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Windows 7: Microsoft Word 2007

07 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Microsoft Word 2007

I installed the trial of MS Office 2007 and Excel works but I can't get Word to work. I click on an old XP word document and say "open with" and do a browse and go to winword.exe in Office12 which is under the program files of (x86) and it does not make the connection but I can open up a New Word document in 2007 then go to open and then I can open up any old word document. I just can't make all my XP documents hook into Word 2007. Any suggestion what I might try?


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07 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
try this

Try not browsing to the winword.exe, you are offered different programs in the "open with" dialog page. Just scroll down and choose "word". if it works then open again and choose "Always open with word option".
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07 Aug 2009   #3

 

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07 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Not there

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Try not browsing to the winword.exe, you are offered different programs in the "open with" dialog page. Just scroll down and choose "word". if it works then open again and choose "Always open with word option".
Word is not there and that is why I'm using the browse. When using the browse it want to take me the the program files but I need to go to the program files (x86) and when I do it don't work.
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07 Aug 2009   #5

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by golden039 View Post
Word is not there and that is why I'm using the browse. When using the browse it want to take me the the program files but I need to go to the program files (x86) and when I do it don't work.
Maybe I didn't get your post right, but have you tried doubleclicking on it?

If yes, and it didn't work go to controlpanel => programs, find office and do a repair install.
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07 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

Still don't work. I uninstalled Office all together downloaded Home and student 2007 office trial and installed it and it works just fine except word doesn't work. I did a convert, repair, you name it I did it I think. I believe this is a easy fix I just don't know what it is. When I try and "open With" Word is not there so I go to browse and I have to enter the (x86 program files) and when I go to winword and double click or open it don't work. I can open a new word with no problem and can even open any old word doc but there is no connection (forgot the term) to my old word docs.
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07 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Word doesn't work

I uninstalled Office all together downloaded Home and student 2007 office trial and installed it and it works just fine except word doesn't work. I did a convert, repair, you name it I did it I think. re-boot many times. I believe this is a easy fix I just don't know what it is. If I go to an old XP Excel there is a picture icon and it opens just fine but when I go to an old XP document the icon is empty. When I try and "open With" Word is not there so I go to browse and I have to enter the (x86 program files) and when I go to winword.exe and double click or open it don't work. I can open a new word document and save it with no problem and can even open any old word doc though the open under file but there is no connection (forgot the term) to my old word docs.
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07 Aug 2009   #8

 
 

Right click..., then open with... and choose Word...
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07 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
Right click..., then open with... and choose Word...
As I said in my post there isn't any Word. I can manualy fix this problem if I want to convert each of my 300 documents one at a time by "Open" then select the document which will open up in Word 2007 and save as the default word. It saves my document as .doc and .docx so I save in both formates which is nice. But I don't want to do all 300 of them one at a time or else I have too. At least there is a fix to this problem. However I would rather drive my car to the next town instead of walking.
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07 Aug 2009   #10

 
 

Go to Chose default program...
Word should be there...
If it isn't...
Browse for it...
Try in Program files (no program files (x86)
That worked for me...
I don't know any other solution

Do this it should work:
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PS - Idon't have Office installed
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