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Word could not create the work file. Check the Temp... Word 2010

Q: Word could not create the work file. Check the Temp... Word 2010

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and Office 2010.

All of a sudden, when I tried to paste text I copied from an internet page, I got a message "Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable" .

It worked fine this morning and is working fine now.

I had to paste it into Word Pad to use it.

I made no changes to Word. Any idea what is going on?
Thanks, cb

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A: Word could not create the work file. Check the Temp... Word 2010

Did you check the temp environment variable as it suggested?

Open a command prompt.
Type echo %temp%
What is the result?

On my Win 8.1 computer, it's set to: C:\Users\accountname\AppData\Local\Temp

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I keep getting this message every time I am trying to attach a word doc into an email. Check temp environment, sims ok, followed instruction to move the folder, every thing ok until I have to get the temp internet file, its not there. I am using windows 7. Can anyone one help?
Many thanks in advance


A:word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable

Regedit>HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\User Shell Folders>make the cache variable --- %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

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Every time I open Word this pops up. I can no longer insert pictures of clipart into my documents and I looked into the system properties/environment variables but am at a loss....someone who knows what this means please inform me as to what needs to be done so that my
program begins to work properly again. Thank you.

A:Error : Word could not create a work file. Check Temp Environment Variable

There is some sort of problem with the Windows temp folder (perhaps deleted by mistake?). To check (and fix if needed) right click on "my computer" and select "properties". In the box that opens click on the "advanced" tab. Now click the button near the bottom marked "environment variables". The path to the Windows temp folder will be shown at the top part of the box. Check to see if the path actually exists or edit it to a folder of your own choosing. Check both "TEMP" and "TMP" and, if you alter them, make them use the same folder. Okay your way out and reboot. Now try the programs you are having difficulty with.

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I have started getting this as an error message on opening Word 2007.

"Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable."

Am not able to save any word document. Also, on trying to close Word I get this error message;

"Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?"

Have checked my environment variables, User Variables are set to as under;

Variable - Value
Temp - C: Documents and Settings/ABC/Local Settings/Temp
TMP - C: Documents and Settings/ABC/Local Settings/Temp

Also, the Value in the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >User Shell Folders >Cache is as %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.

Pls assist in resolving this issue.

A:Word 2007 Error Message: "Word could not create the work file."

There are 2 registry paths to change:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >User Shell Folders

Both have the "Cache" String which should be changed. And the correct Win7 Cache path in both entries is

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Termporary Internet Files

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I can't find any information with Windows 7 Ultimate and Outlook 7 on this error other than trying to delete temp file.

My issue started when an installation of AVG failed and corrupted just about everything. I am in PC Hell right now - with error messages all over the place.

At first Outlook wouldn't even open. I was getting error about the extend.dat file and profile message that Outlook couldn't open. Got that resolved but now am getting this error message when it does open

A:outlook could not create the work file. Check the temp environment var


Check this thread Could not create the work file. Check the temp environment

- Captain

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I just installed Word 2010, but now I cannot save any Word documents received as email attachment.

when I open Word, I receive the following error message: "Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable"

I noticed that this question has been answered several times on the internet, but I'm looking for a reliable answer.

Many thanks.

A:Word cannot create work file

Microsoft Support is a trustworthy site, see what they have suggested here.

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Every time I load up word I always get Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable. I have checked and changed the variable and still no luck. It is still showing up. I have also tried doing the repair reinstall and the normal reinstall and it is still showing up. If I delete the Normal.dotm temple and let it start off fresh, there would be no error. But as I exit word there would be a message saying that my global template has been changed. Now I have no changed anything once I opened word. I have disabled all the macros and add ons. I don't know what could be changing the Global template. If anyone have any tips that could help with this problem, that would be great.

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my system: vista 64 Ultimate, Office 2007, all updates, no viruses, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, C2D
Problem: I used to have office 2003. At some time word could not save anymore. so I switched to office 2007 thinking it is related to vista. when I start word 2007 I get the error message "could not create work file. check the environment variable". At first it wouldn't save either, but I fixed that by deleting the normal.dot It seems to work besides the annoying message. The other problem may be related: Excel can not save at all and crashes while trying and says: "MS Excel cannot open or save any documents because there is not enough available memory or disk space... to make memorey free...". all other Office applications seem to work well (haven't tried too much).
I googled and tried all the registry tricks (that's how I found the fix with deleting the normal.dot). I suspect at some time I changed something and can't remember what. but word 2003 worked at some time. I have reinstalled Office multiple times (deleted registry entries etc.) Nada. My links to the temp folders in environment variables should be correct. I had meddled with those at some point.
I searched the forum, haven't found anything. Sorry in case I overlooked something here.

Edit: I have the swap file size on "automatic", despite 8 GB of RAM. I only have one account (administrator)

A:Excel can not save, word cannot create work file

No one an idea? It happens in outlook too. but not when i start it, it sporadically pops up that it can't create that work file.
I really googled around and could at least solve it so that i can save in word, so i really tried before asking.

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Don't mind the curious ones, but I'm one of them. So anyway, almost one year ago now, the Word macro virus W97M/Marker.C was running rampant around Gordon College, with many teachers and students alike being infected. I was even infected with it thanks to one of my professors posting an assignment description document that had it. I was running AVG 9.0 at the time, and it was flagged many a time over. I think there were like six or so instances. My memory may be flaky, as my laptop has undergone many reformats since then, but what I do remember is trying to ignore AVG's warning, due to the fact that AVG has given me many false positives when I used it. The message Word gave me was that the document couldn't be opened because it wasn't available. But the strange part of that is that AVG had not removed anything from the file. I can think of two reasons why the file wouldn't run with the virus in it. Tell me which, if either, is correct. One is that Microsoft has since changed the macro format from 2003 and earlier versions of Word simply due to the many viruses that once existed for it, or two, that message was a very convoluted way of telling me that Windows 7 no longer supports Virtual device Drivers (*.vxd) as I was able to open the file after it had been cleaned up by Eset NOD32. Any knowledge you folks have would be very interesting, as I have always been curious about the very odd weekend of February 12, 2010. Now don't get me ... Read more

A:random curiosity about MS Word macro viruses and why (thank the Lord), they don't work in Word 2007/2010

I don't know the particulars of the macro virus you mention, but with Microsoft Office 2003, a significant change was implemented that effectively stopped the propagation of macro viruses.

Prior to Office 2003, macros were enabled by default, and opening a document with macros and auto-execute meant the macros were automatically executed (and thus the virus could infect and propagate).

With Office 2003, macro security was introduced. With a Microsoft Office 2003 default install, macros need to be signed with a certificate issued by a trusted root CA. Macros that are not signed will not be executed. Users have to explicitly lower the macro security level for unsigned macros to execute. Almost all macro viruses were unsigned.

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Because I do teaching for people who have both versions (2007 & 2010) of Word, I have to keep both on my computer. How do I get .doc and .docx to associate with Word 2010?

Because I work mostly in 2010, I want to default to opening with 2010 but I can't do it. When I do try to correct the association (through the Control Panel) it WON'T associate with 2010. I go to the winword.exe in the correct folder for 2010 and click on it but it just stays the same, still associated with winword.exe in the 2007 folder.

A:need word 2007 AND word 2010, how to set file associations

FileTypesManager is pretty good in cases like this one.

Download this free application, run it, look for docx. Hightlight it and press F2. In a new window delete anything in the User Choice field. Close that window and find Open coomand for docx in main Window. Make sure that command-line leads to Office14. Repeat for doc.

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Windows 7 Professional Edition Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Microsoft Office 2010

My user has spent years building her Auto-Text feature within Word 2003 to the point it is now, but her company just bought her a new Windows 7 Pro machine with Office 2010 installed. She asked that I migrate her Auto-Text data to Word 2010. After researching on google.com I found that this data is stored in a Normal.dot file and this file needs to be migrated to (in Windows 7)
C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office.

Having done this, I now find the Normal.dot file I placed there in this location, as well as a new Normal.dot file that Word 2010 has created, but the two aren't merging. I see the new file has macros enabled... Does anyone have any ideas on how to merge these files into one file useable by Word 2010?


A:Help with migrating a Word 2003 file to Word 2010

Normal.dot is the global template for Microsoft Word and is stored in different locations on the system based on the version of Windows and Word.

You dont want to merge them you want to backup the existing normal.dot file to something like normal.old.
Then replace the file in the correct location, which I cant research for you right now.

The bad thing about doing things like this is that if normal.dot gets corrupted, all the work put in to this is lost!

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i know how to create a footer.

i want to create a permanent footer that has

file name and path
date file was created
page x of y

it would automatically be inserted in each new document.

help please.

A:Create permanent footer word 2010

You can create a template to use for each document you create. Because each document will have three unique sets of data, you need to use placeholders. Word provides three choices for page x of y. However, a fourth option can be custom configured. Word will automatically enter the page numbers for you. The other data (file name and path and date file was created) would have to be entered manually when creating the document. Each new page will automatically include the manually entered data. It is not real obvious how to do this. I had to play with it for about fifteen minutes to figure it out.

The steps to set up the footer template include:
configure the footer
save as a template
The steps to use the template include:
create new document from template
enter data for file name and path and date file was created
escape the header that is automatically created.
type your document
I can walk you through the steps if you will tell me which of the following options you want to use for the footer.

file name and path [spaces placed here] date file was created [spaces placed here] page x of y

vertical left justified:
file name and path
date file was created
page x of y

vertical centered:
file name and path
date file was created
page x of y

vertical right justified:
file name and path
date file was created
page x of y

I am sure that there is a way to script a macro for this, but that is way above my pay grade.

Anyway reply back with the option you would li... Read more

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I'm having trouble creating a macro to insert the current date (static).

Here's what I'm doing:
View > Macros > Record
Name: "Date"
Store macro in: keyboard Shortcuts
Click on keyboard picture
Insert: CRTL+D & click Assign
Record: I have tried all the following:

(/@ "mm,dd,yy")

Then Stop Recording

When I hit CRTL+D I get exactly the code I put in instead of the date "02/12/13"

What code should I be inserting to get today's date?

Thanks, Mike

A:Create a Date macro Word 2010

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

start recording
select insert (upper left)
select date & time (upper right)
select the format that you want
click OK to exit the dialog box
stop recording

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Hi, all!

I'm hoping someone can help me to create what I need. I am tasked with printing a page that can be folded in half, with the same number showing on each half. It will be folded top-to-bottom, so the number has to be flipped upside down on the bottom half of the page. I've attached a sample of what it should look like. I did this with two text boxes. However, I need one document that will contain aprox 350 numbers like this, in order. I can only figure out how to do one page at a time, and it won't let me copy-and-paste to a new page. It will take me a month to do these one page at a time!

Does anyone know a better way to do this quickly???


thanks so much

Jan Blake

A:Solved: Trying to Create an unusual doc in Word 2010

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I want to create a block of 3x3, 2x3, or 3x4 pictures to place on the title page of a word document. I'm working in Word 2010. Any help you can give me will be deeply appreciaqted. Gratefully gbwtlc

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It's driving me nuts! I'm using headphones and whenever I finish a spell check, I get that annoying - LOUD - beep in my ear! Ugh! I upgraded from 2010 starter to "non-commercial" version, but can't find anywhere how to turn that "feature" off! Please help! Thanks!

A:MS Word 2010 - How do I turn off Spell Check Sound?

Hi nicki,
You have to turn it off in your control panel instead of within Word. You don't say what version of Windows you have, but in Windows 7, you can go to Start Button/Control Panel and then choose Hardware and Sound. Under Sound, select Change system sounds. Select Asterisk (obvious, right? ) and change the sound to none. Then hit apply and ok and the sound should be gone. Hope that helps.

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Is it possible to change Microsoft Word spellcheck from US English to British English? Can some help me out on this. Thanx

A:Changing Word 2010 spell check settings

I was going to originally copy and paste one of the replies found HERE, but a few of them contain some information you might be interested in to know about.

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I just opened a Word document that was embedded in another Word document. I was making changes to the attachment, but had not saved as a new file yet. I closed the "parent" document that contained the attachment and Word closed both files. No warning to save, just closed both files.

The document I was working on does not appear in unsaved files, but I'm pretty sure I found it on the temporary folder based on time and size. However, if I try to open that file in Word, it is in some other format.

Am I missing something? Do I need to convert the tmp file somehow? Do I need to just start my work over again and chalk it up to a bonehead move?

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$EC~~~.~ These symbols are all I see! HELP PLEASE.

A:I'm trying to convert a temp file to be viewed on Word help!

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I am using Windows XP SP3 with IE 8.

When i try to access the help window through File->Help ->Getting started with 2010 -> Open Word Help , it opens the help window.

But When I try with pressing F1 key -> Getting Started with 2010->Interactive ribbon guide -> Open Word help , nothing happens.

Is this problem with IE8 or some other.

Any inputs regarding this issue are welcome.


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Whenver I open MSO Word

"Word cannot create the work file. Check the temp environment"

How do i fix it?

A:Word can't create file

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First, apologies, I'm sure that someone has already asked and answered this question, but I can't find the thread.

Colleague was working on a word document she received through IE. She pressed save, closed document, and then when she tried to retrieve the document later on, it was not in her document folder.

I presume that this is the rather common problem of windows creating super secret hidden temp files to hide your documents on you if you accidentally don't press save as (why they haven't changed this after this many operating systems is really baffling) when you are editing from a document you receive in e-mail.

However, she is working with Vista (I can fix this on XP, but not Vista).

Any ideas how to find the document?
I searched using %TEMP% and no luck.
I also dug into the file system down to appfile/bla bla bla/windows/temporary internet files and discovered that, for some reason, she didn't even have that folder (yes, I set the radio button to show hidden files).

She only did this about 12 hours ago, so I don't think the file should be wiped yet... so what am I doing wrong? Does it use a different file extension?

Vista, Word 2007


A:Vista, Word 2007, Lost file, Temp?

With IE open, go to Tools,Internet Options. On the General tab, and the Browsing History area, select the "Settings" button, the select View files. Scroll through the list if you find the file, right click and open or copy and paste to a new location.

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I got the new version of word today on my brand new computer and I need a word processor for my job, and its not letting me pick it as my default one. When I go to the control panel and try to do it from there, it still doesn't pick it up. Why is this happening and how can I go through and change it?

A:Solved: Microsoft Word 2010 not my default word processor?

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When I download save or display a word document which is locked some of the fonts change and this makes the documant look bad and as a result it is not paged correctly.
I am using Windows 7 and MS Office Home & Business 2010.
If I use a different computer which is XP and 2003 the document displays correctly, if I copy this to the Windows 7 PC the document font is changed.
The lock document is a form which has been locked for easy completion.

Any assistance would be appreciated.


A:Word 2010 changes some fonts in a downloaded locked word document

Found the problem, Windows7 and or MS Office Home & Business 2010 is missing the particular font the document wanted, it was Arial Narrow, once this font was added to the windows/font folder, the document opened correctly.

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I am using word 2010 and windows 10 on a Dell Inspiron 5559. I have reinstalled my printer and it's drivers and I have checked that the text colour is not white.
I am having problems with printing word documents. Within a word document any images print fine, as do the lines in a table but no text will print (in any colour).
I can see the text correctly in the word print preview panel.
Even the print test page prints with no text.

Can you help? Thanks

A:Word 2010 stopped printing text in word documents

what printer is this this ?

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Hi everyone! Sorry I get kind of nervous posting on forums.My question is:Can you have both word 2007 and word 2010 as seperate programs on the same computer?I really enjoy tinkering in word 2007 when I got it. Though today I did qualify for the college discounted microsoft package. Which lets a college student buy the Microfsot Office Professional Academic Package can be found:http://www.microsoft.com/student/office/en-us/default.aspxBefore I got into college I did buy microsoft word 2007. Now I have a new package installed and it got rid of the word 2007.The reason why I wanted to hold onto it is because I like to help out others with word 2007. Unless I can actually open it and use it to give out directions. A lot of people I know haven't upgraded because of the cost. I don't blame them though would like to have it handy.Still have the original disc and package it came in. I do love looking at the shiny graphic on the microsoft "official" disc! Thank you everyone for reading my question! And help!

A:Possible to have both word 2007&word 2010 as seperate programs on same computer?

Hi everyone! Sorry I get kind of nervous posting on forums.My question is:Can you have both word 2007 and word 2010 as seperate programs on the same computer?I really enjoy tinkering in word 2007 when I got it. Though today I did qualify for the college discounted microsoft package. Which lets a college student buy the Microfsot Office Professional Academic Package can be found:http://www.microsoft.com/student/office/en-us/default.aspxBefore I got into college I did buy microsoft word 2007. Now I have a new package installed and it got rid of the word 2007.The reason why I wanted to hold onto it is because I like to help out others with word 2007. Unless I can actually open it and use it to give out directions. A lot of people I know haven't upgraded because of the cost. I don't blame them though would like to have it handy.Still have the original disc and package it came in. I do love looking at the shiny graphic on the microsoft "official" disc! Thank you everyone for reading my question! And help! As far as I know, without tweaking some of the files / registry entries, this is not possible.Even then, there could be problems.At my work, we use mul... Read more

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When I send some friends a password protected word document created in Word 2010 they can't open it using word 2007 which is compatible with docx by using the correct password. I have no choice but to send as a Word doc instead of docx so they can open it.

Word 2007 User 1: Word launches no password box no error messages just the blue screen.

Word 2007 User 2: Gets the error message: ?Word cannot open this file . The encryption type used is not available. Contact the author of the file. More encryption types are available in the High Encryption Pack.?

Therefore I suspect some kind of encryption pack must be installed. I believe the user 1 has XP and user 2 has Win 2000 pro. are using XP. Do you know where these encryption packs are available? The other possibility might be for me to reduce the encription level when I create a password protected docx but I have no idea how to do that.

Is there a solution to this problem?

Kind Regards


Kind Regards

A:Word 2007 Can't open encrypted docx from Word 2010

Hi Chris,

I've been looking at this for a while, but cannot find an answer.

The only thing I can come up with, is an alternate suggestion, which I am sure you have probably thought of : use something like 7ZIP to encrypt the file, and then send that to your friends.



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This is my first post and I hope I am in the right place. Tried to find previous ref but couldn't find anything. Any MS word 2007 open file will not save because it has gone to temp file name and original file deleted. Can recover by using 'save as' and changing name back to correct name but this has to happen every time and is very time consuming. Tried repair but nothing was wrong. I think it started after uploading latest drivers from AVG but don't see connection. It happens immediately a file is opened.

A:ms word sends open files to temp and deletes file.

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I had a macro running in Word 2007, which simply removed paragraph breaks and replaced them with spaces. It did this for the selected text, and then asked whether the user wanted to continue with the rest of the document. To this I mostly selected NO.
In 2010 the macro replaces throughout the whole document without any prompts. I checked the macro on a Word 2007 machine and the code is the same as the new macro in Word 2010.
Can anyone suggest how to overcome this bug in 2010?
Thanks, Garry

The macro code is below:
Sub RemoveParas()
' RemoveParas Macro
With Selection.Find
.Text = "^p"
.Replacement.Text = " "
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindAsk
.Format = False
.MatchCase = False
.MatchWholeWord = False
.MatchWildcards = False
.MatchSoundsLike = False
.MatchAllWordForms = False
End With
Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
End Sub

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I normally use Word 2003 for documents, although I use Outlook 2010. This morning I opened a Word 2010 document and after quite a while of some sort of an installation, I was able to open the Word 2010 document. I did not think too much of it, except that later I was sending an e-mail and attached a Word 2003 document and when I went to check it (i.e. open it up) it opened in Word 2010. How do I disable Word 2010 as my default program to open Word documents. I do not want to uninstall the program, but at this point I am not ready to learn how to use Word 2010.

A:Word 2010 is opening my word 2003 attachments

SHG818 welcome to Sevenforums!

Have you tried this tutorial?

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I am converting a large website of Microsoft Word files to TeX files and have written several useful Word macros to automate this process. When I converted from Word 2007 to Word 2010, the macros I wrote disappeared (a lot of supplied macros do appear). They don't appear even when I open a doc file where they have already been used in that file under Word 2007. It didn't occur to me to save the macros elsewhere, and apparently installing Word 2010 destroyed them.

Where can I find them?


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemory, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 393990 MB; F: Total - 305243 MB, Free - 26023 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0YC523, , ..CN708215ADH0IM.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Hello everyone,

Last night, my computer rebooted itself unexpectedly while I was accessing a Word document. I was constantly saving the document, so I expected that it would come back up when the computer rebooted.
Every time I try to open it in Word, it says that the file is corrupt and cannot be read.
I have tried the Open & Repair function. I have also tried the Extract Text from All Files function. When I did the latter, the document came up to about 1,000 pages worth of different codes.
When I open it in WordPad, the most recent things I saved did not come up. I am absolutely sure that I saved what I was working on.
Is there any way I can fix this corrupt file? It is a crucial part of an assignment.

A:Corrupt .rtf file in Word 2010

If MS Word says it corrupted you may want to try a third party app called Openoffice Its a free app that will recognize MS Office extensions and may open the .rtf. When installing OpenOffice, make sure NOT to make it the default office suite.

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Sorry for asking a Word question in the Wind 7 category, but applications were not listed in the topic list.
I edit engineering documents that contain the word "hole" hundreds of times.  The spell checker stops at every instance, stating it is a commonly confused word.  Is there a way to modify the commonly confused word list?  Unlike unconventional
spellings, there seems to be no way to add it to the dictionary as something that needn't be checked.
Thanks, Eric flyboy

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I have a really strange problem here. Running MS Word 2003 on Server 2003. Approx 70 users and 5 admins.

Only a few user accounts and 1 admin account, Word will save the file to a 8 random alphanumeric character file in the same directory the file is being saved too.

The file itself seems to be a perfect duplicate of the original file and is most certainly not a temp file. I have checked Technet (no 2003 forums anymore) and searched the web, but nobody else seems to have had this problem.

Any ideas? Anybody else ever even heard of this behavior?

A:Strange file names being saved by Word 2003 (not temp files)

I do think these are temp files, they are 'rests' of the backups that are made on a timed interval.
I happens that on network drives they are not always removed, why? I don't know.
It doesn't happen on local drives.
One of Microsoft's 'hidden features'?

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Hello Everyone,

I am new here so please pardon my question if it has been answered before.

I am running Vista 32 and office professional 2007. When I fire up word I get a

" can not create work file, check the temp environment variable"

I was directed to the regedit in the blogs, yet all leads to dead ends.

Without word working correctly.... office is useless

Any help would be greatly received

all the best

A:Can not Creat work file,check temp environment variable

IE7 runs in "low integrity" mode on Vista (aka "Protected mode") - this means that, by default, it has even less access to your system for security reasons. If Word is started from IE7 when accessing a URL still in "Protected mode" (i.e. not in "Trusted sites") then it will also be launched in "low integrity" mode.

However, the "Content.Word" folder in "Temporary Internet Files" is probably marked as "medium" integrity, because it was probably created when IE7/Word was executed previously when in Protected mode. This means that the folder cannot be accessed by Word now, as Word is "low integrity" and the folder has A higher integrity!

You may need to lower the integrity of that folder using a tool such as Mark Minasi's chml.exe: http://www.minasi.com/apps/[/URL] to get it to work with URLs in Protected mode. Or add the site of the document to your Trusted security zone.


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My coworker has a doc file that was created from a MS Word .dot template made in version 2003. The template used various pop-ups and fill-ins to populate info. to various spots in the document. However, when she goes to print the doc file, or print the current page, the pop-up boxes from the template appear all over again. This does not happen on my computer. So, I'm wondering if there's some setting that needs to be changed on her machine. Can anyone help with this? The .dot file was created in Word 2003 and we're now running version 2010.

Thank you,

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I've got some strange behavior going on with .doc files at the moment. Whenever I try to open a .doc file from Windows Explorer or a desktop shortcut, Word opens with the error message "Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions. * Check the file permissions for the document or drive. *Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space. *Open the file with the Text Recovery converter."

After clicking OK, the .doc file then opens in Word, apparently with no problems at all (I can edit, save, etc.). So basically the error message seems to be wrong, since the file does open properly.

I can open .doc files from within Word (File -> Open) with no error message.

The issue is more of an annoyance than anything else (since the file eventually opens up just fine), but I imagine it'll just become more irritating as time goes on. Any suggestions on how to resolve it? I've been poking around in the Folder Options -> File Types in Explorer without a clear sense of purpose.

I'm running MS Word 2003 SP3 on Windows XP Service Pack 3. If you need any further info, please let me know.

Thanks for your help!

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Hi All,

My office is upgrading from Office XP to Office 2010. We have a dozen different macros written for Office XP. They are all Word documents. Each produces a different form. Some have only about a dozen fields to populate. Others have up to 100 different options.

These macros run great in Word XP but crash when run in 2010 with a variety of VB errors. All our users are running Windows 2007 with the latest service pack.

Is there an easy method to upgrade these macros to 2010 format, without having to learn enough VB programming to recode all of them? I have an MSDN subscription and one idea was to try a gradual upgrade - from Word XP to Word 2003, then Word 2007, then Word 2010 - just alot of testing VMs to set up...

Thank you,

Mike C.

A:Convert Word XP Macros to Word 2010

Can you provide some examples of the code that is failing and include some of the error messages you receive? The issue could be as simple as differences in the object libraries that are being used. Without seeing the code it would be hard to tell.

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While Saving my Word Document the Following Error Occurs .. because of that .. i'm not in a position to edit and save my existing Word
i ve attached a .jpeg which clearly states the problem .. Please help me out in this issue . .

My Sys Config .. Windows 7 .. 64 Bit ..

MS Office .. 2010 .. for 64 Bit ..

A:File Block Settings has been blocked in MS Word 2010

See if this helps:

Restore default file block settings in Word 2010


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I am using Word 2010. I created two double sided templates. the first with no colors in the H/Fs. The 2nd has colors in H/Fs.

I took the first no color template and created the one with color. Now when I go to insert a section break at the end of the colorful template (4th section) the old no color footer pops in. It happens when inserting a page break or odd section break. When I insert an even section break I get the current odd footer (but the next page needs to be even).

I tried deleting the old header and footer and replacing them with the correct ones. I also right clicked and selected "remove header/footer" but it didn't make any difference.

Is there a way to clean out these old headers and footers? (I checked they are not in my building blocks for inserting h/fs either). This template will be distributed to multiple authors and it would be better to have nothing appear than some old header/footer design.​

A:Old headers pop up in double-sided Word 2010 file

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Hi there,

I have a problem with Microsoft Word 2010. When I save the file as PDF file, the Word 2010 saves the file as PDF but the background image is in tiles, instead of stretched. Also, in the document, the background image is stretched. But when I save the document as PDF, it applies the background in tiles.

How do i change that?

A:Stretching background image for PDF file of Word 2010

There is a walk-around suggested here:
Background image appears in tile view when I save to Pdf - Microsoft Community

That's a bug that's been in at least the last three versions of Word (and is still there in the Word 2013 Preview).

The workaround is this:
Remove the "page background" that you've put in.
Open the header pane.
Insert the image, set its text wrapping to Behind Text, and drag its sizing handles so it covers the whole page. You may want to use the controls on the Picture Tools tab to reduce the contrast and increase the brightness.
Close the header.

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I'm trying to create a macro in Word 2010 that will allow me to insert text from file but pauses when it takes me to the specific folder so that I can select which file to insert. I have a folder containing over 50 files from which I want to choose.

I created this macro once from directions I found on line but my macros were recently lost and I'm having to start all over. I can't for the life of me remember the code for the macro and I can't even remember what question I asked to get to the code previously!

A:Solved: Word 2010 Macro Insert Text from File

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At my work we have templates from Word 2003.

When we open them in Word 2007 they doesnt work as they should.

We have for example a menu like

2 Electronics
2.1 Phones
2.1.1 Mobile phones

When you make an uppdate on the menu the sub-numbers disapear so it is
2 Electronics
Mobile phones

Also in 2003 you get a menu to the right where you can change in the list not only the types but also the numbering. Is there something like that in 2007?

A:Making Word 2003 templates work in word 2007

A couple of things.

Firstly here is an interactive guide for some of the features in 2003 - 2007. It is useful in some circumstances

In regards to using 2003 templates for 2007 - i noticed that not all things worked in the same way in 2007 especially when it came to printing (things would display differently to how they would print)

I work for a big company and i had to redesign alot of templates. Sorry.

In regards to changing the numbering, you now right click on one of the actual numbers within the document and you can change the numbering from there.

Hope that all makes sense.

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I currently use an XP system, and Office XP (2002). I want to transfer and use my Normal.dot file from the XP system INTO a Vista PC and it's Office 2007.

Has anyone been successful doing this? Does it work?

A:Can Normat.dot from Word 2002 work in Word 2007 (Vista)?

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I want to email a Word 2003 document(as an attachment) that has two hyperlinks to two different word documents files. I have tried this and everything works fine except when I ctrl + click on the hyperlinks the files won't open. How can I get this concept to work. I don't want to send a lot of files and attachments for the recipient to have to deal with.

A:Solved: Word doc. with hyprlinks to other word docs. won't work when emailed

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I have a user who has been using Word 2010 for a couple of weeks with no issues until this morning where she is no longer able to open word documents using either File-Open, Open on the quick access toolbar or CTRL O.

At present if you go to the file tab and select open - it goes back to the home tab but does not display the open file dialog box.

You can select an item from the recent file list and this will open, you can select a file in windows explorer and double click and it will open so the association is OK. But I cannot get the open dialog to appear in word.

Excel and other office programs are working fine it is only Word.

The user is using Windows 7, Microsoft office 2010 standard.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Office software but the problem has persisted.

I have been unable to 'google' my way through this one, so hopefully someone here can suggest a solution.

A:Solved: Microsoft Word 2010 - file open dialog box not displaying

Are you sure this issue happens only in Word? What about Excel or PowerPoint?

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