. I have only Office 2007, so I am not 100% certain whether that is the same setup for 2010.

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how do I repair broken or corrupt files, when I try to open Microsoft office I get the same message cannot open you have broken or corrupt files

Answer:how can i open microsoft office, it keeps sending same messa

Try the repair. You don't state your office version so here's some general information: pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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For the past few days my laptop has been unable to open Microsoft Office apps. I'm using Windows 10 (which I came with the laptop) and Office 2016. It's been totally fine before hand, but now it's just not opening Word. There's not even an error message, it just stops. When I try to open Excel an error box pops up saying it can't establish a connection or something? It doesn't happen all the time, but for the majority of my attempts I am unable to work on these documents. I thinks its become more frequent too, though I may just be loosing my patience. Please help!

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I have Microsoft Office 2013 Word program I am trying to open has been opening ok until this morning as begins to open it keeps displaying this message Microsoft Word We're Sorry, but word has run into an error that is preventing it from working correctly word will need to be closed a result and it gives three options Repair,Help,Close what is happening and how do I fix it? It was working perfectly ok until this morning.

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