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Windows 7: How to open Word97 .doc file with Word 2007 [and save to .docx]

1 Week Ago   #1
rontokyo

Win 7
 
 
How to open Word97 .doc file with Word 2007 [and save to .docx]

As the title states, I need help opening .doc files in Word 2007. A popup appears indicating a registry policy setting is preventing me from opening the .doc file. My goal is to convert/save my old .doc files as .docx in Word 2007 but first I've got to be able to open them. Attempts to resolve this have failed. Can anyone here help out? Thanks in advance.
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1 Week Ago   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

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1 Week Ago   #3
rontokyo

Win 7
 
 

Thanks for replying, but I'm afraid that help document you've linked does not provide assistance for Office 2007. It provides three methods for the fix, ostensibly for Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 and 2013, but only one method specifically designed for Office 2007 -- and unfortunately that method, a manual registry fix, appears to be in error as it does not match my registry values. [Yes, I've checked carefully.]

The correct registry values would do the trick. Either that or help with setting up a trusted location that is specific to Office 2007.
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1 Week Ago   #4
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rontokyo View Post
Thanks for replying, ... -- and unfortunately that method, a manual registry fix, appears to be in error as it does not match my registry values. [Yes, I've checked carefully.]

The correct registry values would do the trick. Either that or help with setting up a trusted location that is specific to Office 2007.
@townsbg's link provides three methods. Method 1 is a registry fix and, if you will look again (it is not very clear) states that if the registry location does not currently exist, then create the location in the registry yourself.

Method 2 provides a link to 2007 Office system (SP2) Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool but that link is now broken . You may find it on the Wayback Machine Internet Archive .
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1 Week Ago   #5
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
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Method 2 provides a link to 2007 Office system (SP2) Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool but that link is now broken . You may find it on the Wayback Machine Internet Archive .
If I may add, the Office Customization Tool mentioned in this method only works for volume licence versions of Office (Pro Plus, Enterprise).
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1 Week Ago   #6
rontokyo

Win 7
 
 

Thanks guys. The registry fix worked after all. Time to get both eyes [and head] repaired
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1 Week Ago   #7
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rontokyo View Post
Thanks guys. The registry fix worked after all. Time to get both eyes [and head] repaired

Just a note, if you read up on any kind of fix using the registry and it says set so and so key to this, if that registry key doesn't exist you can create it. That article even includes instructions.


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Note If this value does not exist, you must create it. To do this, follow these steps:
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