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Solved: Small Capitals in Open Office

Q: Solved: Small Capitals in Open Office

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

A: Solved: Small Capitals in Open Office

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


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

A:Capitals Lock in Open Office.

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

Any input appreciated.

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

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

A:Solved: Word types only in capitals.

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Hi Guys,

We're planning to build a small network for our project site use, i would say a 10-15 pc users the most.

We wish to have our server work as centralize file sharing, printing and internet/email access so everything can be monitored and control.

I need your technical assistance in building our effective network solution for our plan.


A:Solved: Help! Small office server

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This is my first time posting here, and god bless anyone that can help me because i'm about to tear my hair out. Ok, try to stay with me here.
We just opened a small office and are trying to network about 7 computers. We don't have a wireless router from the cable company, but have cat5 installed everywhere, so no problem. I have three computers plugged into the router, and they work fine, internet and networked. In the last port on the router, I plugged a second cheap router for extra ports. Four more computers plugged into that one, also fine, networked and internet. My problem is that the computers on the first router can't see the computers on the second, and vice versa. In short, I have a group of 3 networked computers and a group of 4. From what i've read it's probably an IP or DNS thing but I suck at networking and don't know. I have the first router set up as the DHCP server, it's disabled on the second one.

Here are the settings for the main comcast router:

And the secondary Linksys router:

I'll check back often in case you need any additional info. Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Small office network issue:

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I received a template for a legal document and made some minor adjustments and want to print it out now in Word 2007.
I normally know my way around in word but I am stumped now. In view/layout the document looks fine with the pages "normally filled" but when I print them, everything is scrunched into the top 60% of the page. It is as though I am printing for a different format other than A4. I am not sure where to modify this. I checked in the print properties but Paper Quality is set as A4 and Effects I tried both Actual Size and A4 Print to size and just A4. Is there anyway I can print my document so that it looks halfway normal?

A:Solved: Printing too small in Office Word

A legal document is 8.5" x 14" not A4. You need to change your selection when printing in print properties from A4 to the legal size.

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Hello friends, my first topic here and i am glad that this is the best place where i got in,,
ok i have a small offic that has 5 computer runing with internet by bt bussiness broadband, ihave 4 ports on braodbands that are connected to my computer,, now what i want to do is,, to setup network all 4 computers to my own main/server computer,, so i can look over the files and network on other computers,,,,,,the question is how to do this,/????

your reply will be greatly appreiciated,,,,


A:Solved: Setup my Small office Network

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Kaspersky Lab has released a new version of its Kaspersky Small Office Security software to help very small businesses (VSBs) stay on top of the growing number of cyberthreats. With anti-ransomware functionality, safeguarding of online financial transactions and security status monitoring, Kaspersky Small Office Security aims to help VSBs flourish.

In line with recent research from Kaspersky Lab, finding that 42 per cent of VSBs are concerned about the threat of crypto malware, the latest version of Kaspersky Small Office Security offers protection against the growing threat of ?cryptors?. Anti-cryptor capabilities in System Watcher component block malicious encryption attempts, and also triggers an automatic backup and restore.

The Safe Money feature within Kaspersky Small Office Security provides improved safeguarding of financial transactions from fraudsters, by protecting against the taking of screen grabs or use of the clipboard functionality, which cybercriminals typically rely on to steal business data and financial assets.

The new version of Kaspersky Small Office Security also provides small businesses a way to monitor their security status. Through a dedicated, cloud-based monitoring console, businesses have a single view of the protection status of all devices on their network ? from PCs and laptops, through to file servers and mobile devices. The online portal means this information can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, and protection settings activ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any insight you may have

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

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

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I aquired MS Office from work legit as they were throughing it out it is the Small business edition 2003 the pack contains two discs.

1. MS Office Small business Edition 2003
2. 2nd disc called business Contacts Manager updates for MS Offise Outlook do I need it and what does it do and what's it for.
Can anyone tell me



A:Solved: MS Office Small business Edition 2003

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

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

Please advise.

A:Solved: Conflict between Open Office and Office Starter

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I apologize in advance that is this is not a technical question, but rather an informational one. But I like this community and trust the answers provided here, so this is where I thought best to turn to.

We have a small office and we are all connected via Wi-Fi. I was helping my boss' wife adjust her Windows update settings, and I saw something on her computer that referenced my computer. This was awhile ago, but I saw "Christopher-pc". I think it was listed as one of the devices on our little network here in the office.

I'm not actively/purposefully sharing any drives/folders on our network, but could there be something I am overlooking? This is my work/personal computer, and I don't want anyone to be able to view contents of my computer.

We're not actively running any type of admin software here, so that's not a worry. This is a small office in a corner of Africa with minimal technology. This is basically identical to using a Wi-Fi router in your home and the family sharing the internet connection.

Are there specific settings I should check in my computer to make sure that my machine can't be accessed? Firewall settings are managed by my McAfee subscription and I'm conservative when allowing exceptions. I'm just not sure why my computer (Christopher-pc) was visible on her machine.

Thanks guys and if there is a more appropriate place to ask questions of this nature (non-technical issue), please feel free to point m... Read more

A:Solved: Can other computers on our small office LAN access/view my computer?

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Good Evening Everyone,

I have a few questions concerning the Installation of 2010 Office. I know that I have to uninstall Office 2007. I have no clue on how to save or where to save my documents from Office 2007. The documents consist of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and a few various folders. Should I from the Start Menue click on Documents select all and copy. Where should I place this copy? Can It be left on my hard drive? After I install Office 2010 can I then copy the "Document File" and place in Documents. Will all the files end up in the proper place for their programs, Word files go to Word, Excel goes to Excel so on and so forth. Thank you so much for all your help and cooperation. It is greatly appreciated. I hope I described my situation correctly. I look forward to hearing from you.

A:2010 Office Professional Plus to Replace 2007 Office Small Business

But you don't have to uninstall Office 2007 to upgrade to 2010. That's the general rule as you can generally upgrade from lower SKUs to higher SKUs (Small Business to Pro Plus). As far as saving your documents, you can really save them wherever you like on your hard drive or on any CD or flash drive if you wish to do so. As far as file types, after 2010 is installed, they should all register properly for their programs so that Word documents open in Word, Excel Documents in Excel, etc.

Though if you have all of you documents already saved within "Documents" or "My Documents" or some other folder you've set aside and you want to uninstall 2007 before upgrading to 2010, the documents themselves will be retained when you uninstall, you just won't be able to really do much with them until you install 2010.

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

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

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

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

Advice would be appreciated.


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

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Suddenly today all my web pages are opening small in the center of my screen and I have to waste time expanding them. What would have caused this and how can I restore it to the way it was before? (opening pages already expanded)

A:Solved: What's making my IE and other web pages open small?

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On my Win2000 machine, whenever I open up a new IE window/page the window is small and rectangular. I can't figure out how to get IE to remember to open up a new window in a larger size, or the size of another IE session. I know there is a setting somewhere, but I can't figure out where it is. I am using IE 6.0.2800.1106CO.

I know there is a solution, right?

A:Solved: New IE windows open can I repair?

Try this:
1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer that are currently open, except for one.
2. Right click a link on the web page and select Open in new window.
3. Close the first instance of the browser that was originally open using the “X” in the top corner.
4. Resize the existing window by dragging the top and sides until it is full screen again.
5. Click the “X” in the top corner while holding down the Ctrl key.

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

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

Your school must be so cool if it uses Edubuntu!

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

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

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

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Hi - I am working on an MS XP which I bought second hand from a computer fix-it place. The computer came with Office Small Business. Since this computer has Access on it, I ---- in all my infinite questionable wisdom --- decided to teach myself this application. But, the Access wizards require Office 2000 SR-1 Professional. Can you tell me how to get Office Professional? I've been unemployed since February and not looking forward to paying for anything these days -- will it cost me? Do I need to remove Small Business before loading Professional? Should I just forget it and work with whatever I can with Small Business? Thank you for your infinite wisdom.

A:I have Office Small Business but need Office Professional

I assume that you are running the 2000 of OSB version on this machine.
Does your machine have the Office 2000 SR 1 installed?

Also check for ALL of the Office updates and install them.

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any hel on this issue.

Feral Geek

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

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

A:Capitals in outlook

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

How to Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows 7 or Vista

How To Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows XP and Vista

Don't worry, it's reversible.

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hi all,im trying to put text next to a picture in openoffice. 1.i somehow managed to put a picture on the right side of the page,with text on the left(all good)
now i want to reverse the next picture,so picture is on the left,text on right
etc etc.the problem im having,is that office wont let me put text at the middle of the picture.when i write something it appears either above the pic or below it,and i cant figure out what i did in step 1.
any suggestions?
thankyou in advance

A:Solved: open office help

Which app, Writer?

Rightclick the picture, then choose Wrap > Page Wrap -- this seems to give it "floating" properties.

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Yeah I have a problem with Open Office application! I am having trouble downloading extensions!

A:Solved: Open Office

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Can I download to a 64 bit WIN 7? If not, is there any other open program that I can use?
I want to move Outlook 2003 files to my 64bit PC. I am using Outlook 2003 for my address book and calendar. MSN has a fix to move them but the fix did not work.

A:Solved: Open Office

Please note that OpenOffice does not include Outlook nor any sort of Outlook replacement. If you are looking for a free Mail Client they are available (notably Mozilla Thunderbird) but OpenOffice isn't the place to look.

There is not at present a 64bit version of OOo (for Windows), but I believe the 32 bit version can be made to run.

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Well, my Open Office just updated from 3.2 to 3.2.1. And I notice that the [company] changed from Sun to Oracle.

Can someone explain what happened in a nutshell? I can only find older articles about it. And are there any differences in the program?


A:Solved: Open Office

The merger was completed January this year (Oracles took over Sun). As to Open Office, look here
for changes (to the better).

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I am running Open Office on my iMac5, I want to print envelopes, how do I set up(step by step instructions would be great)

a data base to enable me to do this?
Many thanks for any help.

A:Solved: Open Office on Mac

Hey Babs1, this is a very poorly constructed question. Are you wanting to set up a printer on the IMac? Where is the data for the envelopes? Were you doing this before and now your having a problem? What type of printer and does it support printing envelopes.

CMD-P opens the dialog for printing on IMAC (I think, not a mac person)

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Program not starting and missing

A:Solved: Cannot open Office.lnk

Can close link. uninstalled my corrupt XP. Now Vista user. Thank you.

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I installed Open Office and I cannot figure out how to get an icon to show on the desktop. In the installation I never saw a box to check to add one. I went to the help feature and didn't find anything there. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Open Office

do you want a shortcut icon for each seperate open office program? writer, calc, etc?
if so, go to start >> all programs >> open office >> then when the list with all the seperate programs comes up, simple right click on the program e.g. writer and click send to >> shortcut


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I am trying to work on a spreadsheet in Open Office. I can't get it to let me put a header title on or get it to do a grand total. It will let me have a subtotal but not the grand total. Also when I put in the item number that begins with a 0 it keeps deleting the 0. Can someone please help me with this? I am using Windows 7 and Open Office 3. Thank you....Wrenie

A:Solved: Help With Open Office

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

Using XP home edition SP2 on a recently purchased notebooK.

Hope someone can help.


HJT log below.

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

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

A:Random characters and capitals

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I have 2 users that are having the same problem. When they open documents it thinks they already have them open. i have not tried re installing office yet as they are both IT technicians and i do not want to break an of their other systems.
Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Solved: Office documents think they are already open

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I just downloaded Open Office, word program only, yet it says it is 239 MB on hard drive, that can't be ?


A:Solved: Open office software

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Can any on tell me if an Open Office Spreadsheet file can be converted into any of these file types: (.aba) // Comma Delimited (.csv, .txt) // Tab Separated Values (.tab, .tsv, .txt) // vCard File (.vcf) // CSV (Lotus Organizer 2.x/97 mapping) // Data Files (.DAT)
I am trying to load my old telephone numbers and address list into a new Palm Z22.

A:Solved: Open Office Spreadsheet

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HI , i have 0 skills with excell .
I have a excell doc , i have 1 column that has 3600 rows with nubers in each cell ..
its a price list actually .
what i need to do is change the decimal point in these 3600 rows --

example i would like to achieve ..

i would like to just move the decimal point from right to left 2 places .
right now there isnt any decimal point at all .
example of how it is now ..

Cheers T

A:Solved: excell with open office [help]

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Is this the right place to ask for a solution to an OO problem? The OO forum has no idea how to solve it and Tech Guy has never let me down.

I am suddenly missing a tool bar in Writer, which is like MS Word - only free. At the top of this message screen for posting a new thread in this forum is the tool bar that is missing. No font selection, no size selection, no bold, italics, nothing. It's gone.

It is not one of those shown in the view/tool bars option. I've checked everyone and none of them are the one I need. I can't customize it either. I am frustrated because I need these options in my work.

I'm hoping that there is someone here that is familiar with OO and who can help.

Thank you!

A:Solved: Open Office problem

The Tool bar you are referring to should be the "Formatting" Tool bar. I was just playing around with my OO, and was able to close it, then re-add it with the "View/Toobar" option, by clicking it. You say that that option doesn't work for you? After you check Formating, check the sides of the screen. The tool bar might appear, but not where it was originally. You might have to click and drag it elsewhere.

Otherwise you can always try uninstalling and reinstalling it.

You might get more responses to this question in the Business and application forum, also what version of OO are you using?

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Dear Friends,

A good friend of mine uses Apache Open Office 4 for typing text documents and letters and I am trying to help her adjust the margins but am having problems. The margins by default are set to 2 c.m. and I have been trying to reset these to 1 c.m.

I went to Format / Page / Page Tab. On a blank page I then adjusted the four margins to 1 c.m. and then clicked on O.K. This then carried out the necessary adjustment, however after typing the text and wishing to close the programme down a box appeared saying"Document had been modified". I tried all three alternatives (Save - Discard - Cancel).

The problem I encountered was that when opening the programme next time the Margins had gone back to 2.c.m. and I could not find any method of making the default stay at 1.c.m. This is quite frustrating as you have to manually make the adjustment each time you wish to type a document.

I wonder please whether any kind person could offer a solution.

Thanl you for reading this.

Red Cloud

A:Solved: Apache Open Office 4

I do not use the program, but this seems like the answer.

The link contains an important note:
Although many important settings can be changed in the Options dialog Setting up and Customizing Calc, for example default fonts and page size, more advanced settings (such as page margins) can only be changed by replacing the default template with a new one.

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I downloaded Open Office 4.0.0, now I have 2 icons on my desktop and I'm not sure how to proceed. There's a round blue one with the birds in it just to run the downloaded program. When I did the second icon appeared that looks like a manilla folder. When I click on it, I get the menu shown in the attached screen shot. What do I do now?

A:Solved: How to I install Open Office 4.0.0?

I've need reading about some problems with Open Office nowadays ... Maybe Open Office is not what you'd want

Another topic here at TSG recommended Kingsoft

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Anyone use this and have comments. I thought this would be a cheap (free) text writing software for my 92 year old Dad but it may not be all that it is cracked up to be. I think it is advertised as being a greate "generic" for Word, Excel, power point, etc. but I find the Writer part of the software a little odd. It has an odd way of introducing it's own format after a "carriage return" when you don't want it (specifically outline form format) and it can oddly wrap information off the page altogether.

When all is said and done maybe I should buy him a copy of Word 2003 ( wouldn't need all of Office either, just Word).


A:Solved: Open Office Writer

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I needed to make some changes to a PDF file and I got some instructions off the net on how to do it with Open Office.Org. I downloaded Open Office, clicked on "Open a file", selected the PDF file and it took about 20 seconds (about 9 pages of PDF) to open the file. From there, I made the changes and everything worked as advertised. This was with a Vista machine.

Now, I want to do the same thing with an XP machine but here's the problem. After I click on "Open a file" and select the PDF file, it opens immediately but shows the PDF to have over 1800 pages. It's mostly blank but a couple lines of gibberish on each page. It seems to open the wrong PDF file.

I then tried it on another XP machine with the same results.

Can't find anything on the net that addresses this problem.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong that makes Open Office open a non-existent PDF file instead of the right one.

A:Solved: Open Office-PDF problems

I needed to install the "Sun" pdf import extension

Oddly enough, I downloaded all three copies from On the Vista machine, the extension was included in the installation. The extension was not included during the installation on the XP machines. Go figger!

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i've been using ms office 2002 for few months. today i when i tried to open ms word it didn't open. then i uninstalled it and installed ms office 2003. now i'm able to open ms word/excel/powerpoint but whenever i save a document i cannot reopen it. in case of ms word the prompt is "the file is unavailable" and in case of ms excel the prompt is "there is a problem with your virus scanner". i'm using norton 2005. i disabled it and again started above applications but problem remained. i was using avg free edition also. but when i uninstalled it i week before it got corrupted and uninstallation was not successful. can someone guide me???

A:Solved: cannot open ms office documents

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Whats the difference(besides the org and com) between and Is there a difference? Obviously I'm not blessed with the tools to see it. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Open Office Question isn't a real website, they are domain squatting and OpenOffice.Org is the official website for OpenOffice.

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

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

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

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I've created a few spreadsheets using Open Office and when I print them the lines both vertical and horizontal don't print.
All I get is the text. I've hunted high and low for the option to activate the printing of those lines because I really need
them but can't seem to find it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Open Office Printing Issue

Do they show in print preview?

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

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: Can't Open Microsoft Office Documents

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Currently I m using the trial version of MS Office 2007 on my new computer. I would like to use the free Open Office as default. How can I configure this on my computer.

Thanks in advance.


A:Solved: Open Office is the default application

You can re-assign documents to a different program using two methods:

1. Control Panel, Default Programs, Set Associations. Select the file extension from the list e.g. .doc and select 'Change Program' and change it to Open Office.

2. Open Explorer, go to your Documents folder, right click a document file and select 'Open With' and then select 'Choose default program' and select the program you wish to open it with and tick the box 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file'.

You need to repeat the above steps for other file type such as .xls, .ppt, .mdb and so on.

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I have searched and didn't find anything, but if there's a similar thread please delete
If this is not the right place for this thread please move

Okay, I have a little question about Open Office Calc.
In my school we have to do our math exam on Calc and print the formulas afterwards as well as the finished exam paper.

The problem is that no one seems to know how to print the formulas! I went in and clicked on "view" and "formulas" under settings in tools and the formulas don't show in print even though it shows in Calc!

Could somebody help me?

A:Solved: Weird Open Office Problem...

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All of the other applications work, just not outlook. I get a message that says, "The application failed to initialize properly (0x80000003) Click on OK to terminate the application." I'm running XP SP3.

A:Solved: Can't open MS Office 2007 Outlook

I had to go to the control panel, click on change (Microsoft Office Ultimate) and then repair. It works fine now. ;o)

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a few years back i got some great help here with a form designed so that the user could enter a quantity of tshirts, and the form would calculate the cost

well, now i'm using OpenOffice, and trying to do the same thing....i was never that good with Word (which is why i came here )

what i've tried is to put the whole mess into a Writer column are the tabbed form fields where the user enters the quantity of tshirts (by size).....i tried simply associating each cell in the adjacent column to its corresponding form field by a formula multipling the quantity x price per shirt, but the formula cell apparently would not read the value entered by the user in the form field of the adjacent cell.

so i'm wondering if there's a way to create (read only?) fields in that column to do what i far i'm baffled

oh, and btw....i registered and posted this on the official OO forum, as well......but they don't seem to a lot of business over there


A:Solved: Open office writer...forms?

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I am new to Open Office. I am familiarising myself with Calc spreadsheets. I can do most of what I want to do, but I come short with using templates. I can make templates, file them, organise them, but I cannot figure how to use them. All my folders have twelve monthly sheets with the same pattern which I have stored as a template. How can I transfer the template pattern to a monthly sheet, singly, or automatically for each month.

A:Solved: Using Templates in Open Office Calc

Allan Murray said:

I am new to Open Office. I am familiarising myself with Calc spreadsheets. I can do most of what I want to do, but I come short with using templates. I can make templates, file them, organise them, but I cannot figure how to use them. All my folders have twelve monthly sheets with the same pattern which I have stored as a template. How can I transfer the template pattern to a monthly sheet, singly, or automatically for each month.
Allan.Click to expand...

Open it, then "save as", rename it(check extension type). You have new sheet as well as template.
Templates are used as starting points, not modifiers.

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I have been able to set a default font for Open Office Writer but not new default margins. When I log off and then log on again the margins are returned to.79 on all sides again, not what I want for the default margins.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.


A:Solved: Open Office - Default Margins

I read that you need to make the changes, then save the changed doc as a template, then set that template as the default.

Straightforward instructions here.

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

A:Solved: open office/microsoft word

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

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Hey, I was just wondering if anyone knew how to create a macro that takes each letter from a string in one cell, and puts each one into its own cell. For example, if I pasted this paragraph into cell A1 then click my macro, this happens (edit: doesn't matter what case the letters come out in; caps or as they were written):

EDIT: A macro to do the opposite would be useful too, i.e. take all the information from the seperate cells and put it into one string. Thanks.

EDIT2: The formula CONCATENATE(a1;b1;c1) etc seems to work for the opposite, except for the fact that i'm working with strings 1000 characters long, and CONCATENATE(a1:z100) or whatever doesn't work, it just returns the letter in A1. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Open Office/Excel - Macro Help

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Hi, I'm using a Perl package (WriteExcel) to produce spreadsheets in XLS. It works very nice, though this is the situation.

One uses $workbook->write() [in Perl] to write things on the spreadsheets, so I write =VLOOKUP(B2,D5:E10,2), then with the same write() I fill the range with some values, also fill B2 with the searched value and that's all. It's a small 6KB XLS file

When I open the file in Open Office-Calc (like excel), it shows all correctly
If I open the same file in excel, there is a #value! error where the =VLOOKUP.. is.
If I F2+Enter at the cell where VLOOKUP is, the error disappears.
If I send -when filling out the XLS file with $workbook->write()- =VLOOKUP(B2&"",D5:E10,2) the error persits as well as if i replace the column number (2) by 1+1 or value(2).
If I open and save that file in Open Office and open it in Excel, the error disappears. The thing is I can not rely on this because the XLS file is supposed to be produced on the fly, downloaded from a web site by the user, to finally be opened in either Open Office or Excel.
What could be the reason for the error? The formula just looks the same before and after F2+Enter, It seems of course that Excel "feels" some value is in the wrong format, but so far no luck in putting the values in the expected format. Thanks for the help.

Sample file is at under name "cuanti--ello.xls"

A:Solved: #value! error in Excel but not in Open Office

I tried also sending the matrix first and then the other data, ending with the formula. It did not work either.

What did worked was to switch to a similar PHP library by Johann Hanne which is based (most likely debugged also) on the John McNamara's Perl module Spreadsheet::WriteExcel (

No "#value!" error is produced for the vlookup function.

Thanks for viewing and for best intentions in helping.


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When I started my computer this morning Windows ran a disk check on my back up flash drive (K:\). When I tried to open Outlook in MS Office 2007 I got the following error message:

"Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file K:\Personal\Email Addresses Backup.pst is not a personal folders file."

This has happened before so I tried what I've done before. (1) I've tried to repair MS Office using the program cd but that hasn't helped. (2) I tried starting MS Office while holding the Ctrl key so that I could get to the Repair command in Help but that didn't work either. (3) I ran scanpst.exe on the Backup.pst file and it repaired it. That allowed me to open Outlook and over 1,500 emails began to download (from my ISP's server I guess).

I suspect that Outlook is using the backup file as its primary source for my Contacts (individuals and distribution lists) and wonder if anyone can help me get those items into the Outlook program itself. Last time time this happened I received a message saying that the K:\Personal\Email Addresses Backup.pst file wasn't available but the program ran anyway.

Any help would be appreciated.


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I use Open Office and I get on well with it. I have a small problem with Writer. When I print a series of chapters, I want to insert Chapter and Page numbers in the header on each page so that the sequence would be: 1 - 1; 1 - 2; 1 - 3; 1 - 4.....and so on. Can anyone tell me how to do this? I keep getting involved with small red triangles and I do not know what they stand for or what use they are. Allan

A:Solved: Open Office Page Numbering

Try searching this excellent BLOG on OpenOffice for some help.

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I have Open Office used on Vista. I use writer a lot. I do not indent paragraphs using manually numbered headings in capitals on the left of the page in line with the rest of the text. I do not know what has happened OO seems to have developed a mind of its own, and I cannot find a solution. I hope I can explain:
A usual paragraph would be headed like this:
(1) ABCDEB GHIJ. (This would be followed by 'Enter', and the rest of the text would follow thus
Abcdef ghij.
But when I press 'Enter', this is the result:
I have no control over this. How can I stop it doing this.
(The XXXX blocks are indents which are not reproduced when I press Post Reply.)


A:Solved: open Office numbering and indenting

I have found the solution: Format > Auto Correct > Auto Correct Options > Options tab : Untick 'Apply Numbering. I do not know how it got ticked in the first place, but the annoying problem is now solved. Thanks to all. Allan.

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Could anyone give me some help with page numbering in OpenOffice. I am trying to get automatic consecutive page numbers in the footer of each page. When I do Insert/Fields/Page numbers with my cursor in the first footer, I get "Page number on a grey background. Where do I go from there? I have tried everything I can think of, but whenever I put a number next to "Page number "
I just get the same number repeated on subsequent pages. Allan.

A:Solved: Page numbering in Open Office.

does this help

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I have up-to-date version of Open Office. Can I change the Quotation Mark style from " " to what we call "inverted commas"?

A:Solved: Quotation marks in Open Office

You can try this:

Let us know if it works, I don't currently run OOO on my rig so I can't test it myself, sorry!

- Phil

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Win 7 64bit with MS Office 2003 Pro with SP3.

Tried opening a 'docx' from a known source created with Office 2007, But my Word would not open it and telling me to download 'file format converter from MS.

Downloaded and installed, still can't open 'docx' and still telling me to download and install the same file.

Opened Control Panel and the 'File Format Converter' file is not shown as being installed.

Tried installing as 'Adminstrator', no joy. My A/virus or Malware show any alarms or any logging of any problems.

Any clues


A:Solved: Cannot open 'docx' with Office 2003 Pro - Help

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How do I get automatic consecutive page numbering in Open Office? Allan.

A:Solved: Page numbering in Open Office.

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I have a table in the midst of text. I want to adjust its position without changing the table itself. Is this possible? Allan

A:Solved: Moving a table in Open Office

you should be able to cut / paste , highlight and move

make a copy of the document - what happens when you try that

this is in writer correct ?

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As an Open Office enthusiast of many years, I offered to download and install Open Office on to a friend's Windows 7 laptop.
However all attempts to download produced a "Oops, there is a problem, try again" message. Assuming that it was the Norton Antivirus that was blocking the way, I searched Norton for a Disable facility, but I just could not find it. I am not familiar with Norton. Can anybody help? Allan.

A:Solved: Difficulty downloading Open Office

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I use Open Office on my Vista laptop. I am working on a large document for which I need "inverted commas" type of quotation marks Instead of the " " type. I have found inverted commas in the Special Character table. The codes are U+201C and
U+201D. Is there any way that I can create a macro or something like that so that I could print these directly from the keyboard?
it would save me a great deal of trouble at this time. Allan.

A:Solved: Quotation Marks in Open Office

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I am not able to open Office docs(Word, Excel) from Win Explorer. It gives me an error message saying it can't find the file c:\my documents\<filename that I am trying to open>. Then it says to check to make sure all the required libraries are present.
If I go into the app, say Excel, and do File Open, it opens fine.

I have done an uninstall and re-install of Office already, same problem.

Running Win 95, Office 97 SR2 on a Pentium 166, 32 MB RAM, lots of HD space free.

Thanks for the help!

A:{Solved} Office docs won't open from Explorer

Bear with me, this might be a little tough to write--it's hard enough to say.

In Excel, try this first: Go to Tools-Options, General tab. Make sure "ignore other apps" is NOT checked.

For Word, and for Excel, if the above doesn't work:

Close programs if open. Open Win Explorer. Hit View-Options (or Folder options), click on File Types tab. Scroll down to whichever program and select it. Hit Edit. Select Open at the bottom. Hit Edit again. Here's what mine say the following (though the paths to your exe file may be very different--it's what comes after the *.exe part that's important:

Microsoft Excel Worksheet:

"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\EXCEL.EXE" /e

use DDE is checked and says:


Microsoft Word Document:

"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE" /n

use DDE is checked and says:

[REM _DDE_Direct][FileOpen("%1")]
I know this is an area that can fix the problem. But don't ask me what the codes mean! Maybe someone else can shed some light on that.

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

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

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


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Hi...if I've put this topic in the wrong place, please tell me and I'll shut it down and open a new one in the appropriate place.

Anyway, I know this particular error was my own fault and not a virus or anything, but I could use a hand fixing it.

I downloaded a couple of new extensions for Apache Open Office I wanted (good part).

(bad part): Stupidly hit "install extension" directly to the .zip files, without unzipping them first. Naturally, Open Office now says I have two versions of the same extension...the properly working, unzipped one I want and the original goof-up of mine.

Except hitting "Remove" for the bad one does nothing. Neither does uninstalling the good one and reinstalling it. (On the other hand, the bad notice doesn't seem to effect the good extension actually working just as I wanted it to...)

So how do I remove the bad extensions that say, "" for example? Without uninstalling and reinstalling the entire Open Office, I suppose?

A:[SOLVED] Apache Open Office Extension Error

Have you tried the resources here

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Hello, I have Windows XP purchased in 2005, and came with Microsoft Office.

I was using Microsoft word early this morning and something happened and now it won't open.

Of all my desktop icons, everything has color except the Microsoft is WHITE, which I suspected right away had been compromised.

I don't have any Microsoft word software, it came with my computer.

Help, can I get it back? I need to write some letters.

Thank you.

A:Solved: Microsoft Office Word 2003 is gone and won't open

This link should prove useful often the installation files are left on the computer under c:\msocache however the above links gives the easy way to repair the installation.

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As a long-ago and long-time user of dBase, I am trying to update by learning Microsoft Access via an online course while actually doing the examples and such in OpenOffice Base (sounds complicated and I guess it is). In most areas I can work out equivalent steps, but I have run aground on entering input masks in OpenOffice to match the Access masks. Take for example, masking phone numbers in the field properties of an input field so they will automatically be entered in the format (###) ###-#### by typing in the numbers only. I can do this easily enough in dBase and I can see how Access will do the same thing if you enter in the field properties for creating a record field, the mask "(999) 999-9999" which I guess is then actually rendered by Access as '\(999") "999\-999'. I have a similar problem in entering Boolean properties of the field -- either requiring specific text strings, or setting limits on numerical entries. The OpenOffice help documents do not cover this at all well. Is there an OpenOffice expert on hand that can point me to an answer.

A:Solved: Input Masks for Open Office Base

This is not fully solved, but I am withdrawing it from consideration here. This is apparently the wrong forum for an Open Office question.

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Is there any way that the mouse pointer in Open Office Writer can be made more definite. When it is off-page and in the form of an arrow pointer, it is very clear. When it is moved on to the page being printed, it changes to what looks like a capital 'I', and becomes almost invisible to my ageing eyes. Is there no way that this can be improved? Allan.

A:Solved: Open Office Writer Mouse Pointer

This is probably a Windows this rather than a Openoffice thing.

Go to control Panel > Mouse > Pointers

Find the one that is annoying you and change it.

Hope that's what you were after. Let us know if it is not.

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I have Vista on Compaq Presario lap-top, and I have been using Open Office for years with very few problems. However, I am now in the middle of a Writer document, and for no apparent reason, in the middle of the page, the spacing has changed from single to double. It still registers 'single' under line-spacing there and down the rest of the page, but stubbornly refuses to return me to single spacing. I have tried closing the document and Open Office, but on re-opening the change in spacing from the middle of the page downwards persists. I have opened another blank page and copied the text I have completed into it, with no improvement. As soon as I move down the page, it changes to double-spacing. I have closed down everything and restarted the computer, and when I reopen the situation is the same. Can anyone please help me. I need to finish my document. Allan.

A:Solved: Line spacing problem with Open Office

To Remove default formatting:

1 Hold the "Ctrl" key and press "A" while viewing your Writer document. This selects all the text in the document.
2 Click "Format" in the top menu.
3 Click "Default Formatting" from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, hold the "Ctrl" key and press "M."
Save As Text
4 Click "File" in the top menu and select "Save As."
5 Click the drop-down menu next to "Save as type" and select "Text (.txt)."
6 Enter a "File name" and click "Save."
7 Click "Keep Current format" in the confirmation window, which states formatting cannot be saved in a text file.

I would Open your document and a new Blank Document, then copy the full page where your problem exists and paste it to the new document.

It should still have the problem, because it was copied. Once there, in the new document, remove the formatting as shown above. Close and reopen the new document, and readjust the formatting as needed. Once you have what you need, Delete the full page from the original document and paste the full page from the new document. Have had to do this a few times in OO, annoying, but has worked for me.

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In my office we are using MS Office 2000 & Some of our clients are using higher version of office may be Office 2007. The problem is when we are trying to open these documents in our office it never opened. Is there anybody who can give me the solution for this problem. I know it is a small problem for you all. But please help may be any converter can help me but I don't know which

Thanks in advance


A:Solved: Unable to open Office 2007 Documents

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3823 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4250 Graphics , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 933222 MB, Free - 890063 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire M3400, , U02G102102674
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2011, Disabled
The trial period was over for the MS Office 2007 trial that came preloaded on my new computer, so I bought and activated the MS Office Home and Student 2010 product key. Afterwards, I had been able to open and edit Word, Powerpoint, etc documents.

I recently uninstalled the MS Office 2007 trial that was on my new computer to try to get rid of "junk" that was taking up space. Now, I can't open open any of the existing documents I have saved on my desktop or anywhere else. The only way I can even save and open a document is to open the (for example) Word 2010 app, make a new document and save it to desktop, and then open the Word 2010 app, File, Open and open it from there.

The message I get when I try to open a document is "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Defaults Programs control panel."

I tried to do that and change .doc file type so that the current default of "Unknown application" would chan... Read more

A:Solved: Can't Open MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, etc) Documents

Things got messed up as you uninstalled the trial version after installing the Home and Student version.
You may need to remove the H and S version and reinstall it.

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I'm using Open Office, and would like to know how to navigate the easiest way between windows - as I need to do this every few seconds. (Windows7).
Thank you.

A:Solved: open office - how to navigate easily between windows.

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Hi. Thanks in advance and apologies if this is the wrong forum -- I'm guessing McAfee is my problem but I'm not sure.

We just got a new Dell Inspiron (Windows 7) with Office 2013. Office apps (Excel, Outlook, etc) opened fine when we first booted up, etc. Then we got McAfee going. (McAfee Security Center 12.8, Personal Firewall 13.8, etc.) Now when we try to open any Office apps, nothing happens -- no error message, no nothing. Windows Media Player, Calculator, Notepad all open fine.

So, I'm guessing (but don't know) that McAfee "broke" Office somehow? Is there any way to determine what's wrong before we go through the (I understand not pretty or easy) process of de-installing McAfee?

Thanks a bunch.

A:Solved: McAfee makes Office 2013 not open?

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

A:rELACING Accident post CAPITALS With lower case

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

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I work in a small office of 6 users. We currently have a Windows 2000 server running as a domain controller and a file server. We have taken on some international clients, and several of our employees need to travel. While on travel leave, they need to access our server to download presentations, update files, etc.

What do we need to set up VPN remote access? Right now we are connected to the internet via cable modem and a D-Link DI-707P broadband router. The server is connected to port 1 of the router, and all 6 users are connected to ports 2-7 of the router.

Do we need additional hardware or software (VPN client?) to set up the connections? I have read in some articles that the windows 2000 server must have two NIC cards to allow VPN connections? True?

I have never set up a VPN connection before, so any suggestions on products/companies would be most appreciated. Assume that I know nothing, because I know NOTHING.

The most important thing is that the solution be very secure, and as cost-effective as possible. We are not cheap, but we don't have money to burn for no reason either.

Thank you.

A:small office VPN's? please help

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I have problems with Open Office: the presentation module. I go through all the moves als indicated to add page numbers on the slides... but no results. Please advice. (it is the Dutch version)
kind regards

A:Solved: Open Office presentation problem with page numbers

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Firstly, I will try to explain what I am trying to do...
A couple of years back I started getting out and walking a few evenings a week as I was deperately in need of some excercise. At the start of last year I decided to keep a spreadsheet with the distance so that it would calculate the total distance and the Monthly totals (thought it might give a bit of incouragement ). This year the plan is to beat it (although the snow as meant it's not started well )

I have created a spreadsheet with the following columns...

A - Date: From cell A2 down I have entered the date. It is formatted to display as 01 January, 02 January etc but behind the scenes its showing as 01/01/10, 02/01/10.
B - 2009: This is where I have entered the mileage walked for each date listed in column A.
C - 2010: Same as column B but for 2010.

I can get it to calculate totals for each month etc but I want to display the total for each year upto todays date.
i.e. If I was to go into the spreadsheet today it would display the mileage walked in the 2009 column upto the 8th January and the same for the 2010 column.

Slimboy Fat

A:Solved: Open Office Calc - SUM Upto Todays Date

I have been trying to find the answer to my own question and have come up with this formula which seems to be heading towards my answer...

=LOOKUP(TODAY(); A2:A366; B2:B366)

What this does is look for todays date in the 1st column and returns the contents of the relevant cell in the 2nd column. ie. Today (09/01/2010) is found in cell A10 so the function will display whatever it finds in cell B10.
What I want it to do in this example is to do a SUM function between B2 and B10 (the cell which it found with the LOOKUP function).


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I have an issue that googling reveals is not unheard of, but with no clear resolution short of re-installing your system: in various M$ applications, the Vista filepicker crashes the app. That is, if you do File-Open, or File-Save, the 'filepicker' dialog displays, and then if you click anything else (including 'Cancel'), it crashes. This happens in Word, Excel, Outlook (when attaching a file to an email), and IE7 but interestingly not the beta IE8. It happens in OpenOffice apps too, unless you choose to use the 'Use dialogs' option for File/Save. It does not happen in other apps, such as Firefox or Notepad. Here's what the problem report looks like:
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: WINWORD.EXE
Application Version: 12.0.6308.5000
Application Timestamp: 47e547c5
Fault Module Name: PROPSYS.dll
Fault Module Version: 7.0.6001.16503
Fault Module Timestamp: 483b9976
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00006719
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Extra information about the problem
LCID: 1033
Brand: Office12Crash
skulcid: 1033
Bucket ID: 831534646
​I've tried various suggestions: Office diagnostics and repair, sfc / scannow, re-registering Office, re-registering propsys.dll .... nothing works. I've got all the latest updates for Office (2007) and Vista (32 home ultimate).

I can open docs by double-clicking on them, attach them to emails by dragging from explorer, bu... Read more

A:Solved: appcrash, propsys.dll, open/save, filepicker, office

Reopened per OP's request.

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Suddenly, all of my Open Office word processing documents converted into Microsoft Word documents. This literally happened overnight and I have no idea how it happened. The starter kit for Microsoft Office came already on my laptop but I never purchased any of the four programs in the suite. How can I convert them all back to Open Office docs without having to open them up in Word? (The Microsoft Office starter kit gives you something like 20 free "opens" for Microsoft Word but then you have to buy it.) Any help would be truly appreciated.

A:Solved: Open office files all turned into word docs! Help!

Hi Roy,

most likely what has happened is that Windows has somehow assigned ODT files to Word.

First, check whether the extensions of the files are still ODT. For this you need to switch off the option "Hide extensions for known file types" in the Folder Options of Windows Explorer (Tools, Folder Options, View). You can now see whether the files have a .ODT or a .DOC extension.

If they are still .ODT, do a right-click on one of them while holding the Shift key and choose "Open With...". Now you check the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" box and locate "swriter" in the list above. If swriter is not there, you'll need to click on Browse and locate it on your hard disc, probably in C:\Program Files\\program\

After doing this, .ODT files will always be opened by, and the icon will also change accordingly.

If the file extensions are actually .DOC, and you don't use Office, you can use the same trick to assign .DOC files to OpenOffice. Then when you modify one of these .DOC files, don't just Save them, but use "Save As" to save them as .ODT files.

All this is assuming you use Windows XP... I don't know how assigning file types works in Vista...

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I'm having problems with all programs in Microsoft Office 2003. Here's the situation...

6 months ago I took a computer class which taught the use of Microsoft Office 2007 programs. As a part of the class, we got a trial version of Microsoft Office 2007, which is supposed to last for 180 days.

A few weeks ago the trial period ended and I could no longer use Office '07. I uninstalled the trial software and wanted to go back to using Office '03.

However, now whenever I try to start any program from Office '03, I get a message box telling me it's beginning some kind of installer. After a minute of this box, I get an error message saying:

"This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package."

I downloaded and used the Windows Installer Clean Up Utility, but it didn't help. I can't run any of the Office programs, repair them using the installation CD, or even uninstall any of them. I'm running Windows XP Professional.

What are my options? Are there anyways to fix this problem?


A:Solved: Microsoft Office 2003 Won't Open, Repair, or Uninstall

I assume you followed theses instructions

Failing that you may need to get in touch with MS click on this link and follow your nose

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Windows XP. I installed MSOffice to verify something, then uninstalled it. Since doing this, the HTML links I've inserted in Open Office calc no longer work.

I get a red x windows error message saying: Window's cannot find 'http://blahblah'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file.....etc.

Apparently, MSOffice changes some setting preventing the links in Open Office calc from working. I need help re-establishing functionallity.

A:Solved: Open Office Calc HTML link issue

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HOTFIX to correct this issue

Starting on December 11, 2009, customers who use Office 2003 will be unable to open Office 2003 documents that are protected with the Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS) or with Rights Management Services (RMS). Customers will also be unable to save Office 2003 documents that are protected with AD RMS/RMS.

Users may receive the following error message when they try to open AD RMS-protected or RMS-protected documents by using Office 2003:

"Unexpected error occurred. Please try again later or contact your system administrator"

Scope: This symptom affects Office 2003 products that are used together with AD RMS/RMS. This includes Word 2003, Excel 2003, PowerPoint 2003, and Outlook 2003. This does not affect the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

The expiry date for the license information within the definition file that is used by Office 2003 to enable IRM functionality is set to December 10, 2009. This problem occurs because the expiry date was not renewed. Click to expand...


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I have installed Office 2007 pro in my system.But i m unable to open xlsx file. I updated it with service pack 2 and also reinsall too but still having same problem. one this i would lik to mention is that i can open .xlsx manual lik---open New excel ---click on Ribbon button----open---and i give path to that .xlsx file and yes this way i can open these file. but cant open by double clicking on it.(no any error msg also) i also tried these files on another Pc, it works.

Please Help.

A:Solved: Unable to open xlsx file in office 2007

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Why is it that when using my laptop I am able to print from a web page, yet when I attempt to print from a program like Open Office or WordPad I invariably get a message telling me that my printer is offline? What must I do in order to be able to print an Open Office or WordPad document? I don't recall having this problem before? I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may be able to help me. Thank you.

A:Solved: Why am I unable to print Open Office or WordPad documents?

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Hi All,

Have been searching round the internet for a while and cannot find the answer to my problem so thought I would join here see if anyone can help out??

I want to have a cell that states HW (for Home Win) D (for Draw) and AW (for Away Win) based on a points score in another cell, however cannot seem to get it to work for the draw based on a negative value.

Example 1

Home Team - Points Score 500
Away Team - Points Score 300
Diff - +200
Result - HW

Home Team - Points Score 500
Away Team - Points Score 490
Diff - +10
Result - D

Home Team - Points Score 490
Away Team - Points Score 500
Diff - -10
Result - D

Home Team - Points Score 300
Away Team - Points Score 500
Diff - -200
Result - AW

However, I want the range for the draw to be between -50 & 50 but cannot seem to get the nested IF function to return the negative number. The formula I have for home and away are;


Which would work fine, I just cannot work out how to get the between -50 & +50 range that would return a result of "D" for the draw

You help is appreciated in advance


A:Solved: Open Office Nested IF Function for Negative Numbers

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I have office pro and Small Business installed (network). I'm trying to upgrade Outlook to Workgroup.

The setup seems to have been criss-crossed, so I un-installed Office Pro. Now when I try to install additional components on Office small business, it still thinks that another version is running/installed.

I cant even un-install it or re-install.

A:Office Pro and Small Business

Try the Office 2000 Eraser from Microsoft.;EN-US;q239938

Also, empty all your temp folders out and subfolders of the temp folders.

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I have a small office with 3 PCs, 2 printers and 2 scanners. I am in the process of replacing the PCs with new machines, all running Windows 7 Professional. Should I be using the Homegroups function as the basis for the network?

I need to have some differing folder and file permissions on the various PCs and user accounts, but nothing too elaborate. I also want to ensure that whatever network I put in place can handle the addition of 1 or 2 more PCs over the next 2 or 3 years.

I used Homegroups in my home network and was very happy with the ease of set up. It has also functioned well with no problems whatsoever. With limited technical capacity amongst me and my staff, I really need to keep things simple and well functioning in my office - without the need for significant maintenance.

I am a bit confused as Homegroup is obviously focussed very much on home networks. However, is there a compelling reason not to also use it in a small business such as mine? If there are such reasons, what are they, and what should I be using instead?

I would very much appreaciate some guidance on this. Thanks.

A:Should I Use Homegroup in a Small Office?

Well I actually have a server built into my house... I use the homegroup function.

The only thing different is that I only enable the server folders for homegroup and leave the rest of the computers disabled.

It does make it it easier but I also do have workgroup enabled. I still trust my Ipv4

It is all about how you feel about it and your opinion.

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