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Word 2003 converting files

Q: Word 2003 converting files

Hello Everyone,

For some reason my MS Word 2003 is now trying to "File Conversion" all doc files I get in by email. These files are word 2002 format.

Word 2003 tells me to select the encoding that makes my document readable - text encoding: windows, MS-DOS, other encoding.
None of these convert the files to a usable format that I can read in the preview window that is shown while selecting codes.

Has anyone had this problem?

Does anyone have any suggestions?

I have gone to the MS web site and updated Word already and restarted.

May you all have a wonderful day,

A: Word 2003 converting files

Well, are you sure the problem is with Word and not your e-mail program?

What do you see in the preview window?

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Hello Everyone,

For some reason my MS Word 2003 is now trying to "File Conversion" all doc files I get in by email. These files are word 2002 format.

Word 2003 tells me to select the encoding that makes my document readable - text encoding: windows, MS-DOS, other encoding.
None of these convert the files to a usable format that I can read in the preview window that is shown while selecting codes.

Has anyone had this problem?

Does anyone have any suggestions?

I have gone to the MS web site and updated Word already and restarted.

May you all have a wonderful day,

A:Word 2003 converting files

Well, are you sure the problem is with Word and not your e-mail program?

What do you see in the preview window?

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I have a folder full of files that I want to convert from Word 07-10 (*.docx) format to Word 97-03 (*.doc) format so I can copy them to an old PDA and view them from there. In the absence of finding a good converter (there aren't a lot of people wanting to go backwards), I have been trying to use a Macro. I found some code on a previous post in this forum and tried to modify it using some code I recorded in Word, but it keeps giving me errors or otherwise does nothing at all. Any suggestions or corrections would he great. I think only the first two peramaters under "SaveAs2" are necessary for my purposes (FileName & FileFormat) but I let the others for the recording in in case Word needed them.

Sub SaveAs03()

vDirectory = "C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Desktop\FolderA\"

vFile = Dir(vDirectory & "\" & "*.*")

Do While vFile <> ""

Documents.Open FileName:=vDirectory & "\" & vFile

ChangeFileOpenDirectory "C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Documents\FolderB\"

ActiveDocument.SaveAs2 FileName:=vFile, FileFormat:=wdFormatDocument _
, LockComments:=False, Password:="", AddToRecentFiles:=True, _
WritePassword:="", ReadOnlyRecommended:=False, EmbedTrueTypeFonts:=False, _
SaveNativePictureFormat:=False, SaveFormsData:=False, SaveAsAOCELetter:= _
False, CompatibilityMode:=0


vFile = Dir


End SubClick to expand...
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A:Solved: Converting Files to Word 2003 with a Macro

You are trying to save with the name something.docx

Try stripping the Docx and adding Doc

vsavename = Left$(vfile, Len(vfile) - 4) & "Doc"

Sub SaveAs03()
'my folders are on the desktop
vDirectory = Environ("USERPROFILE") & "\Desktop\FolderA\"
vfile = Dir(vDirectory & "\" & "*.*")
Do While vfile <> ""
'MsgBox vfile
Documents.Open FileName:=vDirectory & "\" & vfile
ChangeFileOpenDirectory Environ("USERPROFILE") & "\Desktop\FolderB\"
vsavename = Left$(vfile, Len(vfile) - 4) & "Doc"
ActiveDocument.SaveAs2 FileName:=vsavename, FileFormat:=wdDocument
vfile = Dir
End Sub

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i just went from windows 2000 to windows 7 professional and we had to reinstall all programs....
i need to open my company logo which was saved in microsoft office word 97-2003 - my new program is microsoft works word processor - i have tried saving it in different formats on my old computer but nothing seems to be working....
any suggestions?

A:Converting files from Microsoft Office Word 97-2003 to Microsoft Works Word Processor

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

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

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

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

I'm desperate. Can you help me?

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I have Office 2003 Professional installed on my pc here at work. I want to post a Word 2003 doc with a picture and web links to Craig's List, but Craig's List only accepts text documents. So my question is this, is there a way to convert my Word 2003 doc to HTML, so I can then save it as a text document and submit it to Craig's List? If 3rd party software is required can anyone make any suggestions for me?

Note, I found a converter tool for Word 2000 on the Microsoft website which does exactly what I am looking for. The only problem is they do not have one for Word 2003.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


A:Converting Word 2003 doc to HTML

Puckhndlr said:


I have Office 2003 Professional installed on my pc here at work. I want to post a Word 2003 doc with a picture and web links to Craig's List, but Craig's List only accepts text documents. So my question is this, is there a way to convert my Word 2003 doc to HTML, so I can then save it as a text document and submit it to Craig's List? If 3rd party software is required can anyone make any suggestions for me?

Note, I found a converter tool for Word 2000 on the Microsoft website which does exactly what I am looking for. The only problem is they do not have one for Word 2003.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

PuckClick to expand...

If you are wanting to save in html, when you go to 'save as', click on 'web page filtered'. I usually use front page for html documents for it is easier for myself. When you open the newly created html file you can simply view source. This is the long road but does work.

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OK...I am saving files off an old computer and I'd like to load them on my new computer.

Old computer has Word and Excel 97 the new computer had 2003 versions...will they open and be readable/editable on the new computer?

Is there something special I need to do to ensure that I can use them on new computer, or is it hopeless?

A:Solved: Converting old Word Docs 97 to 2003

Not a problem. Microsoft exerts a lot of effort to make sure their newer applications are backwards compatible with files saved in older versions. So you should be safe

However, if you have any custom macros, they might not port as well. Sounds like that probably isn't the case, however.



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I have a doc created using Word 2003. the doc is around 60 pages having text, Visio drawings (pasted as pic) and 2 sections- portrait section and landscape section.
When opening it in Word XP, in print layout view, word continuously repaginates the doc. In each movement in the doc a message in the status bar appears- Word is repaginating the doc. this action is performed continuously and the display of the doc "shakes".
In the first attempt, I just attempted to open it using Word XP.
In the second attempt- I saved the doc as word97-2009 & 6.0/95-RTF(*.doc). word converted it and from 1.7M file it became around 25M. The problem I described persisted.
Can someone assist?

A:converting word 2003 doc to Word XP

Check out this page and see if the info helps.

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I am having this problem - I converted the Word 2003 form, but the 'Controls' panel buttons remain disabled. I saw a thread with the same problem, but it had expired so I can't determine how to correct this?! How do I get those buttons enabled so I can unlock the form and make edits? Thanks!

A:Solved: Problem converting Word 2003 Form to 2007

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There is a Acrobat pdf file that I need to convert to Word97 for editing purposes. I can't seem to figure it out. I have tried saving it in rich-text format, but it still loses all the formating. I have the full version of Acrobat 5.0.

A:converting pdf files to Word

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Is there a way to convert a group of files at one time?

I have a floppy full of Word Perfect documents that I want to convert to Word.

Do I have to open each up individually and save as?

Or can I convert them all at once?

A:converting files from perfect to word

Yes you can convert them all at once:

Two links that describe batch conversion of WordPerfect Docs to
Word Docs.

General Conversion Tips

Word 2000 conversion wizard

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I would like to know how to convert old files .wpd/.wpl to Excel or Word. O/S is XP. These files have been saved to a floppy and the old computer has died so cannot access files to resave.
I've tried changing the extension to txt, doc. dbf, xls etc. and opening up in several different applications but receive only non-text information (squares etc.).
Can someone help with this dinosaur file?
Thank you.

A:Converting wpd/wpl files to excel or word

what are they from word perfect - you may be able to open with word - in word - open - change the filetype to the ones you have

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I am have a really tough time trying to convert a file from Word Perfect format to Word format. I tried to google it myself and figure it out, but either it all cost money or it still didn't work. Anyone have any suggestions?


A:Converting WPS or Works files to Word Documents

WordPerfect and Works are 2 completely different animals -- although last time I looked, Works word processor files did have "wps" extensions. Which program are you actually using?

(Whichever, you should be able to go File > Save As, then set an option for file type [to save as] -- if there's an RTF option, Word should handle the output ... although you may lose some features if your original file is, err, "elaborate")

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How can I open files that I created with Open Office (.sxw) with MSWord 2002? These are all letters and notes from school classes, all in the default font and style of Open Office, nothing fancy. They come up as lots of little boxes and strange symbols when I try to open them.

A:converting openoffice .sxw files to word 2002

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I have used my Lexmark Software to scan a resume and make it a pdf file. It is not in microsoft word. I need to know how to find the pdf file and how to convert it to my microsoft word so that I can edit it. Please help. Thanks

P. S. The pdf file is located in my Lexmark info but I don't know how to get it to microsoft word in order to edit it.

A:Finding and converting my PDF files to microsft word


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I have hundreds of files in WordPerfect but no longer have the WordPerfect program. I want to convert them to MS Word but can only do it one-file-at-a-time, an ornerous process. When I use the Word Batch Wizard it appears to be converting all the files selected, but invariably only converts one file from the many in the folder. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Running MS Word 2002.
Trying to convert WP5.x files
WP files in Windows Explorer are typically named :
Name: ASMEINS.001 Type: 001 file
Name: ASMEINS.002 Type: 002 file
Name: ASMEINS.003 Type: 003 file


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My laptop recently crashed after a virus strike. A local computer shop managed to get it back but used Open Office for the WP programme. I would like to convert all the Open Office files back to WORD - is there a simple and quick way to do this? Many thanks for any input.


click here

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Does anyone know if this can be done. I am using MS Publisher now but do not want to re-do all of these files.


A:Converting Pagemaker Files To Word Docs

I found this website for you and hope you find your answer here :

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hey all, my company wants to start selling books in PDF form. instead of buying the Adobe Acrobat program to create PDF's, i was wondering if it's possible to create them through some other way?

i know Word allows this, are there any problems with using Word? do adobe allow it? what are the ways do people recommend?

thanks all

A:Any problem with converting Word documents to PDF? Any other way to create PDF files?

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I use word perfect x4 for most documents that I create. Unhappily, when I receive Word documents from other people, word perf x4 automatically converts to an x4 file, it still has a doc extenstion, but it has changed to a wp file, . I don't want to convert Word files to wp. How can I stop this from happening? Thanks so much for help

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I need to have editable text, preferably as WORD .doc to create files to be sent to another person. Is there some sort of conversion process for some wordpad text I now have?

A:Solved: converting text files in Win XP from wordpad to a WORD document

Simply open them in Word and save them as Word files. Nearly everyone can open WordPad files though.

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How do you convert PDF files to a Word document? I do not have the full version of Adobe, only the reader free software. Thanks.


A:Converting PDF files to Word files

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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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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 have upgraded to Windows xp and when using microsoft word 2003, I have noticed many tmp files (~.tmp) appear around my root drive my documents folder and desktop. This does not cause technical problems but I find that it annoys me as I try to keep a clean hard drive. Is there a way to find what application these .tmp files come from, or, if possible, could I set my system to automaticaly delete them or stop them from being created.

Thank you for your assistance.

A:~.tmp files word 2003

Please do not post duplicates; your original post is here:

Sometimes replying to it yourself is necessary to keep it current if no one is responding.

I'm also going to move it to Business and Applications, a better forum for "Word" issues

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I need assistance in converting a few Publisher 2003 documents to Publisher 2000 format. I was sent these document by someone to use on a webpage but cannot see them because I only have Publisher 2000. Unforunately, I have been unable to contact this person to get them converted. Is anyone, preferably a Moderator, able to assist me by converting these files and sending them back to me.


A:Need help converting Publisher 2003 files to Publisher 2000 format

try the trial version of 2003:

it limits itself after 30 days, but should be enough time to convert a few files

*rant* don't ya wish people that get the latest software version would realize that others choose NOT to upgrade for a variety of reasons, and they should check first before sending latest/greatest versions out?


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I'm getting the following error message when I attempt to open RTF files in certain locations on my computer: "Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges (location of file)". I found an article on about this error message and how it tends to come up when your anti-virus, especially Norton's, isn't up-to-date. I don't have Norton's on that computer, and the AVG on there is up-to-date as of yesterday. Anyone have any thoughts?

A:Word 2003 cannot open some RTF files

Go to Office Update and search I could have sworn I read this issue in passing.I think an office update fixes it , but don't quote me.

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Hi, I have successfully been using Word 2003 on Vista Business for several years. Today, when I attempted to open a file, all of my folders were displayed, but there were no files listed in the folders. The message was "This Folder is Empty".

If I go to "the old My Computer" and go to administrator - documents; I can access all of the folders and all of the files. The files open successfully in Word 2003 if I clisk the file in My Computer".

I have a have had a free copy of Open Office on my PC for several year but prefer MS. However, I can open folders and files from Open Office.

Net...Word 2003 gets me to the folders but the files are not shown in Word 2003, but they remain on my Vista PC.

Any help will be appreciated. Jim

A:Word 2003, Folders but no files

Sorry for the inconvienence. I somehow had a .wps file format as my setting. Changing the setting to .doc fixed the error. Jim

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One of my users has many Word 2003 XML documents. Some have been created in Word 2003 itself, others in Word 2007 saved as a Word 2003 XML document. All has been running sweetly for 6 months.
Now suddenly, some of the documents won't open in their copy of Word 2003 SP3. As far as I can tell there have been no software updates. The files themselves have not been edited. The same files open with no problem in my own copy of Word 2003 SP3 - build numbers are also the same 11.8169.8172.

The files that wont open have a tag in the <w:wordDocument section at the beginning of the XML file

The files that do open have
xmlns:wsp= instead

Word does not give a useful error message - just the standard screen that asks if you want to send an error report.
The application log in the event viewer gives an error
Faulting application winword.exe, version 11.0.8169.0, stamp 465f2a40, faulting module winword.exe, version 11.0.8169.0, stamp 465f2a40, debug? 0, fault address 0x00801c66.
But when I look this up it says it's related to bullet points in Outlook - clearly not where I'm having the issue.

But they opened fine last week. And they open on my own copy of Word 2003. Any help appreciated as after 8 hours Im now at a loss.

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

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

A:MS Word 2003 read only files

Welcome to TechSpot!

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

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well here it is plain and simple. Whenever i open a document and i go to open another document the first document has been renamed to somethin gliek ~$(rest of name goes here).doc. It also says when i try to open a document already open that MS office needs a converter to display this file correctly this feature is curently not installed wouold you like to install it. If you hit no then a box comes up with a bunch of [] in it and i just close it.

now another problem i have been having is there are some temp files that just won't delete ive tried manually, with Clean up!, and also with empty temp folders 283. They all can seem to delete them. The files are named, index.dat, (a whole bunch with similiar to) ~DF645.tmp. and one thats ~WRD2250.doc. one thing i notice is that they were all made today at about 8:11 or so.

Now i have just fixed MS word with the help of you guys and i greatly appreciate it ... here is the link to that thread. here

A:MS word 2003 problemes/temp files


can any one help me or direct me to something that would help?

i mean i could post a HJT log and see if that might help but then somebody would have to move it...

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Files are beiing saved but when I open them they are all scrambled in an useable type of jyberish text. What is causing this annoyance? Is there a cure? It's on my wifes Toshiba laptop with XP

A:Word 2003 saving files in jiberish

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Hi everyone

I recently purchased medical spell checker files from ebay and they were sent to me via e-mail. I have been trying for 2 weeks to get them in my dictionary files in the word 2003 program. I followed all the instructions and even renamed the custom dictionary and reinstalled the spell checking software in word. I still receive a message that says these files are not available, either the custom dictionary is corrupt and needs to be renamed, the dictionary is full, or reinstall the spell checking files. Can anyone advise me on what I am doing wrong. I'm open to any suggestions.


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I spent a happy week indexing a book using the Concordance file method - ending with a fairly complete index. However, I messed up on two levels. The first was that I ended up with ALL the pages indexed instead of the normal '32-36'. The second was that AFTER combining the Concordance file with the book I found that there were two or three blank pages. Deleting them meant, obviously that some of the index entries are now out by anything from 1-3 pages.

Can I go back to the beginning, correct both files and then merge them again? Do I just delete the index pages from the existing file, or do I have to start with a fresh copy?

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I cannot read my word 2003 documents on my new pc which uses windows 7.

I first copied my word.doc files from my old pc to a usb

I then copied the same files from the usb to my new computer which uses windows 7, but i cannot read the files as they appear as gibberish.

Can someone help me?

i am a techno novice, please use simple language.

Thank You.


A:transferring files from word 2003 to windows 7

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I have both Office 2003 and 2013 installed on my computer. I want to use Word 2003 to open XML files since 2013 can't. However, when I go to "Default Programs" or "Open With" and select Word 2003, it always changes it to Word 2013 once I press okay. I can open XML files from within Word 2003, but want to be able to open them the way I open the rest of files: From within the folders. How can I do this?

A:How to set Word 2003 as default handler for XML Files

If Word 2003 opens .xml files locate one on your computer, right-click it and choose Open with then you may need to use Choose program and Word/winword [don't accept the first list but manually select what you want]. Be sure there's a checkmark in the Always use this program [or something similar], should always open the correct program when double-clicking a file.

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Hi all -- I have read a lot about similar complaints, but the solutions
are not working. I have a new DELL XPS, and installed my copy of office
onto it. Whenever i double click a document (Word/Excel)The program
launches, but the document doesnt load. I HAD Norton A/V on the system
when it was delieverd, but i uninstalled it as soon as I got it. After
reading, I thought maybe the offiveav.dll was still registered from the
old antivirus install, but i cannot find the file when searching in my system,
including hidden files/directories.
So now i have no A/V scan, had AVG, which was requesting a virus scan
of the doc before loading -- I removed it, and the virus scan message
disappeared, but the document still doesnt load.
I reinstalled office and also tried deleting the file and
ran word to create a new one. All have not given me a solution. Also did a repair from the help menu in word without help.
BTW from within Word/Excel i can go to the open menu, and open any file
without difficulty, but I cannot tolerate this problem. Anyone else
with a sililar problem and possibly a solution.
Thanks in advance.

A:Canot open Word / Excel 2003 Files

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

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

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

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Hi New here

I am currently having a problem with Word 2003, when I drag a file from say desktop or any folder in to a word document.
The contence of the file gets imported into the word document I am writing.
All I want it to do is appear as a icon with in the document. I am able to convert that part of the document by doing the following.

-Right click on document which was imports.
-Then Document Objects > Convert > (Tick) Display as Icon.

This will make the document which was imported to appear as the icon.

Know the real question how do I set this function "Display as Icon" with so I don't have to always do the steps above?

Is there a patch or something in Group Policy that can be done or Registry Key change.

I would be gratefully thank full for any help

A:Word 2003 issue when draging files into Document

No one out there has never had this issue which I am talking about above ^^^

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After much troubleshooting, I have come to the conclusion that Outlook 2003 is corrupting .pdf files, jpegs, and Word 2003 documents. The problem is intermittent, i.e. I scan several pages into a .pdf file using our office MFP and email them to myself... Some of the pages I can open, and some give me the error 'not enough data for an image' when I open them with Acrobat Reader. This is a brand new computer... I never had this problem on my old one.

As for Word documents, same issue... Some file attachments I receive thru Outlook 2003 will open fine, others give me the damaged file error message, yet the same files when placed on our network file server I can open without any problems.

Jpegs : Same thing, some open in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer without issue, and some open with the message 'Drawing Failed'

I am running Windows XP SP2, all updates and patches installed, Installed Office 2003 SP2 (after MAJOR hassles with Office Update I might add) , and all other critical updates for Office 2003 are installed.

My computer Configuration :
AMD Athlon64 X2 DualCore 4600 2.4GHz
1 GB 400MHz PC3200 CL2 RAM
Dual 250 GB HD (with RAID)
Nvidia GeForce 6800XT 128MB PCI Video

One other thing, the Office 2003 was an upgrade from Office 2000.... don't know if that makes a difference or not but thought I'd mention it.

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide

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I recently installed Office pro 2003, under administrator account, I have another limited account. There was no problem in the installation but under the limited account, the word documents changed into notepad files (same with their icons)

can anyone advice me on this, thanks.

A:Word files become notepad after Office 2003 install

I am not sure what you mean it changes into a notepad file. If you save your document as a cetain kind of file, it wouldn't change the filename. Notepad is a text editor. It can read all types of files and show text within those files.

Are you saving your word documents as .DOC or .TXT or .RTF?
You should be able to right click on one of those files and choose open with and then go down the list until you come to Word. Click that, check off always use this program to open this type of file. That will associate those with word. Then they will open in Word and the icon should be correct as well.


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Hi, my problem is that when I was using Microsoft Word 2003, I reduced the font of one of the files I was working on and the entire file just transformed so that:
after every line, this symbol appears:
before some lines, this symbol appears:
and between words, this symbol appears

This actually happened before, but i, ah, don't remember how i got rid of it. I know it's kind of a small problem, but it's really driving me crazy.


A:Solved: microsoft word (2003) files keep showing this after every line: ¶

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When i open saved word 2003 files, it popup a dialog box for encoding method. These file opend smoothly in the past but now i don't know why word asks for encoding while i did not change any thing in these files. kindly help me.

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I keep getting error messages when trying to open files created in Word 2003. The files burn to cd without a problem but when I try to open them off of the cd I get the file may be corrupt try to use recover text option or open and repair option. The odd thing is these word 2003 files open in Office xp without any issues. I have also got an error stating I do not have adminstrative rights on my cd drive. The cd drive is not a network shared drive so I am confused by this error. I have replaced the old cd-r/rw drive with a dvd r/rw and still get the same problems. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Microsoft. Word 2003 will not open files burned to cd

I think I fixed it. I replaced the ide cable and all seems to work now.

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Hello there, board! Any chance there's a VBA wizard that can help me out?

I'm looking for a bit of VBA that will help me update custom document properties in 50 + documents all at once. The files vary in number and in name, but there are times when I have to update the custom document properties in a number of them (always kept in the same folder, if that helps any). It takes a lot of time, think this can be automated?

One thing that would be handy is if it could start in Excel, where I could fill in the new values for the fields and then hit a button, choose which files (or folders containing files) need to be updated, and have it magically do it for me.

Is this possible? Or too ambitious?

Many thanks!

A:Word 2003: Update Custom Document Properties Across Multiple Files

Yes VBA can be used to do this. Can you post some sample documents ?


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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am having a huge problem converting a "rescued" file. I typed a document up in Word and saved it. (I know it was saved because I attached it to an email.) However, when I went back to open it up again, it was gone. It took me forever to actually find it on my computer, but it was in notepad format and a bunch of symbols and titled a rescued document. Even when I paste it to word, it is still all symbols. Is there any way to get back my original? Even if I can just see the words and have to retype it?

A:converting word file BACK to word

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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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How do I convert old Word-Perfect (WP) files on diskett to Word on my new Emachine hard-drive. I thought Word had an automatic converter. Actually, my emachine didn't come with the full version Word, but with Works Word-Processor. Anyway, I found that a couple of my diskett WP files opened okay in Word Pad, but most don't open in anything. Does anyone know the solution. Thanks.

A:Converting Word Perfect To Word

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We have a Word Perfect Mail Merge Program and would like to know if it can be converted to the Microsoft Word Mail Merge Program.

A:Converting Word Perfect to Word

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Completely baffled. I've sync'd Windows mail with my Gmail account, everything back and forth is fine. Trying to send email w/attachments from Word 2003 results in nothing-no error, no nothing. I have the 'mail' icon on Word 2003 set, I can access the 'send to mail recipient' on 'file' so that I can enter email addresses to send the attached file to whomever-but when I click Send...nothing. I am absolutely at my wits end, and I can't self diagnose this to fix it. Again, my Gmail and Windows Mail are sync'd fine-can send msgs back and forth. About to blow a gasket on this, have depositions to send and can't! thanks so much

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I compiled this giant macro to use a filter on sheet "Generate" to filter the data in page "Data" (which must first be sorted), paste that data into "Hide", and then paste that data into two text columns (i.e. like columns in Word) on sheet "Charge Sheet Base", format that page and copy it into a new sheet, named by the user.

It all works (although particularly the formatting code is not concise), but only in 2007. I need help with fixing it for 2003, because I don't have 2003 and have never written macros in 2003. I got someone to run it, and it errored at the Sort function. I know it's mammoth to weed through, but can someone help me '03 it?
Sub CreateChargeSheet()

Dim Data As Worksheet
Set Data = Sheets("Data")
Dim Hide As Worksheet
Set Hide = Sheets("Hide")
Dim iris As Range
Set iris = Range(Cells(1, 1), Cells(1, 1).End(xlToRight).End(xlDown))
Dim ACell As Range
Set ACell = ActiveCell

'Clear out Sheet Hide
Hide.Visible = True

'Sort Data
Dim srt As Sort
Set srt = Data.Sort

srt.SortFields.Add Key:=Columns("A"), _
SortOn:=xlSortOnValues, Order:=xlAscending
srt.SortFields.Add Key:=Columns("B"), _
SortOn:=xlSortOnValues, Order:=xlAscending

srt.SetRange iris
srt.Header = xlYes
srt.MatchCase = True
' Apply the sort:

'Filter Data
i... Read more

A:Converting 2007 macro for 2003

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Hey everybody

I am using a ASP login script that I found online, to run the login for a site I developed. It works great, but uses an access database to hold the usernames.

My problem is, I am afraid that I will end up having to many users for the access database to handle. I want to convert this database to a MS SQL database, since my web host has a tool on the site that lets me create MS SQL databases.

I don't know exactly how to declare all the data types in the tables however. I've attached the database, after deleting all the records, so it just has the table structures in it.

Can anyone give me advice on what data types I will need for each field/ any other advice?


A:Converting a Access 2003 Database to MS SQL

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Hi everyone,

I really need help with something that's driving me crazy. I am working on a spending report where I have a list of bank transactions on the 1st worksheet, and then subsequent worksheets are for each month of the year and other data on them.

I created this whole spending report at home on Excel 2007; however, at work where I need it I work on Excel 2003. I need help converting the below SUMIFS formula to a valid Excel 2003 version.

=SUMIFS('Master Spending Trans Summary'!C:C,'Master Spending Trans Summary'!A:A,'Jan. 2012'!A12,'Master Spending Trans Summary'!B:B, ">=" & "1/1/2012", 'Master Spending Trans Summary'!B:B, "<=" & "1/31/2012")

Whenever I've tried to convert it using SUMPRODUCT or SUM(IF, I keep getting either #NAME? or a #NUM! error.

Anyone who knows how to convert this formula, please please please help me!!

Hopefully someone can help convert this quickly, as I need it soon!

Thanks in advance!!

A:Help Converting SUMIFS to Excel 2003?

It's an old postin but I found this link that will help you out

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Hi Everybody!
First time doing this type of thing and I'm not very computer literate. So I hope someone can help me. How do I convert a word document into a jpg?
Hoping someone can explain it to me in simple laymen terms. Also how do I get the latest Windows Photo Gallery updates?

A:Converting a Word Doc.

You can use a screen capture program like "Snag It" in "scrolling mode"

Google "Free Snag It"

Some older versions can be had for free by registering for a key at Techsmith, the company behind the program.

or 30 day fully functional trial of latest version.

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I recently used winundelete to recover files that I accidentally deleted. Now all my former word files are unreadable. I used Microsoft's fixit program to correct the mswrd632 error. That fix allowed me to at least open the files. But the content is not readable. It is in "code". Below is a sample of what I mean:

E2J [email protected] FKD EUK =QQ 6JY 3J` 2QS 0UM1XP 4^V 5aY4^V 1XP /UM .TM-SL -RK ,QJ ,MJ,NK -PM.RO /SS0UU 1WX1XY 5ab6de 8ik;np <nr :mr:lq [email protected]{ A}A~ GL G<up 8kh0\Y )>I

It does not happen with all of the files, but only with some of them. The files were originally saved as Word 97-2003 files that used the .doc extension. Using Word 2007 has the same problem.

Any insight would be appreciated.

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

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

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

I want them to look like this:

John Smith
123 Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

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

_John Smith
123 Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

I've tried everything I can think of.

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

Please advise. Thanks so much!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi guys.

Im using Access 2003 running under Windows Vista Home Premium
to develop a Book lending system for a local Charity.
Ive been using Access for about six months now, so I guess
the newbie tag is still applicable!

Relevant to my question, I have the following Tables and Fields
Book Table Fields : Book Id
This holds a record for each Book
Loan Table Fields : Book Id, Borrower Id, Date Borrowed, Date Returned
This holds a record of every Loan - If the [Date Returned] is null, the Book
is still out on loan

Im trying to develop SQL to enable me to determine the Books
which a Borrower has already borrowed, and the books which are
currently out on loan (to anyone). If I can then combine these lists
into one query, I can generate a list of all Books which are currently
on loan, or have previously been read by this Borrower.
If I then run this as an exclusion query against the Book Table,
I will have a list of Books available for this Borrower to select from..

I was hoping to generate Queries via Access, then use the SQL view
to get at and manipulate (slightly) the specific SQL to make it
general SQL by using VBA to modify the Borrower Id.

In Access I have got the queries working for a specific Borrower id (71).

My problem is converting the working Final query to native SQL,
because Access uses the name of the Union Query in the Final query.

I was hoping to replace the name of the Union Query with the actual
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A:Problems converting Access 2003 queries to SQL.

I'm missing something here. What's the reality of

WHERE [Combined subqueries for 71].[Library Number] Is Null;
I mean, can a book be loaned if it has no library number? Is it listed in the Book table at all?

Anyway, I would do this differently. Something like the query below:

SELECT Book.[Book No], Book.[Library Number], Book.Title
(Book.[Library Number] NOT IN
(SELECT DISTINCT Loan.[Library Number] FROM Loan
WHERE Loan.[Date Returned] Is Null))
(Book.[Library Number] NOT IN
(SELECT DISTINCT Loan.[Library Number] FROM Loan
WHERE Loan.[Borrower Number]=71))

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Admin please delete if possible.

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hello there

i'm very new to the forum, so if the question is especially stupid, or i fail to follow etiquette, please 4give me.

i have a VERY large document originally created on a Mac in word a few years ago saved onto a couple of floppies. regrettably, the back up copies suitable for MS word on a PC/ibm platform have been lost/destroyed. the prospect of thus going through the hardcopy and re-keying this document is daunting, to say the least.

long way of asking: how can i convert the old files from the floppies into MS word on a PC? I find this particularly difficult to figure out as when i insert the floppies and try to view the files, i get a message saying that either the files can't be read, or that the floppies aren't formatted (for PC).

any suggestions/advice would be reatly appreciated.

Jade Eyes

A:Converting to MS Word problem...

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Okay--don't laugh. I still do my basic report writing using MSWord for Dos (still faster for me). The font I have been using is Times Roman 12 point. When finished, I open the document in Word for Windows. I had been using Office 97 and the conversion was pretty good. Now, when using Office 2000, I always get a Time Roman 10 point instead of 12 point. I have even experimented with different 12 point fonts (CG Times, Courier, etc.) but when Office 2000 converts, the result is always 10 point. What is going on?

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WordPerfect8 will not read and convert Word 6/7 and Word 97 files. Is there a way to get it to do that--without buying a new version of WordPerfect?

A:Converting Word to WordPerfect

I understand that <a href="">WordPort</a> will convert between all of the popular formats.

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Does anyone have any (helpful) suggestions for converting old ClarisWorks documents to Word? Is there a utility available for conversion?

I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 with Microsoft XP and Word 2003. Many thanks!

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Hey ho,

I was chatting with a client we support today and he needs to convert a MS word document to a PDf document using an application (a 3rd party one i think) called Distiller.

We could not work out how to do this and couldn't find much on the net either.

He does have a guide which he has followed but just a blank document gets created from the Word text.

Could anyone help us out here?

Any tips, gratefully received!

A:Converting Word document to PDF - How to?

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My XP system w/outlook keeps changing my email Word documents to WordPad which causes me to lose the original format of the document sent. How do I stop that?
Thanks for any help from a newbie.

A:Word keeps converting email

Word doesn't "convert" without being asked to. Open Word. Hit the File-->Open menu. At the bottom, does it say "recover text from any file"? Make sure it says "All documents". If it doesn't say "recover...", then go to Tools-->Options, Save tab. Make sure Word isn't set to save as some other file type. Make sure it says Word (your version) document. If your DOC files are opening in WordPad INSTEAD of Word, then it's a file association problem. See:

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I had a word file that i could not open, so I opened it in notepad-this did at least open it, but in an indecipherable code. I copied and pasted it into word and then got a mix of my work and the code.bbut my work is jumbled up in the wrong order and i'm not sure if its all there.does anybody know a better way of viewing it? thanks

A:Converting notepad to word

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I am working in a university where we are trying to collect our first batch of electronic essays. Our markers use Word. I told the students they could send essays in .rtf format if they didn't have Word on their computer, but it seems that they are having all kinds of problems getting photos to save etc. Oops.

What would be the best advice to give to students who only have Works on their system?

I tried downloading the Microsoft converter program, and I can now open .wps files, however the pictures don't display. There was an error message advising me to "re-install Works", however this program doesn't have a de-install option.

Grateful for any advice!


A:Converting Works to Word

Welcome to Techspot!
You should be able to un-install most applications in Add&Remove icon in Control panel.
Did you try sending pictures in .jpg format ?Many different programs can open them.

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I have a PDF document that I am trying to convert or export into a word doc, however the grahics do not convert over. I'm running Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and converting to .docx. I need to convert the document into word so that others in my organization can use the document and edit for their local use. Any help someone could give me would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Converting PDF to Word

Downlaoded free trial of Addobe Acrobat 11, worked perfectly.

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I have a Word 97 file that I want to convert to HTML. The problem is that it is 48 pages of text and it ends up being a 858 kb file. It is all text (football stats) so most of the file size is attributed to the bloat that Word 2000 adds to it when it does the conversion. Does anybody know of a program that will convert doc files into HTML without all the extra overhead? Or is there a way to strip out the extra tags?


A:Word 97: Converting to HTML

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Need to know if one can convert a .pdf file into a word document?

How is the feat done?

A:Converting .pdf to word format?

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I have Powerpoint slides that I would like to convert into Word files without changing anything in the do I do that?

A:Converting Powerpoint to Word

I know of no easier way than copy/paste. The text will come over as textboxes, unless you select what's inside and copy (recommended) instead of selecting the entire textbox. There could be macros that perform this task, but I am unaware of any.

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Help! I just came across some old disks which have files created with AmiPro and have the extension .sam for the files.
Of course it was years ago that I used that program (and many computers ago too). Does Word have a reader for these file types? Or is there a secondary way to import the files, while retaining the formatting at least loosely? I can only get the the file open through "recover text from any file" and this leaves lots of extra junk.
Any ideas?
thanks, khx

A:Word: Converting from AmiPro

Try here, khx:

I've never used it myself, tho.

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Is there any handy way to convert from a works doc. to a word doc?

A:converting from works (wdb) to word

By using a file format converter in Microsoft Word, you can open documents that were created in Microsoft Works. After you open the document, you can save it in Word format.

On the File menu, click Open.
In the Files of type list, click Works 6.0 & 7.0.
If you don't see this option in the list

Install the file format converter as follows:
Exit all programs.
Do one of the following:
If you are using Microsoft Windows 2000, double-click Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.
If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, double-click Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
In the Currently installed programs list, click either Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Office Word 2003 (depending on whether you installed Word as part of Office or as an individual program), and then click Change.
The Configuration Wizard opens.

On the Maintenance Mode Options page, click Add or Remove Features, and then click Next.
If you installed Word as part of Office, then on the Custom Setup page, select the Choose advanced customization of applications check box, and then click Next.

On the Advanced Customization page, click the plus sign (+) next to Office Shared Features.
Click the plus sign (+) next to Converters and Filters, and then click the plus sign (+) next to Text Converters.
Click the arrow next to Works for Windows 7.0, and then click Run from My Computer.
The file format converter is installed.

In the File name box, enter the name of the file that you want to convert, and the... Read more

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I am trying to send out an invitation. I set it up in Word (text and some .gif pics copied in) and am trying to convert it into HTML so that I can then copy it into an email and preserve the formatting. From Word I do, Preview as Web Page and everything looks great, so I save it as an HTML file. Then when I open up the HTML file all the pictures are Red x's. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help.

A:HELP: Converting Word Doc to HTML

the pictures are not going to be saved with the formating to html. You are going to need to post the files online to be viewable by the recipients and even then their email software might now allow them to view the images right away.

But if you want to see your images your going to have to save them in the same directory as your html document or edit the html to look for them in the right place. You would need to zip the hole thing up and send it as an attachment though.

good luck

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Good afternoon,

Does anyone know if there is a downloadable converter that will take a WORD document (extension .wps) on a computer running win 98 and convert it into an excel or word document on a computer running xp and office xp (extension .xls)
i have just changed jobs to a company i used to work for and due to the economic climate have not updated their computer system, and i was hoping that there was a program that i can add to my computer to allow me to read .wps and .wks documents generated by an earlier version of word, mainly to convert and store them onto a cd.

is there anything i need to look for on the free download sites?

best regards

A:need help converting word 4 to excel etc

I don't know of a program that would do this. It seems to me the Word program that you have should determine if you will be able to use Excel with it or not. I would suggest that you request that your thread be moved to the Business Applications forum. You'll probably get more responses.

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Can anyone tell me, if you use MS Word XP to convert a Word document to a PDF if there is still metadata that can be pulled out of that PDF document? In other words, after converting the Word to PDF, if you then e-mail or give the PDF to someone, does metadata still exist in the PDF. Any help would be great. Thanks.


A:Converting Word to PDF & Metadata

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I need to be able to edit some personal text documents that I scanned in and saved as PDF and then did not keep the originals. Is there freeware available that would let me edit a PDF or convert to Word and then edit? I have found some freeware that says it converts, but I can't see a way to edit it once converted (for example, Free PDF to Word Converter). Or is there a "trick" to being able to edit once converted that I, in my ignorance, do not see?

A:Solved: Converting PDF to Word

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Hey gang, I was hoping someone out there could lend me a hand with a question I've had for a while. A few years ago, I bought Word 6.0 for my first PC, which came on six or seven 3.5 floppy discs. Then about two years ago, I bought the Word 97 upgrade, which came on a CD. Since the Word 97 CD is just an upgrade, any computer I put it on must of course first have Word 6.0 on it. Which means I have to sit there and install it, disc by disc. This can be sort a pain, time wise. What I was wondering is, is there any way to put all the files onto 1 CD (if they'd all fit) so that putting 6.0 onto my computer is as easy as upgrading it to Word 97? I know very little about this sort of thing and I wonder if it's possible, given the fact that the computer has to know which disc to read, etc. It's entirely possible that just dumping it all onto one CD won't work at all. Which is of course why I'm posting this here, to make sure I'm not just totally barking up the wrong tree with all this. Figured I'd ask some folks who know, before I foolishly waste time trying it out. Anyhow, if anyone out there has any thoughts on this, I'd very much appreciate hearing them. Thanks very much for your time and attention. Cheers.

A:Converting 3.5 Discs (of Word 6.0) To Just One CD?

Sometimes you can just use disk one for the upgrade to discover weather or not you have a version that qualifies for an upgrade. If you have the CD-KEY for a full version of Word 97 it will install the full version even though your CD is an upgrade version. What you were suggesting would not work because the upgrade looks for the information in the registry or a system file if I am not mistaken.

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I have a pdf file that I need to convert into MS Word. The catch is that once in Word, I need to be able to edit the text. Anyone know how I can do this?

A:Converting pdf file to word

Or send me a copy of the pdf.

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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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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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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
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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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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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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 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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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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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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