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.
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I have just purchased a new laptop and just realized when I reinstalled Word 2003 my customized toolbars and dictionary are still in my old desktop. I still have access to the old computer, how do I move over the toolbars and dictionary?? Can I??? All help is appreciated. Thanks.
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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
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.
For years I have copied information from web pages and pasted it into Word where I could print it. For the most part this worked just fine. However, recently, I have found that I can no longer copy and paste and keep the formatting. One of the problems is hypertext. Instead of showing the "word"s (that are links) that are printed on the web page, I see <HYPERTEXT>. There are also some problems with data that is in text boxes. After searching the web, I came across an instruction to highlight the affected info, then press CTRL+SHIFT+F9. That seems to fix things but I would like to know what I need to change so that the copy - paste keeps the formatting like it used to. Obviously, some setting or preference has been changed, but I haven't been able to figure out what. Can someone help? Thank you in advance!More replies
I need to find out if there is a way to copy all the macros I wrote and use in Word 2002 to Word 2007. I have both versions installed at the moment.
Also, is there a way to transfer settings such as all my auto correct, etc (although this is less important)
Open the document(s) in question and press ALT + F11 to bring up your Visual Basic editor. On the left hand side of the VB editor is your project explorer window. In the project explorer window you will see a folder called "Modules" that you can open to show all the modules attached to the document. These modules is where you VBA code is stored. You can right click each module and selection the option to export to the location of your choice. Once exported you can copy or save them to another machine and then re-import them by openining the VB editor on the other compuer and choosing FILE >> IMPORT.
When you make a hyperlink there's a option of selecting email. Which then makes a box appear asking the me to insert the email address, subject line and body of text.
what I would like to do is auto-populate the subject line with words written in the document--or---auto populate the subject line with the contents of a fill-in form field.
Is this possible -- Oh i'm using Microsoft Word 2003.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
I figured it out!! I don't know how to remove the thread....
i have the hardest time trying to get the formatting in otlook 2003 right; basically, i need to send a press release so i draft a cover letter ; after that, i paste the press release (in word 2003) into outlook; it looks fine before sending but when i send it to myself (both in oe and outlook), the received mail's format doesnt look quite the same as what was sent
ie. some paragraphs are underlined and i cant seem to get rid of it; i tried the reveal code to figure out where the underline came from but no luck so far
I use auto text and auto correct very frequently
Is there any way to put two columns in excel or access and programmatically import them to word ?
See this - Inserting AutoText Using a Script and i am sure you can take a clue from there. I think you just have to call the excel file (with cell references) using the script. Just want to share what i found. Since your question wasn't replied to by experts yet, i thought i could post some tips to get you started until an experienced person intervenes and offers a perfection solution.
Totally computer NOT. HELP I have auto correct that I need to back up on a flash drive that I just got, was told to do this so I do not lose my auto corrects as I have so many with work. Lots of short cuts for terminology. Can anyone help me ASAP?? thanks
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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
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Where can i find info on the difference bet. Microsoft Outlook 2002 and 2003 and Microsoft Word 2002 and 2003?
You could try a Google search, Lizzy:
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.
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.
`I have run into the problem outlined in the title. I need to access that file, which came to me as an e-mail attachment. Suggestions will be appreciated.
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Problem follows file on:
word 2002 2003
normal mode, not web, not pdf
different non-connected stand alone computers
multiple computers on different networks
Tracking canges has always been off.
three different operating system versions,
NT, ??, and XP.
I get an error "too many edits' in two scenarios.
When I try to save (or save as) the file
When I ctl-c a hyperlinked header and try to ctl-v paste it.
Sometimes I get a "not enough disk space"
Microsoft says there is not enough disk space - as if a few gig is not enough space for a 4.5 mb word file.
The structure of the document is tracking status of hundreds of items, and hyperlinking among them.
I use Heading 2 for item title and headder 3 for status, so I can easily see problem and status in TOC.
Different folks have different tracking numbers for ths same item, and the same task will go through different phases. I have different sections in the document to handle this, and hyperlink, using heading 2 normally. I cut it and paste it in the new section, remove the heading feature and use it as a hyperlink back to the oringinal. Using ...hyperlinks.count, I count over 5000 of them, along with over 4000 ...fields.count.
Does not seem to be the problem.
heading 1 - section name
heading 2 - item title
heading 3 - item status
hyperlinks to other heading 2's
hyperlinks to lines in other documents
hyperlinks to other files.
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New computer running Windows 7
I have Word 2003 installed as I like it better than 2007.
For some reason, auto text does not work in one document that I have with a letterhead. Sometimes it does and other times not. The auto text options are all there but they do not work if I type the first three or four letters. They do work,however, if I open a blank document, but not in this particularly letterhead. I know when I first starting using the new computer, it asked me about saving the normal doc on this particular document and I don't remember if I did or did not. After that I believe is when it was no longer Only with this particular document with letterhead. I tried deleting the normal doc and copying from another computer, but still the same problem. Any ideas?
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Our office is having problems with a Word 2003 gremlin ...
Office 2003 was updated earlier this summer, and since that time some of the users have been having intermittent problems with the copy/paste function. The icon's are greyed out and we can't paste (even using Ctrl C and Ctrl V). Even after we shut down Word and restart it, the problem still exists. Then as mysteriously as it appeared, it will go away. Sometimes we can copy/paste, sometimes we can't. It's driving us crazy!
We tried replacing the Normal.dot That helped initially, but the problem returned. We thought maybe it was an affected document that these users were accessing at some point during the day (hence the no rhyme or reason appearance), but the problem was there first thing this morning before any word documents were opened.
I would very much be interested as well, as some users in my company (among which myself) are going crazy! In my case only CTRL+C does not work anymore. You soon learn how often you used that!
I've tried a full re-install of Office 2003 and several repair tools, but the problem has been persistent for at least 3 months now. Only in Word.
A friend emailed me a document that I'd like to print out and read. I suspect it may have originally been posted on a blog or zine in a narrow column, perhaps adjacent to a graphic. In any event, the result is that due to the "carriage returns" in the original document, the text takes up about 1/3 to 1/2 of the page width and therefore it will require many more pages to print it out than would be the case if it were formatted to fit the page, margin to margin. I tried using the auto-format feature to no avail.
I've encountered this many times in the past and have meant to look for a solution that doesn't involve pressing the [DEL] and [ENTER] keys a few hundred times! There's gotta be a way to have Word reformat the document so that the text fits the page???
Thanks in advance!
I've encountered this many times in the past and have meant to look for a solution that doesn't involve pressing the [DEL] and [ENTER] keys a few hundred times! There's gotta be a way to have Word reformat the document so that the text fits the page???
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You can do it one paragraph at a time as follows:
1. select the paragraph
2. press CTRL+H (shortcut for Replace)
3. in Find What, type ^p -- leave Replace With blank
4. click Replace All
5. click No if prompted re: searching the rest of the doc.
Essentially this strips out to carriage returns.
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 normal.dot profile, removed the 11.0\Word\Data registry and no luck. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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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
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?
I just upgraded to Word 2003, which I use for medical transcription. With the amount of word processing I do daily, I rely heavily on automatic capitalization at the beginning of a sentence. However for some reason, it will not capitalize if the previous sentence ends with a numeral followed by a period. I have gone into Exceptions under Auto Correct; however, no numerals followed by periods are listed, so I cannot remove them and solve the problem. Any ideas? I never had this problem with my previous version of Word.
Thanks, and Happy New Year!
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Is it possible to turn off the "auto date" feature in word 2003, everytime i print a saved document from the past it changes the date to the current date.
this may send you on the correct path.
Before I installed the compatibility pack for 2007 Office System so that I could open a Word 2007 doc with Word 2002, my WorldLingo translation worked just fine. Now when I click on translate, Word 2002 asks for send error report & crashes!
Any suggestions please?
I currently use an XP system, and Office XP (2002). I want to transfer and use my Normal.dot file from the XP system INTO a Vista PC and it's Office 2007.
Has anyone been successful doing this? Does it work?
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Word 2003: Auto Text - filename & path is not updating when you do a "Save As" a different file name. It doesnt update the auto text - file name and path
For example: C:\Documents and Settings\alexisb\Desktop\Test - 1.docDocument1
If you save this file in to a different location, "Auto Text/File Name & Path" is not updating the location. It's the same thing also if you change the name.
The Updates are not automatic. You either select the field you want and press <F9> or select the whole body of the doc (press Ctrl+A) and then press <F9>.
I have a 200+ page document that is a member list. The first thing listed on every page is a members' last name. I would like to have the header on each page correlate to the first letter of the first entry on the page. For example, if on the page the first members last name is Roberts, the header would have an R. A few pages, later the last name could be Travis, and the header would automatically change to a T. I do not know if this is possible, thanks for the help in advance!
I have a Word database file that is 16 columns wide and several hundred rows long.
With the database open:
1. My macro opens a new document (Which I’ll call the “Working Doc”)
2. Activates the database file
3. Captures the information from all the cells in row 1
4. Activates the Working Doc
5. Inserts a Word file at the end of the document based on the information in one of the cells. This file is composed of a couple of paragraphs and a table
6. Inserts the information gathered from the database file into the table
7. Activates the database file
8. Captures the information from all the cells in row 2
9. Activates the Working Doc
10. Inserts a different Word file at the end of the document based on the information in one of the cells. This file is also composed of a couple of paragraphs and a table. All of the inserted files are a couple of paragraphs and a table
11. Inserts the information gathered from the database file into the table
12. And so on until the end of the database is reached.
I have been using this macro for several months with no problems when the database table was only a couple of hundred rows. The database table for the last couple of projects has been several hundred rows instead of a couple of hundred rows.
When I run the macro with the large database, it goes through about ¾ of the database, starts to really slow down and eventually freezes Word.
I can split the database in half and run the macro twice and then paste the 2 documents together bu... Read more
It's a very interesting idea to use Word for database handling. It's like trying to hit a nail with a knife.
You can do it, of course, but there are real "hammers" (e.g. Excel or Access) available for this kind of task.
I changed hard drives and did not copy my Word macro's. I can put the old drive in as a slave. Under Windows, where are my Word 2003 macros stored? Thank you in advance for your time and help.
They could be in many different locations:
- Within the document in question, which is probably not the case since you're missing your macros.
- In your normal.dot, which is normally located in your profile directory (usually C:\Documents and Settings\YourUsername) under \Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\
- In any .dot file in your Word Startup folder, which is usually in your profile directory: \Application Data\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP\
- In any other .dot file in any other folder, that was manually added to Word through Tools, Templates and Add-Ins. If your macros were not in any of the previously mentioned locations, search the hard drive for any .dot files and check whether your macros in there...
I recently got some dictionary software that came with a Word macro component. The software's quite old (it's the latest release - they don't make it anymore) and everything seems to install Ok, but when I try and run the Word Macro, I get a message saying that my Word version (2002 XP - I recently upgraded) can't run or convert the Word 2000 macro. (I think it's being a bit generous - the dictionary software was made in 1994 - more like Word 6 vintage)
There is a Word file on the dictionary software disk that seems to install the macro and toolbar button etc.
Is there something I can do to make the macro work?
PS I'm not really up on my macro stuff, so please use simple language.
Would have to see the code, David. If it's very long, can you copy it out of the VB Editor window and paste it into Word and save as text and attach it here? Our web won't accept regular Word docs.
Hi all, I have a problem with viewing my Word 2000 documents under Word 2002. I format a document under 2000 and when I look at it under 2002 the margins on the top and bottom are shifted upward. The margin settings are the same size when I look at the document under 2000 and 2002 but the 2002 documents are offset. My text boxes and pictures are shifted somehow. I was thinking there might be a hot fix for this issue. Anyone know what is causing this?
are you flipping between 2000 and 2002?
why not use the same version of word on both computers?
i ran into a different problem with office '97 and 2000 and changed all systems to 2k.
i'd run a 97 or 2k word doc and was always asked if i wanted to change to the other format, sometimes i did, sometimes i didn't.
i have a feeling you try to look at a doc done in 2k and want to view it in 2002.
when you finish you're probably asked do you want to revert back to 2k and that's why you're having problems.
if you change it to 2002 it 's supposed to be backward compatible with 2k and you don't say if this is happening one time or every time.
I'm trying to copy an older version of Word for which I can't find the CD without copying every other program. I have an older version of Uninstaller that offers transporting an application but I haven' been able to figure if it will work for this type operation. Also have On Track System Suite which is later version and als has a Transport feature. Wolud appreciate any advice.
Originally posted by resum:
I'm trying to copy an older version of Word for which I can't find the CD without copying every other program. Click to expand...
From that, I'm understanding that you do have the Office CD but don't want to install anything from it except Word. If that's the case, here's how it's done.
Put the Office CD in the CD drive, tell it you want to install Office. When you get to the screen that offers you the "Custom" install button, take that option.
When you get to the screen with the list of all the Office applications, click on each one you don't want to install, which will bring up a menu. On that menu is the option "Not available" which means the same thing as "do not install." After telling it everything is to be "not available" except Word, proceed with the installation.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...444731033.aspx
As far as setting a "default" save, to be honest, I'm not sure if this can be done or not.
Hope this helps.
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.
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.
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
2.1.1 Mobile phones
When you make an uppdate on the menu the sub-numbers disapear so it is
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 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.
I recently upgraded from Word 97 to Word 2002. I have lots of Word 97 files with foreign characters in such as accented characters (usually from special characters in Times New Roman). When I open the files in Word 2002 all the special characters get converted incorrectly. I have loads of such files and don't want to go through changing them individually!
What font was used to create those special characters? Make sure you've got the font installed...
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 with office 2002 plus Outlook 2003 installed, Exchange 2003 is being used as the e-mail server.
When I do a mail merge from Word 2002 to e-mail for a mass e-mailing in Outlook 2003. The process completes but there are no e-mails sent from Outlook 2003. The e-mails that were merged are never recieved by the recipents that are being set to. Help.
Hello, I have two issues.
1. I am used to Work 2000 and in 2002, I noticed punctuation does not seem to be addressed as much in this version. The main question here is: How can I set that after a colon there would automatically be 2 spaces and that the following statement would be capitalized? I also see that commas are not addressed in style. There only seems to be one basic style but never-the-less, punctuation is not addressed in selections other than spaces after a period.
2. Is there any way to set a default for numbering? I use one standard numbering style all the time, and so far the only way to set this up is by customizing the default choice, but this has to be done at the beginning of each document every time. Any tips or tricks?
1. Can't find a method. The obvious workround (to me, at least) would be to set up autocorrections so that eg: a+F3 enters ": A" (no quotes, 2 spaces).
2. You may find something here http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Numbering/WordsNumberingExplained.htm
; altho personally I'd just do it one time while recording as a macro, and then run that whenever I wanted to turn it on.
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When I spell check a document in Word 2002 I am told what words are not in the dictionary, but no suggestions are made and there is no option to accept changes or ignore them. The dictionary seems to be at CUSTOM.DIC but that only contains a few dozen words - seemingly those I have suggested should be added to the dictionary. I can't find where the proper dictionary is or how I can make it connect with my documents.
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xp pro 2 gig mem amd cpu Office 2002, using Word
When I enter "file" page setup and set up an 11X8.5 "Landscape" page, 2 pages to the sheet
I see a 5.5 x 8.5 page "page 1" I cant find "page 2" anywhere I look. Where is it?
I re-installed office twice , no change in problem
When you use that setting, Word will not actually show two pages side by side. It will continue showing each page individually as it would normally do. Even in Print Preview, every page is displayed separately, you won't see two pages side by side. Basically what you are telling Word is that your document is formatted for 5.5 x 8.5 portrait paper and it will act accordingly.
But when you actually print the document, it will come out correctly two by two on 11x8.5 landscape.
To actually see the two pages next to eachother in Word, you need to set the paper to 11x8.5 landscape and then create two columns through Format > Columns.
For some reason, even though WORD is not running, Merlin moved in to my systray and I do not know why or how to exit it.
Any suggestions would be helpful.
You mean the "Office Assistant" - right?
Modern versions of Office don't have that stupid feature anymore - at first I didn't have a clue what you were talking about.
If you said "Office Assistant" I would have known!
Just right-click the icon & choose "Exit".
Or restart Windows.
It's time you got a more modern version of Office as well.
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.
SHG818 welcome to Sevenforums!
Have you tried this tutorial?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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 "normal.dot" page. Can anyone help with this? I really appreciate it!More replies
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
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 here3 more replies
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?
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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
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.
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 google.com I found that this data is stored in a Normal.dot file and this file needs to be migrated to (in Windows 7)
Having done this, I now find the Normal.dot file I placed there in this location, as well as a new Normal.dot 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?
Normal.dot 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 normal.dot 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 normal.dot gets corrupted, all the work put in to this is lost!
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?
On a recent reinstall of my Dell Dimension 8400 running Xp I somehow mislaid or lost my word 2002 disk which came with my Word Suite2004 package and my Dell. I just discovered this trying to write a Christmas letter. I suppose this also will effect all my present word files. I am in a pickle. Logged on the net and there is a program you can download free which replaces it. Thought I better check here first. Does anyone know if it can be replaced or another safe program substituted for it. My reboot was recent so I did not notice sooner. Any help appreciated.
The free open source office suite OpenOffice should let you work with your present saved MS Office and MS Works files....
at the link above, there is a list of FAQ's you can browse through.....it does look very much like you will be able to edit, read, and work with and create new MS Office and Works compatible docs and files. Good luck.
An exception to the MS Works bit>
Why does OpenOffice not open MSWorks files (.wks)?
MSWorks files have a proprietary format which is being kept secret by Microsoft. However a reasonable workaround is to save your WKS files as RTF files. OpenOffice.org can read and write RTF files.
Retrieved from "http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/FAQ/Writer/DocumentManagement/Why_does_OpenOffice_not_open_MSWorks_files_(.wks)%3F"
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Look around that site for more help or ask in their forums..
And, I am pretty sure you'd realize this but.... always try to work with copies of important files....saving an original someplace safe in case of the unexpected
I am using Word 2002 and have a problem where the tab leader (..... in my case) is not showing for headings that are small in width. For examaple my TOC looks like this:-
but should look like this.
If I change the heading A/D or D/A to say A/D Channels or D/A Channels the tab leader is correctly inserted so my problem appears to occur only for headings of a few characters.
Any help on this matter would be appreciated.
Did you try recreating the TOC using one of the other formats to see if you still had issues?
I have a brand spankin' new Dell Computer for 2 weeks... It is operating on Windows XP with an Athalon Dual Processor.
Since my old one "fried" I have been trying to get the new one up and running with some of my "old computer download friends." This past week I have had an annoying message come up everytime I go into MS Word or log onto my system. It says: Error 1706
"Setup cannot find the required files. Check your Connection to network or CD-ROM drive. For other potential solutions to this problem, see C:\programfiles\office10\1033\setup.hlp"
It also refers to MS Word 2002. My system came with a MS Word 2002 program on it. I have done nothing other than go to MS to do updates. I do not know if I have downloaded something into my sytem that is causing it or what. Everything seems to be running fine.
The message is just annoying and I want it to stop. Can anyone help me get rid of this?
Did you get an Office or Word 2002/XP CD? If so I'f just try reinstalling it or repairing the installation using the CD's.
But some Dell's only come with a trial version of Office, if yours is just the trial then remove it.
Using Dell 8300 - Windows XPHome... from missfuffy.
Have 2 files of a book, Chap 1 and Chap 2. Cannot open original files = I get a blank page. I can however open, "Backup Copy of Chap 1" and " Backup Copy of Chap 2".
I save these 2 backup files to Zip disk but, I would like to recover original files in original format... looking for detailed help.... I could retype all
52 pages but am looking for a better solution...... please help....missfuffy
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Hi all my friend has vista Basic 32 Bit on her Dell Desktop. Her computer crashed and so she had to replace the computer but now as she is installing her Microsoft 2003 suite with word 2002 on it and she cannot find her product key and it is not like she can scan her computer for it because her computer is no more.
Is there another way to find it with Microsoft?
Thanks so much.
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I am having difficulty sending a word document directly from the document. When I click on "File", I do get the option to send to a Mail Recipient but I do not get "Send to a Mail Recipient as an Attachment". I am not very experienced with Word and I hope that someone will be able to tell me what is wrong. I am using Outlook as my default mail. Thanks!
It is easier to just save your document and manually attach it from the new message window in outlook. Open up "outlook" then start up a new message, you will want to click on the attachment button (it looks like a paperclip), a window will pop up...browse for your file and hit the attach button, outlook xp from office 10 will say "insert," not sure what version your using but its pretty self explanitory.
I cannot get logo's to print from a workstation. I have tried sending to different printers and still no logo. This is an XP workstation on a network. I send the same document from my desktop to the same networked printer and it prints fine. I ran the office update from microsofts site. I loaded the most recent print drivers although I do not think it is a printer problem. Thanks
Check to make sure that "Drawing Objects" are selected for printing. It might be different depending on your printer and configuration, but for me if you go to File/Print and then choose Options, there's a checkbox for "Drawing Objects" under "Include with document". Make sure it's checked.
Hello, I need some help!
Is it possible to adjust your paragraph spacing in smaller incriments than 6pt? I need to space at 4pt below if possible.
Just type in the 4 pt when it says 6, its an "allowable action"
office 2002, word xp pro
all my usual fonts for xp are present and all but one are visible to Word, The "script" font set will not appear when I use "Format fonts" When I visit the fonts folder :script" is present. I restored to earlier date and no luck. I reinstalled word, no luck.
Puzzled and in need of the script font to re-do a piece of literature originally done on this machine using the "script" font a year or two ago.
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I have been using MS Word 2002 for a long time. Yesterday my printer started to print text in very light or faint type. I printed the page using Word 95 and it printed fine. This just started suddenly and I initially thought it was the printer. I changed ink cartridges twice and there was no difference. I reloaded Word 2002 with no improvement. Any suggestions world be appreciated. Thank you.
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How can I copy a Jpeg image from the Web to Word? I did a Yahoo Search for the image that I want to save to my computer, right-clicked, saved the image to My Pictures folder and saved the image to the clipboard (copy.) However, when I go to Paste the Image into either Word or Word Perfect I get an "Issufiecent Memory" error message.
Got it to work!
I still run Office 97 but I have new Word Perfect so I just copied the file in WP and it converted fine.
I've opened a .pdf document in Illustrator with the idea of copying text from the .pdf to a Word document.
Below is what was copied:
In this section we point out the critical features and funamental issues of how the delivery skill movement is performed, what stage and processes underlie the production of delivery skill movement and the nature of diffferences between experts and novices.
This was how it copied to Word when I pasted it:
movement and the nature of differences between experts and novices. In what stage and processes underlie the production of delivery skill fundamental issues of how the delivery skill movement is performed, In this section we point out the critical features and Learning:
Could someone please give me some advice on how to correct this.
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I have a MS Word 2003 document I'm working on (Portrait orientation) and I need to add a chart from another MS Word document that has landscape orientation. Doing a simple copy and paste, as you may have guessed, doesn't work too well with the formatting. Is there a way to copy the landscape chart into the portrait document?
Thanks for all your help!
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I have a Word 2003 form in which there are currency fields and date fields for the user to fill in. That's all fine, I can format the fields and calculate with the currency field to create properly formated currency fields that I generate.
On the last page I want to copy some of these fields. Currency ones are fine. What I can't do is copy a date field. I set the text field type to "calculation", and the expression to "=arrival" (the field I am trying to copy from is called "arrival"). Now I can't get the format right. If leave the number format field blank, I get a number that isn't anything sensible, and if I copy the date format from the original field into the new one I get nothing at all (it's offering me a number format, not a date format, so I suppose that's not surprising.)
This surely should be easy. What am I missing?
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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 is...is 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.
You still have to click the recount button though.
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.
When working on a document, I added a web button to the toolbar but when opening a new document, it is not there. What do I need to do to keep this button on all documents/the normal.dot template?
Open normal.dot, add it and save, making sure you are saving back to normal.dot
I can no longer use the spelling - grammar tool. The error message is:
Word cannot find the grammar file
I have tried using the detect and repair and I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Works Suite 2002.
If anyone can help it would be appreciated.
Can this help?
Is it possible to get Word to add a 'Fold Line' on a Document so the End user is able to fold the letters more accuratly to fit an envelope. The line must be discrete so not to interfere with the actual body text.
Ive done searching on Google and no luck.
Can anybody help?
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I have attached a file with the printscreen of the Tools Options dialogue box for Word 2002 on my Laptop. I have used Excel to show the dialogue box because Excel is an acceptable upoload file. My query is not related to Excel but word.
If you have a look at the dialogue box you will see tabs for Asian Typography, Japaneses Find and Complex Scripts.
I was surprised to see theses tabs and am not sure how they got there. Can anybody explain how this has occurred please.
I have AVG and NoAdware and am running under Vista Home Edition. I do not appear to have any viruses.
Will I need to re-install Office 2002?
Many thanks for any help.
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Just been called in to look at a problem with Word 2002 (XP).
The secretary came in this morning and discovered her autotext list had vanished. If I go to Tools - AutoCorrect Options... and hit the Autotext tab, I can see that it just contains the default entries only.
How does one recover this?
Hugely grateful for any help.
Word by default stores Autotext in Normal.dot, although you can have it stored elsewhere. I have 2003, but one thing that might help is to try this. Go to Format, Styles and Formatting, and at the bottom of the column on the right, select Custom,, then click on organizer on the bottom left of the pop-up. Select the Autotext tab. See if there are any other lists available. If not, the only other thing is, if someone else has the same wanted Autotext on their PC, find Normal.dot on that machine and copy it, when Word is closed, to the one without the words, overwriting the current Normal.dot
I just bought a new computer - a Gateway GT5028. This is a Windows Media Center 2005 machine with an Athlon64 3800+, 3GB RAM. The first apllication I installed was MS Office 2003 complete - all options - except Outlook and Infopath. Everything works fine except for 1 big thing. When I go to create a new document using the NEW DOCUMENT link on the START menu the usual dialog box pops up. However, none of the links that utilize MS Word work. The message that I receive is: "The program assoiated with the selected template cannot be started, or the program cannot use the selected template." I have repaired and reintalled many times. I am now looking for another solution if one can be found. I did not have this problem on my other computer. Any help would be much appreciated.
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I have a system that was running Outlook 2002 and as word 2002 as its text editor and it has worked fine until recently. When I opened up Outlook 2k2 recently and tried to reply to a message, I received this prompt "This form requires Word as your email editor, but Word is either busy or cannot be found. The form will be opened in the Outlook editor instead. An OLE (?) registration error occurred. The program in not correctly installed..."
Does anyone know who to resolve this? I have attempted to repair Outlook using its built in repair utility but that did not fix it.
The detect and Repair within Outlook will only fix Outlook issues. There seems to be a disconnect between Outlook and Word. Try using the repair installation options by popping the disk in or by using the Change option from Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel for Office Xp (You will need the disk either ways.)
If this doesnt work , then try removing the entire Office suite and reinstalling. You wont lose your Outlook data nor the other Office documents in case you were wondering.
Within the last week when starting/opening Word 2002 (XP), and also during working in the program, there is a grinding noise that has become all too consistent. Also I'm having frequent crashes, and I really make an effort to clean files, etc. and have few few, if any, programs running at the same time except for NAV and Norton Internet Security. Other than uninstalling and reinstall, any ideas? Would sure appreciate it.
This thread might be better handled in the hardware forum, I would think? Usually when your computer is making a physical noise it's a hardware issue. Especially if you're crashing frequently.
Actually, on second thought, does this only happen when you use Word? What type of computer do you have and when did you buy it or last update it? If it only happens when you use Word, there might be a background process on your computer seeking/writing something on your hard drive (which would sound like a really fast clicking, fast enough to seem like a grind). If that's the case then you're probably not going to want that...I don't know much about it but it's possible that some malicious code got inserted into your normal.dot file (if this only happens when you use Word). I'm kind of guessing there though. When the noise starts, open the Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and check the CPU Usage in the Status Bar at the bottom of the window. If it's anything above 10%-15% there's something odd going on--that is, if you're not running anything but Word (those Norton apps don't usually require a lot of processor unless they're active).
I'm not a security guy so I don't know much of anything about cleaning up computers but you might want to search the forums here for help on using detection/cleanup software like HijackThis, etc.
Sorry I couldn't be more specific.
Using Word 2002 on MS Windows XP
I am unable to delete the last page in several of my documents I work on at work. The last page is a blank page. When trying, I mess up the formatting which includes headers, foorters, page numbering, graphic. The document contains usually 4-6 pages sometimes more and is on legal size paper. The first page has a logo on the left and on the right has text (Reference _______________). This is placed in the header. In the footer there is more text on the left with automatic page numbering in the centre and another graphic on the right. 2nd page header is just the text (Reference _______________) located on the right with the footer containing the text on the left with automatic page numbering in the centre and another graphic on the right and so on until the last page called a "Status Page". This page is on letter size, does not have any headers, footers, graphics or page numbering.
My task is to take this document and delete the "Status Page" which is the last page. First I remove the text on this page and try to then delete the page, but I can't without messing up all the formatting. I'm aware that I will have to probably place certain headers, footers, page numbers back in on certain pages, although, I never make it that far.
Would you know how to do this and provide step by step directions? Maybe there is no actual technique to do this, but I know it can be done, as someone has managed to remove the "sta... Read more
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My delete button stopped working, when I have marked a sentence and want it deleted, the cursor jumps to the start of the sentence.
[Marked]Will not let me delete whole sentence[/Marked]
Thanks in advance
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My computer was upgraded at work, and I noticed the scroll bar is gone when I open a Word document. This is no problem if I am working on a one-page document, but it is annoying when the document is over 20 pages long.
How do I install a scroll bar in Word? My prior PC had it, and I found it very useful. Thank you in advanced.
Hi, and welcome to TSF.
Open word and have a look in Tools> Options> View to make sure the box for Vertical Scroll Bar (in the Show section) is checked.
Let me know if this helps.
I have a one-page document with a footer. Word has added a second blank page with a footer that I cannot get rid of.
I followed the advice on MS Office help page: open the document, click view, click normal layout, click paragraph icon, delete last paragraph icon. But, when I do this, nothing happens. The last paragraph icon will not delete.
Does anyone know a simple way to delete the blank page? I tried removing the footer from the blank page, but that also removed the footer from the first page.
Hi loverboy (I've always wanted to say that ),
Could be a couple of different things. First, try clicking the paragraph icon and using backspace instead of delete.
Is the content on the first page really close to the end of the page? If so, try changing the top and bottom margins (File/Page Setup). Make them both 0.2 or something like that. Did that fix the problem? If so, change them to something more reasonable (like maybe 0.75).
You can also highlight the paragraph character and change the font on just that character to 2pt. That will likely make it small enough to fit with the first page.
If none of those options work, you could have a page or section break that you're not aware of. Go to Tools/Options and on the View tab under Formatting Marks, check All. When you go back to your document, if you see a dotted line that says "break", highlight it and delete it.
Let us know if any of that helps.
I'm using Windows Xp on a network with Microsoft Word 2002.
I have one document of about 48 pages. Whenever I want to copy paste within this document or from this document to another document, Word freezes. It does not give an error message.
When I email it to someone else, they can open it and copy paste just fine. If they modify it, save it, and send it back to me, I still can't copy paste form it.
The IT guy reinstalled word, reformmatted my computer. no luck.
I went into the registry and deleted the Data files , as was recommended on another website, no luck.
I couldn't find my normal.dot file, so I didn't do anything with that.
Let me just clarify something - I can copy paste just fine from all other documents.
While copy paste seems to be the fastest and most reliable way to make Word freeze (it happens everytime), A few other things have also caused a crash. The only specific one I can remember at the moment is CTRL-Z
I would greatly appreciate any suggestions!
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I have a weird problem I need help with. I am doing some work and have been given data in a word document like so:
its not in a table and there is over 400 lines of it! I need to put this data into excel so I can sort through it. if it was in a table I could do paste special to place each bit of data into a different row.
Can anyone tell me if there is a way to either:
place the data into a table
copy the data correctly into excel
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In one spreadsheet I can start typing a word or phrase in a cell and if that is in any cell above it (in the row) it will finish the word or phrase. (even with blank cells above it)
In another spreadsheet, I can’t, even though I went into the Options and made sure that it is an exact mirror of the one that will auto complete.
Is there any where else to look at?
In the spreadsheet that does autocomplete with blank cells above it, is there data in the column next to the column you want to autocomplete? That may be the difference. For example, if you're entering text in A4 and A3 is blank but B3 has text, it will autocomplete. If both A3 and B3 are blank, it will not.
I am brand new to Word 2007. It was just installed on my computer at work today. I'm trying to access Auto Text. I type frequent words and phrases and I can't seem to find Auto Text. I located the Auto Correct tab under Word Options. Am I missing it somewhere?
From Word 2007 help:
The AutoText feature is incorporated as a gallery into the expanded capabilities provided by the Quick Parts feature (Document Parts, Building Blocks) in Microsoft Office Word 2007.
Tip You can add the AutoText command to the Quick Access Toolbar by doing the following: Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options. Click Customize. Click Commands Not in the Ribbon in the Choose commands from list, click AutoText, and then click Add.
Note The Ribbon is part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface.
Find links to more information about features that provide similar functionality in the See Also section.
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!
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
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.
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?
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?
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?