|07 Jan 2013||#1|
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Can't get Word 2007 associated with .doc files in "Open with" window
(Following text has been translated from French)
I have two PC:
- one HP Pavilion dv7-7180sf Notebook PC, i7-3610QM CPU
- one desktop HP p6242fr, Core2 Quad CPU Q8300
This last one has a default of file association with .doc, default describes hereafter that the first does not have although they run both under Windows 7 Family Premium (64 bits) SP1 and that the version of MS Office used is the same, i.e. 2007 SP3. The two machines are regularly updated each week by Windows Update.
Description of the default (only Word of MS Office 2007 is concerned):
First of all, I must say that to open a file .doc with the Open command of the Office Button of Word does not present any problem.
However, by double clicking on a file .doc, this one opens under another application (OpenOffice or NotePad also installed on my PC) whereas the same action on the files .docx normally opens them under Word 2007.
Of course, to solve this problem consists in modifying the files association with .doc file type by using the contextual menu “Open with”, check the text “Always use the selected program to open this type of file…”, “Browse” the tree structure “C: > Program Files (x86) > Microsoft Office > Office 12” and double-click on “Winword.exe”. But surprise, Winword does not appear in the programs list of the “Open with” window.
Several tests were carried out:
- after having carried out the Microsoft Office 2007diagnoses (Office button > Word Options > Resources),
- after uninstalling of OpenOffice and MS Office 2007 followed by the re-installation of MS Office 2007 only,
- on files .doc created by the current Word 2007.
Finally, it was still impossible to have “Microsoft Office Word” in the programs list of the “Open with” window.
Thank you by advance for the solution which could be proposed, solution that I couldn't find neither on sites/forums in French/English languages where similar cases are described, nor on those of Microsoft, in spite of my knowledge about data processing.
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