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Windows 7: musician needs pdf help

30 Oct 2011   #1
rusty post

W7 HOP 64
 
 
musician needs pdf help

Bit of a low-tekky here, but I am learning. However i am stumped. I run W7 home premium. I recently purchased the score to a song I am learning from a musician in Englands website. No problem, it came right back as 2 attachments to an email. The file on the right with the pdf logo opened up just fine. The file on the left, which has the Word logo, opened up as shown without showing the musical score, it's just jibberish. I was tempted to email the English chap and have the score sent as a pdf file and not a Word document, but on second thought, it is over my head and I need help. Your advice is greatly appreciated. Be back tomorrow, Rusty. By the by, I am in Canada, if that makes any difference.




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30 Oct 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You need to install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
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31 Oct 2011   #3
rusty post

W7 HOP 64
 
 

Ztruker- thank you kindly for your response. I have a question, tho. This is what I read from the compatibility link...

Microsoft has added the new Office Open XML Formats to the following 2007 Microsoft Office programs and 2010 Microsoft Office programs:
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Word
A compatibility pack is available to make sure that you can open and save Office Open XML formats in earlier versions of Microsoft Office.

You can install the compatibility pack on a computer that is running Microsoft Office 2003 programs, Microsoft Office XP programs, or Microsoft Office 2000 programs. When you install the compatibility pack, you can open, edit, save, and create files in the robust Office Open XML formats.

Since I am running Windows 7 with Office 2007, will this work for me?
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31 Oct 2011   #4
Trucidation

 

I'd say go ahead and run it; the install wizard will tell you if it's required or not.

Since you have MS Office 2007 I thought it'd already support the Open XML formats though. Perhaps you just need some updates for MS Office 2007.
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31 Oct 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If I've read the article correctly, it states that this format has already been added to Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010.

On that basis you only need to download the compatibility pack if you are using earlier versions of Microsoft Office such as Office 2003.

I'd be inclined to e-mail your source and get the document forwarded in PDF format.

You can download Adobe Reader here if you haven't got it: http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
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01 Nov 2011   #6
rusty post

W7 HOP 64
 
 

Thanks folks. I had my contact in England re-send the score. This time it had a pdf logo, not the Word logo, and it works. Appreciate your efforts and expertise...


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01 Nov 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Cheers rusty post, you're very welcome and thanks for the update.
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01 Nov 2011   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

If it were me I'd try the compatibility pack anyway, just to see what happens. But then I get curious which often leads to problems ....
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