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Skydrive vs Google Docs vs FTP vs VPN for small office?

Q: Skydrive vs Google Docs vs FTP vs VPN for small office?

I've been trying to sort out modern options for a Legal Practice and find it a more interesting challenge than I thought.

We have lawyers who travel a little bit. Not a lot. Up to now, the files on the small fileserver in the office might be copied over to their laptop for airplane work, but then you have the issue of continuity and integrity: did anyone manipulate the client file while away? How many of these copy/work/save/returns is really tolerable for a weekender or three day trip?

So its better to remote-access the files, but which way is the simplest/cleanest

I could setup FTP at the file server, set up the client side on the laptops for travel. Right? Is Filezilla the ticket for this?
What about a simple VPN? The server is running [i think] Win home server [ick] but it shouldn't matter a lot - windows can do VPN from XP through Win 7, right? issues?

But then for those with Windows Live or Hotmail accounts, why not Skydrive? My experimenting [limited] is mixed. Its a bit draggy, and not because of connection speed. Is there a way to map Skydrive as a network drive of the users' client laptops? Same with Google Docs, and I'm sure there are other variants of these out there. If any of these can be simply mapped-in, so that I could open my application on the notebook while traveling, select file>netwkdrive>filename, and 'voila''! it would be up and running?


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A: Skydrive vs Google Docs vs FTP vs VPN for small office?

I would have them use a remote desktop application like Team viewer instead of FTP'ing.

That way it assures only one copy (locally and under security) that everyone can work on.

Its easier, faster, and more idiot proof.

Either way (skydrive or other) you would have to have the file uploaded which is time consuming and there are finite limits in size with most.

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How do I get back the original time of date modified? I need them the date modified to be restored immediately. I'm in deep trouble if this cant be done in a snap or soon as all my office files(doc,xls) are in a folder and all are showing the same date!

A:Skydrive changed the date modified of 1000s of my docs!!

This is not at all uncommon and isn't worth fighting. If you disagree then access Skydrive Team's email support to ask for their help on it.

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Have a user who has reported that when he opens any of his received Google docs, they are showing in Greek ??
He has made sure his language setting is English, but this doesn't make any difference

Any one got any ideas or have come across this before ?

Thanks for your help

A:[SOLVED] Google Docs - Received docs showing in Greek ???

If cookies aren't enabled then language can change.

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UC Berkeley student and I'm supposed to be writing my thesis which is due soon (tomorrow actually), but am instead entirely inconvenienced by all the computer virus issues I'm running into. I need a solution SOON. I downloaded Avast while in Safe Mode and then had it run prior to restarting my laptop in regular mode and that seemed to solve the bulk of my issues. I've tried everything, including various scanners like Avast, Win Patrol, SpyDoc, ComboFixer, GoRedFix, and more but many don't catch whatever it is and others that do detect it just can't seem to get rid of it...I had a huge mess of problems and I think they are solved except for these: 1-Google searches are redirected, unless I "ctrl" click cashe several times at once. In that case usually one of the pages will be a proper page instead of a scam search site or a random junk site.2-OpenOffice docs aren't opening. (They did right after I first ran Avast, but not any more.)3-This virus somehow crept over to my boyfriend's computer. He hadn't downloaded any programs all month, but yesterday his Google searches began being redirected too and his computer exhibits everything I mentioned in problem 1 but not 2. All of this started for me a weeks and 2 days ago. My professor said I needed to submit my thesis in Word 2003 which I don't have and haven't needed throughout all of my time at UC Berkeley, and really won't really need again after I graduate. A classmate showed me that he got his MS Word from iso... Read more

A:Google Redirects, popups, slow loading using Mozilla. Open Office Docs won't open. Please help! HJT log incl.

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I have a 2003 SBS machine and have various clients connected through exchange to get mail. Users typically leave outlook running the whole day while they work on programs such as access/excel.

I have noticed that on some machines excel and word docs open very quickly over the network until outlook is left open and connected to exchanged. we are opening the files on a variety of win 2003 servers, however when they have their outlook exchange account connected I have seen the docs take anywhere from 3-5x the normal amount of time to open.

I have also noticed that opening email attachments such as xls and doc are also very slow while connected to exchange, but it seems to vary from file to file, some seem better than others.

does the connection to exchange complicate the process of opening docs on remote machines or does it sound like I have a misconfiguration somewhere? I would like to get the performance of opening a file (say a xls) on a network share to be the same as it is when outlook is not connected to exchange.

I do not have these PCs running in offline or cached mode as we have a shared calendar that does not display correctly when I enabled these features. Clients are running office 2003,2007,2010. Turning on cached mode does not seem to make much if any of a difference btw.

Thanks for any insight you may have

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Can anybody out there help- I have a number of documents saved in binders on Office 97. I've now switched to Office 2000 [which appears not to 'do' binders] and can't figure out how to read them - they come out in gobbledegook. Advice Please.

A:(Solved) Read Office 97 docs in Office 2000

Office 2000 does have binder. Look for it under Microsoft Office Tools. Perhaps you did not install it?

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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Firstly, if this is the wrong sub-forum to post this, pls excuse me. I tried to make an educated guess. I'll try posting it on 1 of the other related sub-forums as well.

So, I've got a customer with a cloud on Skydrive where he has an Excel spreadsheet that's shared so that others can edit simultaneously. He wants to be able to click on an email address in the spreadsheet that should be formatted for auto emailing. However, the stupid web app only allows a user to change the display text. It does NOT allow to format the contents in that column to automatically boot gmail in his browser when you click on an email address; even though, you can format the text to be blue, and LOOK like it's formatted for HTTP. I cleared that formatting so I can start from scratch.

I've checked in the Control Pnl to choose default programs, so that it doesn't automatically boot his local version of Outlook; but it doesn't have the pop-up box to choose your e-mail client automatically when he clicks any of the addresses. PLEASE HELP...PLEASE!

A:Skydrive & MS Office Web App

Thanks z3r010. Where/what did you place the email? I mean, was it in an Excel spreadsheet on your local PC drive? Can you please elaborate a little more?


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As a very casual user of Word and Excel, is there really any point in me even installing MS Office? I just started using Sky Drive and discovered I can create and edit those kinds of documents just fine with it. I don't really need offline access to edit those files either. The Sky Drive web apps and account are also free.

A:SkyDrive web apps vs MS Office

No sense in installing anything you don't need. Of course, if you paid for office out seems like a waste. But if you were using office without a license, this seems like a great way to get back into straight and narrow.

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Every time I scan a document meant to be saved as a PDF file, it saves as a 5 or 6 MB doc. When I attach the file to an email it gets kicked back by the receivers server as too big. Any help as I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer?!?

A:Making Scanned Adobe Docs Small

Welcome to BCThis seems like a pretty straight forward guide to help you outhttp://www.mab.uscourts.gov/creditor/convert_scan.pdfFrom a government site of all places Mark

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Kaspersky Lab has released a new version of its Kaspersky Small Office Security software to help very small businesses (VSBs) stay on top of the growing number of cyberthreats. With anti-ransomware functionality, safeguarding of online financial transactions and security status monitoring, Kaspersky Small Office Security aims to help VSBs flourish.

In line with recent research from Kaspersky Lab, finding that 42 per cent of VSBs are concerned about the threat of crypto malware, the latest version of Kaspersky Small Office Security offers protection against the growing threat of ?cryptors?. Anti-cryptor capabilities in System Watcher component block malicious encryption attempts, and also triggers an automatic backup and restore.

The Safe Money feature within Kaspersky Small Office Security provides improved safeguarding of financial transactions from fraudsters, by protecting against the taking of screen grabs or use of the clipboard functionality, which cybercriminals typically rely on to steal business data and financial assets.

The new version of Kaspersky Small Office Security also provides small businesses a way to monitor their security status. Through a dedicated, cloud-based monitoring console, businesses have a single view of the protection status of all devices on their network ? from PCs and laptops, through to file servers and mobile devices. The online portal means this information can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, and protection settings activ... Read more

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And is 365 actually Office 2013?


A:Besides SkyDrive, improvment over Office 2010 @ 360?

Ok, I was impatient & installed 365. The problem is, I assumed Word & the rest would upgrade to 2013, but they are still 2010. I have a Skydrive account.

Any ideas?

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I am struggling mapping my skydrive network. I have tried the automatic route (connecting my account to my Windows Live account, then attempting to "save to web" an Office document), however when I try to save the document, I repeatedly get asked for my username and password, and finally it just gives up.

I also tried the manual way. getting the CID number from the website and trying to map "\\[email protected]\*CID#*\*FolderName*" -- It again asks me for my username and password 3 or 4 times, then gives me error message 0x080070043 (The network name could not be found).

Normally google is more than helpful with this type of issues, but I find this one very perplexing, any help would be appreciated!

PS I am using Windows 7 32 bit.

A:Skydrive/Office connection trouble

Additionally, if this helps isolate the problem, when I use the Skydrive Simple Viewer, it tells me I have no folders in the Skydrive (which is not true)

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I have one SkyDrive account connected to my Office 2013 installation. However, I am unable to add more. When I click Account - Add a service - Storage, SkyDrive is missing.

This only happens to me at work. My Office 2013 installation at home lets me add all 5 SkyDrive accounts.

How do I get that setting back?

A:Add SkyDrive account Missing from Office 2013

Are the 2 Office 2013 programs actually the same version or is your home one Office Home Premium 365, which I think allows you to install it on 5 of your family computers & is the work Office 2013 a professional business version, which may have different SkyDrive requirements.

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I am having a little trouble with Office 2010 and saving to SkyDrive.

Basically I can't. I click on the backstage/Save and Send/Save to Web. The my Skydrive is signed in and I can see my folders.

Then I click on the Save As button and Word or Excel fall into "not responding" hole for a few minutes and then I get an error box saying Word cannot save to blah.blah.live.docs.com/blah.blah/word.docs/blah.blah.blah.

Trouble is if I create a document in the web apps and save to skydrive and then click on the edit in Word button, Word opens up, I do a bit of writing, then clicking Save, saves it back to Skydrive.

So why not when I start the file in word and try and save as?

A:Office 2010 and Save As to Skydrive Problem

As an alternative means of accessing your Sky drive try using Gladinet (GLADINET - Bringing the Cloud Closer to You).

See if that works.


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I have Microsoft Works docs saved on my new PC (copied from old PC via flash drive). My new PC (OS Windows 7) does not have MS Works so I downloaded Open Office to use as my word processor. My question-how can I transfer the MS Works docs from their location on my PC into the Open Office software.

Any input appreciated.

A:Solved: Open Office software-how do I transfer MS works docs into Open Office applica

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Good Evening Everyone,

I have a few questions concerning the Installation of 2010 Office. I know that I have to uninstall Office 2007. I have no clue on how to save or where to save my documents from Office 2007. The documents consist of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and a few various folders. Should I from the Start Menue click on Documents select all and copy. Where should I place this copy? Can It be left on my hard drive? After I install Office 2010 can I then copy the "Document File" and place in Documents. Will all the files end up in the proper place for their programs, Word files go to Word, Excel goes to Excel so on and so forth. Thank you so much for all your help and cooperation. It is greatly appreciated. I hope I described my situation correctly. I look forward to hearing from you.

A:2010 Office Professional Plus to Replace 2007 Office Small Business

But you don't have to uninstall Office 2007 to upgrade to 2010. That's the general rule as you can generally upgrade from lower SKUs to higher SKUs (Small Business to Pro Plus). As far as saving your documents, you can really save them wherever you like on your hard drive or on any CD or flash drive if you wish to do so. As far as file types, after 2010 is installed, they should all register properly for their programs so that Word documents open in Word, Excel Documents in Excel, etc.

Though if you have all of you documents already saved within "Documents" or "My Documents" or some other folder you've set aside and you want to uninstall 2007 before upgrading to 2010, the documents themselves will be retained when you uninstall, you just won't be able to really do much with them until you install 2010.

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Just wondering what people are using and which you prefer as i am going to use one of these to make automatic online backup and sync of my important pictures and documents.

But i can't decide which one to go for, I have 25 gigs on both (grandfathered in on the google drive).

Whats your opinions of both of these.

A:Google Drive or Skydrive.

IMHO, Skydrive is a better option.
>7Gb in SkyDrive vs 5 Gb in Google's.(free)
>If you dont want your data more than 100 Gb on the cloud, then also Skydrive is cheaper.


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If one uploads and chooses to "Convert documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and drawings to the corresponding Google Docs format", are there any drawbacks to this? Can the documents be downloaded when converted to Google Docs format to a file that can be edited by the original software that created the document in the first place? Will it look the same? I'm just wanting to know what happens with the conversion. Question doesn't seem to be answered at the Google site, so I was wondering if anyone here knew. Thanks.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4011 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 444 GB (376 GB Free); D: 20 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 803C
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

I have a quote that I would like to print from google docs and would like to put an artistic border around it. How do I do that?

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I get a message when I try to print with google wrech control: page at https://mail.google.com says: The selected printer is not available or not installed correctly. Check your printer or try select another printer.

My printer works fine say if printing for IE or notebook or adobe, etc... just when I try to print from google beta It won't allow me. I checked my drives, uninstalled google beta and reinstalled, ran a virus scan and can figure it out. It seems to have happened when google changed their gmail sign in. Don19

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Between Friday and Sunday, our church office computer running Vista Home Premium lost all the .doc and .xls files from the only user's My Documents directory. The subdirectories within My Documents are still there, just with no files inside. The operating system, software, and all other files, including Office files residing on the Desktop remain unaffected.

This machine has one user with a password which is not shared. The user is adamant about that. It has antivirus updated daily and a software firewall. A virus scan shows nothing amiss. However, strange things have been known to happen immediately after Vista updates. I have tried doing a System Restore to several days prior but the documents did not reappear.

I'm not a novice with computers but I am with Vista. I'd dearly love to "downgrade" this machine to XP. I have pestered the user about maintaining document backups so any losses in the long run are her business but I would very much like to know what's happening.

Thanks for any and all help.

A:MS Office docs disappeared but nothing else

Hi. . .

Welcome to TSF - Vista.

Are we dealing w/ Office 2003 or 2007? Full retail version (i.e., not a Trial version)?

Sorry, but have to ask - did you do system wide search for doc files? Also - you do mean %userprofile%\documents and NOT "My Documents"... correct? My Documents as you know is a Vista Junction and not a directory.

The only times I have heard of something like this happening was after the installation of Google Chrome - 1 case did involve IE8 beta. I know you ran rstrui, but I would check the Relib Monitor (perfmon /rel) to see what was installed/ un-installed.

Have you looked for any Office temp files - the ones created when you make changes to a doc or xls - they may be salvageable.

Regards. . .



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I installed Avira free anti-virus, and I also have EI7Pro. I receive a message that my Office docs cannot be opened due to the possible interference by an antivirus program. I tried deactivating the Avira, but still can't get my docs to open.

A:Can't open Office Docs

I uninstalled Avira, restarted my computer, and still docs won't open, same message.

I did reinstall Avira, but need access to my documents. Any ideas, anyone?

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I am having a very strange problem.  I have a workstation that cannot open office documents off of the network.  It is not a permissions issue as I can log in as myself (with network admin permissions) and still have the same trouble.  It is not a certain document either it is anything office.  I can copy the document to the local drive and it will open without any trouble but they cannot be opened from the network.  Any ideas on what would cause this???  I will most likely be reinstalling the workstation fairly soon if I cannot find a solution.

A:Cannot open office docs from the network

A little bit of digging on google and I got lucky.  It is the result of "Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in" on a XP machine running office 2003 basic.  remove the add-in and all is well with the world again.  Good old microsoft update strikes again 

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I have just updated my computer - got a newish one (handdown from my son) which is a pentium 4 (I think) and much faster than the pentium 1 I had. Anyway, I have installed windows xp and office xp and suddenly, I cannot seem to print any office documents. It prints images, and the little thingys, (graphics from other programs) but the printer just rolls the bar and doesn't even send the little ink jet thingy across the bar for anything from Word or Outlook - I got a funny almost printout from an Access file, but it split in two pages what was a compact grid on the screen.
I have an ancient (8year old) Olivette JP360
the practice print test works. and I can print images ok.

any ideas?


A:printing office docs in windowsxp

They probably don't have a driver for XP so you might be out of luck. Look in the default set of drivers for XP to see if there is one there.

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Hi all,
I've got a situation in which a computer that had a virus on it yesterday (which was removed using Malwarebytes) no longer opens office documents. (I'm honestly not certain that the 2 are linked because I had the same problem with a system that never had a virus on it.) Even taking the files and moving them to another computer doesn't open them. Oddly, even files that I try to open from a network drive won't open. I was able to restore back to a previous version on the network with minimal loss, but I don't set up using previous versions on PCs. (Probably will now, though...) Anyhoo...I need to be able to get to the files that are unable to be opened on the PC.
I get the following error: The file you are trying to open [filename] is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file. Do you want to open the file now?
When I hit "Yes" all I get is junk.
What's my first step to figuring this out?

A:Office docs corrupted after malwarebytes fix?

Which version of Ms Office are you using ?  And is the extension on the files you are trying to open the extension you would expect - for example .DOC and .XLS for 2003 and earlier, .DOCX and .XLSX for 2007 and later ?  If the extensions are not what you expect, you could try setting the correct extensions on one or two and then see if they will open - use Windows Explorer.
An alternative which might work is to install either Open or Libre Office - they are both free downloads - and see if they will open them. If they do, you can save them as Ms Office type files from within Open or Libre Office and then they should be readable in MS Office.
You also say that you are having a problem with files from elsewhere on the network. If the originators can read them on their systems without problem, the problem probably lies with your copy of MS Office. In which case, the simplest thing to do is to uninstall it and re-install.
Chris Cosgrove

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We are still seeing a massive run of malicious macros in office docs ( mainly word docs) sent by email
Some of the subjects and content are very believable and we see loads of infected users. A very high proportion are downloading Dridex banking malware, but an increasing number of them are also downloading cryptolocker/cryptowall/Ransomware and pony/ fareit password stealers, either as well as Dridex or instead of it.

It is time to remind all our users, once again NOT to enable macros or editing on protected documents received by email, unless they are 100% sure they have come from a legitimate source and that is almost impossible to do without carefully examining email headers . Even then, the latest bunch of spoofs are so good that to an untrained eye they appear to be coming from the alleged sender and not from the botnet via an infected computer or server.


A:malicious macros in office docs

Can't your virus protection software stop these macros regardless of what the user does?
Do your users use Outlook and doesn't Outlook stop these at the email level before the doc is even opened?


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Season's Greetings to all!

I am not sure if this issue is due to Windows Vista, or MS Office '07 Pro.

One of our users recently advised that she went into "Documents" and selected 2+ MS Word docs to open at the same time (clicked 1x on 1st doc, held CTRL, and single clicked the 2nd+ doc, then hit enter). In the past she was able to do this, and was fine. However, when she does this now, no documents open at all. If she does this same option to open multi PDF files, they open no troubles. It only seems to be MS Office (Word, Excel, etc).

Any thoughts as to what we could try to remedy this for the user?

Thank you for your time.

A:Opening Multi MS Office Docs @ Once

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After installing the latest Windows updates, I was unable to open any Word or Excel programs on my computer. The doc opened, but immediately an error message dialogue box came up:

Error message: Microsoft Office cannot verify the license for this product. You should repair the Office program by using Control Panel.

The only 2 options available were to click the X to close, or click OK button. Both resulted in the doc closing.

Control panel --> Office did not display an option to repair.

I run Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Office 2010 Home and Student ... both legitimate store bought products with product keys.

I even tried to uninstall and re-install Office with no change in the results.

I uninstalled the Windows updates with no change, then re-installed them.

System restore did nothing to change the issue.

I would appreciate any help with this issue.

Thank you.

A:Can't open Office 2010 docs


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I stole this from another forum but it says what I need to say and the fix they give does not work or I'm doing it wrong. Any help is greatly appreciated.

"Please help! Every time I open Word, I have to wait at
least a minute before the following error message comes
up: "The printer has not yet responded, but the
Microsoft Office program may be able to proceed without
printer information. Do you want to continue to wait for
the printer? [Yes] [No]"

Is there any way to avoid seeing this dialog and being
able to get into Word immediately?

Thank you so much for any assistance!"

I do not have the original OS disk that came with the laptop. I have the Office 2003 disk and the oh so un-helpful Dell resource disk. Should I go through Dell and try to get the media for the OS.

A:Problem printing Office Docs.

This is a network printer and this is the only user having any problems.

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Going nuts here... The basic problem is that suddenly my Office installation can open and read files as usual, but can no longer edit, modify, save, or in any way modify any files at all - including New documents.

The actual symptoms: All menu items are grayed out, with the exception of a few under the View tab. Open and Print and Close works from the main menu, but not anything else. The net result is that I can read existing documents but thatīs it... And it does not matter which document, a new one or any of my saved ones, they all have exactly the same problems.

The details: I am using MSOffice 2007 SP2 on Windows 7. The installation is fairly new and has worked perfectly until last week. The only think that happened last week that I think might have anything to do with the problem is that the sysop did some changes in my user account - but then other applications should have started to scream too, not just Office, and I can use Visual Studio and other apps just fine. And of course the sysop went on vacations a few days later :-(

So you can imagine my frustration, especially since this is the computer on which I earn my daily bread, so to speak... Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!


A:Office: Are ALL docs write protected??

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We are still seeing a massive run of malicious macros in office docs ( mainly word docs) sent by email
Some of the subjects and content are very believable and we see loads of infected users. A very high proportion are downloading Dridex banking malware, but an increasing number of them are also downloading cryptolocker/cryptowall/Ransomware and pony/ fareit password stealers, either as well as Dridex or instead of it.

It is time to remind all our users, once again NOT to enable macros or editing on protected documents received by email, unless they are 100% sure they have come from a legitimate source and that is almost impossible to do without carefully examining email headers . Even then, the latest bunch of spoofs are so good that to an untrained eye they appear to be coming from the alleged sender and not from the botnet via an infected computer or server.


A:Malicious Macros in Office Docs

Thanks for the heads up.

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Hi - I am working on an MS XP which I bought second hand from a computer fix-it place. The computer came with Office Small Business. Since this computer has Access on it, I ---- in all my infinite questionable wisdom --- decided to teach myself this application. But, the Access wizards require Office 2000 SR-1 Professional. Can you tell me how to get Office Professional? I've been unemployed since February and not looking forward to paying for anything these days -- will it cost me? Do I need to remove Small Business before loading Professional? Should I just forget it and work with whatever I can with Small Business? Thank you for your infinite wisdom.

A:I have Office Small Business but need Office Professional

I assume that you are running the 2000 of OSB version on this machine.
Does your machine have the Office 2000 SR 1 installed?

Also check for ALL of the Office updates and install them.

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Dropbox: 2B free
Google Drive: 5GB free
Sugarsync: 5GB free
Skydrive: 7GB free

Total: 19GB
This is all the space I need
But... is this asking for trouble?
Will my PC ground to a halt with these programs eating up CPU and memory power?

Bad idea? Just stick to one?
I read that Google Drive takes up loads usage compared to say Dropbox

Looking for opinions


A:Dropbox + Google Drive + Sugarsync + SkyDrive

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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.


A:How to display Office docs in preview pane

Right click on the icon, click on send to, and see what choices are available.

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Trying to help a friend who thought he had a virus when he called me because of strange error messages. I tried to install Norton Antivirus but received install errors and the installation would quit.
After trying to install and uninstall Norton a few times, Word and Excel documents would open to garbled characters like little boxes in word and hyphens in excel.

I reinstalled Office97 to see if something was wrong with Office but the documents still open to weird characters. I burned all the docs to a CD and tried to open them on several other known good computers that are virus free but still the same problem. Ran a virus check with latest definintions and found no virus.

When viewing the details of the documents in windows explorer, their info looks normal. Docs are all different sizes, different creation dates, and names are intact.

Does any one know what may have happened to these docs. My friend owns two businesses and these docs are important to him.


A:Office 97 docs garbled, strange characters

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I installed the Office 2010 software on my windows 7 64-bit laptop however now it doesn't open any of my Office files that are from 97-2003? It opens 2007, but nothing before do you know why? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Can't open 97-2003 Office docs in 2010

Try this: Overview - Batch DOC and DOCX Converter - Doc to Docx and Docx to Doc Batch Converter. - Batchwork? Software

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My company recently installed Windows 7 and Office 2010. Every time I try to open a excel file, via a link on our Intranet it asks for credentials.

I ruled out IE, firewall, and the document. I narrowed it down to something in Excel except i can't find it. Its like a security setting.

I was able to open the file when I had Office XP installed but as soon as i installed Office 2010 it won't work.

I've gone into the Trust Center and change settings but nothing seems to help. A pervious answer was given (http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft...cs-2010-a.html) but it didn't work.

Any Ideas

A:Can't open 97-2003 Office docs in 2010

Does this happen with just one specific Workbook?

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Windows7 (all latest patches) / iPhone (new)

How do I copy all my data files and documents on and off my iPhone ?
On my old (20GB) iPod IO can just us it like an external hard disk. i.e. I can copy and paste through windows explorer on WindowsXP and Windows7.
However although Windows can see the iPhone, it wont let me paste data onto it. (

- Any thoughts?

With thanks
Shiperton Henethe

A:How can I use my iPhone to copy data (e.g. Office docs)

Quote: Originally Posted by shiphen

- Any thoughts?

With thanks

Shiperton Henethe

Only thought I have is that you need a proper smart phone

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I am not able to open Office docs(Word, Excel) from Win Explorer. It gives me an error message saying it can't find the file c:\my documents\<filename that I am trying to open>. Then it says to check to make sure all the required libraries are present.
If I go into the app, say Excel, and do File Open, it opens fine.

I have done an uninstall and re-install of Office already, same problem.

Running Win 95, Office 97 SR2 on a Pentium 166, 32 MB RAM, lots of HD space free.

Thanks for the help!

A:{Solved} Office docs won't open from Explorer

Bear with me, this might be a little tough to write--it's hard enough to say.

In Excel, try this first: Go to Tools-Options, General tab. Make sure "ignore other apps" is NOT checked.

For Word, and for Excel, if the above doesn't work:

Close programs if open. Open Win Explorer. Hit View-Options (or Folder options), click on File Types tab. Scroll down to whichever program and select it. Hit Edit. Select Open at the bottom. Hit Edit again. Here's what mine say the following (though the paths to your exe file may be very different--it's what comes after the *.exe part that's important:

Microsoft Excel Worksheet:

"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\EXCEL.EXE" /e

use DDE is checked and says:


Microsoft Word Document:

"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE" /n

use DDE is checked and says:

[REM _DDE_Direct][FileOpen("%1")]
I know this is an area that can fix the problem. But don't ask me what the codes mean! Maybe someone else can shed some light on that.

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When opening a word or excel document by double clicking on the .doc or .xls file it takes ages.

Opening word is almost instant and going to Open -> File brings up the same files almost instantly.

Some maybe causes that i've tried

I don't have Norton anti-virus so not a virus check.
I've removed Reg keys so they've been recreated so no corruption there.
I've removed all printers so not a network printer problem.
I've replaced Normal.dot so not a corrupt Template
Nothing in startup folder so not starting loads of rubbish
I've run winword.exe /a

Is there any reason for this!!!! Driving some people in my office potty!!!


A:MS Office 2002 Opens docs slowly

Other AV programs, such as AVG, also make a virus-check when opening a document.
Are those docs stored on a server perhaps, that may be slowing it down?

What are the specs of that PC, what Windows version etc?
When did you do the last defrag? How much space left on the harddisk?
What other programs are open?

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When I File -> Save As, I get a message "WORD has stopped working"
Same results with all OFFICE applications.
And with a separately installed copy of VISIO.

This may be a result of a hang in Easy Transfer.
Easy Transfer was sitting for hours saying "1 minute" remaining.
I terminated the program.
The hang was in the administration section.

// Pete

A:Unable to save any docs in OFFICE 2010

Try an Office 2010 repair by going to Control panel\Programs and features.
Then highlight Office 2010 and select change at the top.
Select repair.

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Configuration: XP Pro/ Office 2003, 2gb RAM.
Issue: Word docs are taking a minute or more to open when I double click on them. Same issue holds true for opening web pages via links in Outlook emails.

Disk defrags are run regularly. Antivirus is up to date and full scans have been run. SpyBot and Adaware have been run. CCleaner has been used to clean up temp files etc.

I have uninstalled Office, cleaned the registry, and reinstalled Office, but the problem keeps occurring frequently (but not all the time.) Problem started about a month ago. I have disabled superflous apps that were running on start up to minimize processes underway.

Any suggestions? Thank you-

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Hi there,

this is the problem I'm having:
I. What do I have?
- tablet with windows 8 and onenote 2010 app and googledrive
- android phone with onenote app and googledrive
- desktop windows 7 full office 2010 and googledrive

II. what I'd like to do?
I'd like to be able to edit the same notebooks from Onenote in all my devices with and without internet access, syncing it every time it's possible but not needing a connection to work with these notebooks.

III. for starters Onenote apparently does not support googledrive. Can I go around that by saving the notebook file in the googledrive folder?

How do I do it? any ideas?

thank u very much,


A:Onenote + Skydrive + Google drive on windows + android

you can upload and download individual files anytime you have a connection without the automatic sync by selecting none of the folders to sync. Onenote will not work from googledrive, but the files can be used by the upload download method. Not sure of the Why's, but there you go....

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I hope someone can help me. I found these files below. I'm concerned about their legitimacy. 
I searched online and found nothing. All 3 above are unreadable and repeated in each of these system folders below:
C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-r..ement-client-v1-api-(there are 5 more similar system folders, each with one of the 3 files I found. I could barely sit still long enough to type these and I can't cut and paste from the log I found them in.)
The PC has Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Office 2010, AVG Internet Security Edition 2013 and SpyBot.

A:Suspicious office docs in Windows system folders

You can submit files to be scanned by 40+ security programs at VirusTotal - Free Online Virus and Malware Scan
Keep in mind that one or more of that many scanners could report a false positive result. Let us know if anything is found. Copy and paste results.

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Thanks to the questions of smhu26 for inspiring me to look into the 360 sandbox more deeply. This trick from Qihoo as it appears to me is clever, but I would like to get some confirmation that it works for someone else too, maybe on MSO 2010 or 2013. I decided to go into detail here, in case any are new to sandboxing and have questions about how it works. Nonetheless, it does appear to me that there is some specific support for MSO in the 360 sandbox. Maybe this works with other document programs, although I do not know.

First, some background on this issue of 360 sandbox and MS Office. When I run an MS Office app, say, OneNote from the 2007 suite that I have and use, there are some challenges to do with files that occur to me could be possible for the security writers. "Where should the file be placed?" and so on. If I recall from previous trials of the 360 sandbox, there may have been some previous issues with the sandbox and MSO in this way, e.g. MS Office 2007 could not access the sandbox to open a file if the file had been created or edited and saved inside the MSO app running in the sandbox.

So, at any rate, here is the story. Today, I saved a OneNote notebook into the sandbox and then thoughtlessly switched to another notebook. OneNote opens by default the last Notebook opened, a fact that did not jog my mind before closing ON. After some time, I opened the application again later to the other project that had been open when I closed ON. OK, at this point,... Read more

A:Nice Sandbox Trick from Qihoo for MS Office Docs

Update on this. Added Irfanview to the list of sandboxed apps and then created a pic. Pic is not saved in Documents\Pictures and is saved in the sandbox. However, it can be opened from the Irfanview open dialog. I guess this capability spans many types of documents. This does for me seem to make the sandbox much more useful. I will be testing Groove Monitor in and out of the sandbox to see if it will sync files (those in and those not in sandbox all together) to a connected drive. Now that would be a trick .

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I have both MS Office and OpenOffice installed. The little icons for documents show the OpenOffice icon and when I click on one of those documents, the document opens up in OpenOffice rather than in Word, Excel, etc.

What can I do to make each MS Office document open up in MS Office?

Thank you for your replies.

A:Solved: MS Office Opens Docs In OpenOffice Format

open my computer (or any folder) then click
tools (in the toolbar)
Folder Options
then click the File Types tab
Then scroll down and find the extentions that you want office to open (e.g. DOC) click on the extention then click the change button then simply select office and make sure "always use the selected program to open this kind of file" box is ticked

There is probably a way of doing it via office too but as I don't have office installed I can't check!

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