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Help with migrating a Word 2003 file to Word 2010

Q: Help with migrating a Word 2003 file to Word 2010

Windows 7 Professional Edition Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Microsoft Office 2010

My user has spent years building her Auto-Text feature within Word 2003 to the point it is now, but her company just bought her a new Windows 7 Pro machine with Office 2010 installed. She asked that I migrate her Auto-Text data to Word 2010. After researching on I found that this data is stored in a file and this file needs to be migrated to (in Windows 7)
C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office.

Having done this, I now find the file I placed there in this location, as well as a new file that Word 2010 has created, but the two aren't merging. I see the new file has macros enabled... Does anyone have any ideas on how to merge these files into one file useable by Word 2010?


A: Help with migrating a Word 2003 file to Word 2010 is the global template for Microsoft Word and is stored in different locations on the system based on the version of Windows and Word.

You dont want to merge them you want to backup the existing file to something like normal.old.
Then replace the file in the correct location, which I cant research for you right now.

The bad thing about doing things like this is that if gets corrupted, all the work put in to this is lost!

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I normally use Word 2003 for documents, although I use Outlook 2010. This morning I opened a Word 2010 document and after quite a while of some sort of an installation, I was able to open the Word 2010 document. I did not think too much of it, except that later I was sending an e-mail and attached a Word 2003 document and when I went to check it (i.e. open it up) it opened in Word 2010. How do I disable Word 2010 as my default program to open Word documents. I do not want to uninstall the program, but at this point I am not ready to learn how to use Word 2010.

A:Word 2010 is opening my word 2003 attachments

SHG818 welcome to Sevenforums!

Have you tried this tutorial?

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I've got some strange behavior going on with .doc files at the moment. Whenever I try to open a .doc file from Windows Explorer or a desktop shortcut, Word opens with the error message "Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions. * Check the file permissions for the document or drive. *Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space. *Open the file with the Text Recovery converter."

After clicking OK, the .doc file then opens in Word, apparently with no problems at all (I can edit, save, etc.). So basically the error message seems to be wrong, since the file does open properly.

I can open .doc files from within Word (File -> Open) with no error message.

The issue is more of an annoyance than anything else (since the file eventually opens up just fine), but I imagine it'll just become more irritating as time goes on. Any suggestions on how to resolve it? I've been poking around in the Folder Options -> File Types in Explorer without a clear sense of purpose.

I'm running MS Word 2003 SP3 on Windows XP Service Pack 3. If you need any further info, please let me know.

Thanks for your help!

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and Office 2010.

All of a sudden, when I tried to paste text I copied from an internet page, I got a message "Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable" .

It worked fine this morning and is working fine now.

I had to paste it into Word Pad to use it.

I made no changes to Word. Any idea what is going on?
Thanks, cb

A:Word could not create the work file. Check the Temp... Word 2010

Did you check the temp environment variable as it suggested?

Open a command prompt.
Type echo %temp%
What is the result?

On my Win 8.1 computer, it's set to: C:\Users\accountname\AppData\Local\Temp

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Because I do teaching for people who have both versions (2007 & 2010) of Word, I have to keep both on my computer. How do I get .doc and .docx to associate with Word 2010?

Because I work mostly in 2010, I want to default to opening with 2010 but I can't do it. When I do try to correct the association (through the Control Panel) it WON'T associate with 2010. I go to the winword.exe in the correct folder for 2010 and click on it but it just stays the same, still associated with winword.exe in the 2007 folder.

A:need word 2007 AND word 2010, how to set file associations

FileTypesManager is pretty good in cases like this one.

Download this free application, run it, look for docx. Hightlight it and press F2. In a new window delete anything in the User Choice field. Close that window and find Open coomand for docx in main Window. Make sure that command-line leads to Office14. Repeat for doc.

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Yesterday my friend send me data that was created into MS 2007, where as i have installed MS 2003 on my hme computer. They are not opening, how do i open them please help

A:can't open MS word 2007 file into word 2003

MS 2007 documents cannot be opened using MS Office 2003.

You can either get yourself a newer copy of MS Office or download and install a copy of Libre Office which will open all MS Office documents.

Libre Office is free, unlike MS Office.

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Well i did a big report on my computer with Word Perfect i couldnt print it so i took to school on my flash drive. IN my first class i edited it on Word 2007 and in the class i could print it they had Word 2003 and i couldnt open my file and now i cant even open it in word perfect. I doubt i can use the laptops for a while anyway i can open this on wordperfect

A:Solved: Word Perfect- Word 2003 - word 2007

If you saved the file in the "new" Word 2007 format (with a file extension of .docx) then you will be unable to open it in the other applications.

For Word 2003 you can install a converter, but I know of no XLM converter for WordPerfect.

When using Word 2007 you need to "save as" Word 97-2003 format to retain backwards compatibility.

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I am having issues with Word and Outlook 2003. I just upgraded them from 2000 and now I am running into a couple of issues. Help!

Microsoft Word 2003
- Can't highlight or select an area on my Word page with my mouse. I can use my keyboard, but that becomes quite annoying as you can imagine.

Microsoft Outlook 2003
- Can't highlight or select an area on my page with my mouse. I can use my keyboard, but that becomes quite annoying as you can imagine.
- Can't open Word document attachments only. I can open excel, pdf, etc..., but not Word.

I have restarted my pc, reinstalled office 2003, erased the profile, removed the 11.0\Word\Data registry and no luck. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Can't highlight in Word 2003 and Outlook 2003. Can't open Word 2003 attachments.

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I hope someone can help me with my problem.

I have a database in Access 2010 which has been published to Sharepoint 2010.
The users of the database only have Office 2003 installed on their PCs with no upgrade in sight.

Is there anyway to connect a Word 2003 mail merge document to the Access 2010 database? I've tried connecting via New Source and selecting ODBC DSN but it only displays files from Office 2003. If I use Other/Advanced I'm not sure what the location of the data source should be. I'm guessing it would be on the sharepoint server, but I'm not sure.

Any help gratefully received.

A:Access 2010 and Word 2003

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I have Outlook 2010 but it does not work with my Word 2003. I do not have the spell check as a write and there is no integration with Word 2003. Is there a way in which I can integrate these programs or do I have to buy the Word 2010? I'm absolutely happy with the 2003 version.

A:Outlook 2010 with Word 2003

Just as a starter, here is a comparison of Using Outlook 2010 with or without Word 2010 installed - Outlook - Microsoft Office.

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Have Word 2003 & 2010 installed. How do I set 2003 as preferred start programme? Currently files open in 2010 which leads to a long set up time,message edited by StudeDude

A:Have Word 2003 & 2010 installed.

I seem to recall you can do this via File associations...Theses link may help you manage it (although one refers to win-8, the idea is the same for win-7)

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Is there a way to connect Access and Sharepoint together so that the following can happen.

User adds a new record to an Access 2010 database published onto Sharepoint
They then run a mail merge from Word 2003 which picks up the new record.
At the moment only 1 PC is running Office 2010 and Windows 7. The rest are still Office 2003 and Win XP, hence the use of Sharepoint.


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Does anyone know of a way to force Word 2010 to save all files as .doc files not .docx for any user that ever logs in to a pc?

I know it's simple to save this setting for a given user but I need to do it for everyone that ever sits at a given pc....


A:Force Word 2010 backwards compatibility to 2003 for all users

I would create a file doc.reg and save it in C:\whatEverLocation\

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Than I would start a Task Schedule (taskschd.msc) and "Create Task"
(NOT Basic task!!!).

Check "Run with highest privileges" on General tab.
Triggers tab: At log on - Any user.
Actions tab: Start a program.
. Program/script: %windir%\System32\regedt32.exe
. Add arguments (optional): /s "C:\whatEverLocation\doc.reg"

Reg file gives us desired setting in a file form that can be easily imported for any current user.
12.0 is for Office 2007
14.0 is for Office 2010
15.0 is for Office 2013

Task schedule allows us to create a task that will run for any user of the current Windows system with administrative privileges (when corresponding options are selected).
regedt32 will import desired setting for the current user silently (/s).

User can still change this option manually later on, but the next time this user log in, the same setting from the file will be imported and user's custom setting will be overridden.

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since I installed SP1 for Office 2010 I have problems with opening some (not all!) older Word documents created with Word 2003 (*.doc). I get a message that Word can't read the document and it is probably corrupt.

On a other client (same OS, Office 2010 without SP1) I can open the same document without difficulty.

Has anyone an idea?

Thank a lot

A:Office 2010 SP1: Problem with opening Word 2003 documents

Hello curuska, welcome to the forum.

Are the two computers accessing the exact same document from the same location, or is the same file saved to their own local disk?

A quick test to try:
Open Word, select File?> Open
Choose the corrupted file (but don?t open it yet)
You will notice that next to where it says ?Open?, there is a little drop-down arrow. Click on this and change the option to ?Open and Repair?, then click on it.

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Don't mind the curious ones, but I'm one of them. So anyway, almost one year ago now, the Word macro virus W97M/Marker.C was running rampant around Gordon College, with many teachers and students alike being infected. I was even infected with it thanks to one of my professors posting an assignment description document that had it. I was running AVG 9.0 at the time, and it was flagged many a time over. I think there were like six or so instances. My memory may be flaky, as my laptop has undergone many reformats since then, but what I do remember is trying to ignore AVG's warning, due to the fact that AVG has given me many false positives when I used it. The message Word gave me was that the document couldn't be opened because it wasn't available. But the strange part of that is that AVG had not removed anything from the file. I can think of two reasons why the file wouldn't run with the virus in it. Tell me which, if either, is correct. One is that Microsoft has since changed the macro format from 2003 and earlier versions of Word simply due to the many viruses that once existed for it, or two, that message was a very convoluted way of telling me that Windows 7 no longer supports Virtual device Drivers (*.vxd) as I was able to open the file after it had been cleaned up by Eset NOD32. Any knowledge you folks have would be very interesting, as I have always been curious about the very odd weekend of February 12, 2010. Now don't get me ... Read more

A:random curiosity about MS Word macro viruses and why (thank the Lord), they don't work in Word 2007/2010

I don't know the particulars of the macro virus you mention, but with Microsoft Office 2003, a significant change was implemented that effectively stopped the propagation of macro viruses.

Prior to Office 2003, macros were enabled by default, and opening a document with macros and auto-execute meant the macros were automatically executed (and thus the virus could infect and propagate).

With Office 2003, macro security was introduced. With a Microsoft Office 2003 default install, macros need to be signed with a certificate issued by a trusted root CA. Macros that are not signed will not be executed. Users have to explicitly lower the macro security level for unsigned macros to execute. Almost all macro viruses were unsigned.

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I got the new version of word today on my brand new computer and I need a word processor for my job, and its not letting me pick it as my default one. When I go to the control panel and try to do it from there, it still doesn't pick it up. Why is this happening and how can I go through and change it?

A:Solved: Microsoft Word 2010 not my default word processor?

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Hi everyone! Sorry I get kind of nervous posting on forums.My question is:Can you have both word 2007 and word 2010 as seperate programs on the same computer?I really enjoy tinkering in word 2007 when I got it. Though today I did qualify for the college discounted microsoft package. Which lets a college student buy the Microfsot Office Professional Academic Package can be found: I got into college I did buy microsoft word 2007. Now I have a new package installed and it got rid of the word 2007.The reason why I wanted to hold onto it is because I like to help out others with word 2007. Unless I can actually open it and use it to give out directions. A lot of people I know haven't upgraded because of the cost. I don't blame them though would like to have it handy.Still have the original disc and package it came in. I do love looking at the shiny graphic on the microsoft "official" disc! Thank you everyone for reading my question! And help!

A:Possible to have both word 2007&word 2010 as seperate programs on same computer?

Hi everyone! Sorry I get kind of nervous posting on forums.My question is:Can you have both word 2007 and word 2010 as seperate programs on the same computer?I really enjoy tinkering in word 2007 when I got it. Though today I did qualify for the college discounted microsoft package. Which lets a college student buy the Microfsot Office Professional Academic Package can be found: I got into college I did buy microsoft word 2007. Now I have a new package installed and it got rid of the word 2007.The reason why I wanted to hold onto it is because I like to help out others with word 2007. Unless I can actually open it and use it to give out directions. A lot of people I know haven't upgraded because of the cost. I don't blame them though would like to have it handy.Still have the original disc and package it came in. I do love looking at the shiny graphic on the microsoft "official" disc! Thank you everyone for reading my question! And help! As far as I know, without tweaking some of the files / registry entries, this is not possible.Even then, there could be problems.At my work, we use mul... Read more

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When I download save or display a word document which is locked some of the fonts change and this makes the documant look bad and as a result it is not paged correctly.
I am using Windows 7 and MS Office Home & Business 2010.
If I use a different computer which is XP and 2003 the document displays correctly, if I copy this to the Windows 7 PC the document font is changed.
The lock document is a form which has been locked for easy completion.

Any assistance would be appreciated.


A:Word 2010 changes some fonts in a downloaded locked word document

Found the problem, Windows7 and or MS Office Home & Business 2010 is missing the particular font the document wanted, it was Arial Narrow, once this font was added to the windows/font folder, the document opened correctly.

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When I send some friends a password protected word document created in Word 2010 they can't open it using word 2007 which is compatible with docx by using the correct password. I have no choice but to send as a Word doc instead of docx so they can open it.

Word 2007 User 1: Word launches no password box no error messages just the blue screen.

Word 2007 User 2: Gets the error message: ?Word cannot open this file . The encryption type used is not available. Contact the author of the file. More encryption types are available in the High Encryption Pack.?

Therefore I suspect some kind of encryption pack must be installed. I believe the user 1 has XP and user 2 has Win 2000 pro. are using XP. Do you know where these encryption packs are available? The other possibility might be for me to reduce the encription level when I create a password protected docx but I have no idea how to do that.

Is there a solution to this problem?

Kind Regards


Kind Regards

A:Word 2007 Can't open encrypted docx from Word 2010

Hi Chris,

I've been looking at this for a while, but cannot find an answer.

The only thing I can come up with, is an alternate suggestion, which I am sure you have probably thought of : use something like 7ZIP to encrypt the file, and then send that to your friends.



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I am converting a large website of Microsoft Word files to TeX files and have written several useful Word macros to automate this process. When I converted from Word 2007 to Word 2010, the macros I wrote disappeared (a lot of supplied macros do appear). They don't appear even when I open a doc file where they have already been used in that file under Word 2007. It didn't occur to me to save the macros elsewhere, and apparently installing Word 2010 destroyed them.

Where can I find them?


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I had a macro running in Word 2007, which simply removed paragraph breaks and replaced them with spaces. It did this for the selected text, and then asked whether the user wanted to continue with the rest of the document. To this I mostly selected NO.
In 2010 the macro replaces throughout the whole document without any prompts. I checked the macro on a Word 2007 machine and the code is the same as the new macro in Word 2010.
Can anyone suggest how to overcome this bug in 2010?
Thanks, Garry

The macro code is below:
Sub RemoveParas()
' RemoveParas Macro
With Selection.Find
.Text = "^p"
.Replacement.Text = " "
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindAsk
.Format = False
.MatchCase = False
.MatchWholeWord = False
.MatchWildcards = False
.MatchSoundsLike = False
.MatchAllWordForms = False
End With
Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
End Sub

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First, let me start by saying I am not an IT computer person, I have very basic knowledge (other than what I do for a living) about computers, and I really need instructions that are easy to follow, please?

I am a medical transcriptionist. I have hundreds of auto corrects on my current computer with Windows XP Word 2002 on it. I am needing to, if possible, copy the auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Windows XP Word 2003.

I also have hundred of words that I have added to spell check that it would be great if I could copy those as well.

I do have a flash drive that I can save these to.

Can someone please help me in terminology and steps that a computer dummy can understand?

Thanking you in advance.

A:Solved: Copying auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Word 2003

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As above.

Is there a software upgrade i need to do.

I have the password. comes up with...

"Word experienced an error while trying to open this file"

Thanks in advance


A:Solved: Can't open password protected Word 2007 document in Word 2003

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Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, Office 2007

I know how to save documents created in Word 2007 so it can be used with Word 2003 done manually.

Can someone inform me whether I can set my "save as" so documents created in Word 2007 will be always saved as default to be compatible with Word 2003?

A:Saving Documents Created in Word 2007 to be Compatible with Word 2003

You can us this compatibility update to read Office 2007 docs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) In earlier versions of Office - Download details: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. Meaning you can save your Word docs in their original format and Word 2003 will read them.

You might want to check this link out as well -

As far as setting a "default" save, to be honest, I'm not sure if this can be done or not.

Hope this helps.

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We are using Microsoft Word 2003. When running a spell check the word pubic is not flagged as being misspelled (I know it's not misspelled).

However we would like to flag it as misspelled as too many people are leaving the letter L out of the word Public and not catching it before they send out documents.

I know how to edit the Custom.dic but how do I edit the built in dictionary.


A:How to remove a correctly spelled word from Word 2003 regular dictionary

I am assuming that pubic is not a word you would use in correspondence- in which case you could use "AutoCorrect" to correct.

Tools> Autocorrect--- then give the word you don't want used and the substitute word you do want used.

If there is a time you need to use that word, you can turn off AutoCorrect when the document is finished and manually make the correction before sending it out.

I have an old version of Word (2000), so I am presuming that MS has not chaned the name of this feature.


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Hi all, do you know if it is possible to word-wrap text around an inserted picture in Word 2003? Basically, I'm trying to create a class reunion program with a one-page bio of a person with his/her picture in the upper right-hand corner. I have pasted a picture and positioned it where I want at the top; however, it forces the text below it downwards, which is not what I want. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Word 2003 - Insert Picture/Word Wrap Question

Select the picture

Make sure the mouse pointer is hovering over the picture and click once with the right mouse button

Click once with the left mouse button on the menu choice "Format Picture"

Select the "Layout" tab

In the section called "Wrapping Style" click once with the left mouse button on "Square"

Beneath where it says Horizontal alignment click once with the left mouse button on "Right"

Click on OK

You should be able to type text to the left of the picture.

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iam using MS office 2003 , i have copied a file of MS Office 2000 (MS Word 2000) from Network.. and when iam editing in that file wrong word is not underlying by red line, but when i am opening new and bland page of MS word 2003 , and writing some thing wrong it makes it underlying by red...i can't understand y it is happening ... i have tried lot of ways such as copied the text and paste it in new blank word page and also checked tools and options , but problem is yet there.....Any solution in your views...kindly share with me...Any body help in this regard will be appreciated...

A:MS word 2003 problem...Wrong Word didn't underline by Red Color

Hi masoodsoomro,

You didn't give any examples of which words are giving you problems.

I'm guessing that you are referring to the red squiggly underline for mis-spelt words, in which case it could be the language setting of the documents you have pulled off of your network being different to your default language.

Check what you have in Tools / Language / Set language.


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Hello everyone,

Last night, my computer rebooted itself unexpectedly while I was accessing a Word document. I was constantly saving the document, so I expected that it would come back up when the computer rebooted.
Every time I try to open it in Word, it says that the file is corrupt and cannot be read.
I have tried the Open & Repair function. I have also tried the Extract Text from All Files function. When I did the latter, the document came up to about 1,000 pages worth of different codes.
When I open it in WordPad, the most recent things I saved did not come up. I am absolutely sure that I saved what I was working on.
Is there any way I can fix this corrupt file? It is a crucial part of an assignment.

A:Corrupt .rtf file in Word 2010

If MS Word says it corrupted you may want to try a third party app called Openoffice Its a free app that will recognize MS Office extensions and may open the .rtf. When installing OpenOffice, make sure NOT to make it the default office suite.

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I have a folder of documents created on Word perfect X4 that I need to convert to Word 2003. I have Word 2007 but have found that some with older Word versions (before docx) have trouble opening them.

I tried the Word batch conversion utility in the program but the docs came out garbled. This would save me a lot of time.


A:Need to batch convert Word perfect X4 docs to Word 2003

It is not the conversion that is the problem, you need to make sure that Word 2007 is set to Save As "Word 97-2003" documents to be the default.

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At my work we have templates from Word 2003.

When we open them in Word 2007 they doesn´t work as they should.

We have for example a menu like

2 Electronics
2.1 Phones
2.1.1 Mobile phones

When you make an uppdate on the menu the sub-numbers disapear so it is
2 Electronics
Mobile phones

Also in 2003 you get a menu to the right where you can change in the list not only the types but also the numbering. Is there something like that in 2007?

A:Making Word 2003 templates work in word 2007

A couple of things.

Firstly here is an interactive guide for some of the features in 2003 - 2007. It is useful in some circumstances

In regards to using 2003 templates for 2007 - i noticed that not all things worked in the same way in 2007 especially when it came to printing (things would display differently to how they would print)

I work for a big company and i had to redesign alot of templates. Sorry.

In regards to changing the numbering, you now right click on one of the actual numbers within the document and you can change the numbering from there.

Hope that all makes sense.

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My coworker has a doc file that was created from a MS Word .dot template made in version 2003. The template used various pop-ups and fill-ins to populate info. to various spots in the document. However, when she goes to print the doc file, or print the current page, the pop-up boxes from the template appear all over again. This does not happen on my computer. So, I'm wondering if there's some setting that needs to be changed on her machine. Can anyone help with this? The .dot file was created in Word 2003 and we're now running version 2010.

Thank you,

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All seems to work well except proofing in word 2007.  It defaults to a location called C;:\.......Microsoft/UProof, and I cannot change it to Microsoft/proof.  The file UProof does not seem to be on my computer.  I tried creating a new custom.dic, but it automatically defaults to UProof.  Is there any solution to this problem?   Thanks

A:problem running both word 2003 and word 2007 in XP PRO

Hi Esmo.For Word 2007, the Custom dictionary is actually stored within the UProof folder and Uproof should be there(earlier versions of Word used a different destination/folder called Proof). Uproof should be there (see below) and should contain your Custom.dic file.The UProof folder is located at: C:\Documents and Settings\*your user*\Application Data\Microsoft\UProofInside the folder called UProof is the Custom.DIC file, the file type of which is called Microsoft Office User Dictionary.dicFollow the path above to view the Uproof folder.To view what Word is using to proof, you should go to the Office Button, select ‘Word Options’ at the bottom.Select Proofing. Click Custom Dictionaries.If you want to read more about How to Add a Custom Dictionary in Word, go here

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I just started using Word 2007 and am having some difficulty adjusting to the changes.

Specifically, I have created a lot of forms in Word 2003 by using text boxes and dropdown lists. After creating these forms, I protected the documents and other people within my organization use them as templates, i.e. performance review forms, OSHA First Report of Injury.

My problem is that I can't convert some of the forms to 2007. Sometimes the 2007 Protect Document feature works great and other times it doesn't work at all. I really don't undertstand what the problem is.

I tried to upload the form here but I received an error message which said that the format was invalid.

I'm desperate. Can you help me?

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I have several Word 2007 documents containing forms controls that I need to make compatible with Word 2003. When I save the 2007 doc as 2003, the controls become static content. I tried replacing them with legacy controls but can't get them to work. When I insert a drop-down list box, only the first entry in the list displays and there is no drop-down arrow allowing selection of other items in the list. Can you help?

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I am running Vista and Word 2007. I would like to save the document as a Word 2003 document so it can be opened in older versions of Word. I use "save as" and select Save as Word 97-2003, but when I try to open this document on an older machine "Windows XP and Word 2003" it opens with a lots of symbols and then the text is jumbled into one continuous paragraph.

I know there is a complatibility pack that can be downloaded for Word 2003 that will allow users to open Word 2007 documents, but I would still like to be able to "save as" Word 97-2003 so people without this compatability pack can still open this document.

Any help?


A:Word 2007 Save As Word 2003 not working

I had almost the same problem. It seems that the save as option is 2007 does not work properly, I would rather download the compatability packet.

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I just started using Word 2007 and am having some difficulty adjusting to the changes. Unfortunately this is the software I am stuck with and no upgrade to 2010 is possible.

Specifically, I have created a lot of forms in Word 2003 by using text boxes to be filled by the user. I've also used links and references so that the user doesn't have to re-type some of the duplicated information throughout the form.

After creating these forms, I protected the documents and other people within my organization use them as templates. These forms need to be uniform throughout the department.

Several problems. I'm having a hard time familiarizing myself with Forms in Word 2007. Another issue, is that I can't get the Forms Spell Check to work like it did in Word 2003. I want my users to be able to check the protected portion of the document. They also need to be able to unprotect the document if they have to make some changes in the form.

It would be very helpful if there was a Word 2007 guide that explains the differences from word 2003 and offers an interactive training.

I'm desperate. Can you help me?

A:Word 2003 Forms being used in Word 2007; And Creating New

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I have a Lenovo laptop which my husband purchased for my daughter. It came with the Vista bundle and recently he downloaded Microsoft Office Suite 2003. The laptop is set up with different users, specifically my husband as the administrator, myself with administrative authority, and my daughter with no privileges. I work as a medical transcriptionist and am planning on using the laptop when I go on trips. I downloaded Nuance MedRemote Webtop. This program has 3 components: one component with the patient demographic information, an audio player to listen to the digital voice recordings, and then a Word program. It can work with Word 2000, 2003, or 2007. I have MedRemote loaded on my main computer with Word 2000 on an XP platform and it works fine. On the laptop, however, the MedRemote cannot find the Word program. It gives me an error "Word not available." However, I do have Word 2003 and it works fine. I have run the detect and repair option on Word 2003 in the hopes that this would help, but it did not. It may be that MedRemote is not finding the "" page. Can anyone help with this? I really appreciate it!

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I have almost EXACTLY the same problem found in this thread:

The only difference is that I'm using Windows 7, not VIsta. I have tried to edit the registry as pointed out in post #66 of the above link but........ 1. "Word.Document.12" does not exist in the .doc folder
2. "Word.Document.12" in the .docx folder has a value of 0000
The .docx folder contains a file that reads: Word.Document.12 REG_NONE (zero-length binary value)

I'm pulling my hair out because ALL our old 2003 word docs will not associate with Word 2007. Excel and Powerpoint work fine. Opening these files the long way round is very painful and frustrating. Can anyone help please?

A:Word 2003 files will not associate with Word 2007

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Hi All,

My office is upgrading from Office XP to Office 2010. We have a dozen different macros written for Office XP. They are all Word documents. Each produces a different form. Some have only about a dozen fields to populate. Others have up to 100 different options.

These macros run great in Word XP but crash when run in 2010 with a variety of VB errors. All our users are running Windows 2007 with the latest service pack.

Is there an easy method to upgrade these macros to 2010 format, without having to learn enough VB programming to recode all of them? I have an MSDN subscription and one idea was to try a gradual upgrade - from Word XP to Word 2003, then Word 2007, then Word 2010 - just alot of testing VMs to set up...

Thank you,

Mike C.

A:Convert Word XP Macros to Word 2010

Can you provide some examples of the code that is failing and include some of the error messages you receive? The issue could be as simple as differences in the object libraries that are being used. Without seeing the code it would be hard to tell.

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Recently we starting migrating from Outlook 2003 to 2010 and emails came over fine but only about 10% of the contacts. I copied the PST file from the old pc to the new one and put it in the proper location. I have been on numerous site including Microsoft's but none of the answers worked. I also tried doing the File, Export Contacts to an Excel spreadsheet, to try bringing them over manually, but it only exports the same ones that I already have in Outlook 2010.

In Outlook 2003, when I open a new email and put the cursor in the "To" field, and type the letter (e.g. A, B) all of those contacts beginning with A, B, etc. show up so I know they are still there. There are probably 300+ contacts in there but only 40 came over to Outlook 2010. The configuration is:

Old pc: Windows XP Pro SP3 running Outlook 2003
New pc: Windows 7 Pro SP1 running Outlook 2010

I am sure someone has seen this before and would really appreciate any help. Thank you,

A:Solved: Migrating from Outlook 2003 to 2010

heyya, and welcome to TSG.

Give the following a shot and let us know how that comes out......

To import .nk2 files into Outlook 2010, follow these steps:

1. Make sure that the .nk2 file is in the following folder:

Note The .nk2 file must have the same name as your current Outlook 2010 profile. By default, the profile name is &#8220;Outlook.&#8221; To check the profile name, follow these steps:

a. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
b. Double-click Mail.
c. In the Mail Setup dialog box, click Show Profiles.

2. Click Start, and then click Run.

3. In the Open box, type outlook.exe /importnk2, and then click OK. This should import the .nk2 file into the Outlook 2010 profile.

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I have just acquired a laptop with Windows XP and Office 2003. The laptop is configured so I have two user identities. One is a local user and one is with me logged onto the hospitals Network

When I want to open a file that already exists when in Word, what happens is not the same for both users.

What I want is to press "open file" then type the begnning of the file name and then - when enough letters have been entered to have just one file in the file list, to have it highlighted in blue so I can then simply press enter for the file to open.
This happens when I log in as networked user.

When I use my local log-on, the single file is listed and outlined in dots but is not highlighted in blue. As a result I have to move the mouse to double click to open it.

It has been suggested that I use shift-alt to change the default active dialogue box but this does not seem to work.

Can anyone help with this preverse problem. It may be a small annoyance but when I do a clinic and repeatedly need to open files, it is really irritating!

A:Opening a file in Word 2003

When I want to open a file that already exists when in Word, what happens is not the same for both users.A file that exists where? In the hard drive on your laptop (your documents), or in a file in the network's server? Is it the same for both accounts or is it different?When you close a word doc where does it save to?

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I saved a word file after spending hours on it, with no problems then the computer crashed and i had to restart it, but when i come to open the file it comes up with word needs you to select a codeing (ie western or MS-Dos) and the text is all in squares, lines and basicly i cant use this file, the word backup option was not selected so cant use the backup. is there anyway i can retriev the data or is it a lost cause


A:Word 2003 file problems

When you try to open the document in Word from it's source file on the hard drive, you will notice a drop down arrow at the right of the Open button, clicking on the arrow will give options such as "Recover text from any file&#8221; Later versions have "Open and Repair".

Good luck.

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Using Word 2003 I am combining some Word docs. using Insert File. I want to keep the formatting/layout the same as in the doccument I'm inserting but it changes; sometimes making the file impossible to read. How do I do this?

A:Inserting A File In Word 2003

Hi Gail,

I'm not sure what you mean when you say that you're combining them. Are you just adding one doc onto another, or are you integrating two docs? Are you using track changes?

What are you trying to accomplish?

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Hi there,

I have a problem with Microsoft Word 2010. When I save the file as PDF file, the Word 2010 saves the file as PDF but the background image is in tiles, instead of stretched. Also, in the document, the background image is stretched. But when I save the document as PDF, it applies the background in tiles.

How do i change that?

A:Stretching background image for PDF file of Word 2010

There is a walk-around suggested here:
Background image appears in tile view when I save to Pdf - Microsoft Community

That's a bug that's been in at least the last three versions of Word (and is still there in the Word 2013 Preview).

The workaround is this:
Remove the "page background" that you've put in.
Open the header pane.
Insert the image, set its text wrapping to Behind Text, and drag its sizing handles so it covers the whole page. You may want to use the controls on the Picture Tools tab to reduce the contrast and increase the brightness.
Close the header.

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While Saving my Word Document the Following Error Occurs .. because of that .. i'm not in a position to edit and save my existing Word
i ve attached a .jpeg which clearly states the problem .. Please help me out in this issue . .

My Sys Config .. Windows 7 .. 64 Bit ..

MS Office .. 2010 .. for 64 Bit ..

A:File Block Settings has been blocked in MS Word 2010

See if this helps:

Restore default file block settings in Word 2010


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I am using Word 2010. I created two double sided templates. the first with no colors in the H/Fs. The 2nd has colors in H/Fs.

I took the first no color template and created the one with color. Now when I go to insert a section break at the end of the colorful template (4th section) the old no color footer pops in. It happens when inserting a page break or odd section break. When I insert an even section break I get the current odd footer (but the next page needs to be even).

I tried deleting the old header and footer and replacing them with the correct ones. I also right clicked and selected "remove header/footer" but it didn't make any difference.

Is there a way to clean out these old headers and footers? (I checked they are not in my building blocks for inserting h/fs either). This template will be distributed to multiple authors and it would be better to have nothing appear than some old header/footer design.​

A:Old headers pop up in double-sided Word 2010 file

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In Word 2000 there was a field to put the location where you wanted the files to be kept. In 2003 the same field is there for Excel and Power Point but not for Word. It lists the drives where the files are kept but no way I have found to change.

A:change file location in Word 2003

Word - Tools - Options - File Locations - Highlight Documents in the list - Modify button below the list box.....

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Yikes. Two doc files simply disappeared yesterday. There were still tmp files in the folder, and I recovered the text from them (not perfect, but recent.) NOW I notice that tmp files aren't going away, aren't being automatically deleted as they normally are when I exit Word. What's up with this?

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I am using Microsoft Word 2003. Whenever the program is opened, it dispalys the four most recently opened documents in a right panel. I know that I did not open those docs, which means someone else did. But when I go to "last accessed" in the properties for each one, none of them display any recent dates. I have even opened several docs today and the "last accessed" date is not changing to today's date either.

A:Word 2003 Last Accessed File Question

PS - I am using Vista on that particular computer.

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I have a windows vista home basic OS. When I installed MS Office 2003 Pro. my doc files won't open with Word. The blue icon is replaced by a flag type icon. I have tried to change the setting by using WINWORD but it won't work. My office 2000 program worked correctly, but the 2003 doesn't.
Thank you for any help.

A:Solved: Can't open a .doc file with Word 2003!

Rightclick on any Word doc on your system, Properties,
At "Opens With", click "Change", and from the list select Winword, or browse for it on your system!
That in case you didn't already done this!

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I am using XP, MS office 2003.
my problem is whenever i opening any word file & editing it , while saving everytime it ask for path to save. it is not automatically saving the existing file.
please give me somr solution to enable auto save.

Thank You

A:Problem While Saving Word 2003 File

Hi, amit!
Please, make it more clear for me - do you use Save or Save As command?

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I thought this might be easy but I can't figure it out!

I have a wav file embedded in a Word 2003 doucument.
Any ideas on how I can extract the wav file as a seperate file?


A:Easy one? Extraxt a wav file from Word 2003

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I accidentally saved a different file over the one I was working on. The original was on a floppy. I did open it with XP and 2003 prior to looking at another file. I then "stupidly" saved the second file over top of my original. Is there a way to undo the save and return to my original doc?

A:Word 2003 Recovery of file after it has been saved over?


Its gone.

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made my file "read only" via Tools-Protect document. Now when opening every time I get a prompt "enter password to modify or open to read only". Is it possible to make so, that document would be opened without prompting message what to do next?

A:Making file read only in Word 2003

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We run various Coldfusion/Flash applications and one does a Word doc upload and conversion to an html file. Never works and we're sure the code is correct. We've tried some hard coding to narrow the problem and it definitely has something to do with Word. We're running Word 2003 on a Windows Server 2003 and sometimes, not all the time, but sometimes when double clicking on the doc file through Windows Explorer, Word hangs - not responding. Doc files are associated with Word 2003 and all permissions seem ok.

Any ideas on what to look at particularly with the doc not opening when clicking on it as we think it might be related?

Thanks in advance.


A:Word 2003 conversion to HTML file

Try repairing Word by opening it or any Office product and selecting Help and "Detect and Repair".

And consider resetting the default settings.

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Hey all, just want to confirm something. When two users access the same Word 2003 file on a shared drive, there is no way for the read-only user to get updates without closing and reopening the file, correct?


Boy. You should probably also disregard my signature block at this point.

A:Solved: Word 2003 read-only file

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I am having a problem with a Dell Latitude laptop. The problem is when the client tries to open a word file from his my documents, the CPU usage jumps to 100% and will error out. This has been happening the last couple of days and I have no clue as to what the problem may be. I can open an Excel file with no problems what so ever, I only have issues with Word.

Can anyone give me any advice to lead me in the direction of a solution for my client?

A:Word 2003 always errors when opening file

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i need to transfer my resume from word 2007 to word 2003 because this site im trying to uplaoded to wont take the 2007 format.

I cant open a 2003 doc with 2007..

Brilliant move by Microsoft

Any Ideas?


A:Solved: Word 2007 doc to Word 2003 Doc

Firstly, Word 2007 can be set to save all documents in compatability mode (.doc instead of .docx). Just save as, or under Word options set it as the default

Secondly Word is full backwards compatible with earlier versions.

What exactly are your problems opening older document versions, what message do you get?

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I am a 3rd year university student studying Forensic Science and i have to admit im not much of a writer and these long essays absolutly kill me...i spend so much time bringing up the word count window (time i probably should be spending writing). my question there any way of having a word count always on the screen counting as i go?

does anyone know if this can be done...if so how?

please let me know if i need to download something (and where to get it) or what settings i need to change in word if that needs doing.

Many Thanks

A:Microsoft Word 2003 word counter....

View->Toolbars->Word Count

You still have to click the recount button though.

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Hi all.

I have an application which inserts data from an oracle database into
bookmarks in word docs. Recently I have added various formula onto the
documents which perform calculations and formatting on the data in the

My problem is that when the application is use in conjunction with Word 2003
the formula fields are updated and show the correct data when the document is
opened - in Word XP the formula fields show zeros and do not show the corrcet
data until I manually update the field.

Is this new functionality in Word 2003? Or is it a setting that is not
switched on in Word XP? I have duplicated exactly (as far as I can) settings
between both versions but to no avail.


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I'm trying to create a macro in Word 2010 that will allow me to insert text from file but pauses when it takes me to the specific folder so that I can select which file to insert. I have a folder containing over 50 files from which I want to choose.

I created this macro once from directions I found on line but my macros were recently lost and I'm having to start all over. I can't for the life of me remember the code for the macro and I can't even remember what question I asked to get to the code previously!

A:Solved: Word 2010 Macro Insert Text from File

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So I always thought converting Word docs to plain text files was easy as pie, and then today at work I was asked to convert about forty of them and right away I ran into issues. The formatting of course is going to come out a little wonky (easy fix), but I ran into a couple of other issues when printing the hard copy: 1. The actual file name (don juan3100.txt) is listed at the top of the print-out (but not the actual file). 2. The file prints out as two pages when it's clearly one.
I'm thinking that it might have something to do with Word 2003. I have 7 myself and the only time I use 2003 is at work--we're a little behind.

Anyhoo, if anyone could help me out with this, I'd greatly appreciate it.

A:Word doc 2003 conversion to text file issues

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2 problems - think started the same time, so may be connected.Wonder if it happened about the time new Explorer was downloadedlast month or two.

Word seems to have got the outside page rulers corrupted so they show 72 something across and 58 s/th down. and paper size is wrong shape

although the paper, layout and margins on the Page setup tab show normal A4 and what I would expect them to be...and measurements in cm.

When I open an existing file, the margins are ok, but the rulers still show 72 x 58... which is not good when I'm doing precision tables.. but when I do the page opens with everything wrong - margins, page size shot to pieces, but page setup tab is correct.

Have reloaded several times, and so I'm pretty sure it's s/th to do with the File...New code.

Have also tried changing page setup and ruler tabs as per advice, but they are correct on the boxes.

Please help - it's not the end of the world, but joly annoying!
Do you have an answer?
thank you xxxx

A:Word 2003 File New corruption / rulers wonky!

Have you tried a Detect/Repair? In Word, click the Help menu, Detect/Repair.

Also, are you up-to-date with Microsoft Office Updates? Do you have SP2 for Office?

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Using Office Professional 2003.

Everyday I change to The Recent File List Default from 4 to 9 in Word 2003 . I shut down my computer every night and every am I notice the Word has reverted back to the Default.
I have also tried to remove User Option by going to Tools Options etc and no way will it accept my change.

I am using XP Home and I formatted my Hard Drive in December so this is a fairly new install of my Office Professional.

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Here we are, a year or two now, and noone, especially not microshaft, has
confronted the issue of companies who own licensing prior to thier lameass dotx format,
and there is aparently no way to let the world know.

I'm getting sick of this ****. Engineers, stop being douches and make your **** compatable or
we're all going to go play with sticks and rocks.

I blew the 15 minutes to register here because I'm so sick of dealing with crap like this
and not having any kind of outlet.

If you dont have the latest and lamest Office, YOU CANNOT open a DotX file.
no converters, no compatability packs. Sorry, you will blow an hour on the interwebs
reading crap, getting lost only to realise, that you have to now drop at least 1k to
view that half a page memo from a client.

What angers me is that noone addresses it.
You can't expect a corporation to drop 10k on your crap everytime you decide to change something. The other side of the coin is "well we wanna make moneys", yea well stop being a douche and SERVICE.

A:*.dotx File open in word 2003, STILL not solved.

Hi Crungle,

No comment on your rant!!

Have you tried Docx2Rtf?

Search for and download it, it's not 100% but is free.


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I have a large word document that requires that I open it using the Open & Repair option every time I open it. It will then open correctly and I can save it normally; however, the same thing occurs each time I open it. I could open it in Word 2007 and save it in 97-2003 version format and then get it to open in 2003 successfully. Thoughts? I think I am ok, but would love to know if anyone knows why the issue isn't resolved after it is repaired and saved.


A:Word 2003 - File Open & Repair Issue

How large is "large", in terms of file size?

If it is too large for 2003, it likely gets corrupted.

I always break "large" word files into sevaral smaller files to avoid corruption.

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I have a laptop with Windows 8 and Word 2003 installed.
When I double-click on a .doc file in File Explorer, a warning window comes up that asks whether or not I will allow a program to make changes to my computer. When I click yes, Word 2003 opens, but the file does not open. There is a warning message that says that there was a problem sending the command to the program.
If I then click file-open, I can go to the file that I was trying to open from File Explorer, and the file will open normally.
How can I fix things so that I can open .doc files from File Explorer?

A:.doc files will not open in Word 2003 from File Explorer

Verify that the file association for .doc uses Word as default.

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I have a series of documents which share the same included file (e.g. a table for comments).

I created the "table" document in Word 2010 and saved it. Occasionally the contents of this file require to be changed.

I linked that document into the other Word 2010 documents using Insert>Object>Create From File (with Link To File checked).

The "table" appears in all the documents just fine, but the annoying thing is that every time any of these documents are opened or closed with in Word 2010 there is a dialog box asking if the user wants to update the document they've just opened.

Is there a way of just opening these documents without this dialog appearing?

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I have a user who has been using Word 2010 for a couple of weeks with no issues until this morning where she is no longer able to open word documents using either File-Open, Open on the quick access toolbar or CTRL O.

At present if you go to the file tab and select open - it goes back to the home tab but does not display the open file dialog box.

You can select an item from the recent file list and this will open, you can select a file in windows explorer and double click and it will open so the association is OK. But I cannot get the open dialog to appear in word.

Excel and other office programs are working fine it is only Word.

The user is using Windows 7, Microsoft office 2010 standard.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Office software but the problem has persisted.

I have been unable to 'google' my way through this one, so hopefully someone here can suggest a solution.

A:Solved: Microsoft Word 2010 - file open dialog box not displaying

Are you sure this issue happens only in Word? What about Excel or PowerPoint?

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hello every one

my sister done 10 pages for her course work and she alway save it on her memory stick.
but some how, when she try to save it this time it doesn't work and the the microsoft word file turn to notepad file and when she open it, it came up with lot of question marks, i hope there is a way to convert it back into words

thx for reading and help is needed

this is the corse work>>> Rescued document.txt

A:Microsoft word file turn to notepad file with non word text

any responses here?

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I have a new desktop computer running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit that came with Office 2010.

I have a 3-User package of Office 2007 that I purchased to put on a laptop, but never installed it. I am not a heavy user of Office.

Can I install Word 2007 "over" 2010 to avoid the learning curve?

Thanks, cb

A:Have Word 2010 - Want Word 2007

u wont be able to install over it as its a previous version. and also what learning curve?

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I've found some old files from MS Word 97 (see attachment) and I want to convert them to ms10. Can someone walk me through the procedure?

A:How do I convert MS Word 97 to MS Word 2010

Shouldn't be a problem, just follow the steps in the link below:
Use Word 2010 to open documents created in earlier versions of Word - Word -

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Citrix 4.0 - Word 2003: User File Locations is not keeping:

Every time a user log's in, we have to remap the "User File Location" (for the user's Templates") in Word 2003:

Open Word, Options, then "File Locations" - "User Templates "

I have it mapped this way: c:\Documents & Settings\%username%\Windows\Microsoft\Application Data\Templates

It keep's reverting back to : C:\Documents & Settings\%username%\Application Data\MIcrosoft\Templates

HOw do I go about creating a reg hack to set this up at login?

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I believe when going File Open in Word XP you had the favourite’s link on the left hand side? Can someone advise where/why this has now disappeared in Word 2003?

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Hello everyone,

Can somebody tell me how to align the left and right column on this word doc?
Sometimes when I arrange the page (add a line etc...) there is a gap between the lines in the left and in the right

Thanks a lot for your help



A:Word 2010 : How to perfectly align lines of two separeted zones? cf(attached file)

Hi Wha, welcome to TSG.

You have the right idea by putting all of the information into a table, but some of your table rows contain multiple paragraphs. So, for example, Autocall Redemption Amount, Redemption Amount, and Call Asian SX5E are all in the same row. Because you're using different styles on the left and the right, you can't control it perfectly with spacing. I would advise making each of those their own row and then you can ensure that the text lines up. Hope that helps.

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I have a really strange problem here. Running MS Word 2003 on Server 2003. Approx 70 users and 5 admins.

Only a few user accounts and 1 admin account, Word will save the file to a 8 random alphanumeric character file in the same directory the file is being saved too.

The file itself seems to be a perfect duplicate of the original file and is most certainly not a temp file. I have checked Technet (no 2003 forums anymore) and searched the web, but nobody else seems to have had this problem.

Any ideas? Anybody else ever even heard of this behavior?

A:Strange file names being saved by Word 2003 (not temp files)

I do think these are temp files, they are 'rests' of the backups that are made on a timed interval.
I happens that on network drives they are not always removed, why? I don't know.
It doesn't happen on local drives.
One of Microsoft's 'hidden features'?

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Hello all,

I have been presented with a project that involves Forms that I am not able
to resolve.

Basically I have been asked to create a document template where other team
members can fill out a form that asks a series of questions, then to have
only the completed form results export to a new file.

I am aware that Word can export the form results to a text file, but when I
do this all of the questions that were on the original form are exported to
the new file.

What we are looking to achieve in the end:
If the end user is faced with 20 questions, but only 12 of the questions
pertain to the end users project, only the 12 completed form fields will
export to a new file.

I know that this should be possible with using a macro button to export the data, but that is where I need the help.

I tried searching for this exact situation, but I did not find any matches, hence the new thread.

Thank you in advance,


A:Macro help needed to export Word form results to a new file... Word/Excel

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I recently installed Office 2007 on a new Vista 64 bit system. I was unable to install my previous version of WordPerfect Office 12. When using WP on my previous Windows XP system, I was able to go into the word processor, click open, go to the wp folder (where I kept all my documents) and do a search based on a particular word I was looking for. For example, I could type in the word "hebrew" in the files box and each document file that contained that word (not only in the file name but in the contents of the file) was listed. I could then preview the contents of each document file and open the one I wanted.

Does this feature work in Word 2007 under Vista 64? I have only been able to find a file name with the word I type, even though I know many other document files contain the word I type in the files box. This has been very frustrating because it means I have to preview every file to find the one I want rather than just the files with the typed word in its contents.

Thank you for your time in this matter.

A:View limited file content based on key word; wordperfect and now word 2007

Hello Mert55,
Have you checked the Word Online "help & how to"? [ Word - blue question mark top right hand corner - click ]

Links below should provide help & address your problem.
Let us know the result.


Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial&mdash;Free & Online

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Have HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
Intel(R)Core(TM)2 Duo CPU
P7450 @ 2.13 GHz
6.0 GB RAM
64-bit OS
No Pen or Touch Input is avail for this display
I have Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1; MS Office 2007

The message I get is:
"You are attempting to open a file that was created in an earlier version of MS Office. This file is blocked from opening in this version by your registry policy settings."

I have tried to run "Fix It," and it failed.
The old Word file from 1994 is before Windows 95; probably Win 3.1 or Win 3.11.

I am hoping someone out there can help me read my really old files! Thank you!

I also have some old database files I need to run (not Access); but are Borland's Visual dBase Pro 5.5 or slightly older (1992 .dbf files). I actually have the CD-ROM for the Borland program. Do I dare install it? (The CD cover says it "supports Windows 95 & Windows 3.1, and the Crystal Info Report Builder program that goes with it). Or, is there a way to convert these to Access, and the old Word files to 2007 (without having to buy the 2010 ver of Word)?

A:Attempting to read (1994!) Word file on 3.5" disk using MS Word 2007

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In this thread:
I asked for help with problems that were occurring after Avast found a malware infection on my computer.

Right now what is happening:

When I open a Word file, it freezes & then crashes (details below) often w/in 10-20 minutes of opening the file, but occasionally it has been longer (it went 3 hours once). Sometimes it happens when I am doing resource intensive things with an image dense document, other times it has happened when I have left the computer and the document is just sitting here open.

This often coincides with an extreme slowdown of everything running on the computer (though each has occurred separately).

I went through the suggestions for dealing with slow computers frex:

I have:

- cleaned computer
- went through Firefox troubleshooting checklist
- cleaned hard drive (used CCleaner)
- ran SFC
- ran Chkdsk
- checked for problem entries in Device Manager
- checked DMA status (already enabled)
- defraged system
- defraged page files
- checked for unnecessary running services
- verified Windows indexing system was disabled
- Disabled visual effects
- disabled Ctfmon.exe
- disabled mdm.exe
- ran TFC
- tried doing a clean boot
- a number of things I believe were directly related to the malware checking/repairing (OTL, ESET, aswMBR, DDS,
- uninstalled & reinstalled Word multiple times (including 2 fresh downloads - legal, I hasten to add&#... Read more

A:Word 2007 crashes shortly after opening a Word file (Post-malware infection)

Are you using Avast Antivirus?


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Migrating from WordPerfect to Microsoft Word 2000 whitepaper

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

Office 2000; compatible operating system



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Hi Guys - I'm new to this site and not very tech savvy or sure of which forum topic to post this under. If I'm not posting under the right topic please let me know which topic thread would be more suitable.

I run Word 2007 on Windows 7. I recently had a virus hide all my documents and programs - the virus has been removed but it has changed things around.

I cannot open the word documents I have stored in My Docs. All the icons next to the name of the word files are showing up as a little orange page - when I click on the file name, a Microsoft Office 2010 window comes up which says "The Microsoft Office Product needed to open this file is not installed on your computer". And then it has the invitation to purchase Office 2010.
Does anyone know what's going on here with this and know how I can rectify this & change this back somehow so I can open & read these docs in Word 2007 again?

I can open Word 2007 and make a new document and save it but if I go to open it again it has been converted into this other file with the orange page icon and I cannot open it.

(I can open & save in wordpad - the wordpad doc can be saved in My Docs and it will reopen so I can read it again. Also my music, picture and video files all open ok.)
HP dv6 Notebook Pc
Intel - i7 - 2630QM CPU @ 2.00Ghz
8GB ram - 64 bit operating system
Windows 7 Home Premium

thanks so much

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I am setting up a new computer with Windows 7 (from XP). I transferred some Word Perfect files to new computer prior to installing the Word Perfect 11 software. I changed one document to Word, and all of my WP documents changed. Now since I have WP installed, I would like to be able to open original WP documents in that program. I do not see a way to change the files back to WP. Although the files say "WPD File," they open in Word when I attempt to open them. I have tried to "Save As," but do not see the Word Perfect option. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!

J Mills

A:Word versus Word Perfect -- how to change back to WP file

I changed one document to Word, and all of my WP documents changed. Now since I have WP installed

=>Sure you changed only one document? How did you do that?

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I have a doc created using Word 2003. the doc is around 60 pages having text, Visio drawings (pasted as pic) and 2 sections- portrait section and landscape section.
When opening it in Word XP, in print layout view, word continuously repaginates the doc. In each movement in the doc a message in the status bar appears- Word is repaginating the doc. this action is performed continuously and the display of the doc "shakes".
In the first attempt, I just attempted to open it using Word XP.
In the second attempt- I saved the doc as word97-2009 & 6.0/95-RTF(*.doc). word converted it and from 1.7M file it became around 25M. The problem I described persisted.
Can someone assist?

A:converting word 2003 doc to Word XP

Check out this page and see if the info helps.

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I'm trying to make a logo for my blog using word art. I did each letter as an individual word art, pasted them in paint to save them as a *.jpg file, and then put them back into word, hoping that I could stack them, but as yet, I've had no luck. I really want a "G" hooked and kind of hanging down from the letter "C". How can I do that? I have publisher 2003 too, if I could do it there instead. Sort of like this, except connected together (and without the dashes, of course):


A:Stacking Word Art Word 2003

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When I open in Word 2003 (Windows XP) a highly formatted document which was created in Word 97 (Windows 98), the formatting is ruined. I was careful to copy all fonts used in the document to the new computer. There seems to be some small difference in the two programs which upsets the formatting. Any ideas other than re-formatting or trying to find a copy of Word 97 for my new computer?

Elizabeth Tilton

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I want to get ms word 2007
If I install it will it wipe out all my ms word 2003 docs?

any known glitches or issues I should be aware of?

Also My friend has Vista and a trail version of 2007 expired-If the purchased version of 2007 is installed will it cause any problems?
thanks so much

A:MS Word 2003 and MS Word 2007

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

You're going to want to uninstall MS Office 2003 before installing Office 2007. This will not remove your documents. However, its always a good idea to create a backup of your documents before doing such a thing.

If you have a product key for Office 2007 you can use that with a trial to activate the product.

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I have some documents that were created in Word Pro on Windows 98 - I am needing to get them into Word format and can't find any import filters - can anyone help please?


A:Convert Word Pro To Word 2003

1. Try File-Open, change the files of type to Recover text from any document (please don't forget to change it back when you're done).

2. What happens when you try to open them now?

3. Do you have WordPro? Can you Save as to Word FIRST?

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I have windows vista and ms word 2003. After attempting to save a document to a memory stick, directly through the save function in ms word, the screen froze. After pressing ctrl alt delete ms word flashed as running, not responding and then running again. Returning to it it had a problem and had to be closed and my file had gone from the memory stick. After restarting windows, the file itself opened in notepad and was complete nonsense. I understand this is because of associations between vista and word 2003, which is why it opened in notepad. I have tried decoding the nonsense, using the language function this does not work. Is this a problem with the memory stick, my computer or both? More importantly, is there any possible way I can retrieve this file. I havent ever set the system up for autosave or anything and only learned of its existence when I searched for solutions online. Please Please Please. Any help would be wonderful


A:Please help me! Memory stick/MS Word 2003/Windows Vista. LOST FILE CRISIS!

Have you downloaded and install Office 2003 Update Service Pack 3?

If so, the SP3 has disabled the ability for your Office 2003 Word application to open certain file types.

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i just went from windows 2000 to windows 7 professional and we had to reinstall all programs....
i need to open my company logo which was saved in microsoft office word 97-2003 - my new program is microsoft works word processor - i have tried saving it in different formats on my old computer but nothing seems to be working....
any suggestions?

A:Converting files from Microsoft Office Word 97-2003 to Microsoft Works Word Processor

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Is there a way to compress a Word 2010 file for insertion in another Word 2010 file as an icon that would open when double-clicked the same as is done with a Word file that's an attachment to an email?

A:Solved: Word file embedded as icon in another Word doc?

In word 2007 the steps are: Insert ribbon/Object button/Create from File tab/Browse for file and check Display as icon. Might be similar for 2010.

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