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Windows 7: I hope somebody can help me

06 Mar 2011   #11
jvsimo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, I did the top part with no improvement.
The extension is XLR.
It's 4.30 pm over here and I am just about ready to go out under the Gum tree for happy hour, don't let that stop you, as I realy appreciate your help.


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06 Mar 2011   #12
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Right click on the .xlr file.

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06 Mar 2011   #13
jvsimo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I have been through this routine a couple of times but only get the choice of Abode and Word Pad, how can I change Word Pad for Microsoft Works Spreadsheet on the "open with" window?. When I open it with word Pad I only get pages of a million Ys and symbols like a coded message.
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06 Mar 2011   #14
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

OK...
Follow the next step to see if the Microsoft Works Spreadsheet is included.
If so, select it and follow the previous steps.

If you cannot restore the file association, you should reinstall MS works.

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06 Mar 2011   #15
Ambimom

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Spreadsheets should have xls extensions no? If your spreadsheet extension shows "pdf" then you can manually change it as shown by p5bdkw:

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At the top of the explorer, click on Organize, Folder and search options, View.
Uncheck the "Hide extensions for known file types" box.
Hit apply and OK.
Now look at your spreadsheet file again. The three letters following the period should be "xls."
[which is what Microsoft Excel spreadsheets show.] If your spreadsheet shows "pdf" or something else then carefully overwrite that extension to xls.

To be safe, I'd then go back into View Folder options (above) and check "hide known file extensions."

Adobe Reader is too intrusive, imho. Foxit Reader (and there are other open source readers too) will not take over your computer in the same way. When Adobe installed it probably associated itself with a bunch of file types.

You can manually "un-associate" Adobe from various file types by using "Open With" but first see if this will open your spreadsheet.
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06 Mar 2011   #16
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Ambimom - Whoa, don't get confused: Microsoft Office (Excel) spreadsheets are .xls or .xlsx but Microsoft Works is a different program - that's why the extension is, as I'm told, .xlr. And for example, an Open Office Calc file is .ods.

One workaraound is delete the file type (not the file itself!) from the folder options -> view -> file types, then when you double click the file, being as it is now unknown to Windows, you should be prompted which program to open it with. Just navigate to the install directory and it *should* open...
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06 Mar 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Rightclick on the Works Spreadsheet file which needs to have default Program set, select Open With.

If the Open With window is not showing Works Spreadsheet as a choice, click Browse.

Browse to the Microsoft Works Program file, select the file shown below which is the Works Spreadsheet executable, it will populate the list with Works Spreadsheet. Then highlight that choice and tick the box to have it open all files of that type with that program.


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06 Mar 2011   #18
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Rightclick on the Works Spreadsheet file which needs to have default Program set, select Open With.

If the Open With window is not showing Works Spreadsheet as a choice, click Browse.

Browse to the Microsoft Works Program file, select the file shown below which is the Works Spreadsheet executable, it will populate the list with Works Spreadsheet. Then highlight that choice and tick the box to have it open all files of that type with that program.
Spot on!!
That should do it for him!!
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07 Mar 2011   #19
jvsimo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks everybody for your advice, unfortunately nothing seemed to work, ( of course it could be me). Anyway by taking the long road and going in the back door I have had some success. Does this make sense?
Rt click the file
Click open with
Click Microsoft Task Launcher
Click Spread Sheet
Click File
Dbl Click My docs
Click required file
Click open.
I finally have the page in front of me, and click print preview and only get half the page, I think I will stick with beach fishing, any dumby can do that.
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07 Mar 2011   #20
jvsimo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

In saying what I did during this adventure, I must respond and say thanks to all the people who have contributed. I think these forums are a fabulous way for people all around the World to help total strangers, and that makes us different to Big fish that eat Little fish.
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