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Windows 7: MsWord Viewer

07 Feb 2011   #11

Windows 7

Someone in the Lenovo Forum reported that Microsoft was advised of and acknowledged this problem over a year ago and promised to work on a fix. If a fix was issued, I have not found it.

However you can view Word documents through Excel and Excel documents through Word (but not through Excel).


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07 Feb 2011   #12

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

Well- As I mentioned above, Office 2007 has a mind of it's own. Last night the preview feature was working fine. Just a few minutes ago, I ran the diagnostics and it said that one problem was found which it fixed. I tried the preview feature again and it wasn't working. So at this point, I do not believe that there is a fix until Microsoft does the fixing.
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08 Feb 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

In one of the links which I left earlier in this thread:

we recommend that users save Thumbnail preview images with their documents to allow for a quick preview directly within the file list. There is a checkbox at the bottom of the Save dialog to save a thumbnail with your Excel file - checking that will allow users to have a quick preview of that file while within Excel.

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08 Feb 2011   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philipgreenberg View Post
I am running Windows 7 32 bit system. Why should I have to downgrade compatibility to make a feature work?

If memory serves me (and usually it doesn't :) ) Office 2007 was released to manufacturers around the end of 2006. Long before Windows 7 was released. So many (most?) of the features were built around XP/Vista which was released around the first part of 2007. Sometimes Windows 7 does a better job of running these older programs in compatibility mode.

Just another thought - have you installed the service pack?

Description of the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1

And for other MS products:

Service Packs
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