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Windows 7: How Add "New" Word Document to Windows Context Menu? - no MSOffice

12 Sep 2012   #1
toasty

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How Add "New" Word Document to Windows Context Menu? - no MSOffice

I have LibreOffice 3.6 installed on my Windows 7 computer. I am not using MS Office at all. However I still exclusively use .doc files for Writer because everyone else I correspond with uses Office.


I want to add the option to create a "new" .doc file to the Windows context menu when right clicking on the desktop or folder empty space. I've seen similar questions but nothing that talks about what to do when Word isn't installed.


Thanks!


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12 Sep 2012   #2
choppedporks

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi toasty,
As far as I know you can do it by creating a registry entry. Just follow these steps:

1. Create a new .txt file.
2. Paste the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\ShellNew]
"NullFile"=""

3. Save it, and change the extension of a .txt file to .reg
4. Double click the reg file, and click yes on every popup window.

Works just fine on my pc, hope it'll work for you.
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12 Sep 2012   #3
toasty

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by choppedporks View Post
Hi toasty,
As far as I know you can do it by creating a registry entry. Just follow these steps:

1. Create a new .txt file.
2. Paste the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\ShellNew]
"NullFile"=""

3. Save it, and change the extension of a .txt file to .reg
4. Double click the reg file, and click yes on every popup window.

Works just fine on my pc, hope it'll work for you.
That totally did it, thanks!
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