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Windows 7: How to display Office docs in preview pane

30 Nov 2009   #1
msruby64

Windows 7
 
 
How to display Office docs in preview pane

Hi,
I'm not sure if this is the appropriate forum, so I apologize if it's not.

I just installed Windows 7 and have been unable to preview any Office 2003 documents in the Explorer preview pane. This includes doc and excel files. The preview pane just says "No preview available."

I can view gif, txt, xml, pdf, html, etc. In general, Office is working, i.e. I can create and edit Office documents.

On a related note, I would also like to be able to javascript files which are just plain text, but I'm not sure how to do that.

Thanks,
Mitchell


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30 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Right click on the icon, click on send to, and see what choices are available.
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30 Nov 2009   #3
msruby64

Windows 7
 
 

If I right click on a Word doc file, the Send To gives me the choices:

Compressed Folder
Desktop
Documents
Fax recipient
Mail recipient
Notepad++
WinSCP
DVD RW Drive D:
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11 Mar 2011   #4
ryegrass

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
MS Word 2002

In MS Word 2002 with the 2007 compatibility pack, the preview pane will work for files saved in rich text format (.rtf).
Thanks, Randy



Link to compatibility pack
Download details: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats
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