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Windows 7: word 07 doc problem in win 7 pro.

11 Feb 2010   #11
fresh flame

Window's 7
 
 
Repeated Error Message / Can't Open Word Files

Having the same issue: I can open Word files from within word but not from the web, or off of my desktop, or even from Window's Explorer.

This issue started up today after a Windows Update that happened over night (and a subsequent reboot).

I've tried all that was mentioned here to no avail. Please keep throwing options out at me. Help!

-Fresh Flame


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16 Feb 2010   #12
daydreamer

Windows 7 x64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spazonu View Post
I recently installed office 07 on my wifes new pc fresh with a brand new copy of windows 7 pro. The problem is whenever she downloads a word file and tries to open it outside of word she gets the following error message.

There was a problem sending the command to the program.

The only way she can get word to open any documents is to first open up word 07 and then click file, open.

Anyone have any ideas? I have gone through the complete uninstall/reinstall steps already with no luck. Any help would be appreciated... its driving her crazy!
this worked like a beauty for me, i have been having this problem & i was about to reinstall everything, but then i found JYD19's solution on this page.

Word2007-There was a problem sending the command to the program!

hope it works for you too.
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17 Feb 2010   #13
fresh flame

Window's 7
 
 
Success! Undo those checkboxes on compatibility tab!

Hey folks,

I've been plagued with this same issue for days now and followed up on this sage advice (found in a different post)

FYI, I'm running Microsoft Office 2007 on Windows 7 64-bit.

Click on start menu
Click on "all programs"
Click on "Microsoft Office" folder
Right Click on "Microsoft Word" (if it's Word that's giving you grief)
Select "Properties"
On the "Compatibility" tab

Uncheck "run in compatibility mode", and
Uncheck "run as administrator"

Somehow these boxes get checked, perhaps during the Windows update process.

Whatever the case, I'm in the clear (at least until the next Microsoft compatibility issue).

Hope that works for some of you,

-Cliff

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19 Feb 2010   #14
daydreamer

Windows 7 x64-bit
 
 

Goto start or Windows logo(for VISTA+ versions), find MS Word 2007, Right click and go to Compatibility tab, at the bottom you'll see Privilege Level and in that you'll see an option that has an Admin Icon next to it. it reads Change settings for all users.
this will open a new window, and at the bottom you'll see this check mark by an option that reads "Run this program as an administrator", uncheck it and you're good to go.

p.s it worked like a beauty for me thans to another user at another forum (JYD19)
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12 Mar 2010   #15
DaLarry

XP Pro, Vista
 
 

Hmmmm. I've having the exact same issue. I'm running Win 7 Pro and Office 2K7. I've followed the suggestions here but nothing is checked on the Word 2K7 Compatibility tab?? Tis a puzzlement. I guess I'll try the uninstall and repair deal and /or keep searching.
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13 Mar 2010   #16
daydreamer

Windows 7 x64-bit
 
 
@DaLarry

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaLarry View Post
Hmmmm. I've having the exact same issue. I'm running Win 7 Pro and Office 2K7. I've followed the suggestions here but nothing is checked on the Word 2K7 Compatibility tab?? Tis a puzzlement. I guess I'll try the uninstall and repair deal and /or keep searching.

Quote: Originally Posted by spazonu
I recently installed office 07 on my wifes new pc fresh with a brand new copy of windows 7 pro. The problem is whenever she downloads a word file and tries to open it outside of word she gets the following error message.

There was a problem sending the command to the program.

The only way she can get word to open any documents is to first open up word 07 and then click file, open.

Anyone have any ideas? I have gone through the complete uninstall/reinstall steps already with no luck. Any help would be appreciated... its driving her crazy!


this worked like a beauty for me, i have been having this problem & i was about to reinstall everything, but then i found JYD19's solution on this page.

Word2007-There was a problem sending the command to the program!

hope it works for you too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2010   #17
daydreamer

Windows 7 x64-bit
 
 

We have had the 'problem sending command ... message' with Word 2003 on Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit).

The problem has gone away (so far!) simply by unchecking 'run as admin' having already unchecked 'run in compatibility mode'.

this is a great relief because the cost of upgrading to 2007 professional is significant (assuming that would fix the problem) and because we have wasted a lot of time trying to make work something that worked fine under XP and even on Windows 7 for our first few days.
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14 Mar 2010   #18
DaLarry

XP Pro, Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaLarry View Post
Hmmmm. I've having the exact same issue. I'm running Win 7 Pro and Office 2K7. I've followed the suggestions here but nothing is checked on the Word 2K7 Compatibility tab?? Tis a puzzlement. I guess I'll try the uninstall and repair deal and /or keep searching.
I finally solved it after reading a post over on MSDN describing a registry hack:

CANNOT Open Files From Outside The Apps - 'There was a problem sending the command to the program.'

>>>>>>>>>>excerpt follows<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The Command key, on my system, is this:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /dde

Since I was less sure of myself in this case than I had been in the case of .XML files, I tried a quick experiment, I changed that one line to the following:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" "%1"

After making that change, I could open Visual C++ files by double-clicking them in Windows Explorer. However, I was still unable to open C# files. I believe I have to make a similar change for each file extension.

It appears to me that the DDE system is not working correctly in Windows Vista and later, and that the Visual Studio Installer has not yet been updated to the new requirements. That's only a guess.

PS: Or maybe it is more likely that Visual Studio no longer handles DDE. Seems unlikely that DDE would be removed from the O/S outright.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>end of excerpt<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

They were describing a problem with VS2K10. I found the equivalent entry in the registry for winword.exe, hacked it, and the problem is history. Hope it works for you.

Da Larry, Elder Geek

"The technology of a sufficiently advanced civilization will be virtually indistinguishable from Magic"

Sir Arthur C. Clarke
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15 Apr 2010   #19
cucubau123

Wind 7
 
 
solution

Most probably you installed a printer driver which generate a conflict with office (some HP and Cannon models).
The solution is to go in Control panel and to set the default printer, the windows virtual printer "Microsoft XPS Document writer".
After this you will not face this problem anymore, but you will have to select printer each time you want to print a word document.

Good luck!
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22 Apr 2010   #20
tmile77

Windows 7
 
 

cucubau123's solution worked for me (all other suggested solutions did not work). In my case it was an OKI printer.

Thanks for help
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