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Windows 7: Office 2010 Beta 64 bit Problem

18 Feb 2010   #1
lamarque

Windows7
 
 
Office 2010 Beta 64 bit Problem

I have installed Office 2010 beta 64 bit and when I try to open a document it will only open in wordpad and all the text is complete jibberish-not readable at all. All I want to do is have my documents open in a readable format in word as they did previously in Office 2007. Any help-as simple as possible will be appreciated. I am of pensioner age and struggle with technical jargon. Thanks lamarque


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18 Feb 2010   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

It would appear that the file associations for Office2010/word are messed up - this is a little worrying as it is a standard part of the install process to set these to default to open office documents with office.

I assume that you can manually open a file from within word without issues.

Quick method for setting file associations (doc file as example)

Right click on a .DOC file in windows explorer.
Choose the "open with ... " option (if the option does not show you can Shift-Right Click)

If Word is shown in the list of suitable applications,ther is an additional set of "Other " which is normally not shown (arrow on right to display) select this and make sure that the "Always use" option is checked.

If the Word option is not present use the browse to locate winword.exe on the system drive, (normally c:\program files\office ...), select this and OK out of the dialog. Again check the "Always use" option

Thats it
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22 Feb 2010   #3
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

you're better off contacting MS as it's still a BETA they'll be keen to assist..
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22 Feb 2010   #4
ccatlett1984

 

Why contact microsoft regarding a simple file association issue?
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23 Feb 2010   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Why contact microsoft regarding a simple file association issue?
I agree that the actual issue here is not a major one and can be easily rectified.

However, the whole point of running a beta is to evaluate and report issues large or small, the fact that the associations were not automatically assigned is the issue that needs reporting here.
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23 Feb 2010   #6
andyandrewjim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

are you using a 64 bit os of windows if not that is why
i run windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and i had no Problem try reinstalling it and go to word the window then to word and activation of it will be there
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23 Feb 2010   #7
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyandrewjim View Post
are you using a 64 bit os of windows if not that is why
i run windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and i had no Problem try reinstalling it and go to word the window then to word and activation of it will be there
The OP is not trying to "activate" the software. The file "associations" that dictate what application is used to open certain file formats are not setup correctly.
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