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MSOffice 2003 - Word 2003 and a new computer

Q: MSOffice 2003 - Word 2003 and a new computer

I just bought a new computer - a Gateway GT5028. This is a Windows Media Center 2005 machine with an Athlon64 3800+, 3GB RAM. The first apllication I installed was MS Office 2003 complete - all options - except Outlook and Infopath. Everything works fine except for 1 big thing. When I go to create a new document using the NEW DOCUMENT link on the START menu the usual dialog box pops up. However, none of the links that utilize MS Word work. The message that I receive is: "The program assoiated with the selected template cannot be started, or the program cannot use the selected template." I have repaired and reintalled many times. I am now looking for another solution if one can be found. I did not have this problem on my other computer. Any help would be much appreciated.

A: MSOffice 2003 - Word 2003 and a new computer

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

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

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

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

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

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I am running WIN 7. Having a problem with MSWORD 2003.

I have a lot of WORD docs, I have icons for the docs I use everyday.
They worked fine up until now.

When I click on an icon, WORD opens, but it is blank and a message says "there was a problem sending the command to the program".
The same thing happens when I go to my doc folder and click on a WORD document.

If I open WORD then go to "file" "open", and open a doc, It opens just fine.

I have a WORD icon on my desktop, it works, but I notice that there is a yellow and blue shield on the icon, it was not there before. I don't know if the shield has anything to do with the problem.

Can you help solve this problem?


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I have msoffice teacher student version and purchased msoffice 2007 standard as it has outlook, when installing it says that it can't fine a qualifying program. The side panel on 2007 indicates and version of office from 2000 to 2007 is upgradable. On ms support page it say that the teacher student version does not qualify, they have a work around that I cannot get to work. Has anyone had experience with this problem.

A:ugrading msoffice 2003

The problem is that you don't have a qualifying product. You can't upgrade to an Office suite with more functionality than the previous version by using an upgrade license. If you now want a suite that includes Outlook, you have to buy the full version of the suite.

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I uninstalled Office because one day it stopped being able to install updates, so I thought reinstalling would fix whatever was wrong.

Now I'm trying to reinstall and I keep getting an annoying Insufficient Disk Space message. The installation is set to install in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\ but then it warns me about there not being enough space in my D: drive, which is my CD/DVD drive!!

An screenshot of the message is attached.

I can't get past this stage. I've done a few google searches and have had no luck. I even tried System Restore to a previous date thinking I'd just forget about reinstalling completely, but it doesn't restore my Office installation.

The copy of the program is legitimate.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Cannot re-install MSOffice 2003

Please post the exact text of the error message, so that the Googlers can google Google.

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it says mapi32.dll is corrupt or out of date. I tryed reinstalling that did not work.

A:Msoffice Outlook 2003

Try this fix from Microsoft. It sounds like the possible solution for your problem Wrong Version of mapi32.dllPost back with the results

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I recently installed MOffice 2003. Everything seemed to be okay. But when I clicked on help in The Word program, a message came up stating "Microsoft Word has stopped working". Here's the details I get:

Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: WINWORD.EXE
Application Version: 11.0.6568.0
Application Timestamp: 42e178a5
Fault Module Name: unknown
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 0063f0f8
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
LCID: 1033
Brand: Office11Crash
skulcid: 1033

So I did a repair thru the program, a re-install and finally an uninstall, then a fresh install. Now no matter which program I click on (word, excel, PP, etc), I get the same msg as above. I know BEX is a buffer over run exception but I do not know about the rest. My os system is Vista 64-bit. But since all programs worked initally (except when I clicked on help), I don't think the 64-bit sys is a problem. Can anyone help??

A:MSOffice 2003 problem


Turn off DEP TEMPORERILY and see if word now works. If it does, turn DEP on again and (try word again?) disable DEP for Word (and other affected apps) ONLY.

Here is a tutorial on how to turn DEP on and off:
DEP - Enable or Disable

Here is a tutorial on how to turn DEP on and off for a single app:
DEP - Turn On or Off for Programs

Hope this helps.


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I bought a new computer with Vista. I am trying to install Office 2003 from my old installation CD. I get an error message that reads:
"Settings file F:\Files\Setup\Setup.INI is missing or invalid. Please ensure this file exists and is accesible."
I tried right clicking the setup file and selecting run as administrator, but that didn't help. Help!

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i'm currently using MSOffice 2000 and want to upgrade it to MSOffice 2003 but i'm scared that my files would be deleted. are those really gonna be deleted? or will it be retained?and another one.. my cousin has the latest version of MSOffice installed to her laptop but she wants to downgrade (hope that's the term for that) it to 2003.. is her files gonne be deleted as well? or retained? thanksModerator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Msoffice 2000 Upgrading To 2003

By "files" I assume you mean things like Word and Excel files. If these are stored under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office then they may be deleted. If they are stored somewhere else, such as C:\My Documents then they should be okay.

But it shouldn't be a problem if they get deleted because you have a backup of all your important documents anyway, don't you?

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The SP3 update for MSOffice 2003 on the MS Website won't install on my computer and I get the "submit a report" window. My O/S is Windows XP. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Unable to download and install SP3 for MSOffice 2003

When you submit the report, what (if any) in the way of info is returned?

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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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Using MSOffice Outlook 2003 on WinXP Pro, fully patched.

About half, but not all, of my sent emails appear in both my Sent Items folder as well as my Inbox; the other half just appear in Sent (which is the correct method). They shouldn't be going into my Inbox at all; they're SENT.

I do have a good number of rules but I have turned them all off to try to isolate this issue; it has not disappeared.

My account is IMAP and I do have access to a webmail client, but the webmail setup doesn't produce this behavior.

Does anyone have any ideas or solutions? There is a similar thread here but no one resolved the issue.

Please ask if you require any more information.


A:Sent emails appearing in my Inbox (MSOffice Outlook 2003)

Since turning the rules back on, I now get TWO sent emails in my inbox. Gotta love the Outlook. If I don't get some help on this I may move to Thunderbird which has been rock solid on my other machine.

But I would really like to solve it if possible! Anyone? Anyone?

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 have created a 130 page report in MS Word that consists of figures and tables created in and linked from MS Excel. The idea is that this will be an annual document that will be updated on a regular basis. When updating, people would simply make the changes in the excel file and the Word file would automatically update. This was the plan...

The problem is when I try to update the links only about the first 60 pages update. After that I get this error " Error! Not a valid link". While I can maually update this by selecting the message and clicking F9, the size of the table has changed and the font changes from Arial to Times New Roman.

Any idea of how I can fix this. I spent about a week designing this and making sure all tables and figures fit nicely on the page.

Thanks for any and all help.

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I am running Windows Server 2003 with Terminal Services enabled and was wondering if there are any compatibility problems with installing Word 2003. Microsofts website says Windows 2000 with SP3, Windows XP, or later as OS requirements but that is very general.

Thanks in advance, Dave

A:Word 2003 and Windows Server 2003

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I want to merge 1 record from Access 2003 to Word 2003. After trying everything, I finally was able to get a process working where I opened Word and then ran a Word macro to run the merge, passing . However, it stopped working, and I can't figure out why. I haven't changed anything.

The problem is the same one that all the other attempts run into - Word 2003 won't let me connect to the database when the merge file is opened, if a record is open in Access.

I tried having my code in Access close the form, but that didn't work. However, if I manually close all the forms, so only the database window is open, then I can open the merge form manually in Word without any problem.

When I run the macro, Word askes me to connect to the database, then bombs out, saying it is locked or Admin hasn't given permission.

Anyone know a way to get Access to merge to Word?

A:Merge Access 2003 to Word 2003

Have you change from XP to Vista or a later version of Windows? OS security changed the way things behave in the newer Windows operating systems.

Connecting to an open file isn't the best practice anyway. Forms are often linked to tables which is probably why closing the forms works for you. A possible solution, if its important to keep the database open, is to make a copy of the table thats desired for the merge and update the copy as needed.

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I would like to be able to click on a name in a Word 2003 doc and instead of it using smart tags to access Outlook's contacts I need it to pull from an Access2003/Excel2003 Database. I don't even need the smart tags menu that gives options to appear, I simply want to see contact information from the db come up in place of that or just have one option come up that opens a small window displaying this contact information.

Any suggestions on how to code this with VBA or any third party apps or plug ins or anything?

A:Word 2003 Query Access 2003

mcollins4, welcome to the Forum.
You can communicate with other MS applications, see the Word VBA Editor's Help Topic
Communicating with Other Applications

But I think you might find that this does want you want, with a bit of modification.

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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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Hi, I think I have a new one for you. I've seen this problem posted on other sites and no solutions ever addressed.

I'm mail merging a a mailing list onto sheets of ten labels, a different number of labels every day, anywhere from 30-200. I've used the wizard any number of times, always with the same result, never with an option or menu that provides a fix:
-- 1st sheet looks okay -- records 1-10 appear
-- 2nd sheet, records 2-11 appear
-- 3rd sheet, records 3-12 appear
-- etc, till there are as many sheets as there are records in the database. So for today's mailing list of 45 records, I had 45 sheets instead of 5.

The first label in my template has a header that says "Research Study" followed by the mail merge fields -- custom arranged, not using Address Block or anything preset. The propogated labels all say "<<Next Record>>" in front of "Research Study". I can provide an example if needed.

It also doesn't allow me to choose the order in which the emails propogate, i.e. I can go across but not down. I've done this many times in older versions of Word without these problems. I've used the Avery system, but I have to go thru the wizard each and every time when all I want to do is make a reusable template to copy and merge new records into each day.

Please help.

A:Labels-Mail Merge,Word 2003 & Excel 2003-labels repeating ad nauseum

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I've been having issues with Word 2003, of all things. Windows 7 is running smoothly, but whenever I use Word 2003, it crashes after a while of use and reboots the computer. I can't work out what causes it to happen, sometimes I'm just typing, sometimes when I'm zooming out of the page.

I can't get a BSOD to display even when I change off 'Automatically Restart', and changing it to run in compatibility mode hasn't helped.

By specifications are in my profile.

Hope someone can help...

A:Word 2003 crashes computer in Windows 7 x64

Did you installed SP 3for office 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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I changed hard drives and did not copy my Word macro's. I can put the old drive in as a slave. Under Windows, where are my Word 2003 macros stored? Thank you in advance for your time and help.

A:Solved: On my computer, under Office 2003, where are MS Word macros stored?

They could be in many different locations:

- Within the document in question, which is probably not the case since you're missing your macros.

- In your, which is normally located in your profile directory (usually C:\Documents and Settings\YourUsername) under \Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\

- In any .dot file in your Word Startup folder, which is usually in your profile directory: \Application Data\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP\

- In any other .dot file in any other folder, that was manually added to Word through Tools, Templates and Add-Ins. If your macros were not in any of the previously mentioned locations, search the hard drive for any .dot files and check whether your macros in there...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm desperate. Can you help me?

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

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

A:Word 2010 is opening my word 2003 attachments

SHG818 welcome to Sevenforums!

Have you tried this tutorial?

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

I cant open a 2003 doc with 2007..

Brilliant move by Microsoft

Any Ideas?


A:Solved: Word 2007 doc to Word 2003 Doc

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

Secondly Word is full backwards compatible with earlier versions.

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

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Hi all.

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

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

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


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

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

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

Many Thanks

A:Microsoft Word 2003 word counter....

View->Toolbars->Word Count

You still have to click the recount button though.

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I am a novice to computers and am taking a pc class online. I have an assignment due in word 2003 requiring me to align headers and footers right, however, in word 2003, I am only given the options to center text and align text left. Could you help me please?


A:regarding word 2003

Not sure where you are only seeing those options, but try the following:

From the menu > View > Toolbars, select (or ensure that it is selected) Formatting

Now, on that bar you should see (just to the right of Underline), the options to Align left, centre and left

In your Header/Footer, select the text and then click on Align Right

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I'm having a problem with word 2003 in that when i'm to the very last line on a page the cursor jumps to the next page and leaves and extra line on the previous page causing my bottom margin to be bigger than 1" (which is what it's set at in page setup). I tried turning off widows and orphans, but that didn't help. Any clue what's causing the problem?


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I have been getting documents that start up in the reading layout mode which I don't like. I found out how to go in and change the setting to not allow this layout but for some reason word seems to put a check back in there...any reason this is doing it without my authorization?

A:MS Word 2003

It annoys me, too, but I find the document layout mode is set by the writer. Then, when I receive it, I must change it to the mode I prefer. OTOH, people I send documents to must do the same thing with mine, if they don't like the print layout mode that I use. I don't know of a way to automatically force a document to open in print mode (for example) when it was created in reading layout mode.

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when the user inserts a picture in word 2003 it shows up as a hyper link, if I open the document on my computer I get the actual picture, The user must press CTRL+Shift+ F9 to be able to see the picture. I think it is a option or setting in word but I have sreached and could not see anything. Any help with this is very much appreciated.


A:Word 2003

Are we talking about;

insert/picture/from file ?

Or some other way?

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When I was taught typing in 1952 (I know - I'm a dinosaur), I was taught to always double-space between sentences. However with M$ Word, that practice occasionally results in an unintended and undesirable one-space indention. Is there anyway to cause Word to act like I want?

P.S. I typically justify both right and left margins.

A:M$ Word 2003

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I have word 2003 and have no rtf listed in the 'save as type' box. Can I still save to rtf or does this year of this program not have it.



A:I have no RTF on word 2003

This kind of surprizes me, but try this:

(You could save as rtf, but it wouldn't really be rtf, which would make a mess. )

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On a new document the background turns black soon as I start get around the problem I just turn the background to gray to see what I'm typing........Every time I start a new document it does the same..............

A:Word 2003

Go to Tool, then select Option, then General tab. You may find something about this problem. I will find out more if the problem still exists

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I in error deleted word 2003. how do I reinstall it without using my windows xp disc. I have the key #'s.



A:word 2003

do you have the office 2003 cd?

I guess you can try downloading the latest service pack for microsoft office 2003

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How do I change "word" so IT will stop capitalizing the first letter at the beginning of each sentence???

I was able to do this on older versions but have forgot what menu to find that box to uncheck.


A:Word 2003

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I have a document that you fill in information. The information is in a boxed area, but everytime I hit enter to go to the next area it is producing a line down the left side of the page that I cannot get rid of.
Please Help!

A:Word 2003

Well it may just be something in the formatting that has been activated and we cannot figure out what it is. I think it will work by just copying the document to a new word document.

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Using 8250 Dell-Windows XP home - works and Word 2003.
After having Ad A Ware Installed some peculiar things happened to Word 2003. e.g.: 1. each time I opened program, series of templates appeared on right and, I could NOT simply do a page
set-up or do my own formatting - 2. tool bar filled with tools I had never seen before..
I had a friend over - could not fix or get Word 2003 to run properly so, I was told to simply reformat each word document as I went along.
But, I suspect that there are ways of using the Discs which Dell sent me to Fix Word 2003. Of course, I have no idea how to do this. I suspect it is a long and detailed process. Dell does not want to know and MS says computer and Word 2003 are well over a year old since installation and purchase and they do not know me either.... I ran Norton AV and AdAWare - everything stated to be AOK. I am about to run Scan Disk { error reporter }.
Can anyone suggest ways in which I can fix Word 2003?
Thanks.... missfuffy

A:word 2003

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I am having a problem in MS Word 2003.

In Ms Word 2003 some of the unwanted styles are displayed when I open a formatted file.

How can I delete the unwanted styles. I tried the method of saving it as .rtf format and .txt format and then deleting the styles from the text file. But it is very much difficult to do. It is a very long process.

Can u give me a suggession for this.


A:Regarding MS Word 2003

Random Discussion is generally for non-tech or computer discussions. Since you have a specific question about a specific Business Application, I have moved this to the more appropriate Business Applications forum where you should get more responses.

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I too am having the same issues. When I first purchased my laptop, there was not this issue. Now I am having the same issue as mentioned on this tread.

I tried copying my word document to new document and it would not save. I am trying to save it to my C: drive. No network drive here.

I can save it to my flash drive and my documents folder.

Then I tried to open up a new excel file. Typed, Test in one cell. Tried to save it to the C: drive and it told me that the C: drive was "Read-Only."

When I open other excel spreadsheet, I can edit them and save them to the c: drive without issues.

I checked the permisssions of my C: drive and its states, Special permissions. This is under c: drive properties, security tab. When I tried to change the properities to Full Control, which I believe it should be, it tells me that that I am changing permisssion off of the root directory which could cause unexpected access problems and reduced security. That I don't want. I don't know if I should do this.

Any further advise or thoughts would be appreciated.


A:Word 2003

Welcome to the forum, lets not wear out the wheel here.

I see from your other post that you are getting corrupted files. Have you ran a scandisk on your PC recently to see if it is starting to fail? Opening up permissions on your hard drive should be ok. Is this is work laptop/shared laptop or your personal computer? Where did you get the PC, from a reseller?

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I wonder if there is anyone who can help me to get around two annoying features in Word (2003).

1. When I cut and paste from another element my Word document accepts the incoming paragraph format and continues with it as I type below. I have created a specific 'Normal' style and this is used in all of my new documents. I am therefore forced into reformatting the document after each insert.

2. The above situation also has a side issue in that if the pasted text has been formatted with USA spelling; my document accepts that and assumes that is what I want - I don't! I want any inserted text that isn't formatted for UK spellcheck to be shown up as incorrect. Even worse, it will sometimes also keep the option of 'typing replaces' which I never use.

A:Word 2003

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WE are running office XP here and user when she goes to click on word it comes up and wanta to install it self, but after that goes away word does come up . I have ran the office repair tool this did not help same issue.
Any ideas.

A:word 2003

If you have the MS Office disc, reinstall Word2003 completely.

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Help, Please anyone!
My wife is taking an algebra class..She's trying to use Equation 3.0 in MS Word2003. When she inserts an equation using "insert" then "object"
then LEAVES the filled in block and tries to return to it, she gets "Word cannot open the document..user does not have access privileges".
She is the only user. I had an account but I disabled it hoping that would do the trick but nogo. How do I get rid of that message and get on with the work?
Thanks! Sabre460

A:MS Word 2003/

Ref the MS 2003/Word prob, I forgot to add we're running XP home version on a Dell laptop. Thanks!

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In Microsoft Word, you have hit Ctrl + Enter and Ctrl + Shirt + Enter a few too many times. And any time you hit backspace it italicizes the words on the previous page and anytime you hit enter after a sentence it bolds the text in front of it.You take a look at it and it does the same on your computer. In other words, the file is bad and no longer formatting the way it should. What are ways to fix this document keeping in mind it is several hundred pages? (I have found that one way is to save it as another format and then re-save it as a doc file.)


A:Word 2003

Does this behavior happen is you use a different .dot file?

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On my home PC I have Word 2003 (as part of Office).
Am I able to upgarde this to the latest version or do I have to buy the latest version seperately?


C h r e d g e.

A:Word 2003

You will need to buy a copy of Office 2007 or 2010 (the latest). You can buy just Word 2007 or 2010, but it will not work well with the other 2003 programs.

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Hi out their in answer land. I need some help please. I want to know how to set the color default from a white background with black text to a black background w/ white font text. In my MS Word 2003 . I know how to set it say, for one new blank doc. I want to set it so that ea time I open up a new doc to Type only it will let me type the text on the black background. I dont want to print the doc on the black background. Typing on black helps the glare to my eyes. Any answers on how to set the setting so it stays consistant? I have checked out lots of different forums no one tells how to change and reset the default to stick.....Thanks Janean KC

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Everytime I have Word running my system slow right down. So I went to the task manager and it show it takeing up about 60% of my CPU usage constantly. I thought it would go down after I let it sit awhite but it didn't. I also that it may be paticular document but no... it does any time word is open. Could I have a macro running? If so how do I get rid of them. Can I unistall the reinstall with this put word back to its original state.


A:ms word 2003

It is quite common for a corrupt "" file to create havoc in Word, this will not be fixed by an uninstall/reinstall.

Start at step 3 (scroll down) on this site, and delete "" (a new one will be created when you launch Word)

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I received a Word document via email and was told it was made with a newer version than mine and asked if I'd like to upgrade. I did, and have lost at least one function that I know of. How do I reverse what I've done?

A:Word 2003

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Hello everybody,
I'm having some difficulties opening some documents in Word 2003. I had previously saved the documents directly onto a flash drive, without thinking of the possible consequences of not backing up the files someplace else. That was ok, until I lost the flash drive somewhere in my house, and though I've looked everywhere, I can't seem to find it. When I checked my recent documents folder, only shortcuts to the documents remained, and they do not work. Now I am unable to open the documents I was working on; when I try, a box appears and says that the file is corrupted. Is there any way I can recover the files from the computer without the flash drive?

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I have an XP o.s. and I can save to my documents in word 2003 as an administrator, but not as a user. Where do I go to fix this?

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For some reason, Word text documents have started printing in red.
Any idea how I can get it to print in black as it used to do?

A:Word 2003

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I've tried everything I can find on Google and other help sites but still can't resolve the problem of Word being so very slow to open. It doesn't matter if it's a new document or one already in existence, Word still takes easily half a minute to open, sometimes longer.

Can anyone suggest an easy solution? I'm not a geek so please keep it simple.

A:Word 2003

Try this:

Search for ( have it search hidden files and folders. When it finds it, either delete it or rename it to normal.bak ( o anything) and then restart Word . . it will recreate the template and may cure the delay

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I am running office 2000 but word is very unstable. i would ugrade to office 2003 but it dosent come with access so the only option i have for now is to install word 2003 only. i cant upgrade to office xp or 2007 as i am doing this at work.
is there anything specific i need to do like rename any files etc or can i do a straight install??

A:word 2003

Office 2003 Professional comes with Access. Maybe you don't have a suitable edition?

You can upgrade only the available Office components no problem.

Are you sure something like a clean install of Office 2000 and applying all the service packs and updates wouldn't work?

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Does anyone know about a book manuscript rewriting software for word 2003?

I've just written a book using word 2003 and would like to find a software that could help me rewrite and edit sentences and even whole paragraphs.

I use Win XP. Just need a software compatible with word 2003 that could suggest a better way to write a sentence I've just written and help with grammar too.

thank you.

A:Word 2003

Word has a build in grammar checker have you used it?

There are many others available just use and seach for: grammar checker

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When my user is updating a document in word 2003 and keeping it open for hours the application will freeze and come back with Not Responding. Any ideas. Only 2 of my users are experiencing the problem.

A:Word 2003

Hi shariconley, and welcome to TSG.

I have asked a moderator to move this topic to our "Business Apps" forum.

I am not sure if I can provide an answer but it might help if we knew ...
1) The operating systems of the computers having the problems?

2) Are the documents being edited stored on the local computers or on a server? If on a server, what operating system is running on the server?

3) Does the problem only happen if the application is sitting idle or does it happen in the middle of actively editing the document?

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I have microsoft office 2003 and it was working fine. I had some updates installed a couple days ago that apparently should have been installed in 2007 from windows update.After this Word has stopped working. Now it says that word has encountered a problem and must close. Sorry for inconvenience.... Did a repair on it . Can only open in safe mode. Please help I need this.


A:word 2003

Ouch .... that must be so frustrating!

Have you tried to uninstall the updates? If you go into your Control Panel (assuming your using Windows of course), and then Add and Remove programs, make sure the "show updates" option at the top is checked. If the update appears, uninstall it and see if that helps.

Otherwise, you might have to do a system restore to a restore point just prior to the update. By the way, I had a similar problem when I tried to install a demo version of the new Word program (I still use Word 2002!!!). I finally had to uninstall the demo and repair the old program.

Worse case scenario -- uninstall and reinstall your office 2003 (I **HATE** that option!)

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I am having a problem saving files from word. it gives me the following message: "Word cannot save or create this file. Make sure that the disk you want to save the file on is not full etc, etc." How do I deal with this? The disk is more than 50% free.

A:Word 2003

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Hello I had a go at getting advice on trying to add sound to web cam - I just cannot get microphone to fire up so to speak , and I've seen the endless threads on other sites where others have the same problems .. so let's say I've got over that and visual is ok In any event we're on dial up so I understand sound would not have been good...Anyway, I'm legally blind and am excited bu the prospect of being able to dictate letters or stories etc to "Word" through the self same mike instead of hacking my way along at two words a minute.Can some kind soul point me in the right direction here with perhaps a published tutorial?Many thanks Dave

A:Word 2003

"Using speech recognition for the first time in Office":"Frequently asked questions about the speech recognition feature for Office":

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I just dug out an old 2003 copy of word, my other half likes it better than the new stuff.  It loaded fine and does work even after I click an applet saying I loaded it the maximum amount of times.  I must admit my memory is not great but I can't remember loading it more than a couple of times, it is a legal copy bought and used by me,  I wonder if I can persuade the MS Gods to let me play with it a little more.  I do have a copy of 2010 but she has not liked it since I bought it.

A:Word 2003 ?

You do realize that Office 2003 products will lose their support for functionality and any improvements after April 8. Office 2003 products are falling under the same end of support scenario XP is. You can call and you probably have a decent chance of getting it registered. How secure it will be soon, I wouldn't want to hazard a guess.

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I have windows XP Pro and I installed Microsoft Office Professional Enterprise Editions 2003 and everything was working fine until recently, when all of sudden WORD starting giving me problems. It will not open my documents, it just flashes then goes down to the tool bar on the bottom. I’m able to open all the other programs. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Office 2003 and still the same problem.

A:2003 Word

It may be a corrupt problem. Try finding all files (search hidden files and folders) and either delete them or rename them. Hope that helps.

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One of my users is having a problem with word attachments. Every time that he opens one, word opens up in Final Showing Markup mode, which allows reviews and changes to be seen. Has anyone come across this before, every other word document that he open i.e. is on his local drives open up as you would expect?

Any ideas

A:Word 2003

Sorted now!!!

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Dear All,

Im new to this so be basic with me!

I currently have a problem at work, where a user sends an email it gets stuck in the outbox folder until you click on another folder within outlook - I have the same problem with receving emails, you dont know you have a new email until you click on another folder, then suddenly you recieve a new email.

This is happening with four of our Windows XP machines, we have 6 Windows XP machines in the office approx, and 60 Windows 2000 machines, running from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003... We use the SMTP type for our emails..

I have been looking on the internet for months but not found anything, I would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction

A:Emails stuck in Outbox - MS Outlook 2003. Windows Exchange Sever 2003

Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I am having the exact same problem and can't figure it out. My email used to work fine, so I am not sure what changed.

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This document is designed to help solution developers and architects understand how Microsoft Office Excel 2003 can be integrated with back-end systems (in this case Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services) to create powerful client-side applications through which back-end functionality is exposed. In particular, this solution is used by project managers to launch a new Windows SharePoint Services team site and to collect data that will be used to manage a project. It shows how various Microsoft technologies can work together to improve and simplify business processes, with an emphasis on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office. The code sample is available in C# and Visual Basic.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP

Microsoft® Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2
Microsoft® Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System Beta 2 (included with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2)
Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint™ Services 2003
Microsoft® Office Professional 2003
Microsoft® Office Excel 2003



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Using Outlook 2003, Part of MS Office Professional Edition 2003, which has the capability of having multiple, separate & complete email addresses, each functioning in their own profile.

E.g. I open Outlook and it gives me a drop-down box to choose which email I want to go to, say email1 or email2.

Email1 has 2 "Contacts" areas defined.
1st problem is how to combine and synch these two. I don't want two.

Email2 as 1 "Contacts" area.
2nd problem is to combine the contacts from Email1 with Email2.

I thought these were *.pab files, but a search for *.pab comes up empty.
I do find multiple *.pst files

Any suggestions?


A:Help with Contacts Merge in Outlook 2003,Part of MS Office Professional Edition 2003

Oh, and I need tips on how to make SURE I've got the existing stuff backed up before I mess with anything. This isn't my computer I'm working on, and there are 4000 contacts involved.

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I have a few computers running Winxp sp2 @ my company. I got most of the PC connected to the Exchange server 2003 via VPN (Exchange offsite).

I have one stubborn machine that is having trouble finding the exchange\host name. During the setup it will prompt me servername: "server" (checked cache mode). The second is the firstname.lastname, and when I click find, it could not locate the server or/global list.

Why can't it find the server or global address list? I was able to connect via VPN.

Thanks in advance.

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I have a laser jet printer HP 2015. If i print email recd. with excel embedded cells in Landscape mode from a XP OS / Outlook 2003 / Excel 2003, the contents are fully printed.

But if i print the same email in landscape mode from Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Outlook 2003 / Excel 2003, the contents are not printed in full, i.e the last 3 to 4 columns of excel embedded cells are not printed.

Pl. help.


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Here's the situation...Every week I ghost copies of our servers. Two Windows 2000 servers and two Windows 2003 servers. Each server has one Western Digital 80GB ide hard drive in a hard drive rack and there is one open rack for inserting the backup hard drives.

I use ghost 2003 on floppies, each is configured to run the ghost backup automatically. When I am ready to ghost, I insert the backup drive, insert the floppy disk and start the server. Ghost loads, backups the drive, and says ghosting is complete. I take the main drive out and replace it with the ghosted copy. The ghost copies for 2000 and 2003 boot up fine, no problems.


When I remove the Ghost copies and reinsert the main drives, the 2003 servers will not boot, but the 2000 servers do. This doesn't happen every week, and sometimes one 2003 server will work and the other won't. When they don't work, the servers post but for some reason don't see the hard drive (this is not the ghost copy). On one of the 2003 servers, I have figured out the problem. When the server won't read the hard drive, I would pull out the drive and reinsert it, fixing the problem.

Recenctly, the other 2003 server wouldn't boot the main drive after it was ghosted. I thought maybe the hard drive bay was bad, so I switched the hard drive out with a spare bay. Reinserted it in the rack and the server still couldn't find the hard drive during boot. If I stick the ghost copy back in... Read more

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