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Windows 7: MsWord Viewer

04 Feb 2011   #1
philipgreenberg

Windows 7
 
 
MsWord Viewer

I have found that when I run Word 2007 and go to the open a file icon, I get the open file window that shows my Word documents. There is the preview pane and when I click on a file for preview, I get the error message: "This file can't be previewed because of an error in the Microsoft Office Word previewer".

How can I fix this? Thank-you,

Philip


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05 Feb 2011   #2
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try running the diagnostics:

Open Word - > Press the Office Button -> Word Options -> Resources and click on "Run Microsoft Office Diagnostics"
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05 Feb 2011   #3
philipgreenberg

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Try running the diagnostics:

Open Word - > Press the Office Button -> Word Options -> Resources and click on "Run Microsoft Office Diagnostics"
Thank-you for your prompt reply. I ran Microsoft Diagnostics and everything was reported as operating properly. Problem still exists. Do you have any other suggestions?

Philip
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05 Feb 2011   #4
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philipgreenberg View Post
Thank-you for your prompt reply. I ran Microsoft Diagnostics and everything was reported as operating properly. Problem still exists. Do you have any other suggestions?
Hi Philip

My search revealed the following:
Error message when you try to preview a Word document, an Excel workbook, or a PowerPoint presentation in the Open dialog box: "This file can’t be previewed"
... which doesn't seem to offer any resolution.

However, further research came up with this:
Quote:
To fix the error with the windows preview in Windows 7 (64bit), try the following steps:

1) On the taskbar on your Windows 7 desktop, click the windows button
2) Navigate to All Programs > Microsoft Office
3) Right Click on Microsoft Office Word 2007
4) Select Properties
5) On Compatibility Tab check the checkbox for "Run this program in compatability mode for "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
6) Click OK
Extract taken from: "This file can't be previewed because of an error in the Microsoft Office Excel previewer."
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05 Feb 2011   #5
philipgreenberg

Windows 7
 
 

I am running Windows 7 32 bit system. Why should I have to downgrade compatibility to make a feature work?

Philip

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philipgreenberg View Post
Thank-you for your prompt reply. I ran Microsoft Diagnostics and everything was reported as operating properly. Problem still exists. Do you have any other suggestions?
Hi Philip

My search revealed the following:
Error message when you try to preview a Word document, an Excel workbook, or a PowerPoint presentation in the Open dialog box: "This file canít be previewed"
... which doesn't seem to offer any resolution.

However, further research came up with this:
Quote:
To fix the error with the windows preview in Windows 7 (64bit), try the following steps:

1) On the taskbar on your Windows 7 desktop, click the windows button
2) Navigate to All Programs > Microsoft Office
3) Right Click on Microsoft Office Word 2007
4) Select Properties
5) On Compatibility Tab check the checkbox for "Run this program in compatability mode for "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
6) Click OK
Extract taken from: "This file can't be previewed because of an error in the Microsoft Office Excel previewer."
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05 Feb 2011   #6
philipgreenberg

Windows 7
 
 

I am running Windows 7 32 bit system. Why should I have to downgrade compatibility to make a feature work?

Philip
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05 Feb 2011   #7
Frank1

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

Ill try some of the suggestions. On mine, sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. It seems to have a mind of it's own.
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05 Feb 2011   #8
philipgreenberg

Windows 7
 
 

Does Microsoft not have a fix for this? Because I purchased my version of Office bundled with my ThinkPad, I would have to pay Microsoft for personalized support.

Philip
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06 Feb 2011   #9
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Some further searching on Microsoft:
Error message when you try to preview a Word document, an Excel workbook, or a PowerPoint presentation in the Open dialog box: "This file canít be previewed"

This is one of the suggestions:
Diagnose and repair Windows File and Folder Problems automatically

Alternatively:
Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues


Or finally, contact the manufacturer of your bundled laptop:
Lenovo Support - Home page


I do hope one the the links will solve your problem.
For the benefit of others who might be experiencing similar problems, please post back with the result.
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06 Feb 2011   #10
philipgreenberg

Windows 7
 
 

I am trying Lenovo forums

Philip
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