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Solved: Problem in opening MS word/excel files

Q: Solved: Problem in opening MS word/excel files

On my desktop with Windows XP Service Pack 2, i recently installed Office 2007. Whenever I want to open any word/excel files, I receive a message "Please wait while windows configure ms office word/excel. After waiting for about 1-2 minutes the file is opened.How to resolve this problem?

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A: Solved: Problem in opening MS word/excel files

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Recently, I'm having slow file loading while opening ms word files and excel files directly from windows explorer. It takes a minute to load, however it opens immediately if I open .doc files or .xls files directly from their application software. It also take a minute for MS Word and Excel software to shut down.

I have run my antivirus (Symantec) and MBAM but they all show no virus was found. I'm not sure what should I do next, please advice.

A:Microsoft Word & Excel - problem with opening files in Word and Excel

What version of Word & Excel?

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Windows XP
Office XP 2002

Some files - not all, don't open when double clicked. Word (or excell) starts up, the hourglass sits there for a few seconds and then rotates once, then the tail of the mouse cursor turns multiple colors for a short time, then nothing. Word stays open but the file never opens. Shut down word and double click on the same file again and it opens right up. Again, not all files. Happens consistently with the same files (i.e., open it twice to actually see it, edit it, close it, have to open it twice again to get it to come up).

Office problem or Windows?


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Dear Techies,
Please help me to recover files.  I am unable to open PDF, Word, excel, DWG etc files.
There many folders shared from server but it has affected to my 4 shared folders.
There are some PDF files I can open.  i.e.  out of 20 files 2 to 3 files.
Not able to figure out what exactly causing this issue.
I have done Antivirus scanning, but nothing found.  (From Server as well as from Client --(Mapping share drive)  - )
Please find attached screenshot for more details.
I have gone many of forum, it says ransom virus.  cryptolocker.  Tried with Malware tools and antivirus nothing found and nothing could recover.
Tried recovery softwares also.
There is no option from server to store previous version so tried from client windows 7 machines but there also unable to restore
Copied files to freshly installed machine and with all updated of windows and antivirus tried to recover but not succeeds.
Please help me to diagnose this problem and let me know the solution.
If i check at what time it has affected.  Below is the files screen shot
I have tried all recovery softwares and ms tools and word excel repair tools but not worked

A:Word, Excel, PDF, DWG, files are not opening

Are there any file extensions appended to your files...such as .ecc, .ezz, .exx, .CTBL, .CTB2, .XTBL, .encrypted, .vault, .HA3 or 6-7 length extension consisting of random characters?Did you find any ransom note? These infections are created to alert victims that their data has been encrypted and demand a ransom payment. Check your documents folder for an image the malware typically uses for the background note. Check the C:\ProgramData (or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data) for a random named .html, .txt, .png, .bmp, .url file.These are some examples.HELP_DECRYPT.TXT, HELP_DECRYPT.HTML, HELP_DECRYPT.URL, HELP_DECRYPT.PNGHELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.bmp, HELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt, HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txtHELP_TO_SAVE_FILES.txt, HELP_TO_SAVE_FILES.bmp, RECOVERY_KEY.txtDECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.TXT, DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.HTML, DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.URL

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Hi Everyone,

I'm using MS Office 2003 on a PC, and tried to send Word, Excel & .pdf files to a Mac user. She has Office for Mac 2011 installed on her computer.

She cannot open any of the files. I think she may not have Adobe Reader installed, which explains why the .pdf will not open. So far as the .doc and .xls files ... I'm stumped. Other than recommending that she download Open Office, does anyone have any ideas?



A:Opening MS Excel, MS Word & .pdf files on a Mac

A few suggestions:

Visit this page to see if she can update her Office software.
Also, try the Office Open XML File Format Converter from Apple.
If that fails, and you don't want to use Open Office, you could save Word docs as RTF Rich Text files, and Excel files as CSV, comma seperated value files.


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For past few weeks I have noticed that I cannot open any word/excel file when broadband internet is running. The moment I click the icon 'safely remove hardware' from the system tray to disconnect the modem, all the word/excel files start opening swiftly. I have windows xp SP3 & 768 MB RAM

A:MS word/excel files not opening while internet is on

Is that the only USB device you have?
You do not use a printer with a USB connection?

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I recently did a new install of Windows XP, having been using Windows 2000. I backuped and formatted the disk and the install went with out problem. I also installed SP3.

The main problems I'm experiencing are with Word files taking a very long time to load and being unable to access the internet/network for about 40 seconds when booting up.

I wonder if I'm infected or perhaps there is a network issue?

Here's a detailed description:

On startup items load as normal, then there is a long delay of about 30-40 seconds when nothing happens as if it's finished start up, however I can't access the internet or the network. Then the remaining startup programs suddently load (such as the Wacom graphics tablet driver) and I can now access the internet and network.

When I click a Word or Excel files from a shared drive it 14 seconds to load Word/Excel then another 3 seconds to load the file itself! However when I load Word locally it loads instantly and load a new document instantly. (Office 2003).

After the computer had been on for about 5/6 hours Word/Excel loads files from the network instantly. Really weird and annoying!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, John

A:Slow Opening Word/excel Files

Here are a couple of things to try (if you have not already done so):
1. Run scandisk/checkdisk
2. Run defrag
3. Check to see what applications launch on start up. If you re-installed a ton of applications (Office, for example) these may be launching their quick starts on boot; also review your Anti-Virus's settings.

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I recently purchased a new computer and transferred my files from the old one. Both systems run Windows 7 with the same version of Office (2007). After the transfer, Excel files will only open when accessed from Excel - otherwise, they try to open in Word. If I click on a file and select "open with," the only option is to open with Word. Any ideas?

A:Office 2007 Excel files opening in Word

Try clicking on the Win7 Orb and selecting "Default Programs" and select "Associate a file type or protocol with a program". Scroll down to .xls and change the program that it opens with to Excel by highlighting it and clicking on the Change Program button in the right hand corner. You will recognise other Excel extensions in the same area which you might want to change in the same way.

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When I try to launch Excel or Word I get the screen: "Please wait while Office prepares the necessary files". I then have to wait for the procedure to be completed.
In addition, on launching Excel I get a box showing stdole32.tlb.
I have tried to replace that file with a copy but, in spite of logging in as Administrator, it won't copy and replace.
I have carried out a Repair of Office 2007 but it makes no difference.
Help would be appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461899 MB, Free - 164566 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0J190T
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
Office 2007 Enterprise Edition

A:Problem Opening Excel and Word in Office 2007

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I moved from Vista to W7 using EasyFileTransfer (which worked far better than I expected!!), changed computers, and this problem, which I saw for months on Vista on the previous PC has followed to the new one: If I double-click on any Excel (and only Excel, other Office apps A-OK) file, Excel starts, but then I get a pop-up message saying "There was a problem sending the command to the program". If I then drag the Excel file icon from (e.g.) the desktop to the empty/blank Excel space, it starts fine. If I open any Recent Document from within Excel, no problem. But clicking on any Excel file from a folder, or as an email attachment, no go. The error message pops up and I must drag it into the Excel window for it to open.
I'm thinking it's a registry error, but so far all sweeps haven't detected any registry problems.
Any ideas?

A:Problem opening Excel files

OK, never mind! My post activated Captain Jack's response to similar problems, and it works! Thanks a million Captain Jack!

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I have a problem with Excel 2002 (in Windows XP). When i try to open any excel file i must open first the program and after that open only from main menu of excel. If i try to open it from windows explorer it cannot open. Only the excel program open without any Workbook inside. Do anybody have any idea why????

A:Problem in opening Excel files

Open Excel. Hit Tools-Options, General. Make sure "Ignore other applications" isn't checked.

When you do open a workbook and all you get is the gray screen, try Window-Arrange, and hit OK.

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This is a recent event. I can double click on an excel file or select from Start/Documents list, excel opens, but not the file. I have to do a it from menu->open-> select file to get the file up. I am using excel 2007, win7.


A:problem with opening of excel files

Hi chaitanya,
In Excel, go to Office Button/Excel Options/Advanced/General. Is "Ignore other applications that use DDE" checked? If so, uncheck it and see if that makes any difference.

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I have been working on an excel file. I saved it onto a USB flash memory stick, then saved from the memory stick onto a computer hard drive.

Now...both the memory stick original file and the hard drive file can't be opened.

It gives a message of something like -
'Can't access file, maybe read-only protected or the drive may be read only. then something about the server may be not responding'.

I have tried: Pasting the file to a different location - same response. I have tried re-naming the file - same response. I have checked the properties of the file and the read-only box is not checked (even if it were, it should let me open it in a read-only format).

Any ideas???? Please Help.... Thxs!!!

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I run XP Home Edition and Office 2000. Just recently I find that when I open an existing file within Word it opens without its formatting. If I open it from the document icon though, it opens properly. I assume that something has become corrupted, but have no idea how to deal with it.

A:Word 2000 problem opening files

Re-install Office 2000 (after a proper uninstall) and that should take care of it. You could do a repair from the install cd but I have found that for the sake of time, simply reinstalling has greater success...

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I have my old XP and new Vista laptops cable networked for opening and transferring files.
I have M/S works word processor on the Vista as on the XP. All my Documents on the XP were written using M/S word. Now when I open one of these documents on my Vista, they are opened in Open Office, which is a programme I have downloaded because I like the spreadsheet. When I try "Open With" the drop-down list does not include M/S Word. I want to be able to open these files from my XP and work with them using M/S Works Word Processor. How can I make M/S works word processor the default opening programme for these files? Allan.

A:Solved: opening files in M/S word

When you click Open With, you need to browse for the program file which is in:
c:\Program files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msword.exe

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8071 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953639 MB, Free - 817001 MB; E: Total - 715370 MB, Free - 141879 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., B75M-D3V
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

I am having trouble opening any workbooks in Excel 2003.
When I click on the file up comes a blog by "Thomas Sherman" and relates to " opening-excel-files-in-new-processes-excel-launcher-helper-app/
Trouble only started after I was searching google to see how to auto open an excel workbook when excel was opened.
Perhaps one of the sites visited caused this problem.
I do have Excel Launcher which I know not too much about, other than that I can have several excel sheets open and they don't all close when I only want one to close.

Any suggestions on getting back to normal

A:Problem opening files in Excel 2003

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Ever since installing SP2, when I download excel files from some bank websites, instead of downloading & opening them in excel, it opens them in a web based version of excel within IE. What setting can I change to make it open in Excel like it used to before SP2?

The Windows Firewall is disabled and I have the pop-up blocker enabled, but the websites I go to are in the exception list.


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I have an Ethernet connected home network involving two computers both running Windows XP Home Edition and WordPerfect. The network works well for sharing the Internet and printers, and well in most cases for file sharing. We have no problem sharing pictures and most other files. The exception is WordPerfect files. Both computers run WordPerfect. The oddity is that some WP files open OK, whereas others don't. On those that don't, we get the popup message:" WordPerfect: Either this document is in use or is specified as READ ONLY . You may edit the document , but you must save it with a new name. Continus? YES or NO". (In reality, the documents were neither in use nor were they specified READ ONLY the last time I tried to open them) If I say YES, I then get another popup saying "WordPerfect: Access denied. You do not have rights to do this". We have checked repeatedly to make sure that file sharing settings are correct as we understand them.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you may have. addnovice

A:Problem Opening Word Perfect Files on Home Network

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I am using Lotus notes 8.5.2 for my emails with windows 7 and I cannot open excel spreadsheet attachments from emails.

Get the following error message: "There was a problem sending command to a program."

I have tried to get support from IBM but their customer service is realy bad!

Any advice welcome!

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Hello. I have some .xls files on a cd which I could open fine until yesterday. The files were created on my Acer Aspire 5732Z (Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium system x64 - based pc) using Microsoft Office Excel 97-2003.

Yesterday, I opened the cd on a different laptop (Acer Aspire 5733 64 bit operating system - windows 7 home premium, service pack 1). This laptop opened the files using Microsoft Excel starter 2010. I saved the files back to my cd when I'd finished, then safely ejected the CD using the correct method.

Now when I insert the CD into either pc, it show the CD drive but there are no visible files, so I can't open anything. I tried the error checking tool, but it can't check for errors as it says "windows cannot access the disk".

Can anyone help me open the files please? I have all the files backed up elsewhere, except for the two I worked on yesterday, but I really don't want to have to type them up again unless I absolutely have to as it will take me many hours. Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Cannot access Office excel 97-2003 .xls files after opening in Office Excel S

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I don't know what happened. I can't open any Word / Excel file on my PC. I get the message "Unable to Read File".

Moreover, my Norton anti-virus is gone from my menu bar. I can't run it at all.

What must I do?

Thank you.

A:Solved: Help - Cannot Open Word & Excel Files!

What operating system? What version of Office? Did you do anything recently - any new programs installed/removed?

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Is there a way to configure Microsoft applications so that I can have a window open with a file from Word and a window open with an Excel file and edit them simultaneously? When I have both windows open now, whichever one I click in stays open and the other automatically minimizes itself. I'd also like to be able to have a Microsoft file and browser window open (and editable) and the same time.
Many thanks!

A:Solved: Use files simultaneously in Word & Excel

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Can there be a macro in excel to find column headers of the excel file in word docs and fill them in excel respectively for all the docx files in a folder. word data/file is not in table format and all docx files are similar

I tried recording the macro but it doesn't work

A:Solved: Fill excel Columns from word files

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I can't open MS Office application files from the Explore window or from Desktop.

The MS Office applications icons, such as WORD or EXCEL, have been replaced. All my Word files now bear the Wordpad icon and when clicked open as such. My Excel files now bear some other icon that no application on my machine can open.

However, when I open an office app, such as WORD or EXCEL, and then try to open a related file that now has a funny icons, they open properly.

Have MS xp; Excel 2002; Word 2002.

Grateful for advice.

A:[SOLVED] Can't open Word or Excel files from Explorer window

You probably need to set the file assocations.

If you go into your Control Panel > Folder Options > File Types (tab), then scroll down until you locate those file extensions (.doc, .xls, etc...).

Alternatively, there is probably somewhere in Microsoft word, or excel where you can automatically set file associations, but it would depend on which version you have.

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All of a sudden when I open MS Word I get a Windows installer pop up.Only happens once per session. Word will then open and work as usual. I close Word the it reopens normally. It only occurs when I shut down computer and restart. Suggestions?

A:Solved: problem opening Word

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I run Windows 98SE and Office 2000. Suddenly this week... when I open Word I get the message: Word cannot open the existing "□

I click OK and Word opens. Then all is OK until I close Word, when I get the message The Normal file already exists. Do you want to replace the existing file.

Then I get messages about changing the global template.

I've seen these messages before sometime in the past so reckon some kind person reading can help resolve this without my giving more detail. Thanks.

A:Solved: Problem opening and closing Word

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The only way I can get any MS office programs to open is to right click and choose the "open with" option. I check the box to Use as default, but they still won't open the next time.
I tried run > winword /r to reset word, but that didn't help either.
All the icons are the same, a little blue chemistry beaker.
In properties, the type of files say they are, "FFV files (docx), FFV files (xlsx), etc".
How do I get these files to open the normal double click way?

A:Excel and Word files will not open in Excel and Word

Have you tried repairing the Office installation (via Start > Windows Control Panel > Programs > Programs & Features > Microsoft Office (version) > Change > Repair)?

Aside from that if the file types are "FFV files (docx), FFV files (xlsx), etc", that suggests you've installed some other software that has taken over the file associations. In that case, you might consider uninstalling that software; otherwise you'll need to reset the file associations, by right-clicking each Office file-type (docx, xlsx, etc.) and using Open With>Choose default program to re-associate them with the correct Office application.

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I'm having a problem with Excel 2000. Randomly it corrupts the file that I save to a network drive...I can save it but I cannot open it again. I get an error message "Out of Memory" It doesn't do it all the time and generally with large Excel files. I'm running Win98 and have installed all the Service Patches for both Win98 and Office 2000. Other people in the office can save to the same network drive with no problem.

A:Excel 2000: Out of Memory on Opening Excel Files

I would do both of the following:

Low memory (resources) error message
1. Go to "Start".
2. Then click on "Run".
3. Type in "msconfig" without the quotes.
4. Click "OK".
5. Put a check in "Selective Startup"
6. A window will open, click on the "Startup" tab.
7. Uncheck all programs that you do not need running when the computer starts.
8. These leave checked, "Sys tray" and "Scan registry".
9. Depending on your machine you might have video or sound listed also.
10. All you can do is uncheck them one at a time until you get the one needed.
11. These are programs running in the back ground and will kill your resources so you do not want any more running than you have to.

Low Memory (resources) error message with Office Application:

1. Run detect and repair in Word.
2. When it ask about rebooting to finish repairing click NO.
3. Reboot to "MS dos" prompt.
4. At the C:> prompt type in deltree /y temp\
5. Click on enter.
6. At the C:> prompt type in del *.swp
7. Reboot to windows.
8. After it reboots right click on "My Computer".
9. Then click on "Properties"
10. Then click on the "Performance" tab.
11. Then click on "File System" and set it to "Network Server" under "Typical role of this Computer".
12. Then click "OK".
13. Then click on the "Graphics" tab and set it to .
14. Click OK.
15. Rebo... Read more

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Recently made the mistake of switching from Office 2003 to Office 2007 and life has been pretty frustrating since then

Here's another problem: When I go to Start | New Microsoft Office Document | General Tab | Blank Workbook

Excel pops up almost right away but after about 10 seconds (which in my opinion is a big delay) a dialog box (shown in the attached image) pops up

For now I just press on the OK button and start a new Excel file but how can I get rid of this problem once and for all.

A:Solved: Excel2007 Problem: When opening a new Excel File

Problem Solved (I think)

I downloaded to install SP2 for Office2007 but decided to search one last time before installing the SP2.

Luckily I came across a solution (shared below for benefit of all members) and the solution basically boiled down to deleting PERSONAL.XLS. Please see details below:

Background: The new XLSTART folder for Office 2007 is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\XLSTART But, if you upgraded from a previous version, there may still be a personal macro workbook called “PERSONAL.XLS” located in the old location: C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART

Fix: To correct the delayed file opening problem, just delete the old PERSONAL.XLS fileClick to expand...

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I hear that it's possible to open word documents in excel. I have lots of long tables in word that I need to transfer to spreadsheets and it'll take me forever to cut and paste them. What can you suggest? My laptop uses windows xp. Thanks.

A:Opening word document in excel

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I am still running Windows XP with Office 2007. Suddenly neither Excel or Word will automatically open existing files when I click on them from windows explorer. I can go to the Open option in the menu bar for Excel or Word, select the file to open and it will then open properly. Are there any option settings that allow for the files to open when click on them? I do not receive any error messages nor does the event viewer provide any error messages.

A:Excel / Word File Opening

does it give any error messages

in the file manager
do you have the word/excel icon next to the file ?

if you right click on the file - do you get an "open with" option

have a read here - see if the file is associated with the program

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I've done a bunch of searching on these forums (and elsewhere) and found a few suggestions on how to fix this error, but I can't seem to find a solution that works. I just upgraded to Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit) and I installed Office 2007. The programs themselves work fine - but whenever I click on a shortcut to either a Word or Excel doc, I get the following error: "There was a problem sending the command to the program." The program will open, but the document won't. I can easily open the doc from the program once it's open, but it's annoying to always have to do two steps (and to see that error) The big solution I keep seeing (for Excel, at least) is the "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" option and to make sure its unchecked (which it is).

Any ideas what I can do to fix it? I haven't tried any other Office programs, so I am not sure if it's all of them, but it's quite odd.

A:Error when opening Excel or Word doc (Office 07)

Have you tried re-installing Office 2007??

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Suddenly, I can't open Word 2003 or Excel 2003 at all. Both programs were working just fine about 1/2 hour before I ran and installed the usual monthly Windows Updates and restarted my computer. Windows Update found some more updates (including 2 that affect the Office "conversion" toolkit). While I waited for those to install, I tried to open Word, and couldn't.

At first I thought the problem was caused by EMET 5.5, the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, because it kept saying it detected "SimExecFlow mitigation" at the same moment Word failed to open and "stopped working". I thought EMET was blocking the Office programs.

I tried opening Word by itself, without opening a document. I tried opening Word in Safe Mode. I tried opening Excel by itself, without opening a spreadsheet. Both programs always stopped working while trying to start, and EMET always detected "SimExecFlow mitigation". I had just scanned the computer with MalwareBytes and found nothing, but I scanned the entirety of Microsoft Office in Program Files with Microsoft Security Essentials. MSE also found nothing. I restarted again after Windows Update finished the second round of installs. Word and Office still wouldn't start.

I tried using Task Manager to stop the EMET program, as a temporary solution. But even without EMET running, I still can't open Word or Excel. Word starts, and then immediately stops working and has to close. Excel... Read more

A:Trouble Opening Word and Excel 2003

Is the premium version of Malwarebytes still installed ?
If so to prove that it is the problem, uninstall the version 3.?.
Restart your machine.
Then if Word and Excel now works, I would find a copy of the Malwarebytes version 2.? and install it.
Do NOT upgrade to the version 3 as it has all kinds of issues as it include a AV and must fight your already installed AV program.

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I had this issue when I first installed the 2010 beta last year. I can't remember how I fixed it. It has been running fine until a couple weeks ago. Every time I open a word, excel or powerpoint file, the windows installer reconfigures like it's reinstalling or something. Just clicking the word, excel icon doesn't do it. It only happens with saved word, excel, powerpoint files. Any clues?

A:Word, Excel, Powerpoint reconfigure on opening

Did you try to turn the autosave off. E.g. in Word Options > Save

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Is there any way to change the name and company name that show up when you open Word, Access, Excel, etc. When installing I accidentally typed the user's name incorrectly and would like to change it so that it is not displayed incorrectly.


Jason B.

A:Registration name displayed when opening word, excel, etc.

When you open Microsoft Word, go to File and choose properties. From there you can change the owner and company. I'd assume it's the same for the other applications.

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Excel and Word are fine if I open a blank doc from the Quick Launch bar or even My Docs. but if I try to open either from an existing doc on the desktop, it takes forever and sometimes opens empty. Also if I try to open an attachment from Outlook Express. I have tried:
1) Making sure file associations are OK
2) Re-registering
3) Repairing Office 2003
4) Running sfc

I also sometimes find that if I have this problem, then I cannot get at my drives via My Computer.

Any ideas someone????

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I have just switched to Office 2010. When I copy a table in one document and go to paste it into another, it pastes as unformatted text. I have checked all the settings under the advanced options under "cut, copy, paste" All are set to "keep source formatting." This also happens in Excel which means I can't copy formulas or other functions. In other words, no matter what I do, whenever I copy and paste, it pastes as unformatted text. I have asked a dozen users who have told me the same thing with no change. Anyone new want to try?

A:Solved: Word and Excel Pasting Problem

If you run "Skype Click-to-Call browser add-in" then have a look at http://www.eileenslounge.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=9716

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Not as urgent for this one. Trying to merge number values from Excel into a Word document and continue to get 12 decimals no matter what I've tried. Even tried typing them in as text, still gives 12 decimals on merge. Same problem with percentage amount. Any suggestions please?

A:Solved: Excel to Word Merge Problem

Not sure why I bother to post problems here since no one EVER helps me and I wind up figuring them out myself. At any rate here's the solution to this one.

In the Word document, in the merge field: right click the merge field and toggle to see the code inside the field (i.e. {MERGEFIELD "Salary"}. To this code, add a formatting switch inside the braces for salary amounts as follows: {MERGEFIELD "Salary" \# ##,###.00}. For percentages: {MERGEFIELD "Percentage" \# #.00}.

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Hi there, I have been suffering from a repeating crash whenever I save word or excel files or open up pictures. It is the same error popping up over and over again, I ran the mem test 6 times, 5 regular and 1 extended everything checks out. BIOS on mobo has been updated from website, I have no idea what it could be. Please any help is greatly apreciated. Otherwise the computer is working perfectly, no crashes doing anything else. I am running the 64 bit version of windows 7 and have an asus p6t deluxe v2 motherboard.

A:BSOD when opening pictures or saving in word/excel

Quote: Originally Posted by puga855

Hi there, I have been suffering from a repeating crash whenever I save word or excel files or open up pictures. It is the same error popping up over and over again, I ran the mem test 6 times, 5 regular and 1 extended everything checks out. BIOS on mobo has been updated from website, I have no idea what it could be. Please any help is greatly apreciated. Otherwise the computer is working perfectly, no crashes doing anything else. I am running the 64 bit version of windows 7 and have an asus p6t deluxe v2 motherboard.

your error shows as APC_INDEX_MISMATCH bugcheck 1 which is a rare one ?

this is likely to be a bad driver which if allowed to run could damage your system software environment so the bsod is saving you

do you have any external video devices or specific video\audio equipment with installed software ?

this is an old driver and needs replacing

ElRawDsk.sys fffff880`02db4000 fffff880`02dbe000 0x0000a000 0x488b65ed 26/07/2008 17:59:09

this appears to be the process RawDisk Driver. Allows write-access to raw disk sectors for user mode applications in Windows 2000, belongs to the software ElRawDisk by EldoS Corporation ??

which memtest did you run ?

what's your AV and any third party firewall ?

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Hi all,

I have never had this problem before. I have an Excel file with a number of worksheets in it, all running a macro (thanks XLGuru) that prevents the entering of duplicate data in an area of each sheet (it is a seating chart for a number of days). Not too fancy. I have the print areas set and a correct worksheet is set first to have the data taken from.
BUT, when I try to run a mail merge to word in order to print tickets, I get the following message: "Word could not re-establish a DDE connection to Microsoft Excel to complete the task."
I have tried just copyng the data to another Word document and using that for the data info, and that worked fine, so...?

Thanks again, in advance (what a great site)!

A:Solved: Word 97/Excel 97 mail merge problem

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Hi.. I have been geting a weird start up of Word, Excel and OneNote when I boot my laptop.. they are not set in the startup menu.. they give a error message..." excel has stopped working..sart in safe mode " then word does the same thing, then OneNote... I have done a virus and ,malware scan in safe mode and this reveals no infections...
It is annoying,, but if I want to use these apps they work fine after the booting issue first time..

A:Excel 2007 & Word & One Note opening up on laptop startp

hellocheck to see if they are set to start at startup in msconfig...start > type: msconfig hit enter > OK @ UAC prompt > startup tab > uncheck the programs in question > apply and reboot to take affect.... good luck, hope this helps!

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Windows XP - Office 2003 & Office 2007 - Sharepoint (not the current version) - McAfee Virus Scan

We have users who use sharepoint to open word docs. The Word docs were created in Word 2003 and when they were created they embedded Excel 2003 sheets.
We have since upgraded to Office 2007 and now SOME but not all users try to go into sharepoint and open those word docs and then try to open embedded excel sheets they are getting the message:
Microsoft Office Word Can't start the application required to open this object.
An error occurred and this feature is no longer functioning properly. Would you like to repair this feature now?
If we say NO it gives another error message:
This object is corrupt or is no longer available.
If we say YES to repairing the feature then it goes through the install process and we have to restart.
This does not fix the issue.

I have tried several things to fix this and none of them have worked.
I have tried enabling the macro security and link security among other things.

I have searched this site and googled it and am not finding the exact issue or a resolution to this issue.
Can anyone give me any sound advice? or something else to try.

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Hi there,

After some of your wonderful help please.

Computer has been getting slower and slower, now have issues opening word and excel files from outlook, as well as adobe files, they open but take at least 2 minutes to think about it. Constantly getting the "Not responding" message. Also Bluetooth now not working either. Not sure if it is anything malicious, but am not sure what to do next.

Running Vista,and Office 2010.

Tried to run DDS.com, would run then started processing, but then would shut the software down. No files generated.

Ran GMER, and have pasted results from that file below.

GMER - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2012-10-19 08:43:52
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IAAStorageDevice-0 WDC_WD25 rev.01.0
Running: gmer.exe; Driver: C:\Users\~1\AppData\Local\Temp\fxldypow.sys
---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----

SSDT 95F82A60 ZwAlertResumeThread
SSDT 95F82B40 ZwAlertThread
SSDT 95FA5450 ZwAllocateVirtualMemory
SSDT 94FB8DA8 ZwAlpcConnectPort
SSDT 95F88... Read more

A:Very Slow computer, issues opening word, adobe, excel

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer! I am Elle and I will be helping you out with your problem. Firstly, you should know that we are working with specific tools which are used to identify the possible threats present on your system so I will analyze the results they produce. As a start we need to have some more up-to-date logs than the ones you have already provided. The current state of the files on your system might have changed so we need to get a clear look on that aspect. DO NOT bring any changes to the system except the ones I tell you to as that may produce more damage than helping us. If you will encounter a delay of over 2 days from me, please don't hesitate and private message me (link in the signature). Do not forget to check your topic periodically and subscribe to it so that you can receive notifications regarding my replies.Please generate another DDS log (download it from http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.com'>here if you haven't already) and post it in your next reply along with other changes that may have occured since you last posted.Also download and run GMER from this link: GMER download link.Thank you very much for your patience. Regards,Elle

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Just recently my XP laptop has become really slow opening MS Office 2003 shortcuts. Both from the Quick Launch toolbar and by double-clicking an icon in a folder. The files are on my C: drive.

- opening an Excel spreadsheet by clicking the link in Quick Launch just took 57 seconds to launch .
- opening small MS Word file by clicking the link in Quick Launch just took 48 seconds launch.

Even if MS Word is already up and running, it still takes 20 seconds to open the small Word file from the Quick Launch toolbar. I had Firefox and Google Desktop also running when I made these timings, but nothing else. My PC is a recent Intel Core Duo laptop, so it should be fast.

If I open the same document from within MS Word, it opens almost instantaneously but of course that defeats the object of putting shortcuts on the Quick Launch bar....

I'm running F-Secure with virus and spyware scanning on and deepguard on; and I also recently had some viruses which it cleaned up for me. I also ran CCleaner to clean up my registry not so long ago. Don't know if this could have affected it?

Can anyone help please?

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I followed a couple of expired threads on here regarding saved documents opening up blank as if you've lost everything almost like the font has been changed to white. I recently experienced this with both Word and Excel and discovered what the problem was.

It seems to be a corrupt font (verdana in my case) and selecting everything and then changing the font fixed the problem.

A:Saved Word and Excel Documents Opening Blank - Remedy

Indeed, to me the same thing happened a few weeks ago. He opened a document on a computer and it worked perfectly well, yet he opened it on another PC other and not working. Eventually the problem was in a font that was not properly installed.

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Did Windows update last night on 2 Windows 7 computers. This morning, I can still access Word, Excel and Access documents from Computer 1 of files that are resident on Computer 2 via a mapped network drive. However they take an exceedingly long time to open, the splash screen comes up with Contacting..\\network computer\folder and it stays there a long time before it gets to Processing... after which the file opens.

It's Office 365 on both computers and this morning I updated Office on both thinking this might be the issue and the solution. But still the same.

I can open non-Office documents via the network drive instantly. Office documents open on both machines locally fine. It's just Office documents via the network. There is no network issue because I can access the drive quickly and open other files quickly.

I tried a quick repair of Office - and still the same problem, though my Access database now seems to open normally - but Word and Excel are still way slow.

I also restarted the computer but still slow. Anyone else having this problem? Seems to be just since the Windows update, was fine yesterday.

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