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.bat file to save and close all open Words docs, then quit Word

Q: .bat file to save and close all open Words docs, then quit Word

Hello Everyone,

I'd like to write a .bat file that will save and close all open Word documents, then quit Word or terminate the Word process.

How in the world would I do that? I'm a complete novice at .bat files!

Also, could the .bat file be triggered only after Word has been unused/idle for a specified time?

I look forward to your responses!

Jay

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A: .bat file to save and close all open Words docs, then quit Word

Hi,

Killing the word process wouldn't be too difficult but that would be on a schedule rather than x amount of idle minutes.
I don't believe a .bat file would be able to save any open workbooks though.

Are you able to provide some background on why this is needed and maybe there is an alternate method?

Regards,
Jamie

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One of my user is having this problem on her Windows XP PC:

Dell GX260 with Windows XP Professional running 512MB RAM, Office XP, Acrobat 5.0

When opening a Word file & edited in Word XP, the user cannot SAVE or use SAVE AS the file, when try to exit out the file, get prompt to either SAVE, CLOSE, or CANCEL the file, at that point it will still not save the file, the only way to exit the file is to hit CLOSE to exit.

I initially thought this might be a Word Xp problem, so I ran the repair tool in Office XP, that did not fix it.

I then uninstalled Office XP, reinstalled Office XP, but that also did not fix the problem.

I then ran the Office update to download the latest patches from MicroSoft, but that also did not fix the problem.

I then UNINSTALLED Acrobat 5.0 from the PC, that FIXED the problem.

WITHOUT Acrobat 5.0 on her PC, the user was now able to open & edit a Word file, and able to SAVE the edited file, also able use SAVE AS to save the file as a new copy.

I then reinstalled Acrobat 5.0 thinking the previous copy of Acrobat 5.0 on the PC might be corrupted, as soon as Acrobat 5.0 was back on the PC, the same problem with the SAVE feature came back in Word XP.

I then installed the patch update for Acrobat 5.0, that did not fix the problem.

At this point, I am out of clues on how to fix it....The user tried Acrobat 6.0 before on the same PC, but decided to reverse back to Acrobat 5.0 because of format problem with 6.0.......so Acrobat 6.0 is no... Read more

A:Unable to Save/Save As/close Word XP file with Acrobat 5.0 installed

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I have two problems with Word 2003.

First, regardless of any changes made to a document, when I close the application I do not get a prompt asking if I want to save the changes.

Second, I cannot open more than one document at a time. If I have a document open, and I try to open a second document, it flashes the second document on the screen briefly and then closes it, leaving me with my first document open. There are no windows minimized to the taskbar, and there are no documents (other than the first document I opened) listed in the Window menu of Word.

I have installed all updates and service packs (both for Office 2003 and for Windows XP), and I am not using any 3rd party add-ins. I even tried uninstalling all Office related applications and reinstalling. No dice.

This has been going on for quite some time now, and I cannot find ANY information that seems to relate. I am begging for help here, so anything is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

. o O (I was having the same problem with 2007, but I uninstalled it. I'll get 2003 working properly FIRST, then wrestle with 2007.)
 

A:Solved: Need Word 2003 help (unable to open multiple docs, no save changes prompt)

Word troubleshooting: http://www.officearticles.com/word/steps_to_troubleshooting_microsoft_word.htm

Sorry I didn't respond sooner, though OBP did tell me about the thread.
 

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Fixing a friends system for other problems and decided to check out some of her applications to see if there were any other problems and I guess I found some.

When I open a word doc and do not make any changes to that doc I get the first pop up warning message from a paperclip...
"This file is in use my another application or user. (c:\windows\...\templates\normal.dot)

I cklick ok and get a "Save As" box with two normal docs in a templates folder location one faded looking with a ~$ in front of normal the other regular.

I close that without saving and try and close word and get "Changes have been made that affect the global template, normal. Do you want to save those changes?"

I cklick no and I get a Pop up Winword Warning... "Winword has caused an error in USER32.DLL. Winword will now close.

If you continue to expirence problems try restarting your computer."

I just close that and restarting doesn't help.

Any suggestions?

System is a Dell Dimension 4100 with Windows ME
 

A:Three pop up error messages upon close word docs.

Do you also have Works installed? Uninstall it.
 

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Ahoy-hoy,

Trying to figure out a solution to this problem...

When working with Word documents that are fairly large (containing many pretty tables and graphs), I cannot save (it tells me to try closing other applications, even though I don't have any others running).

This happened the other day with a Word file that was approximately 40 MB.

Machine has 256 MB of RAM, 24GB free HD space, running Microsoft Office 2000....

I know that upgrading the amount of RAM might help solve the problem (go up to 512 or something), but before I do that, I was wondering if there were any settings that I could tweak or alter that might alleviate this problem?

I don't really like the idea of customizing the size of the paging file (rather leave it as Windows has set it).

Let me know if you have any thoughts/ideas.

Thanks

Columbo
 

A:Big Word docs won't save

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I cannot "save", "save as" or "save as web page" in Word 2003. Problem started 10-13-04. Save commands are greyed in the file menu. Documents not protected, permission set to unrestricted access. Any help?
 

A:Can't save Word 2003 docs in XP

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Hello. I recently switched to Word 2013. It's taking some getting used to.
 
In prior versions of Word when I would "save as" or "open" I would get a folder list. If it were the first time since I had opened the program it would be my default setting: in my case, "My Documents." If I had opened a document and tried to "save as" it would show the most recent folder I had opened.
 
In Word 2013 instead of a folder list I get a list of recent documents. I also get a choice of Recent Documents, One Drive, Computer and Add a Place. This requires that I go through extra clicks to get to the proper folder. Is there a way to switch to a folder view?
 
By the way, what is this One Drive business?
 
Do I need to Add a Place each time I open a folder?
 
Thank you.

A:Word 2013 Issues: Open File; Save As; One Drive, etc.

You can select a default folder to save to, or set the default to Computer, and then navigate to the folder you want to save to -- File>Options>Save, check Save to Computer by default. You can select your default folder here as well.
When Saving As, you should be seeing a list of recent folders you've saved to, to the right of the OneDrive and Computer options.
 
If you have an outlook.com, live.com or hotmail.com email address, you can download the OneDrive application to your desktop and use it to save and sync files and folders to storage in the cloud. If you don't have email accounts with any of those, you can ignore the OneDrive option.

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everytime I try and save a new Word document from Word 2000, I get the following error:

This is not a valid file name.
Try one or more of the following:
* Check the path to make sure it was typed correctly.
* Select a file from the list of files and folders.
()

I know this is all bunk! I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Office 2K but with no change.

I have to resort to using a batch file to make/save Word filenames.

Anyone else had this same problem?
 

A:Solved: Word 2000 won't save docs

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A friend accidentally downloaded WPS office and somehow converted all his Word docs to WPS docs. I have no idea how or why this happened as I have never used WPS before, nor had I ever heard of it until this incident. Is there anyway to just safely convert everything back to normal?  
 
This is on windows 10

A:Need advice changing WPS docs back to Words docs.

Are you sure the files were converted or are the files only now associated with WPS? Are the file extensions still .doc or docx? If yes then I would believe you can re-associate the the files with office. Right click the doc or a docx file and select open with. Select Office Word and check the box to always open with the selected program.
 
Note: WPS write documents have a .wps extension.

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I've just downloaded Student and Home Office 2010, and for some reason I now cannot open documnents that are Word 2007. I also cannot save work onto my memory stick, as for some reason, it saves the document as Word 2007, even though I am doing the work on Word 2010! (I only ever had a trial version of 2007, never the whole thing and it is no longer on my comp) I am starting a history course soon, and their online docs are 2007, and again, I can't open them. A message pops up saying that 'the file does not have a programme associated with it for perfoming this action' thats what pops up every time. Can someone tell me what on earth I need to do to rectify this? Thanks so much!!

A:Can't save docs that are Word 2007 after downloading 2010-HELP!!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Estella


I've just downloaded Student and Home Office 2010, and for some reason I now cannot open documnents that are Word 2007. I also cannot save work onto my memory stick, as for some reason, it saves the document as Word 2007, even though I am doing the work on Word 2010! (I only ever had a trial version of 2007, never the whole thing and it is no longer on my comp) I am starting a history course soon, and their online docs are 2007, and again, I can't open them. A message pops up saying that 'the file does not have a programme associated with it for perfoming this action' thats what pops up every time. Can someone tell me what on earth I need to do to rectify this? Thanks so much!!


Estella Welcome to SevenForums,

Right-click on one of the .DOC files
Choose Open with
Select Choose Default Program

Do you see Word in the resulting display?
Here is a snip of what I see.

If you don't then, using the browse button, navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\Winword.exe

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I have installed MS Office Home and Student 2007 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 running Vista Home Premium. Previously I used MS Works that came pre-installed any e-mail with a Word attachment just opened when I clicked it.
Now when I get e-mails with any Word attachments I am unable to open the attachments without first saving them to the desk top, then opening Word 2007, then opening the document from the Word 2007 menu.
Similarly with all my old documents I have to go through the same long winded procedure to open them
Is there a simple way to cure this??. I'm not a tech whizz but if the cure is simple I can give it a go
 

A:Solved: Word 2007 does not open earlier Word Docs

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Hi Guy's
 
I did post this 9 days ago to be honest. Wasn't able to get a solution
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/579624/permissions-issue-cant-modify-ms-words-docs-in-folders/#entry3735863
 
Since then I did a factory settings restore on my laptop out of desperation. It remedied the problems up until today when out of the blue the problem is back. Cannot modify documents in folders. Desktop folders or Library/documents folders. I can on desktop. So files not in folders are fine. I am transferring folders/docs back and forth from my memory stick, so is window's "inheriting" previous rules about folders and applying it to all folders? If so, how can I remedy? Believe me I've tried following loads of threads on file/folder permission stuff to no avail.
 
I did get some short-term help last time (like suggestions to drag doc on to desktop, modify it there, then drag back to folder). This works but I don't want to settle for never being able to sort this out.
 
I've again spent another 2 hrs today (honestly I have) on Google, searching around, including on this site. I've gone into loads of stuff about folders and permissions. Tried to take control etc. I've made sure I'm logged on as administrator (there is only one user account on here anyway I think). In terms of right clicking on folders and going into security, I think I've pretty much tried every possible formula now. 
 
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A:I can't save new Word docs or modify existing ones in my folders anymore

First read this article:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2663817
It helps you to determine what type of account you have. If you don't have the administrator account then you must activate the Administrator Account:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/
 
I have a similar problem with saving files every time after a fresh (re-)install Win 7 PRO. Then I can't save files to e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)". I solve this problem by running Tweaking's Windows Repair. One of the repairs ("02-Reset File Permissions") changes those file permissions to such a state that I can save files in the afore mentioned folder.
 
Disable internet & Antivirus, make a backup with the program and run the program in Safe Mode.

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Hi Guy's
 
I did post this 9 days ago to be honest. Wasn't able to get a solution
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/579624/permissions-issue-cant-modify-ms-words-docs-in-folders/#entry3735863
 
Since then I did a factory settings restore on my laptop out of desperation. It remedied the problems up until today when out of the blue the problem is back. Cannot modify documents in folders. Desktop folders or Library/documents folders. I can on desktop. So files not in folders are fine. I am transferring folders/docs back and forth from my memory stick, so is window's "inheriting" previous rules about folders and applying it to all folders? If so, how can I remedy? Believe me I've tried following loads of threads on file/folder permission stuff to no avail.
 
I did get some short-term help last time (like suggestions to drag doc on to desktop, modify it there, then drag back to folder). This works but I don't want to settle for never being able to sort this out.
 
I've again spent another 2 hrs today (honestly I have) on Google, searching around, including on this site. I've gone into loads of stuff about folders and permissions. Tried to take control etc. I've made sure I'm logged on as administrator (there is only one user account on here anyway I think). In terms of right clicking on folders and going into security, I think I've pretty much tried every possible formula now. 
 
No matter what advice I follow step-by-step about folder permissi... Read more

A:I can't save new Word docs or modify existing ones in my folders anymore

First read this article:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2663817
It helps you to determine what type of account you have. If you don't have the administrator account then you must activate the Administrator Account:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/
 
I have a similar problem with saving files every time after a fresh (re-)install Win 7 PRO. Then I can't save files to e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)". I solve this problem by running Tweaking's Windows Repair. One of the repairs ("02-Reset File Permissions") changes those file permissions to such a state that I can save files in the afore mentioned folder.
 
Disable internet & Antivirus, make a backup with the program and run the program in Safe Mode.

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All incoming attachments must be saved to disk and then opened via the app. word, excel etc.

Tried a registry change per a bulletin from Msft. All it did was allow me to save more extensions. Still can't open the document from the mail.

OS = XP professional. Home = Mail Outlook 2002/ Office 2002.
Work mail = 2000

Suspect a security patch but???:
 

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ALL WORD DOCS IN MY DOCUMENTS WERE CHANGED TO WORD PAD, WHEN I ADDED WORD DOC COMPOSED ON ANOTHER PC.
I ADDED THEM FROM A DISK. ALTHOUGH THE DISKETTE WAS BAND NEW, BOTH PCS WERE FOUND FREE OF VIRUSES (NORTON/BEFORE AND AFTER CREATION AND ADDITION OF NEW DOCS), I STILL CAN'T USE MOST OF 'MY DOCUMENTS'. THE FEW DOCS I CAN USE, ARE IN WORD PAD--I CAN PRINT THEM OUT-NOT EDIT, AND NOT USE HYPERLIKS. 9EXCEPTION: I CAN RIGHT CLICK AND BOOK MARK SHORTER URLS, AND ACCESS THAT WEB SITE ON A SECOND TRY.)
PHP:

THESE DOCUMENTS ARE A KIND OF FILE CABINET AND I NEED THEM.  I ALSO NEED TO PRACTICE ON MS OFFICE APPS TO GET A BETER JOB, AND I CAN'T PRACTICE CREATING AND EDITING WORD DOCUMENTS, IF EVERYTHING AUTOMATICALLY BECOMES 'WORD PAD'


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A:All Word Docs In My Documents Changed To Word Pad, When Word Docs Added From A Disk.

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When i create and save a word document(.doc) and if I reopen it from windows explorer or from the start menu and then documents. They will reopen in Word pad. Then the format is all screwed up. In order for me to open it, I 1st have to start Word, then go to "File" then "Open" Even though the documents are saved as .doc . the seem to have the word pad logo or icon beside the file name. Only the backup copy of the document automaticly made by word show the Word Logo or icon beside the file name and extention.

How do change it to open only in Word.

windows 98 and word2000

Thanks
Crawford
 

A:Saved Word Docs open in Word Pad

In Explorer, navigate to a .doc file, and right click (you may need to hold Shift when you right click)

Select Open With

Select Word as the program to open with, and also select "always use this program..."

Its only your file association that needs renewing.
 

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Hi Guys - I'm new to this site and not very tech savvy or sure of which forum topic to post this under. If I'm not posting under the right topic please let me know which topic thread would be more suitable.

I run Word 2007 on Windows 7. I recently had a virus hide all my documents and programs - the virus has been removed but it has changed things around.

I cannot open the word documents I have stored in My Docs. All the icons next to the name of the word files are showing up as a little orange page - when I click on the file name, a Microsoft Office 2010 window comes up which says "The Microsoft Office Product needed to open this file is not installed on your computer". And then it has the invitation to purchase Office 2010.
Does anyone know what's going on here with this and know how I can rectify this & change this back somehow so I can open & read these docs in Word 2007 again?

I can open Word 2007 and make a new document and save it but if I go to open it again it has been converted into this other file with the orange page icon and I cannot open it.

(I can open & save in wordpad - the wordpad doc can be saved in My Docs and it will reopen so I can read it again. Also my music, picture and video files all open ok.)
Running:
HP dv6 Notebook Pc
Intel - i7 - 2630QM CPU @ 2.00Ghz
8GB ram - 64 bit operating system
Windows 7 Home Premium

thanks so much
 

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I have a bunch of word documents, that won't open up. When I try to open them up an error message saying "Word cannot open document: user does not have acess priviledges" pops up. I save anything in the file in which they are located that new document, in turn, becomes the same as the rest. Gotta bunch of files I'd really like to open but can't.

A:Can't open word docs.

What folder are you storing these documents?

You have MS Word installed? If so, uninstall it...then reinstall it. Then apply any critical updates from Microsoft Update.

Louis

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When I try to open Doc or RTF files from my CD, all I get are strange looking symbols. I tried the CD on another machine and it did the same thing. I had these files backed up on one other CD, but I get the same result when I try and open them. The PDF files on the CD do seem to be working; just not the DOC or RTF.
 

A:Word Will not Open Docs or RTF

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I am having problems opening any word documents on my computer. It says the file is not available on all word documents. Can anyone help?

It's now doing it on all excel files. It says "unable to read file". Help!!
 

A:Can't open any Word docs

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q328613

Not sure which application you are running.

Good luck.
 

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I'm running MS Office 2003. When I try to open a file I get the message ""The file____is not available."
Click OK & try to close MS Office Word.
Get message "The file NORMAL already exists"
"Do you want to replace the existing file"
Have to hit yes to exit.
Then it saves to a template file "Normal" rather than as a doc and it still cannot be opened.
OR:

Trying to open a downloaded file from the internet: Word or Excel
I get a message that the file is either infected with a virus or the computer anti virus software needs to be updated.
I unistalled Norton when I first started getting the message and did not reinstall. I am now running AVG.

Ran a scan and AVG found 1 virus. C:\documents and settings\application\date\sun\java\deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar-47723671-73f0dc26.zip move object

Any help will be greatly appreciated---Thanks
 

A:Cannot open MS Word docs

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Using MS office word 2003 on INspiron 300m running XP home. This just started today. I cannot open any of my word documents. When i attempt to open a document, a message appears in the bottom left "running virus scan" for about 15-20 seconds then disappears and the file does not open. This happens with all word docs, not just ones created today. Also the files on the flash drive react the same way.
 

A:Cannot open word docs

Which anti-virus do you have installed? Sounds like you'll need to disable your antivirus' Office plug in.

You may also be able to resolve by reinstalling the antivirus completely.

Regards,
Rollin
 

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I try to double click on any word document and it won't open.
It does open Word. Then It just sits there.
I can then go to the menu bar File>Open> then find the file and it will open this way??
Any ideas why all of the sudden it is doing this. It worked fine a month ago??

Thank You for any help at all!!
Michael

I am using:
HP Pavillion laptop
Windows Vista Home Premium
Office 2000 Premium (word 2000)
 

A:Word Docs don't open

daniels012 said:


I try to double click on any word document and it won't open.
It does open Word. Then It just sits there.
I can then go to the menu bar File>Open> then find the file and it will open this way??
Any ideas why all of the sudden it is doing this. It worked fine a month ago??

Thank You for any help at all!!
Michael

I am using:
HP Pavillion laptop
Windows Vista Home Premium
Office 2000 Premium (word 2000)Click to expand...

Take a look at post #46 in this thread.
http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/566147-can-t-open-doc-file-4.html
 

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Hi. Just joined. I'm unable to open old word documents (i.e. Word 2000, Word 2003) on Vista's Word V. 9. Can anyone help.

Thanks

A:Can't Open Old Word Docs in Vista)

Could you post the error message you get? If you get one....it sounds like a compatability problem. I would take a look at this update, and see if maybe you need it, Im not the most tech savy to know if it would be what does work.

Download details: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

Best of luck to you

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I use Word 2003 as I don't like Word 2010. Lately when I have tried to open an attached document from an email, Word opens, and its all greyed out. Can you tell me how to fix this please?

It also doesn't work with saved documents. They will open with 2010 if I am given the choice, but I prefer 2003. It has been working fine up till the last two days.
 

A:Docs won't open in Word 2003

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I am running XP Pro/ Office 2003 on a Dell laptop with 2GB. System configuration has been stable (corporate machine) and have not made any huge changes lately. Several weeks ago Word documents began to take a minute to open, in the meantime the application from which they came (such an an Outlook email) freezes. Same holds true if I click on a URL link in an Outlook email- it takes a minute to display in the browser (Firefox current version). If I open a Word document from a Firefox download, FF will hang for the minute it takes to open.

My IT department has completely uninstalled Office, cleaned the registry, and reinstalled Office, but problems persist.

What else can I try to fix this issue?

Thank you very much for your help.

-BSoz
 

A:Word docs take 60 seconds to open

unfortunately, as it's a corporate machine, we can't really assist in that matter. You need to rely on your IT department to solve the issue.

One thing I would recommend is that you check the defragmentation status of the drive, and have your IT department use whatever application they use to clean out the temp files as well.

closing thread.
 

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Hello all,

I've been roaming the cloud trying to find an answer to this mystery I have here. I've found some suggestions but wanted to present this to my friends at bleepingcomputer as well.

I have a Win 7 Pro machine that takes a while to open seemingly random word docs. Running Office 2010. It's happening on a few machines. These machines are on a domain, with Server 2008, and use folder redirection for the Desktop and Documents folders, so I don't know if that has much to do with it or not.

Anybody run into this issue before as well and know of any solution?

A:Word Docs take long to open

Are we talking...seconds, minutes, hours?

I've never known Word docs to open as fast as other files.

Louis

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A user has Word 2003 and IE 7 installed. When they click on a web link to a Word doc, and choose to open the file (rather than save), the file is opened in a Word shell within the IE7 browser. I have looked, but cannot find any settings in Word or IE7 to disable this. I want Word to open as its separate application instead of within IE7 when opening docs from a web page.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
--Mike
 

A:Solved: Word Docs Open in IE7

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Hi all this is my first post on this website. Im posting because my mother cannot access some of her MS Word Documents. Ive posted up three different screens showing what happens. You can see on the bottom left of the first picture there is one Word document that will work, but the rest of them dont have the "Word" Icon appearing. Then when I open it, it asks me which program I want to open it in, I select "Word" and then it brings me to that weird "File conversion" screen. Any Idea of what is going on?
Thanks
Alex

A:Please Help, certain MS word docs wont open!!

Hi icefox and welcome to TSF

It seems that your files extensions have been changed so I would go to folder options, go to the View Tab, and uncheck hide known file extensions. Then go back to that folder and change all of them to .doc. See if this works

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I just upgraded my o\s from me to xp. after I thought I got everything straight I tried out some of my old files to see if they'd work. when I tried to open up some doc files I got an error saying "can not load word for windows 6.0 files". what happened? what should I check for if you need more info to help.
 

A:can't open old word docs after xp upgrade

The problem is the RTF converters are disabled in XPSP2
The fix is at the link below.
http://www.kbalertz.com/kb_883090.aspx
 

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I was working on a friend's computer today. He is using Office XP Pro. Whenever he saves a Word document it only opend in Wordpad. I checked to make sure that he is saving all work as "word docs" Even thee icons appear to be Wordpad docs. Any suggestions?

TIA for any assistance!

Mark
 

A:Word docs only open in Wordpad

Right click the file and choose OPEN WITH and then select Microsoft Word. Make sure to check the box to always use the same application to open these files.

Rollin
 

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I have MS Word from office xp suite 2005. For some reason lately, when someone sends me a word doc, it will open as gibberish; it thinks it's a Wordpad file, I guess, because it will open with wordpad. It will also open as a word doc from within Word.

any ideas? A setting off somewhere, maybe...?

thanks,
Barry

p.s. I wanted to attach one of the offending docs, but the attach feature won't let me...(???)
 

A:Solved: Word docs don't want to open

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this tech-know-nuthin' desperately needs help from one of you technowizards...

it's taking over 2 minutes for any of my documents to open!

all was fine till i opened a document emailed from someone whose docs worked ok before... when i saved the latest one from that person to my desktop, it took forever to open and close... after that, all my own docs also took minutes to either open or close, as well...

i've:
deleted that doc and emptied the trash,
emptied my sent email file and trash stored on the puter,
dumped a huge number of files after saving them to a cd,
emptied the trash,
done a full norton scan and windoc repair 3x and an ad-aware scan/repair 3x,
restarted afterwards,
let it rest overnight,
but still have the prob...

my file folders and final draft program docs open as quickly as ever, but the windows docs take 2 minutes or more and it's driving me nuts!... and while they're trying to open, everything else either freezes or takes an age to work, as well...

another weird thing is that the doc page sent as an attachment that may have caused this didn't have a ruler showing and when i opened my own doc pages, the ruler had disappeared from all of them, too!... the only way i could get it back was to drag the ruler icon to my toolbar and click on it after opening the rulerless docs...

any suggestions?
love and fingers crossed hugs, maia

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I have a script that opens and prints Word files, then closes. Every so often, upon closing, Word prompts to save because the file has changed and it throws my script off. Is there a way, via registry hack, etc..., to disable the "Do you want to save your changes to..." prompt?

Thanks,
Tool1248

A:How To Stop Ms Word From Prompting To Save At Close?

Word, and all Office apps for that matter, prompt when it thinks something changed.Some of the reasons why Word thinks so are change of dates, pages, table of contents, printer.Likely you've saved the document, but then went to some other printer - bingo, a change.Look into VBA commands. The full syntax for close includes the flag to be quiet. Tie a macro to the document and you should be good to go.From Help:This example prompts the user to save the active document before closing it. If the user clicks Cancel, error 4198 (command failed) is trapped and a message is displayed.On Error GoTo errorHandlerActiveDocument.Close _ SaveChanges:=wdPromptToSaveChanges, _ OriginalFormat:=wdPromptUsererrorHandler:If Err = 4198 Then MsgBox "Document was not closed"Probably if you say saveChanges:=False it'll work. Or the OriginalFormat value might need change. I don't know.Ok, I looked some more, here's the complete syntax descriptionClose method as it applies to the Document and Documents objects.Closes the specified document or documents.expression.Close(SaveChanges, OriginalFormat, RouteDocument)expression Required. An expression that returns one of the above objects.SaveChanges Optional Variant. Specifies the save action for the document. Can be one of the following WdSaveOptions constants: wdDoNotSaveChanges, wdPromptToSaveChanges, or wdSaveChanges.OriginalFormat Optional Variant. Specifies the save format for the document. Can be one of the following WdOrigina... Read more

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4 documents that i saved in Word (1 I had even emailed as an attachment) opened up blank. I am using Office 2003, Windows 7. There is an earlier post (now closed) about this problem from before Windows 7 was around, so i assume it is a problem in Word. All 4 of the docs are on my desktop. Before the docs were blank I tried to move 2 of them into a folder and received this error message: "The action can't be completed because the file is open in Microsoft Office Word" however it wasn't open. The only fix i have found for that was to re-boot after which i was able to move the docs but they were blank.
 

A:Saved Word docs open up blank

continue here http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/912428-details-saved-word-docs-opening.html
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4 documents that i saved in Word (1 I had even emailed as an attachment) opened up blank. I am using Office 2003, Windows 7. There is an earlier post (now closed) about this problem from before Windows 7 was around, so i assume it is a problem in Word. All 4 of the docs are on my desktop. Before the docs were blank I tried to move 2 of them into a folder and received this error message: "The action can't be completed because the file is open in Microsoft Office Word" however it wasn't open. The only fix i have found for that was to re-boot after which i was able to move the docs but they were blank.
 

A:Saved Word docs open up blank

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Hi Gang,

I have a new Vista Premium OS that opens everything fast including Word 2003.
I installed new HP Printer drivers (got on CD from HP) for Vista.
Now Word program and the docs open very slowly, like 2 minutes instead of a few seconds.

So I guessing it has to do with the new printer drivers and something they did to Word or share with Word like fonts?

Do I need to reinstall Word or drivers or correct registry or ?

This is a home system, no server or network so printer is local.

Any thoughts?

thanks.
 

A:Word 2003 and docs open slowly

Are the drivers for this printer available on the HP website? If so, try downloading and re-installing them from the website instead.

Regards,
Rollin
 

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Using XP, Certain Word 2003 & Excel documents I have always used will not open, copy or rename? I get a message the file name is too long. I have used the same documents many times before.
This stared when using a Maxtor OneTouch external hard drive but also happens on my notebook. Sometimes a document will open if I copy it to another location such as a desktop? I access files/folders, etc via winxp Explore. Some names are not long.

Sometimes if I copy a folder from one location to another, more documents will open?

Is this a software or hardware problem? First thought it was a problem with my Maxtor OneTouch 1. I purchased a Maxtor OneTouch III 500 USB 400/800 & now have problems with it.

I'd appreciate any help. I'm from the BC generation (before computers) when companies provided help & support.
rafdo
 

A:Word & Excell docs will not open or copy

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I have both MS Works and MS Word installed on my computer. When I try to open a Word document in an email (Outlook) Works opens instead of Word and I get an error message saying that there is insufficient memory - and the document won't open. How can I change the default word processor so that MS Word will open from emails instead of Works? I don't really want to delete Works from my hard drive.
 

A:Works Open Instead of Word in Email Docs

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just got a new Mac and tried to open word file on Mac. prompting me to buy Word or activate. When I try to activate going into my account its not working....suggesting I go on live.com fir support...can you advise what I need to do? Purchased Microsoft
office suite last week. 

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I was reading and doing what was on the thread, but Dreamboat ended with the question, Do you have the CD from which you installed Word? Word docs from Win Expl were opening in Wordpad until I followed your instructions up to the question above. Now double clicking on the icon will open Word, but it tells me it can't open the document, check the file name and path. Where do I go from here? (I had to restore my registry using RegMedic which reset all to default.) I do have the Office 97 CD. Thanks!
 

A:Re: Word docs in Win Expl open in Wordpad

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Hi!

First time here as I'm usually about to fix my own computer issues.

Since my son got in somewhere on one of my computers, whenever I open Microsoft Outlook or Word, the "save as" dialog box appears wanting for me to save whatever at random. In Outlook especially, if I open it and receive an email, it'll wish for me to save the title of whatever it is as "whatever".htm. I'll continually cancel to not save anything, try to save what it wants me to, etc BUT it will continue to pop up. The same happens in word where I'm rendered helpless as it wishes for me to "save as" "Doc1" all the time. I'm not able to do anything else and neither program will close unless I open up task manager to "end task".

This has been going on for a week now and have had to manage my email on my ISP's webmail website. I've done virus scans - norton (even disabled it as I know it's a FUN program), performed office updates, clicked on the HELP - detect and repair but no avail. I'm thinking that my next step will be is to uninstall and reinstall after exporting my mail folders.

What do you think it could be?

Lisa

A:"save as" box won't close - Office 2003 - outlook and word

Control-S is stuck on your keyboard?

Have you tried a different keyboard on your machine?

That's about all I can think of.

Also, grab a better Antivirus, such as AVG from www.grisoft.com

M

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Hi, I am not sure I am in the right catagory, but when I try and open a MS Word Document, it tries to open in ACD for Pentax (my didigtal camera) I always have to right click on it to "open it with" Word. I tried locating any setting I coukd find, but am having no luck. Can anyone help?

Thanks and Merry Ho Ho to all!
 

A:Word docs won't open in Word ??

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Hi,

I have a text file of commonly misspelled words and phrases. I would like to write a macro in Microsoft Word 2007 which goes through the text file and highlights any words from the file which appear in the current Word doc. I would also like to specify the colour of the highlight.

I have written/recorded macros for Excel, but I don't know much about Word VBA. Is this possible, and would someone be able to help start me off with this project?

Thanks!

Sixhobbits

Windows 7 home basic
Office Suite 2007
 

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Hello,

This problem started recently, and I don't know what changed. For some reason Wordpad and/or Notepad have quit displaying Chinese characters in .srt files. I also have some documents that were written in Chinese, and those are no longer displayed if I open them in Wordpad or Notepad.

I'm using Windows 7 Pro x64, It's in English, but I have Sogou Pinyin installed and can display Chinese no problems. I have Chinese fonts in the fonts folder too.

If I write something in Chinese, I can save it, and reopen it in Wordpad/Notepad and I'm able to see the Chinese characters.

I find it hard to believe that ANY pre-saved Chinese document I open is corrupted.

Setting my system to Chinese isn't do-able, since I can't read Chinese.

Any ideas?

A:Presaved Chinese docs/srt won't open in Word/Notepad

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All,

After using Office 2013 for the better part of two years - today I go to do a Quick Print (to my PDF Printer) on a Word attachment within a Outlook email and get this annoying message:

Office has detected a problem with this file. To help protect your computer - this file cannot be opened.

Then if I click on the Show Help button - I see this:

"The Office File Validation feature has blocked this file from opening as it may contain harmful content.
More information about this error message online."

Then I try another email and another - ALL give me the same message.

I have gone into the Trust Center settings in Word and Outlook and turned off everything I could find on Protected view, added all local drives as Trusted locations etc etc and NOTHING worked.

I do not see any references to Office File Validation and need to find a way to stop it.

I cannot find any way to print any Word doc to any printer - if it is an attachment within a email.

My gut feel is that this last Office Update pack (Sept 2016) via Windows Update -which I applied a few days ago - has now compromised my scene.

Anyone else come across this - with any way to shut this crap off?

VP

A:Outlook/Word 2013 - Cannot open ANY docs due to Protected View

Hi:

The normal workaround for trouble printing directly from an attachment or link would be to first save the document locally on the computer (e.g. desktop) and then print it.
That usually works when attempts to print just do nothing...

HOWEVER HOWEVER from the warnings you're seeing, it sure sounds as if, in this case, you may be dealing with a potentially malicious file.
Email attachments are a common means of ransomware transmission these days.
But it could contain a malicious macro distributing a range of malware.
As such, I do NOT suggest downloading or saving or opening or printing the document in question without more data.

Disabling security features and lowering Trust Center settings sounds like a dangerous strategy, until more information can be obtained.
Those security settings are in place to help protect you.

I'm also not quite clear of the scope of the issue. At first it sounded like you reported only a problem with "Quick Print" of a specific attachment. Then you said you "cannot find any way to print any Word doc to any printer'.

So, perhaps you could please clarify for us a bit?

Also, what happens if you use the workaround (save the document to the desktop and then try to print) using a KNOWN, SAFE document attachment (as opposed to the one(s) that is/are throwing up the security warning)??

Thanks,
MM

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