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Windows 7: Opening documents in WORD

11 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601
Opening documents in WORD

Until recently, when starting to type the name of a document, WORD always 'suggested' several options even before finishing typing name in full so I could select the appropriate one.

Now it does not do this and I have to enter the full name of a document to open it. Not much help if I am unsure of the exact details. I have to browse to find it.

Please advise what I should do to change this. Thank you.

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11 Jun 2013   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1

Have you used Office diagnostics ?
Office logo on the top left/ Word options/ Resources/ Office diagnostics tool.
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11 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601

Many thanks for quick reply. Sadly this did not show up any inconsistencies or errors which might have caused my problem - BeePee
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12 Jun 2013   #4

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there .... What version of Office/Word are you using ? ..... Have you tried to do a Repair through the Control Panel ?

Or a Re-install.
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12 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601

Many thanks for your interest Stephanie.
However I am relieved to say that I have solved the problem although have no idea how a small change I made caused this hiccup in WORD - I am not too PC literate!
I back-tracked in my brain to remember what changes I had made to my settings and recalled that a few days ago, acting on advice in a Windows 7 Tips and Techniques Book, in order to avoid my data being accessed remotely, in Internet Options/Contents/Settings/Auto Complete, I un-ticked the Address Bar option. I have restored this tick and EUREKA all is now OK. But I cannot see why amending an Internet Options setting should have this effect in WORD.
Thanks again for you offer of help.
P.S. Is this problem/solution at all unique and therefore worth posting anywhere on the Forum, If so where?
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20 Jun 2013   #6

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1

I suppose Bing desktop search might be the connecting rod,
Because it tied internet search with local search ?
I didn't download and install this windows update says published 6/17/13 Bing desktop v1.3 from the Optional updates world.
I believe this is the third or forth version that has been issued.
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21 Jun 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Microsoft's Internet Explorer is now tightly integrated into Windows. Making changes to internet options effect more than just surfing the web.
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