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Windows 7: Need to add ".doc" extension

22 Feb 2015   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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So I think now I'll try the Word Viewer download.
That is the smart thing to do and will solve your problem.


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23 Feb 2015   #12
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

That's when I got that window I posted, whs. Am trying to figure out how to do the two previous suggestions...
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23 Feb 2015   #13
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

I went to the associate a program page, clicked ".doc," chose Widows Media Player to open it, and got the window I posted on the other page, plus this one:


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23 Feb 2015   #14
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Eight other people got this type of file from the same trusted source and were able to open it. I feel so stupid!

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Finally! I was at last given an actual drop-down menu in the associate file with program page, and there was Open Writer. I chose it, and now I have opened the two files. So sorry I was able to open them now. Twenty-five pages!

Thanks to everyone who helped me with this. I appreciate the time you took to walk me through it.
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23 Feb 2015   #15
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Do not choose Windows Media Player, Choose OpenOffice Writer.
Windows Media Player is for Music and Video files.
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23 Feb 2015   #16
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

The second half of her last post clears that up...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShoTTaS View Post
Do not choose Windows Media Player, Choose OpenOffice Writer.
Windows Media Player is for Music and Video files.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post

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Finally! I was at last given an actual drop-down menu in the associate file with program page, and there was Open Writer. I chose it, and now I have opened the two files. So sorry I was able to open them now. Twenty-five pages!

Thanks to everyone who helped me with this. I appreciate the time you took to walk me through it.
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23 Feb 2015   #17
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Oh, no. I didn't close WMP. I left it as the default, but was allowed to choose something else (i.e. Open Writer) from the drop-down for the first time. I hope this is the correct procedure.
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23 Feb 2015   #18
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hi Notty,

If you were able to open them you did it right.
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23 Feb 2015   #19
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Hiya, Derek! Yes, at long last (with the help of lots of people) I now know how to do the file association cha cha. Never knew about this before. I'm not nottaclue for nothin!
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23 Feb 2015   #20
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

That's good to hear, that's the same thing we did when I helped you that time. Maybe you need to change your name now.
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