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Making file read only in Word 2003

Q: Making file read only in Word 2003

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

A: Making file read only in Word 2003

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


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

A:Solved: Word 2003 read-only file

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At my work we have templates from Word 2003.

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

We have for example a menu like

2 Electronics
2.1 Phones
2.1.1 Mobile phones

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

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

A:Making Word 2003 templates work in word 2007

A couple of things.

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

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

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

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

Hope that all makes sense.

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My mother's friend is having a problem with Word, it appears to be making her documents read only files, seemingly without cause, stopping her saving changes.
She has Windows 2000.

Can anyone suggest what the problem is?

A:Word making files read only.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your help!

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I have a problem! I made a form field in Word and placed a second form field right after the first field. When I started to fill the first field the second just moves closer to the right side of the page. How can I keep the fields form moving. I locked the form fields but that makes no difference. Thanks for your help.

A:Making forms in Word 2003

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When I bought my new computer its' 64 bit, I transferred everything from my old 32 bit computer and

everything went fine, but my word 2003  will not load the Pleading Wizard.  It loads everything else in the
word program but the PLEADING WIZARD, it was working fine in windows 10 at 32 bits
Does anyone know how to get my 2003 32 bit program to work on my new 64 bit computer?

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Situation: When I return to a document I have typed in Word 2003, I get the "Read Only" message.

Question: How do I by-pass "Read Only" so that I can continue to work on my document?


A:Read Only in Word 2003

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I have two different computers, both running Word 2003. One save files to a network drive and the other saves locally. In each case new and old word documents that are not "read-only" can be opened, edited and saved, but when you leave the file open for a few minutes (15 or so) the file changes to read-only. Then you can't save, you can only saveas and change the name. This happens to different files. Have any idea what the problem could be?

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When I open Word docs, sometimes they open as read only, and sometimes they open as normal files. I have never used the RO feature for any Word doc, and none of my Word docs have the RO property, yet some files open as RO. More curiously, I can close an RO file and when I open it again, the file opens as a non-RO file. The RO feature just comes and goes, and it seems totally arbitrary. Do I need an exorcist? I have a new Dell Inspiron 1525, with Vista Home Premium.

A:MS Word 2003 read only files

Welcome to TechSpot!

Have you change anything in the options for your MS Word in the general tab? Or as anything been added to MS Office 2003 lately?

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I made some changes in my Word 2003 settings and when I closed the document, it asked me if I wanted to save changes to I clicked "Yes" and a message came up that it was read-only. I checked the properties of this file and "read-only" isn't checked. Is there any way to save these changes other than doing a name change then going in and deleting the old one and renaming the new one? Would that even work. Seems like a pretty awkward way to do things.


A:Word 2003 read only

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My head has been spinning all day yesterday. Never have I had anything happen like this before. On my laptop, out of no where, my files became stuck on read-only. From program files to blank text documents, everything is write-protected. I figured my hard drive might be failing so I backed up files to another computer. Now that computer has everything as read-only! On both computers, it takes Windows Explorer 3 seconds or more to open a folder. Both computers are real slow, and I can't do anything from installing a program to deleting a empty folder! It's almost like a medical condition that spreads when copying a file from one computer to next! I believe my files are almost permently virus seeds! Afraid to do anything else after bricking two computers running Windows 7 Ultimate. First computer is an Asus Laptop (X55U). The second computer is an HP Compaq desktop (RE471AA).
Update: Avast is detecting malware. I will update this thread as both computers are running boot-time

Update 2: Avast had detected something on my backup folder on the desktop which is C:\Users\public\Rhettster. Check the image for more information.

Update 3: Avast finished on the desktop. Read-only problems still persist. I'm not sure what to do. Windows had just given me the biggest hint to what this problem is from. If you look at the pop up in the image, Windows is telling me I do not have permission from the system. I believe that the permissions are corrupted badly. Not sure how I could... Read more

A:Possible virus making every file read-only?

You need to work with someone at a dedicated malware removal site.

Follow directions at any of the following sites. The folks there are dedicated to malware removal and will be able to help you determine if your system is infected and if so how to clean it up. They require that you register but they are all free. Also be patient as they are usually very busy:

Spyware Beware

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

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

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

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

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

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

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All word doc attachements in outlook 2003 are going out read only.

How can I change the setting back to "normal"???

running windows xp home, office 2003 ... all were recently reinstalled on reformatted hdd.


Tom O'Connell

A:Outlook 2003 - word doc attachments read only

where are the files when you attach them - from a CD??
The recepient can just save them as a different name

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Here's the problem, my users open a Word 2003 document and make changes. They save the document and continue to edit. When they try to save again the file claims it is read only. Closing the document and reopening it it still claims it is read only. The only fix we have found that works is uninstalling Office and reinstalling. Anyone have an idea why the document suddenly becomes read only. The user isn't setting it as read only. This has happened to 4 users in two days. Thanks.


A:Solved: Word 2003 Read Only Problems

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Hi everyone.
Hope I'm posting in the proper area.

So what I need is to write protect a file on my laptop, so it is not overwritten.

I'm not sure if I just right click it and make sure the file inside the folder is at "read only" does the job.
I need to update my files but don't want this one replaced.
I see the box under "general" tab has to be clicked until the check mark is on.

And ...please help me understand this part, if I do the above, does it matter if I'm logged in as a a "standard user" or admin.

I understands the permission of the admin has full control so just wandering if using "admin" to login it overrides the "standard user" settings when making changes or update to files...the read only still works ?

Thanks so much.

A:Help please with making file write protected and read only.

You could convert the document to Adobe pdf format. (keeping the original read/write document separately, in a secure location). Just about everybody has Acrobat Reader installed on their computers these days.

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I've been using Outlook 2007 on my laptop, but sadly my laptop has to go in for repair for a week and I won't have access to it. So, I thought I would copy my .pst file from my laptop, put it on my old desktop that has a version of Outlook 2003 so I would at least be able to view my existing emails while my laptop is being repaired. (I don't plan to have the Outlook 2003 download new emails, I will just manage email on the web for a week, but I do want to be able to view my folders etc.)

I copied the .pst file onto an external drive and then transferred it to the desktop, putting it in the same location as the old .pst file that the Outlook 2003 was running. But I don't see the new file show up in my folders list when I launch Outlook. I imagine there is something I need to do to tell Outlook to "open" or "read" the file but I don't know how to do this. Can anyone tell me what to do?


A:making .pst file viewable in Outlook 2003

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

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

MS 2007 documents cannot be opened using MS Office 2003.

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

Libre Office is free, unlike MS Office.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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I'm making a guide for a friend (he lives in another state, and dont want to waste talking minutes on the phone) , and I want to make a table of contents so he can click where he wants. The only problem is I dont know how to make it that way. Any help is appreciated. If you're are confused on what I'm talking about I will try to explain it more to ur specifications.

A:Making a Table of Contents for a Word File

To do this depends on if you have got office 2003 or office 2007 Office 2003
Office 2003

Make sure you have got the formatting toolbar at the top. to do this go to

View > Toolbars

And make sure that formatting is ticked. Then you want to highlight the Document title with the curser and on the formatting toolbar (one with font and size settings) click the down arrow on the drop down menu to select the style. The Style menu is the one with &#8220;Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3 etc. Select heading 1 for the title. Then for the sub headings highlight them and select heading 2.

After you have gone this for all the headings

· On the Insert menu, point to Reference, and click Index and Tables.
· Click the Table of Contents tab.
· To use one of the available designs, click a design in the Formats box.
· Select any other table of contents options you want.

Office 2007
Go to

Let me know if you get stuck


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I am trying to export a web page from Publisher2003.

When I try to save which initiates the export, it give me a message that the FTP file is marked 'read only' and it won't complete the operation. I have unchecked the file properties read onl box.

i think this is a no-brainer, but what can i say? i emailed microsoft for a "hotfix" but i'm wary about using it because it's a bit over my head.

please help!


A:Publisher 2003 says file is read-only and it's not

Perhaps you are trying to save the changes in a folder that has Read-only set?

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

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

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

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

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

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Have an XP Pro machine running Office 97 Pro. It is networked to a server running Windows 2000 Server. I setup a new user on this PC & network. When they try to save a Word file to a folder on the server it comes up with an error that it is a read only file & can't save. If she saves to the C drive on PC it works fine. I figured it had to be a security issue but the user under Computer Management on that PC is a member of Administrator. Also under the profile setup on the server she is also a member of Administrator. Does anybody have any suggestions.


A:File in Word is Read Only

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Many have experienced this and I haven't found any solutions on this or other forums.

Normally, I like to save the word document I am working on every once in a while. The first few times I do this, there is no problem, but eventually Word will decide that the file you are currently working on is read-only and cannot be saved.

The read-only box in the file properties is NOT ticked and all security permissions are in force for the user.

Please help. I am tired of saving my file under a different name every 5 minutes.

A:MS Word decides that a file is read-only

This is such an annoying problem, isn't it? I keep backup copies of all my super-important documents, just in the event that this happens. Also, sometimes you can clear the problem by shutting down and rebooting. Still annoying though, just as much as continually having to rename the file.

Here's a Vista Tutorial from Brink. Read-only File and Folder Attribute. Good luck, and let us know how it works.

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Have a Word 2000 (Version: 9.0.3821 SR-1) .doc file that, for reasons unknown, suddenly appears as a Read Only file I cannot edit.
When I try to edit/save it, the following words appear:

Cannot save the file 'CD01.doc'. The file exists and is marked 'Read Only'. Save this file with another file name or to another locatonClick to expand...

Question How do I unlock it so I can edit & add to it again?

A:Word .doc file now a Read Only, & it shouldn't be

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I'm stuck. Recently Word stopped reading any previously created file. I can create new files and save them, but then I can't read them. I get the error 'The file "filename" is not available.' (where "filename" is the name of the file I'm trying to edit or view). This is Word 2002 SP2 on Windows XP. (Note: Wordpad can read the files just fine.)

Furthermore, I get errors related to Normal (Word wants to create a new one that will overwrite the pre-existing one) when I exit Word -- looks like it can't read Normal either, maybe.

I can't think of anything I did to cause this problem. I tried "Detect & Repair" from the Help menu to set everything back to the defaults but that didn't fix the problem.

I get the same problems now with Powerpoint too.

Any insights will be VERY much appreciated! Thanks in advance - Jack

A:Word suddenly can't read pre-existing file

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


A:Word 2003 file problems

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

Good luck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Opening a file in Word 2003

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

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

A:Inserting A File In Word 2003

Hi Gail,

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

What are you trying to accomplish?

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I was wondering how to make a Word File into a Read-Me File.
For Word I have Microsoft Office Word 2003
For the Read-Me files I have Acrobat Reader 5.0 and Adobe Reader 8
So how would I convert my Word File into a Read-Me File varriant

A:Word File into Read-Me File

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Just started up my Vista PC and try to open a Word.docx file, which has not "read only" in his properties, but the system warns me that somebody (myself) has already opened the file and thus the status will be "read only"!

I tried but cannot get rid of this wrong status.

Does someone know how to do?

A:[SOLVED] False read only status for Word 2007 file

Welcome to TSF!!


Just so that we are on the same page I would like to make sure that you have Word 2007 installed. If you don't then you won't be able to read the file at all!

Assuming that you do have Word 2007 installed I would like you to move the file in question to your desktop. This way it will be easily accessible. Once it is there please follow these steps.Move the file from its current location to the Desktop
Right click on the file and choose properties
At the bottom of the menu remove the check-mark
Click apply
Close file and try to open it in Word

Lets see if that works and then go from there.


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Hello all,

I needed some help here, one of my friend having the problem which is his microsot word or excel files open in read only file.

He using Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007.

Anyone here can help me on this?


A:microsot word or excel files open in read only file

Try reversing the steps in this procedure read the comments section

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

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


Its gone.

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

A:Word 2003 Last Accessed File Question

PS - I am using Vista on that particular computer.

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

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

Thanks in advance.


A:Word 2003 conversion to HTML file

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

And consider resetting the default settings.

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

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

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

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

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

A:Word 2003 always errors when opening file

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

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

A:change file location in Word 2003

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

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

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


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

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

Thank You

A:Problem While Saving Word 2003 File

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

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Ok, so here's the story: everytime I open a document in MSWord 2003, its fine, opens and works and I can type and do whatever. The first time I save the file, it saves properly, however, if I CTRL+S again, it asks me to specify what file I want to save it as, and when I try to save it as the one I have open, it errors me, saying that the file that I have open is a read-only file. That's weird, because in the properties I can clearly see that its not read-only.

Does anyone have any idea what's going on? I un and reinstalled on my PC but the problem continues. Any help will be greatly appreciated =]

Thanks in advance.

BTW I am using XP and the in the blue bar of the open document it says "DocumentName (Read-Only)" after I try to save it for the second time.

Sorry if this is the wrong forum to post in, Im new, but I really need help because my comp has been acting weirdly these past few days.

A:Microsoft Word 2003 "Read-only" PROBLEM

you apparently are OPENING a R/O document.

find the document of choice,

at the bottom; Attributes ... is r/o checked or unchecked?

Be sure to save your documents in your profile area:
\Documents and Settings\yourlogin\My Documents\... anywhere below this

Modify your Word Preferences to make the above the Default Directory

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Using Office Professional 2003.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Word 2003 File New corruption / rulers wonky!

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Word 2003 - File Open & Repair Issue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Crungle,

No comment on your rant!!

Have you tried Docx2Rtf?

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


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

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

A:Word doc 2003 conversion to text file issues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am unable to save a Word document with changes/additions because it has become "read only". Can I change it back to an editable document?

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


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

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

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

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Windows Vista Home

Installed Microsoft office 2003 Installed custom install of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher. They all work you can type in them and print the page ect. However all of them if you go to save the file such as a word doc to the desktop like always did type whatever and then go to file and save as have the file named etc and with all of them it comes up with an error sayin

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. YOu can save a file from any of them, like I said you can open them and do whatever you want and print them out but cannot save them. Can someone tell me why I am gettting the error and why it wion't save?

A:Solved: Windows Vista-problem with Microsoft word 2003 won't save a file get error me

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How can I solve this problem at Excel Small business 2003, I will open my file at excel then the errors come " unable to read file"

How can I fix this?? Any Solution??


A:"Unable to read file" excel small business 2003

Choose Open and Repair: Repairing corrupted files in Excel - Excel -

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Using Windows Vista, I have a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 file which I use regularly. It is password-protected, contains Macros and has many sheets which contain linked formulas between sheets.

Yesterday, I went to open it after I used it several times throughout the day. It's now giving me a "Unable To Read File". I clicked "OK" "Enabled Macros", typed in password, and it gave me "Excel found unreadable content in myfilename.xls. Do you want to recover the contents of this Workbook? If you trust this Workbook, click Yes." I clicked "Yes", and it took me back to click "Enable Macros" again, then to insert password again. Then it gives me the "Unable To Read File" again, then password again. Then it brings up a window with "Damage to the file was so extensive that repairs were not possible. Excel attempted to recover your formulas and values, but some data may have been lost or corrupted." I clicked "Close".

When I looked at the sheets, it just contained alot of numbers; no format or words, etc.

I've tried to open it in Word, as others have suggested, but it has not worked. Can someone help me recover this file? I really need the contents in it's original format.

Thank you in advance.

A:MS Office Excel 2003 "Unable to Read File"

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Have been using WORD 2007.
No problems.

But, I just downloaded and installed Open Office. But I only want to use it for its Spreadsheet. However, it looks like its word processing component has taken over.

Now, my WORD documents are being opened by Open Office which I do not want.

How can I make WORD the Default word processing program (again) ?


A:Making MS WORD The Default Word Processing Prog. ?

OpenOffice and LIbreOffice acquire all *.docx files. When we trying to open them, it opens through OO or LO. Perhaps this article will help you to disable it and make MS Word as the default one: How to Change the Default Program for Microsoft Word Files?

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Using outlook 2003 and a pop3 server to access my webmail email, i am able to send and recieve. However when i read my emails and close outlook the items remain unread when i check outlook later. This happens quite often and is very annoying... any help is appreciated.

windows xp SP2

2 gig ram

Athlon 64 FX - 53: 2.4ghz

A:Outlook 2003: not marking read items as read

Outlook Express has a tab to fix this-maybe Outlook has the same.
check Mark Messages READ after displaying (add 5 seconds)

Maybe that seconds number has been raised above the time you take to scan messages. OE doesnt care IF you peek at a message-it cares HOW long you stare at it.

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

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

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

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

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

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I have an Excel Workbook where I try to embed a Word and Excel file (icon). But, I cannot open the file afterwards. However, my colleagues can open it when I sent it to them by email. What could be the problem with my application.

I tried disabling my spyware software and reloading Microsoft Office XP but the problem is still there,

What could be the problem?
Thanks a lot

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I have both MS Word (Word 97) and MS Works 8.0 installed. For word processing, I prefer
Word and use Works primarliy for the spreadsheet. However, Works has become
the default word processor and I don't know how. Works opens my Word
documents, and tries to change the format when I save. How can I make Word
the default?

I have tried right-clicking a Word document, and choosing Word and "always
open with this;" now whenver I open a document, I get a message that the
document is already in use by me and would I like to make a copy?

A:Making Word my default word processor

Control Panel > Folder Options > File types (tab) .. and set the system default program for the file type (extension) desired.

Something Like so .. maybe.

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`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.


A:Solved: WORD 2002 will not open a file crearted with "2003"

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Would someone PLEASE help me figure my issue out. I am at a loss as to what I did on my laptop for Microsoft Word to just stop working. This is what's going on:
1. I open up Word; 2. I go to my documents & click on the doc I want to open; 3. I get the pop-up that states, for example, "The file Amer Hist Doc 3 is not available".

If I send the doc as an attachment in my email & then open it on another computer, it comes up fine. It just won't work on my laptop.

Did I accidently hit someone to make Word do this all of the sudden?? Do I just need to un-install Microsoft Office & then reinstall??

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Lily

A:Microsoft Word 2003: "The file ____ is not available"

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I am using the mail merge wizard in Word 2003 to create address mailing labels from a mailing list I saved in an Excel 2003 worksheet.

Everything is fine, I've tested is several times. But there's one very aggravating little problem.

The labels are all created with a space in front of the first line (name) on each and every label.

I want them to look like this:

John Smith
123 Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

But instead they all look like this (the underscore I typed in is actually just a blank space):

_John Smith
123 Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

I've tried everything I can think of.

The spreadsheet cells for names do not have an extra space in them before the names. I have one column in the spreadsheet called Name that has the entire name of the person I want to appear on the first line, so I'm not using separate values for first name and last name, it's just one: Name.

Please advise. Thanks so much!

A:Labels-Mail Merge,Word 2003 & Excel 2003-space at beg.of 1st line

Yup. It's a PITA. You need to NOT use the Address Block. Instead, insert the individual fields. See this article:

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I have Word 2003 and 2013 installed on my computer. Word 2013 can't edit files with custom XML elements, so I want to use 2003 to open them. However, whenever I double-click an XML file, it launches 2013. I tried to fix this by selecting "open with" and browsing for Word 2003. But whenever I do that, the program that appears in the open with dialog box is Word 2013--not 2003. I can't select Word 2003 from any open with dialog box from anywhere because of this. How do I fix this?

A:Word 2013 and 2003 installed; default programs won't recognize 2003

It's actually best recommended not to have 2 versions of MS office at the same time, but I guess yours is a special case.

Try opening Word 2003 and open your document from there. See if it works.

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Hi - just looking for some help as getting a bit annoyed cos it's not working

I've got a table which contains people's details.

What I'm trying to do is if the person has no date of birth on file (i.e. they are over 18 year of age) for the merge to put a tick into a column, but if the person has a date of birth on file (i.e. under 18 years of age) for the merge to leave the column blank.

The column after this will contain the date of birth (if any).

In the over 18 box I've put the following function:

As each form will contain anything from 1 to 8 records, the lines which wouln't contain any merged data (i.e. if only 4 names to merge into a form, the last 4 rows of the form would be blank) - but it keeps merging in a ticked box for all the rows, even if there is only one row of data.

Hope this makes sense.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice.

A:Mail Merge - Help with Word 2003 & Excel 2003 using IFstatements

This does not sound like a merge function, it sounds like you are just validating data in a cell and based on that cells content putting a check in a check box.

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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

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I have a number of standard letters which require a dropdown box to be populated with a list of over 25 names.

When thinking this through, I figured that it would be best (due to restrictions on the network so I'm unable to use an access database) to produce this list in Excel 2003. Along with corresponding lists of email and telephone numbers.

Unfortunately I'm finding it very difficult to get the information onto the dropdown.

So far the code I have is:
Private Sub UserForm_Click()

'Define Variables
Dim xlNames As Excel.Workbook
Dim rsNames As Recordset
Dim cmbNames As ComboBox
Dim i As Integer
Dim SocServs As Worksheet

'open the spreadsheet to access the information
Set xlNames = Excel.Workbooks.Open("C:\Documents and Settings\00772367\My Documents\SocServs.xls")
'set up and activate the appropriate worksheet
Set SocServs = xlNames.Application.Sheets("SocServs")

'retrieve the information from the named column in the spreadsheet
Set rsNames = SocServs.Columns(1, 1)
i = 0

With rsNames
' This code populates the combo box with the values
' in the Names column of that there spreadsheet (I fervently hope).

Do Until .EOF
cmbNames.AddItem (i)
cmbNames.Column(0, i) = .Fields("Names")
i = i + 1

End With
End Sub
There's a few errors in there, which I can't seem to surmount. The coding doesn't seem to recognise the fact that I've got a named range in t... Read more

A:Populate a dropdown box in Word 2003 from a list in Excel 2003

Is there any particular reason why you are needing to do this using VBA? You can populate a cell with your multiple choice options using Excel's built in Data Validation feature. Simply select the cell you want the options to appear in and click DATA --> VALIDATION and then select "ALLOW LIST" from the options. Then select the range of cells that contains your list of names.


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help with this would be very appreciated.

We run windows xp, word 2003 and excel 2003

we have created a mail-merge between our database of patients in excel and word, but when we come to the section where we tick the boxes next to the people required for the mail-merge we can select only 1 or 2 or 100, but when the mail-merge goes to the next section it has reverted to selecting the whole database of patients, which when your trying the send a letter to only a few people and it instead tries to print 5000+ letters is annoying to say the least.

i have tried changing the database to running from access, and i have started fresh and re done the mail-merge letter but this is all to no avail as the same error occurs???

any ideas,
please help

A:Mail merge problem using excel 2003 and word 2003

There may be some bad data within the columns that may be causing your issue. Look to see if there something out of the ordinary within the dataset you are trying to use for the mail merge. I think one may be column headings with spaces in them and another may be where two or more rows may have meen merged in your spreadsheet.

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I don't have WORD on my computer, and got a wpd. attachment. I found out that 602 software will not read a WORD document.

Is there any software tool that convert a wpd. document to something my software can read? Or is some other software I can get (hopefully freeware) that can read WORD documents, or am I stuck having to get WORD in order to read a wpd. document?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to help me and others on this forum.

Your Friend,

A:Is There A Tool To Convert Word wpd. into something that non word software can read?

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

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

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

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

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

Thanking you in advance.

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

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As above.

Is there a software upgrade i need to do.

I have the password. comes up with...

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

Thanks in advance


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Select the picture

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

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

Select the "Layout" tab

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

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

Click on OK

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

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Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, Office 2007

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

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

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

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

You might want to check this link out as well -

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

Hope this helps.

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

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

Hi masoodsoomro,

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

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

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


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This appears to be a common problem, with many solutions, though I have yet to find one that works for me. When using Outlook 2003 with Word 2003 set to be the email editor, Word opens and works fine to CREATE a new email. However, when trying to REPLY TO or FORWARD an email, I get the error message "Microsoft Word is set to be your email editor. However, Word is unavailable, not installed, or is not the same version as Outlook. The outlook email editor will be used instead...," and when I click OK to that message the native Outlook email editor opens. Word 2003 worked fine with Outlook 2003 replying to or forwarding emails till this morning, but the behavior described above now applies. The OS, by the way, is Windows 10. I have tried to both "repair" and "reinstall" the 2003 Office 2003 suite, both to no avail. Would appreciate a much needed solution to this puzzle.

A:Outlook 2003 Can't Use Word 2003 As Email Editor

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I originally posted this question on November 3, 2010 in the Email section and in spite of many views, there were no replies. That is when I thought I might be going about asking the question the wrong way.

Windows XP - SP3 Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook 2003

I use Word as my email editor for Outlook. I had had a problem or two awhile back and I used the Detect and Repair Function that comes with Outlook 2003. Problems cleared up HOWEVER I got a new and IMHO worse problem: my emails that are advertisements like Newegg, TigerDirect, Overstock, etc. are fine but anything else that is actually text that is sent to me comes in very, very small and I can not find a way to change it. I have looked everywhere in Outlook; Microsoft online, and Google. Sample attached.

I can't find it and it is driving me crazy. If anyone could help, I'd sincerely appreciate it!

Thank you for your time.

A:Word 2003 used as email editor for Outlook 2003

Hi and welcome to TSG.

From the main Outlook Mail screen, try ...

Tools ->
Options ->
Mail Format Tab ->
"Fonts ..." button in Stationery and Fonts section ->
"Choose Font ..." button under "When composing and reading plain text"

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For the past two weeks I have noticed that hyperlinks placed in email I am sending are being stripped by Outlook. I use Word 2003 as the email editor. I can write an email, insert (or have automatically convered) emails but if I either send or save those emails, the hyperlinks are removed. The problem does not occur if I use Outlook's email editor.

I have made no setting changes on my system, except moving from XPSP2 beta to XPSP2 Final.

A:Word 2003 hyperlinks stripped in Outlook 2003

Security by MS turned on by default in the final version.

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Okay I have 2 issues that I can't figure out if there is a way to get word to act the way I want.

When not using word as an email editor and you compose an email but do not send the email. Then you perform a file/print this printout prints the person the email is from, the To and CC and the subject and the body of the email.

When you turn on Word 2003 as the editor you only print the body of the email with no subject and no To and CC.

When not using word as an email editor and you add contacts the interface shows the To people from the contacts list as Firstname Lastname; Firstname Lastname and so on.

When you turn on word as the email editor you get Firstname Lastname <email>; Firstname Lastname <email>

Is there any way to run with Word 2003 as the email editor but have these 2 functions work the way outlook operates without it being the editor?

Basically I have a woman who loves using words advanced clipart and other functions but has to have these 2 settings to be enabled (the non email address showing just the contact name and the format of the whole email being printed not just the body)

A:Oultook 2003 with Word 2003 as email editor

shameless bump still not solved.

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I'm working on an older Dell Latitude that has XP Pro on it, with 512 RAM and a Pentium III. Is there a way I can make it read a CD-R disc? I'm trying to transfer some files, and it keeps telling me it can't read tha cd because it might be corrupted ( not ), or not formatted.

A:Making a machine read a CD-R

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

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


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

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

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I have a CD rom with a Word 2000 document on it. I want to view this document with Word 97. When I try it tells me that it will not work and to try from the file menu (Word 97 opens, but no document appears). I try from the file menu, but it still will not open. Is there a patch I can download to enable this? I tried the Microsoft site, but there seems to be no patch and there is no article in their knowledge base to help. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance,

A:Read Word 2000 docs in Word 97?

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Win 64Bit Keeps making my drives Disk (Volume) attributes "read-only". I can Unlock the drives by using the command prompt and using diskpart to clear the attributes on each drive and volume, but this is tedious, and I have to do it almost every day. What is causing this and what can I do?
I have a feeling it may be related to another problem I have. I tried to change my homegroup settings but closed down my PC before it had finished making the changes. Now, when I try to change the homegroup settings all I see is a notice saying that it is still sharing my Libraries, or something similar. This message is permanent, and I can make no changes. What can I do about this issue please?

A:Win764it Keeps Making My Drives Read-Only

do you have a backup to restore from? You can also run system file checker (sfc /scannow). You can try a repair install, or you can restore from backup\\Ken

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hello every one

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

thx for reading and help is needed

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

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

any responses here?

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

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

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

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

I'm desperate. Can you help me?

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

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

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

Any help?


A:Word 2007 Save As Word 2003 not working

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

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

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

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

A:Word 2003 files will not associate with Word 2007

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

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

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

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

A:Word 2010 is opening my word 2003 attachments

SHG818 welcome to Sevenforums!

Have you tried this tutorial?

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