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Capitals Lock in Open Office.

Q: Capitals Lock in Open Office.

This annoying problem, thankfully, only occurs occasionally. While rushing through typing a document in Writer, I must do something wrong without realising it. Suddenly the Capitals lock comes on, and I cannot get it off. In order to get lower case letters, I have to put put on Capitals Lock, and vice versa. The only way I can cure it is by doing a restart, and that is such a nuisance. Any suggestions? Allan

A: Capitals Lock in Open Office.

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I use Open Office word processor and spreadsheet, and I am very happy with them. I am having a small problem with Open office word processor, or Writer, as I think it is called. I would like to have the facility to switch font quickly and easily to small capitals as is possible in MS Word. Does anyone know how to do this? Allan

A:Solved: Small Capitals in Open Office

In the dropdown menues at the top of the screen select [Format]
Then [Character]
Then [Effects]
Now you have a choice of several- one of which is [Small Capitals]


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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.

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

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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?

A: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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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...

A: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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It's annoying and we all do it: hit the caps lock key and a very important messsage comes up as a shout. Please could anybody tell me how to reduce the capitals to lower case without resource to Word (cut and paste) ? I don't have a change case facility in the version of Outlook used with this system.

A:Capitals in outlook

I have always been annoyed by that useless Caps Lock key, so I've decided to disable it permanently.

How to Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows 7 or Vista

How To Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows XP and Vista

Don't worry, it's reversible.

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Hi all,

Recently had perfectedsecurity virus that hijacked my homepage. Followed some previous threads on here and seem to have killed it.

Used ATF cleaner, Smitrem and ewido but not sure if advice was all applicable to me.

At the same I developed a problem where I'm getting random characters and capitals inserted whenever I type anything anywhere. The cursor also jumps to other lines etc.

Has just taken 5 mins to type this single line. Without constant correction it would have said this......

'hWES SINGLE LINEHas just taken 5 mins tweboo type tp0'

Using XP home edition SP2 on a recently purchased notebooK.

Hope someone can help.


HJT log below.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:11:46, on 02/05/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ET... Read more

A:Random characters and capitals

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I have XP and Microsoft Word 2002.
Microsoft Word types only in capitals. When I change it to small letters [Format > Change Case] it changes itself back immediately. How can I fix this?

A:Solved: Word types only in capitals.

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Open Office not responding normally.. It said it crashed said it would repair document but went round and round and round some more, never repairing the document. An email with a Microsoft Word document could not be opened.

A:Open Office not responding - delete Open Office? How?

Well you'd uninstall it. I don't think the process is any different than uninstalling other software but you can take a look at this:'t click on any of the links there.) Then you can attempt a reinstall. Make sure the version you're installing is compatible with windows 8.

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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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Due to age limited facilities I regularly post CAPS.. marvel at features now available for umpteen retro changes and languages but not it seems merely correction of this? so I understand.. If so? shows how limited technology actually is! AND who would not want updates by email?

A:rELACING Accident post CAPITALS With lower case

On the "Age" thing, don't even go there we have members in their 90's who get shot down in flames for calling the "Age" Card. I'm just 71 and, more than likely, there's a 17 year old reading this.
Unfortunately, in this Forum, once you've hit the "Post" button. That's what you've get, unless you grovel to FE and he makes the change with his Silver Mouse. But don't press your luck, he might weaken the once, but is unlikely to weaken a second time!
The technology is available but using it makes for sloppy composition and allows people to Post one thing and then change it, after others have replied, which might make them look stupid, which few of us admit too. Amateur - Yes, Enthusiasts - Yes, but Stupid - No. Unless you think that trying to help some damn-fool whose just done something unfortunate, is stupid.

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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?

A: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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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.



A: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 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?

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

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Hi All,

I am wanting to know if there is a Registry setting that would all ow the F Lock to stay on all the time instead of having to click it on every time I want to use it.
Every time the computer re starts I have to press the F lock to stay on again?

Thanks in advance,

A:Office Keyboard / F Lock

My view is that the F-Lock key is a hardware toggle on the keyboard electronics, not a state of a registry key. While I sympathise, I have doubts you could accomplish it in the PC registry.

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I am experiencing problems with Office 2000. It is loading the backdrop of the program but freeze right after that. I am having to end task to get out. I have read the other posts in the archives and I have tired all of the sucessful meathods, but am finding no help. I have installed, uninstalled, repaired, and reinstalled numerous times. I have also tried to change my outcmd.dat file names.

Please help!!!

A:Office 2000 lock-up

Let me add, its Outlook 2000 thats giving me the problem. All of the other programs are running fine

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I have been running Windows 7 64bit Ultimate RTM, with Office 2007 for about 2 or 3 months. For the first two months or so it ran rock solid. Before that, even the Beta ran great. But over the last month or so it has been getting buggier and buggier. Primarily with the Office 2007 applications Outlook and Excel. I have had similar problems with Abobe Framemaker also.

When in Office or Excel, the application locks up. Task manager will start, but it will not kill the application. Other applications and the OS still run, but Office (or Framemaker as the case may be) is dead in the water. The only way to fix it is to hit the reset button. This is now happening 5 or 6 times a day. I have two RAID arrays on this machine, so boot time is considerable.

Has anybody else run into this problem?

System Specs
Tyan 5397 motherboard
2- Xenon 5272 dual core cpu's
16 Gig Ram
Nvidia GTX 280 GPU
Adaptec 5445 4-Drive 15K SAS Array
LSI 3000 4-Drive 15K SAS Array

A:Win 7 and Office 2007 Lock Up

If you go through this procedure to collect more info, it may be possible to explain the causes of the problem:

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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 installed office 2007 (full install after uninstall of office 2003) on vista yesterday and every time I open an office product, it gives me a message ?please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office professional 2007?. Then it pops a window with a status bar for ?Configuration Progress?.

I looked this up online and it said that this was caused by installing as a user, not an administrator. So I uninstalled office entirely, booted, and reinstalled as administrator.

Still doing the same thing. Anyone have any ideas?

A:office 2007 configuring every time I open an office app on vista

that behaviour it's from all office versions till now, i didn't see that in 2007, create a new user and see if it does the same, generally office firt starts do that to configure the profile, if it works just backup our profile and make a new one for you


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I am running Office 2003 on Windows 7. My PC is only 6 months old and everything has been running like butter. All of a sudden Office files open slowly when double-clicked from their respective locations (they would normally blink up). If I open Word or Excel and then open the files from there, they open quick. Outlook on the other hand, is just slow to load up...which it wasn't before.

I did a ton of research online and couldn't get a clear fix. My thoughts are:
Anti Virus? (I'm using AVG Free)
Ad-Aware Free? (Ad-Watch live is on...however it was on before)
Windows update or office update?

But obviously I'm here to get your thoughts. It's a pain in the ass when I bought a new PC so it could perform quick, and now spreadsheets and email take 20 seconds or more to open.


A:Office files open slowly (Office 2003 / Windows 7)

I just wanted to add that when I disconnect the PC from the internet, the problem seems to go away?

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

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

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

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it's possible that Office was installed improperly, i cannot open any other non Windows app, they all open to Office Word. is this a virus?
System Restore opens to Office, Control Panel works normally. How can I fix this?

A:Office 2010- the other apps have Word icons and open to Office.

Is this a legally liensed version of MS Office?
Sounds as if you didn't install Office...who did, in that case?
When was Office installed?
System manufacturer and model?

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On my Win7 PC I have open office and on my WinXP Laptop I have Office 2007. Both have one major problem: the spell-checker does not work regularly for English and does not work at all for other languages, e.g., French, Spanish, or German.

I did read other threads regarding this problem and I did go through the routine of Tools-option-writing aids; and marked "check spelling as you type." I also have my abc on the menu bar checked and the adjacent ABC is underlined with a red wavy line (which means the spell-checker is active).

The problem is that when I activate the Eng language in my task bar and type a wrong word, it will be marked with a wavy red line-- which means my spell checker works for English. Now while I still have English on my language bar, if I type a word in Spanish, the spell-checker doesn't work because the foreign word is not marked with red-wavy line. If I change the language in my task bar to Spanish and write a wrong Spanish word, again the spellchecker doesn't seem to work.

Anybody has any idea what seems to be the problem?

I greatly appreciate your help.

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I have a client that has Office 365. They have two people with this issue. It's not really a huge problem but more as an annoyance. Whenever they go to open a document through an Office product (Word/Excel: File>Open>Computer>Browse) the documents appear but they're missing the icons next to their name. There's barely any information on it when Googling this and they all seem to lead to dead ends for us. The two I have found are and neither have resolved our issue. I have ran a repair on Office, re-installed office, recreated Windows icons, and opened the programs in Safe Mode to no avail. No Add-Ins are causing the issue. You can see the icons to the left of the files in Internet Explorer when going to Documents. Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you.

A:Office 365 Icons not being displayed when in office program>open>browse

I am just throwing out an idea and it probably will not work but what happens when you change to Large Icon view? Do you see the icons?

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Hey All,

Here is my issue. The Company we consult for has not transitioned all of the way to Office 2007. We have a number of machines that still have Office 2003. Compatibility Pack works on almost all issues.

Current issue is one of our users received a PowerPoint 2003 that has embedded PowerPoint 2007 files. When the user opens the PowerPoint 2007 file Office 2003 shuts down. He has to download the 2007 file to his desktop.

From what I can see this is because the file conversion process shuts down Office 2003 before attempting to open the PowerPoint 2007 file.

Another issue that may be complicating the error is we had to run a Fixit patch from Microsoft that was causing Excel, Word and PowerPoint to be scanned which caused long opening times. I don't remember the KB article for that one at the moment but will find it if I need to.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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I've recently got a new machine and had copied my old PST file over. Whenever I go to open it I get "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Outlook Files\*pst file name*"

I created a test archive and was able to open that one (same location ) just fine.
Is there an add-in/converter tool I need to run in order to be able to open my old PST file?

A:Open an Office 2007 PST file in Office 2010

How to move your personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook

Also, lots of information about transferring PST files here:
Backup and Restore | HowTo-Outlook

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We are using Office 2000 pro on Windows 2000 Pro PC's. We install Office as a local admin. Everthing installs and works fine. After the install a non-local admin logs into office and attempts to open Word. The installer for Office opens. It will only complete if the user has local admin privalages, if not it does not complete properly and each time the user logs in the installer kicks in. Is there a way around this (so once we install Office it will open up for all users, or do all my users have to have local admin privalages for the initial openning of office. After the installer completes, I can remove the the user out of the local admin group and everything works fine. If there is a way around this that would be great. we use roaming profiles and we have several multiuser PC' and the current issue is a real headache

Thank you

A:Users are getting prompted for office CD first time they open office

Ok, try this, since you are doing a manual install on each system . . .

After install, open each program once.

OFF2000: Installer Starts and Prompts You for Office Source When You Start Office Program for First Time

Which installation option are you using?? Are you running all from Computer??

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

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

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I have used Open Office for years with no problems. It's easy to save as a Word document. I bought a new new computer wrote several items, saved in OO. This computer doesn't have Word installed so I installed Office Start (not knowing the difference). Now every OO document on my desktop is taken over by Word - literally with a big W. I can't open it unless I agree to a long list of rules, including personalized ads, which I don't want.

I'm not very computer savvy and don't know if I should uninstall Office Starter.

Please advise.

A:Solved: Conflict between Open Office and Office Starter

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I realize that this is not primarily a Windows7 problem, but it just bothered me to see one program stopping me from setting the file associations for another program. And I need to vent.

I have been running both Libre Office (LO) and Open Office (OO) for months now, not a heavy user, just trying to keep both going while I figure which one I liked best. These apps share file extensions, and are very file compatible, and I had always been able to open the same document in either

Both families of programs pinned to the Start Menu had, for months, contained file history of many documents, some documents showing as history in both app-families, and able to be opened in either LO or OO. Yesterday, I upgraded Open Office. First thing I noticed, the LO apps pinned to the start menu had their document history icons changed to OO icons. Sure enough, these documents, in the history list of a pinned LO app, open in OO. Rats, I think--I guess I will have to re-assign the extensions to LO. . . . No can do! I have never had this happen before, but I now when I use "Open With" on a file with the shared extensions, (.ods, .odt,...) then "Choose Default Programs...", then "browse" to set a new default, the LO app does not stick. So far, I am unable to set the file association to any of the LO apps.

I have occasionally seen software, usually pretty sleazy and undesirable software, that would hijack file associations, would take-over as much of the compute... Read more

A:Libre Office & Open Office file associations

I think the problem here is that Libre Office is a recent fork from Open Office. At one time they were so close that you couldn't have both loaded on the same system.

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I am wondering if anyone knows how to customize the "Open Office Document" program in Office 2000... this is the small program that archives shortcuts and has a tool bar on the left hand side with options that include : Web folders, Favorites, Desktop, Personal and History. I want to customize the "Look In:" tool bar...


A:Office 2000: Open Office Document Shortcut

I can't find a single way to change that setting. So, here's what I'd do.

Go to your (default) folder in Windows Explorer. Right-click it and hit Create Shortcut. Then, right-click the shortcut and hit Properties. Hit Change Icon. Give it the Open Office Document icon and also rename it to Open Office Document.

Copy or cut the shortcut.

Go to C:\windows\start menu and delete the old Open Office Document Shortcut and paste the new one in there.

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i used to use - The Free and Open Productivity Suite but now i see there is LibreOffice Productivity Suite - The Document Foundation and they have succeeded in confusing me, can anyone tell me which one is the way to go for a windows office alternative?

A:open office and libre office... whats the difference?

Most here use Open office. It has been found to be compatible with the famous and expensive MS product Office.
It has been used by many and they are satisifed. I never heard of the other, which says something in itself.
The most important feature that you want is comapatiblity with MS Word, as most people use that. You want to be sure that you can send them doucments and it can be read. Well, you have that with Open Office.

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Hello, I upgraded Office 2002 to Office XP but when I open any of the programs, the Office XP label appears briefly but it then opens as Office 2002. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you!

A:Office XP programs open as Office 2002 after upgrade

I'm sorry, I posted this in the wrong forum. I'll post it to the correct forum now.

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Hello, I upgraded Office 2002 to Office XP but when I open any of the programs, the Office XP label appears briefly but it then opens as Office 2002. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you!

A:Office XP programs open as Office 2002 after upgrade

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

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

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

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

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

please don't cross post

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I don't use text documents that often but did download Open Office and I like it. But I shouldn't need both OOo and Windows, should I? I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and it came with Windows Office Powerpoint Viewer 2007. Can I just uninstall that program?

I LIKE being able to uninstall Windows stuff because--as I understand--they tend to take up a lot of space. But OOo is 374 MB and Windows is only 133 MB. The "Viewer" looks like it may be an introductory abridged version of the real thing and I suspect I don't need it. I think it's what it is--only a viewer--as I see nowhere I can compose a doc.

Can I dump it?

Thanks, as always for your generous help.

A:Can Open Office let me remove Windows Office?

Powerpoint Viewer is independent of MS Office. It was designed for people, who don't have Office, but wanted to open Power Point presentations.
It's up to you. You can keep it just for that purpose, or use OO to open pps files.

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Office XP tries to Install when I start WORD/EXCEL in Office 2007.

I upgraded from Office XP Pro to Office 2007 Standard. Whenever I start WORD, EXCEL or POWERPOINT, Office XP is looking for PRORET.MSI to try to install. If I close it, Office 2007 apps open normally. This happens every time I open any of the three apps mentioned if a copy is not already open. BTW, this does not happen when I open OUTLOOK 2007.

Can anyone tell me how to stop this irritating occurrence? Thanks!!


A:MS Office XP trying to launch when I open Office 2007


Assuming you had Office XP installed at some point. You need to be sure it was uninstalled properly. Try OrkTools , it comes with an unistall wizard, if you can't uninstall from Programs and Features in Control Panel.

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I can't seem to be able to convert back to 2003 MS Office. I switched the default to OpenOffice 3.2 to give it a try, but I want to switch back until I can play with OpenOffice a little.
I went to, Default Programs-Set your Default Programs, but the only MS program that is listed there is MS Outlook. It's not showing Word or Excel. I definitely didn't want to try clicking on Outlook hoping that word or excel are within this same heading. I don't use Outlook and I didn't want to mess up my email program.

MS 2003 office, Win 7

A:Setting MS Office as default instead of Open Office

Have you tried using the Default Programs feature, which is listed on the Windows 7 START menu?

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Word Perfect expired a while ago and I cant find a serial so either I can go with XP Office, which will cost me money or Open Office. Which is better and why.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Xp Office Vs Word Perfect 12 Vs Open Office

here is a free program that turns up your licences:belarc advisor

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Hi all
Any Open Office / Libre Office users --- I'd like to know the current "State of Play" regarding compatability with MS Office.


A:Libre Office Vs Open Office for compatability

Hi Jimbo!

This article might interest you:
Open office dilemma: vs. LibreOffice | Applications - InfoWorld

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I've never had much problem putting Office Libre or Open Office on a computer.
A neighbor needed help with an HP Printer.
OK, found the software downloaded and installed.
(this is a Walmart HP Computer, cheap and slow, Windows 10)
He wanted to manipulate documents and print.
I believe he needs a basic word processor.
Attempted to download install both without success.
Anyone know this problem? Have a solution?

A:Downloading Office Libre or Open Office W10

It would be super useful if you explained the error instead of just claiming it was "without success"

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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.

A: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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UC Berkeley student and I'm supposed to be writing my thesis which is due soon (tomorrow actually), but am instead entirely inconvenienced by all the computer virus issues I'm running into. I need a solution SOON. I downloaded Avast while in Safe Mode and then had it run prior to restarting my laptop in regular mode and that seemed to solve the bulk of my issues. I've tried everything, including various scanners like Avast, Win Patrol, SpyDoc, ComboFixer, GoRedFix, and more but many don't catch whatever it is and others that do detect it just can't seem to get rid of it...I had a huge mess of problems and I think they are solved except for these: 1-Google searches are redirected, unless I "ctrl" click cashe several times at once. In that case usually one of the pages will be a proper page instead of a scam search site or a random junk site.2-OpenOffice docs aren't opening. (They did right after I first ran Avast, but not any more.)3-This virus somehow crept over to my boyfriend's computer. He hadn't downloaded any programs all month, but yesterday his Google searches began being redirected too and his computer exhibits everything I mentioned in problem 1 but not 2. All of this started for me a weeks and 2 days ago. My professor said I needed to submit my thesis in Word 2003 which I don't have and haven't needed throughout all of my time at UC Berkeley, and really won't really need again after I graduate. A classmate showed me that he got his MS Word from iso... Read more

A:Google Redirects, popups, slow loading using Mozilla. Open Office Docs won't open. Please help! HJT log incl.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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Good morning,

I just did a Clean install of my Windows 10 Home last night after it developed several corrupt files that I couldn't repair. I previously had Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus on my computer but I somehow think that could have something to do with my corrupted files (not letting me utilize Windows Update successfully).

My question: Does the free 'Open Office' program have a program I could utilize to open Power Point Presentations that I had saved on an External Hard Drive? If so, it would keep me from installing Office 2013 again.

When I had Office installed I only used it for the Word Program and to open Power Point programs.

Any ideas?

Thanks and regards,

A:Does 'Open Office' have a program to open Power Point presentations?

This might answer your question better.

Apache OpenOffice Impress

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Just recently began having Word, Excel, and Powerpoint [Office 2003] lock up if I try to choose a file to open or a picture file to insert, or do a file save, etc using the "Look in:" and "Save in:" drop-down menus. The programs just hour-glasses there forever with no error messages. I Have the latest updates to Office 2003. I uninstallled the 908531 windows security update of 4/11/06 and instaled the newer version of 4/25/06, WindowsXP-KB908531-v2-x86-ENU.exe.

I've uninstalled anything releated to HP printers that I can find [we have a network shared HP Officejet 7210]. Device manager looks clean.

System is a P4 2.4 GHz, 1 gig ram pc. Same thing has happened on a second pc on my home network! Scans with AVG, Spyware blaster, Adaware, Spybot S&D, and SuperAntispyware turn up nothing.

Ran Office 2003 Repair, said it did, but did not help this issue.
Hellllp ,please.

A:Solved: Look in:/Save in: drop downs lock up all Office programs

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I'm having a problem opening a text file in Documents that I wrote using Open Office.

It's extension is .wps. I get a message it opens with swriter.exe.

When I try to open the text file, I get a long list of titles, such as: Open 1.0 Text Document, PSD - Adobe Photshop, etc., but I don't get the text file I wrote.

I recently did Disk Cleanup and Error Checking, so I might have removed a program I needed to click open and read my Open Office text files.

Advice would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Can't open Open Office text file

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what to do when a dell latitude d630 laptop is not on but cap lock, num lock and scroll lock is on and i'e tried to check the VGA and the processor

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I am currently searching for a program that will Lock certain applications that are running in the area of the task bar that holds the clock. AIM specifically. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:lock certain open applications?

Please don't duplicate post!

Reply here:

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Hi All,

I have Office 2007 installed in my PC...plan to install another office software which one shall i go for Open or Office 2007.

Which is better between this 2?Can open office such as Ms Word file can open all existing Word document for MS word 2003,2007 and 2010?

A:Open Office VS Office 2007

In order to answer that question we would need to know what you define as "better". For instance, if your main consideration is price then OpenOffice is better since it is free to download. However, if you need the ability to create and run VBA macros, then Office 2007 is better since OpenOffice doesn't support VBA.

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I was curious as to which one of the above Office programs was the most user friendly?  I've been using Open Office off and on and find it difficult to find commands to use that are fairly easy to find in Microsoft Office.  For example:  pasting with unformatted text.  Still haven't found a way to copy text from the internet and then paste it to an Open Office document in a plain text like Arial Narrow.  Is Libre Office easier to navigate than Open Office?  Thanks

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Does anyone know if Open Office is compatible with Office 2007 file, or if they are building compatability?

I've check on the Open Office website, but can't find squat.


A:Open Office and Office 2007

In short, yes.

Google this: "office 2007" ""

and it's the fourth option, a PDF.

Or go here:,128079-c,officesuites/article.html

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Just took possession of a new/used laptop w/XP Pro sp2 and the OpenOffice

Transferred some Excel files onto it from my desktop and the OpenOffice
equivalent worked fine to open and modify those Excel files.

When I tried moving them back to the desktop, the MS Office files would not read the OpenOffice Excel equivalent.

AFAIK, both the MS Office and OpenOffice versions are the latest.

Any info on this? Would be nice if they'd work "both ways"


A:Open Office compatibility with MS Office ?

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

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hi guys,

i have a friend who sends .doc files as attachments...
i downloaded the attachment and when i double click on it i get an error message
there was an error opening the file...

but when i right click and open with open office its fine
would this be a word problem or email problem

any ideas?

A:cant open .doc attachment with word...only with open office

To check if it is a problem with the email, get your friend to zip up the document and send you. You could unzip it once received.

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Hello, and thank you for any help. My computer had a virus that CatByte helped with back in December and January. I believe the same problem has returned. After booting up my computer, I am not able to open ANY programs by clicking on the icons. Instead, I must open the task manager and shutdown different programs until I am finally able to open something. I have run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware - neither of which have found anything. I believe this virus came in on a bogus Adobe update nearly a year ago and I've been battling it on and off since. I did find in the "Scheduled Tasks" folder of the control panel a scheduled Adobe update daily. I have deleted that, but still need to get rid of this problem.I ran the DDS scan and will paste it and attach the required file. However, I have not yet been able to successfully run the gmer scan. Every time I try it, it runs for a little over 8 or 9 hours, then freezes. Sometimes with no error message at all, and sometimes with a message similar to the last time:"C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\MyDocuments is not accessible. Insufficient system resources exist to complete requested service."Once it did actually finish scanning, and froze as I clicked on the "save" button.Here is the requested information. Again, thank you for any help you can provide!Mrs. Bonnie.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0... Read more

A:Cannot Open Programs, Frequent Lock-ups

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===If you have a CD Emulator Software (Daemon Tools, Alcohol etc) installed, the drivers this software uses can interfere with the Anti-Rootkit tools we use. These interferences can take a few forms, like GMER crashing or causing BSODs, or Rootkit scans produces large amounts of FPs and general dross. This 'dross' often makes it hard to differentiate between genuine malicious Rootkits, and the legitimate drivers used by CM Emulators.Disable the CD emulators....Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OK DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OKIMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.Do not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed. Or when this computer is clean.HOW TO: Enable the CD Emulators... < restore only when we are finished.To re-enable your Emulation drivers, double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Re-enable button to re-enable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A '... Read more

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For some time now, i have been experiencing that my Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock all lights up (not blinking) all at the same time, I tried to google it but i can not find any solutions or explanations for it.

Does anyone know if it is bad? and what is causing this?

I am having a wired keyboard with nothing fancy just a standard issue Logitech keyboard.

A:Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock all lights up (not blinking)

Can you toggle those functions off, one at a time? Sometimes restarting the computer will use the last state it was in, I'd fully shut down and pull the power cord from the computer and the keyboard cable then put them back and try again.

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how to disable Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages?

I have desktop pc with two keyboards usb and bluetooth. Also TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack software, but in device manager: keyboard > hid keyboard device both using microsoft drivers. And I dont have any software installed for keyboards. Also bluetooth has separate system tray indications (it is also disabled) so its not that. I made some googling and found other fix it with Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\Widcomm\BTConfig\General KeyIndication set to 0, but I dont have it in registry. Acualy I dont have anywhere in registry KeyIndication. So any ideas how to disable it? Thanks

A:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages


You'll find that the messages are controlled by a piece of software that came pre-installed on your machine when you bought it. Try looking for a Hotkey managing app to see if the notifications can be disabled.


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When I try to open a 2007 Word or Excel document I recieve as an attachment in Outlook 2003, I get the following message:
"This action is only valid for products that are currently installed". Office 2007 compatibility pack was installed and it still did not work.

I then uninstalled Office 2003, uninstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack and then I ran CCleaner to clean up the registry. I updated my OS (currently has Windows XP SP3) with all updates, reinstalled Office 2003, installed Office 2003 SP 3 and then reinstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack.

I still get the same message when I try to open an Office 2007 attachment in Outlook 2003.

OS is Windows XP SP3 fully updated
Office 2003 SP 3 fully updated

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any hel on this issue.

Feral Geek

A:Solved: Cannot open Office 2007 documents even with Office 2007 compatibility pack in

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Here is the setup: Win 2k server, shared folder 'Documents', clients - Win XP Pro, every desktop has a shortcut to 'Documents' on server. 'Documents' folder with all files and directories was copied to server from Win XP shared drive and then shared.

Here is the problem:
User opens Excel spreadsheet or Word document on a shared drive, makes changes, closes it, then, after a while, tries to open the same exact file. At this moment message shows up 'File In Use', and it says that this file is locked for editing by the same user. No other users have this document or spreadsheet open at this time.

Another user was trying to save changes and got a message preventing him to save changes to the original file, user then saved it as a file with a different name. Then tried to delete the original file, file disappeared and reappeared when the folder was open the next time.

This doesn't happen with every file. I selected all files and folders in the 'Documents' folder and tried to uncheck 'Read-only' attribute, it appeared shaded and checked, I checked it and then uncheck it and applied to sub-folders. That didn't help. These files keep popping up.

In order to solve this problem I go to open sessions on the server and kill session for that particular user. Then user is able to open the file without any messages.

What to do in this situation? What is the problem here?

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like IE8, firefox, Word, Excel, Acrobat Pro, etc so that nobody can see the open documents in these programs, while doing other computer related stuff???????????

A:is there a way to lock or hide open docs or programs

Interesting question; certainly nothing within Windows 7 itself but maybe a third-party add-on. Would seem difficult though as u don't simply wish to lock the machine ....

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New ASUS Laptop with Vista 64 bit Home Premium and Office Standard 2007 Upgrade. Office Standard was installed by Geek Squad. Then, when MANY MANY problems cropped up within a couple weeks, they reformatted the drive and reinstalled Vista and Office Standard again. (Don't get me started about Geek Squad!). Two versions of IE8 are installed: 32bit (path under "Program Files (x86)") and 64bit (path under "Program Files").

Open 64bit IE8 directly and it works just fine. However, open a link (such as from an Outlook received email) and both IE8 32bit and IE8 64bit open simultaneously and lock up. Can only close the two IE8 apps via Task Manager. Can't uninstall the IE8 32bit as it is not listed within Uninstall. Manually open IE8 64bit and copy/paste the url from the email, very inconvenient but no problem.

Geek Squad says "give us more money and maybe we can fix it", even though the problem occured immediately after their Office Standard installation. Ideas?


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I have an issue I cannot resolve and ask if anyone knows how to fix it?

Basically I have IE/win explorer windows sized to a preferred size and width, but if they are open on the desktop and my computer locks after inactivity or I manually lock it, when I input my password and unlock the desktop all the windows have shrunk and moved to the top right of the desktop and I have to manually resize them all again

I just cannot find a solution to this and I have to continually resize them back to how I have them.

Also when I open certain windows programs, they always open to the top right and never in the center of the screen, which is annoying, so I have to drag to the center to see them properly, is this a bug in windows or can this be fixed?

Thanks for any help.

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Help a girl out! This is driving me nuts. My right shift key is now my back button I think. Ugh

Please be specific I'm not that great with computers. Do I need a new keyboard or something. Its never done this before

A:Suddenly caps lock open my favorites folder

it would be an easy check if you could borrow another keyboard to try.

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A:Open folder lock without knowing its password in window7

Welcome Ashad to the windows 7 forums.

If you don't remember the password then there are most probably two chances that unless you can remember the password, both are easy, slim and none.
That's the reason for security software, not allowing access unless you know the password.

Just chalk it up to experience.


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If you cant imagine what my problem is, look at your system clock at the bottom right, click it then press "Change date and time settings..." You'll see that button "Change date and time..." with an admin lock beside it right? Now here's my problem, whenever I press it (or any button with the admin lock) that window freezes, but the whole system still works except that single tab. I guess I've been changing the time too much? (Guilty as charged). So what could I do to press the buttons again?

A:Any Button with The Admin Lock freezes whatever I open, don't get me? Just read :)

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Are you an administrator of your PC?

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It's the strangest thing. Sometimes when I have left my notebook open, I will not be  able to get the screen to come back on. Meanwhile, the light on my caps lock key will start flashing and won't stop. Finally, I just have to push the power button long enough to turn it completely off.  Then I close the lid, open it and turn it back on again. I cannot understand what is happening, especially the flashing caps lock key light. Does anyone have any idea?

A:When my notebook is open and asleep, my caps lock key flashe...

@barskin1 The following document is a bit dated; unless "blink codes" have changed recently, the information should help you track down the issue:HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting LED Blink Codes or Beep Codes During Startup or Boot   HP Contact Information ? Sales, Technical Support, other Contacts -  USA / CanadaFill in form to receive Case Number and Contact InformationContact HP ? USA - Assistance HP Contact Information - Including UKHP Tech support/ Customer Service ? Some English-Speaking Countries HP World-Wide Support   Warranty Check  HP Customer Support - Product Warranty Check Optional Coverage Plans:Enter your product number in the form to view various Warranty plans available for that system:Care Pack Central CarePack Definitions (File may be slow to load in Firefox - Edge is faster...):Care Pack Services Definitions HP Consumer Services (Service Purchase Information)1-866-724-8600  When you see a Post that helps, inspires, provides fresh insight,or teaches you something new, click the Thumbs Up on that Post.Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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have been using open office for several months and really like it but for some reason it will not open now. When i click on the desktop icon it will start to open then the screen just goes blank. I have tried it in all applications (spreadsheet, write, etc.) with same results. I have at times gotten a drop down with a list of filters. I am not the worlds most knowledgeable person on computers and software so i have no idea what this filter thing is. i have tried to select a filter from the drop down but nothing happens. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall but with no success. I desperately need my "write" program so any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:open office, version 1.1.0, won't open

Hi rodk

Welcome to TSG!

Please don't post duplicate threads for the same problem.

Reply here:

Closing duplicate.

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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!

A: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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Last night, I experienced a strange series of occurences on my computer (Windows XP/Compaq Presario) that had inadvertently ended - and I am not sure if it will resume - or perhaps even turn into something worse.

I think I might have picked it up while doing research on some websites for proposition bets for the upcoming Super Bowl. I noticed when I was typing, that I was doing so in all caps - even though my Caps Lock was disabled.

When I enabled Caps Lock, it then started typing all lower case letters.

Other keyboard symptoms: the period and the comma were not available, only able to type > or < with or without the Shift key. Also, the Shift key didn't work with most keys for characters. There were also issues in selecting text in a field.

Another nuisance during this period is that when I clicked on a link, it would open up a new browser window, as opposed to the link opening in the same window. I thought this problem was exclusive to Firefox (the browser I was using at the time this all started) but I also opened up Internet Explorer and found out that this was happening there, too.

Frustrated, I restarted the computer. I made sure no keys were stuck. When I rebooted, it appeared I was still experiencing these weird symptoms. I had double clicked on an icon on my desktop, it had selected more than one icon and opened the first one to the right.

I immediately ran Spybot. Surprisingly, during the run, it appeared that thes symptoms spontaneously discontinue... Read more

A:Reverse Caps Lock, Clicking Links Open New Windows - And Other Shenanigans... Virus?

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Reverse Caps Lock, Clicking Links Open New Windows - And Other major problems... Virus? Cant type numbers, on and off for over a year - really need help.

last night , I experienced a strange series of occurences on my computer (Windows XP/ PRO) that I thought had ended - .

when I was typing, that I was doing so in all caps - even though my Caps Lock was disabled.

When I enabled Caps Lock, it then started typing all lower case letters.

Other keyboard symptoms: the period and the comma were not available, only able to type > or < with or without the Shift key. Also, the Shift key didn't work with most keys for characters. There were also issues in selecting text in a field.

Another nuisance during this period is that when I clicked on a link, it would open up a new browser window, as opposed to the link opening in the same window.

Frustrated, I restarted the computer. I made sure no keys were stuck. When I rebooted, it appeared I was still experiencing these weird symptoms. I had double clicked on an icon on my desktop, it had selected more than one icon and opened the first one to the right.

I immediately ran Spybot/ AVG. found nothing - problem stops at random.
Good news, for now, is that a Spybot search found nothing major, and an Anti-Malware scan turned up empty.
I guess my question is, what should I do if I find myself typing the wrong characters again today?

And has anyone else experienced this problem? The more people know about this, the better! ... Read more

A:Reverse Caps Lock, Clicking Links Open New Windows - And Other major problem... Virus

Can you try another keyboard?

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I'm having trouble saving my MS Word and Excel docs to Sun's Open Office. Can anyone tell me the secret? I've tried to get some local help, but no one can give me an answer. Thanks in advance, peteski::

A:MS Office to Sun Open Office

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I am still using MS Office 2003. I realize soon I will need to upgrade. Since I am on the cheap side, I was wondering if Open Office would be a good substitute. Could I still use all of my MS files? Is there a way to import the MS files to Open Office? Any info that you could give me on Open Office would be appreciated.


A:Open Office vs MS Office

The files produced by Microsoft Office 2007 are also called Office Open XML, OpenXML, OOXML, Office 12, .docx, .docm, .xlsx, etc. (other extensions). 3 can open these files, but it cannot save in these formats.

That's from their FAQ section and I'm pretty sure that the file types that they save in cannot be read by MS Office

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Can anyone tell me how to save my MS office documents to Open Office? I've tried everything I can think of, and I just can't seem to figure it out. I running MS XP Office. Also, I use XP Pro sp3. It's making me a little crazy trying to do this. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

A:MS Office to Open Office

You should just be able to open them using Open Office . . What happens when you try?

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i have open office and got a resume template, cept when i try to save in a doc format to use in word pad, its is all scrambled, i can pdf, in 7.0, anyone know what im doing wrong?(Mod edit: moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

A:open office

What kind of file are you saving it as? Why wordpad?

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Ok, so I have and every time I go to open it under my taskbar, it wants to not open. I press control alt delete together and then task manager to see what is going on. I find under processes, that openoffice is taking up about 50% of my dual-core cpu. When I check the gauges on my desktop, core 1 and core 2 are both 100% maxed out. What is going on here? I just want open office to open normally. Instead, it won't open at all.

A:Open Office . Org

Quote: Originally Posted by panthers89fan90

Ok, so I have and every time I go to open it under my taskbar, it wants to not open. I press control alt delete together and then task manager to see what is going on. I find under processes, that openoffice is taking up about 50% of my dual-core cpu. When I check the gauges on my desktop, core 1 and core 2 are both 100% maxed out. What is going on here? I just want open office to open normally. Instead, it won't open at all.

- which version of open office do you have..??

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I'm thinking of putting this on my daughters pc. Anyone got any thoughts or experiences?

A:Open Office

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Each time I try to install Open Office 3 in Windows 7 RC, after restart the computer freezes. Anybody with the same problem?

A:Sun Open Office

I have open office installed and running just fine.
Not sure why it doesn't work for you.

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Is Open Office an offline program?

A:Open Office

OpenOffice is installed on the local computer and can be run without Internet access.

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Hey I was thinking of giving this suite a shot.
It looks like Star Office is realy Open Office supported by Sun. Am I way off on this?
Also wondering for basic home office documents and such what opinions of Open Office there are on 7. being able to shuffle documents back and forth to a PC with MS Office (Word). And, if anyone has tried the speech - dictation in 7 with the writer.

A:Open Office Q

Open office and star office are more or less the same thing although slight variations may exist due to their separate development cycles.

As for compatibility OOo can load DOCx format but currently cannot save the format, I believe that the same applies for XLSx and PPTx.

OOo fully supports the 2000/XP/2003 office formats which are still the standard for most organisations.

Microsoft office 2007 does not have support for OOo formats but Office 2010 does.

Although I have not tried the speech functions this should work in OOo as this is designed to be application independent

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Do not open Office files.for example, when I open word the message shows:

plz help me!!!

A:Not Open Office

Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing office?

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Hello to Everyone!

All of sudden I cannot access any documents generated with Open Office. All documents are visible but cannot be opened. I have closed all soffice processes (or at least I think I did!) but to no avail. Any suggestion would be warmly welcomed! Thank you!

A:Open Office

What happens when you try to open them?
And how are trying to open them?

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Has anyone used it
Is it worth installing


A:Open Office

Yes, I used it for a while. It is actually very good. It can open word, excel, powerpoint and the like documents. It has nifty features including print to pdf. Considering it costs nothing, I recommend it highly It has an math editor which is one of the better that I have used.

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Has anyone used Open Office, which is avaliable at ? This is a UK competitor to MS Office and Coral's Office Suite? Do you like it, how does it compare to the other products? Is a spellchecker pre-installed on the Write program? (The compatable for MS Word.) What are the pros and cons of this software?


A:Has Anyone Used Open Office?

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The wife’s laptop and mine are connected thru a local wireless network.

I have a DELL Inspiron 6400 with Intel 2 core and run Vista Home. I use MS Office 2000 for all my needs and FoxMail for my emails.

The wife has an HP with Intel Celeron and also runs Vista Home. She uses Open Office 3.0 for all her needs and she has HotMail for her emails.

We both use IE 8.0

When she tries to send me an Email with an attachment which is written with Open Office, she gets a “Banned message” notice and the email does not go thru. On my Email I also get a “Banned message”

However when she sends me just a message which is written on HotMail or a photo attachment the message goes thru.

Any ideas why she can’t send Open Office attachments?

Thank you

A:Open Office

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I just downloaded open office. I usually use microsoft works but was told that this was a better program. The problem is that I can't get open office to open my works (.wps) documents. Is there a way to fix this? And, if so, is it worth my time? Are there better free programs? Thanks alot.

A:open office and wps

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This message appears upon starting up Open Office and then the application closes!

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library


Runtime error!

Program: C:\Program Files\Open 3\programs\soffice.bin

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

I have tried uninstalling the application and reinstalling it and Microsoft Visual C++.

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I'm having a conversion problem sending mail with Open Office
attachments to computers with Microsoft Word. I've tried the help
site but it doesn't help. (too many help0s there) There must be a
very easy solution to this that I'm missing.
I'm mainly concerned with Open Office word processor.

Edit: I'm using a computer with Mepis 6.5 Operating System.

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Convert the OO.o file to either a .pdf or a .doc file, since most people either have Acrobat Reader or MS Office on their system. Simply open the OO.o document and use the File/ "save as" function to replicate the text as either file type to your hard drive, and then send that.
OO.o can read (open) Word files, but currently Word cannot convert (read) OO.o file types.
Hope this helps,

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I came across this thread:

but it didn't have any answers.

I'm having the same problem with Office 2007. One day all of my Office programs are working find and the next they will not open

I tried to open them via right click but it only wanted to open previous versions and I don't have older versions.

I've even tried reinstalling but it won't fix the problem.

Any ideas would be great.


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Hi All

Ive been using open office for a while now but since updating to version 3.3 I keep getting an annoying update bubble popping up for an extension update currently its "Dictionnaires francais version 4.1" (i hated french at school) .Is there a way to hide the extensions you dont need or stop them from popping up every time I open a new document.



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Turn off automatic "online updates" under the "Options" menu.

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I am thinking about Open Office for my daughters notebook if I can't get the student Microsoft Office 2003 as that is all that she needs.
However it seems to be an elusive proggy now that 2007 is out.
I have been in and out of different forums and seen some discussion about the program having some problems????

I really would like to have Outlook instead of Express for her as she has a Palm but the price of 2007 and her need for its bells and whistles is simply not warranted.

I would appreciate experienced members comments as usual they are always like a good thermometer!!!!

Kind Regards.

A:Open Office?

My free advice -the program is free, why not try it and make your own decision?If you go to other forums that discuss MS Office 2007, you'll read about problems with it, too, as you can about virtually any program. Open Office has it's own forum - e r e, if you haven't checked it out already.I use Open Office on one PC, and haven't had any problem, although my usage is very light.

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