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Email link opens in Word 2010 format

Q: Email link opens in Word 2010 format

Every time I click on a link or website inside an email, I am taken to a read only Microsoft Word 2010 "version" of the website or link. I am not sent on line at all. I have Windows live mail 2011. I have ran my Webroot and Reg Zooka and nothing seemed to help. Can someone please help me fiz this?

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A: Email link opens in Word 2010 format

Control Panel - Default Programs - Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program - what program is set for HTTP? Change it if necessary. Repeat for other protocols and extensions that are giving you troubles.

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I'm not positive this is a Windows 7 problem but it's the category that seems to fit: When attempting to open a link (online help) from Trend Security, instead of going to a web-page, a read only Word document opens. I had the same problem a few days ago when attempting to follow a link to a web -page from my email (Incredimail), but was able to resolve the problem by uninstalling and reinstalling Incredimail. The Word document is a 'dead end', as any attempt to access information within the document results in an error message 'This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator'. Anyone have any idea as to what the problem might be?? Update ............I now find when attempting to open an application from my desk-top, once again a Word doc opens.

A:Solved: Link opens Word doc instead of web-page

Click on the Start button > Default Programs > Set your default programs > select Internet Explorer.

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When clicking on an email link, whether in an email or a web page it will open as many as 55 "mailto" pages in IE.

This has started happening shortly after we installed a new Exchange server, but I don't think they are related.

I'm open to suggestion on how to clear this up. I thought I saw the problem before, but am unable to find the solution.


I think I found the answer. Right after I posted this, I realized I didn't do a search for the problem and went straight here.

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I am using Windows 7 and just installed MS 2010 Suite. When I open Word, a 'new' blank document comes up but it's in Compatibility Mode until I save a document. This does not happen with several of my coworkers. Is there a setting that can be turned off when opening a new blank Word document that will turn that mode off? I checked Options/Save and it is saving by default to .docx. Advances settings show Compatibility Options for "document 1": layout this document as if created in Microsoft Word 2010. All the settings match the others who are not coming up in Compatibilty Mode.

We are using an audit software that does not work well in that mode if one document is open in Compatibility Mode and another is not. Our IT department hasn't been able to figure out why some of us have this default and others do not. I suspect it was varying IT professionals configuring the PC's differently, as is our usual cause for differences in start-up settings. Any ideas how to change that default setting? Lynn

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though I close Word maximized, my Word 2010 docs are being opened in a tiny window at my screen so I have to maximize them or make them bigger all the time!

please help

A:Word 2010 opens in small screen

Are you talking about the size of the app on the Desktop or the size of the Word page when MS Word is open?

If you're referring to the size of the Word page when MS Word is open, go to the Zoom control at the bottom-right corner of every Word doc which controls the size of the page. Don't use the "Maximize"1" icon in the upper-right corner of your window to enlarge your doc. Instead, when one of your windows opens and is too small, try changing the Zoom number to the size you want, and close Word. When you re-open Word your word page should be the size you Zoomed to.

If this doesn't work, you can open the Ribbon, go to Page Layout, and then the Page Setup section. Click on Page Size and follow the on screen directions. Then go into the View section, select Zoom, and set your Zoom size.

If you were talking about your Desktop, you can manually placing your cursor on each edge of the window, and dragging that edge out to the edge of the screen --- thereby manually maximizing the page. (Again, don't use the Maximum Size 1 button in the upper-right side of the toolbar.) Then reboot. You may have to do this a few times, but Word should remember the new page size after one or two reboots, and open all pages to that size every time.

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I have Outlook 2007 and when I get an email with a link, My Documents opens when I click the link. What setting do I need to change?

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I have win7 home and I use Incredimail and it is set as my default mail client, however, if I clik on an email link on any site, it an error message that say's "Windows Internet Explorer, could not perform the operation as the default mail client is not properly installed".. So I clik on ok and it opens up dozens and dozens of pages that say, "Navigation Cancelled..

This happens whether I am on FireFox or IE

Thanks for any help..

I have made sure Incredimail is set as the default mail client but still happens.

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Please help. I do not understand what's happening when few of my users email word documents other users cannot open them, they just open blank although when I check the file size it's not 0kb. They open however with notepad or wordpad but they lose all formatting. All users are on windows 7 and word 2010

A:Saved word 2010 doc opens blank but size not 0kb

More precision is required in your explanation:

...when few of my users email word documents other users cannot open them...

Who are these few, these unhappy few, and who indeed are the others? In what form is who sending what to whom? As attachments to an email composed in WLM or from Word as an attachment? Are they being saved in a format that "some others" can't read as they have there program preferences set for a different program?

That you can open them as plain text files tells us that they are there, have you asked "the others" to try opening them in Notepad or Wordpad? Are they trying to open them from within their email programs, in which case their email may not be set up to open attachments.

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We use Excel (2002, SP3) "Control Sheets" to maintain client data and link these single-cell fields into Word (2002, SP3) docuements - all running under XP-Pro on Dell Desktops.

We have used "Paste Special, Paste Link, Formatted (RTF)" and "Paste Special, Paste Link, Unformatted" and have found that Word manages to screw up the resultant formatting in different ways under both options.

We would strongly prefer to maintain the single cell formatting (usually changing text sizes, bold vs. non bold, and color) as we have it set in Excel in the resultant Word document. The result MUST look like a normal non-linked or copied text document (e.g. can't be a "worksheet object" or "picture" format) as they become final form, legal documents.

It appears that one possible work-around might be to have a macro that would re-execute all of the formatting update information contained in the paragraph ending symbol AGAIN - AFTER all of the linked fields have been automatically loaded during the document's opening process. Is this feasible? If so, would anyone out there like to contract to write such a macro? Are there other/better ways to achieve reasonable formatting consistency? (I've already suggested going to Lotus Smart Suite - - - not an option).

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Ken Snyder

A:Maintaining Format on Excel to Word Link

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How do I create a link from a citation in the middle of my document to bibliography at the end of my document? I want to be able to click on citation and it should take me to a full description of it in bibliography.

Right now, when I click on citations, they don't go to the bibliography. Instead, they turn into fields with a pull down arror that has 4 options: Edit Citation, Edit Source, Convert citation to static text, Update Citations in Bibliography. I really don't want to see any of that. All I want it to click on my citation and it should take me to bibliography to that reference document. How do I do this?

A:MS Word 2010 - Link Citation to Bibliography

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,

You mean bookmarks & cross-references? Take a look here: Word 2010 Tutorial | Bookmarks & Cross-References - YouTube

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Microsoft word starter using windows 10 opens my files occasionally in read only format and I have tried just about every suggestion in your forum within my limited skills but I offer this in the hope it might help - I notice it is most likely to occur
if opening a file from within the software, if one steps outside and opens it from the desktop it is more unlikely to happen.  When previously using compatibility mode it did not happen but that did not like files that contained any downloaded pictures
with the hyperlink still active. When re-opening them subsequently they could not be edited until clicking on "edit now" which is why I used the

conversion option only to get this problem which is annoying and not good enough.

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Hi guys,
When I press the new mail icon (to make a new email) instead of the email form popping up it seems to be opening a word document. Even though this still shows: To:, Subject fields etc.

Is there a way to put it back to normal?

Thank you :)

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Suddenly I have a computer that won't handle and aspx operation properly. A website has a button you click to generate a report, in word doc form. But now instead of opening as a word doc, you're prompted to open or save a .aspx file. The aspx file opens in notepad, but that's part of the problem, because it should be creating and opening a *.docx file not an *docx.aspx file.

This works fine on other computers, and worked fine on this computer until a few days ago.

I have tried:
Mucking around with different security settings in IE,
Looked at file extensions, tried setting them to open aspx with word or with IE,
Tried the aspx file association reg fix on this site.
Tried repairing office
Tried sfc /scannow (found no integrity violations)

Nothing has worked.

I seem to recall figuring this out before, but I can't remember what I did.

A:IE & Word 2010 aspx no longer opens properly. prompted to open or save

Try a System Restore to a date prior to the issue - System Restore

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Hi, this should be easy. I don't know how I got into this mode where I have a page full of formatting tips in red all over the place....I've looked around but can't find what to change to get back to normal.

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: MS Word 2010: How do I get out of the red-highlighted format mode?

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I am creating documents in Word 2010 which use tables with graphic objects in them. However, when I try to merge more than one page into a master document the cells tend to move up and cover one and another. If I manually try and move them back they split and jump a page ahead. I'm trying to place four images on a page in the same sized cells.

I've been trying to find any formatting functions to address this but cannot see any despite the huge number of options available. Does anyone know the correct way to fix this issue? Should I use a separate graphics tool instead of tables?

A:Word 2010 Tables and Cells Format Controls

I'm not as familiar with the 2010 v ersion of Word as I am with others, but based on previous knowledge, tables can give funny results, and particularly when you use the master document feature as well, which can also do strange things. Now combine that with attempting to put four images on a page in tables... and you've got 3 things which can all misbehave, as they clearly are.

Have you tried making sure there's at least one blank Normal paragraph before and after each of your tables? ie, give each table a clear, nonformatted region before and after it, to avoid things disappearing
When you talk about 'merging them into a master document'... how are you doing that?

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hello i tried changing an email address and i got this message and cant find how to fix it... anyone have an idea?

outlook 2010.

A:one or more email addresses are not in a valid format outlook 2010

You have not supplied a lot of information. Are you trying to change the email address of one of your contacts, or are you trying to change one of your email accounts.

Have a look at this MS website & there is a solution to try.


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I have a list of associates (14) that require taking company regulated courses throughout the year. I first would like the cell to change colors based on the date, i.e.: 1 week before, date it is supposed to complete and 3 days late. I also need to send an email (Lotus Notes) from my excel spread sheet, to the associate on the day it is supposed to have been completed. I aatached the file, thank you for your help.

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I'm a head hunter. I get resumes - lots of them. Yesterday, I reinstalled Office 97 on WinXP. Ever since then, I can't click on an email link which I used to be able to do. Now I have to copy the address, then go to Outlook Express and drop the email address into the address bar.

Here is what happens - I get a message that I didn't install email client properly, whatever that means. Then about 25 Internet Explorer html windows pop up. It looks like the email address suddenly becomes an Internet address. Of course, they are not and so I get these annoying windows flying up.

What have I done wrong and how can I correct this?

A:Clicking On Email Link In Word 97

Did you do all the office updates for Office?
Did you indicate that Outlook Express is your standard email client ?

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Please help point me in the right direction.  I checked the File association on Internet settings and document type docx is associated with Word, but it won't open.  What do I need to change?
I received the following information when I clicked on the troubleshoot link:
Windows has the following information about this Protocol. This page will help

you find software needed to open your file.
Protocol Type: ms-word
Description: UnKnown
Windows does not recognize this Protocol.

A:SharePoint 2010 document broken link due to unrecognized File protocol: ms-word

Title:  SharePoint 2010 document broken link due to unrecognized File protocol: ms-word
Please help point me in the right direction.  I checked the File association on Internet settings and document type docx is associated with Word, but it won't open.

Try refining this symptom description.  What exactly do you mean by "it won't open"?  Answering that might explain why you are posting this in an IE forum.  E.g. right-click, Copy Shortcut whatever it is that you are calling
a "broken link" and Paste it here.
Otherwise, try right-click, Save target as... to put the file into your Downloads (Ctrl-j) and then use right-click, Properties to find its
full path and name.  Note that that would be quite different from what the Copy Shortcut step would have shown.
Next I suspect that the Set Associations GUI tool may not be showing you the correct information.  FWIW it certainly doesn't show me the correct information in W8.1.  So, I would try checking if you have an explicit association and file type combination
by using the assoc and ftype commands in a cmd window.  In fact, instead of just showing the ftype for the current association I would use this:
    ftype  |  find  /i  "word"
Then you could take the most appropriate template (not necessarily the one pointed to by the assoc command) and fill it in on a Run... dialog (or a ... Read more

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I cannot send a word doc when I click on Save and send.
I have a MS account (Outlook.com)=pr.... @Live.com, a Gmail and a Comcast account.
I selected M.S. "Mail" as my default client as none of the others appear under default.
I used to use WLM but they are phasing Essentials out.

Do you know how to fix this?

A:win 10 word 2010 email as attachment

I run into that problem with a few of my clients and the only solution for them was to get Microsoft Outlook so as to properly interface with Word and Excel. It's mostly the difference between using Webmail/Online E-Mail versus an installed E-Mail Client/Program. If a client doesn't want to buy Outlook or upgrade their version of Office to one that includes Outlook I advise to Save the document in the Documents/My Documents Folder, open their Browser to their Webmail page, create the message then Attach the file they created and Send.

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Running Windows 7 machine with Office 2010 Professional. Just discovered that from Word I can send out mass emails (I am the email blaster for our organization) that show up in email as JUST addressed to the recipient without using bcc. Word 2010 BOMBS 75-90% of the time when I click on MAILINGS, Start Mail Merge, Email messages. If I do happen to get past there, when I click on Select Recipients Word bombs, then reboots. Very frustrating since each message I send out must be sent 3 times to get all of our people (more than 50 messages at a time are forbidden by my ISP).

Obviously Word and Outlook are both 2010.

Any fixes or suggestions are GREATLY appreciated!

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Hi all,

I am trying to send multiple emails to different people with slightly different links to a survey page, so I can monitor who takes the survey (e.g. http://forums.techguy.org&c=90001, http://forums.techguy.org&c=90002....)
I have no trouble setting up Word to do a mail merge using an Excel file as the data source, and in the Excel file the links are all different and they are live.
However, when an email shows up on my pc, the link is dead - can't click on it to go to the survey, only can cut and paste into the browser, which I don't want to have happen to the client's customers.

(Edit) Note: I installed Microsoft's FixIt
and continue to have the problem.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

A:Word mail-merge email inserted link problem

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Is there a way to set Thunderbird as the default email client w/ MS Word 2010?
Thank You,

A:Thunderbird as the default email client w/ MS Word 2010

You want to use Microsoft Word as your e-mail editor for Thunderbird?

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This has happened after I upgraded to Windows 10. The help section tells me to associate Word & Excel with a mail program but doesn't tell me how to do that. I am using Windows 10 mail app. I know I can go into settings to associate files with programs but I don't know what files to associate with what program. I can't find another free email program that works well with Windows 10. Their own mail app has a lot of problems. Can anyone help me out?


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Board: Pegatron Corporation TKBSS 1.50
Bus Clock: 100 MHz
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hi...please help! i have windows vista. i recently used my office 97 cd to install word, excel, etc. it installed successfully. now, when i try clicking on an email link (on craig's list, for example), windows mail opens about 40 windows, and then says that windows mail is no longer the default mail client. i then realized that an older version of outlook express had installed along with word and excel, so i uninstalled it. i'm still having the same problem. i can go to options under tools in windows mail, and i always have to check the 'make default' option. it won't stay that way. i found a thread elsewhere that addressed this problem, but the instructions were for the xp operating system. i would rather the instructions be for windows vista specifically. these instructions talked about changing something in the registry, and i got to the registry, but i could not find the next item it told me to go to...thank you in advance for any help you can provide!

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I've been having this problem for a while and can't find an exact match for my problem doing a Google search. I'm assuming it's a Windows 7 problem, but I'm not sure.

I copy some text from Word 2010 and paste it into my Yahoo email, but some older text is pasted and not what I just copied. I don't know what is causing this. Would appreciate help from people more computer savvy than me.

A:Copy and paste problem from Word 2010 to Yahoo email

how are you selecting the text to copy it?
I am assuming---click in front of text to copy--drag cursor to highlight text--right click--select 'copy'--right click in yahoo mail window--select paste--is working perfectly here--I cannot duplicate your situation

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I have recently upgraded to Office 2010 (from 07) and I perform a lot a mail merges. I have come across a few issues with this feature within 2010 and wondered if anyone has a solution. I am obviously running Windows 7.

Issue 1 - When performing the mail merge to emails (HTML), Word 2010 doesn't seem to recognise my IMAP email account, which is set as default in Outlook 10 it uses one of my other pop email accounts.
Is there any way to set my IMAP account as the default for mail merging?

Issue 2 - Once I have completed the email merge I then need to create them as a PDF, which in 2007 worked fine but the Acrobat addin in Word 10 doesn't do anything. (I do have Acrobat 8 prof installed as well) I have done a little research and can see that this is a problem but I need a solution to fix.
Otherwise I'll be reduced to uninstalling and re-install 2007!

Anyone with solutions please let me know.

A:Email Mail Merge Issue - Word & Outlook 2010

Hi welcome to the forum,
Have you tried the macro to save As pdf file of print to the adobe pdf printer?

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I am finding that, when I save a Word 2007 document in Word 2003 format, I am unable to open Outlook and send the document simply by clicking on "email". After I click on email, the cursor just freezes where it is. I either have to reboot or break the job (CTRL-ALT-DEL) and THEN all works fine. FROM THAT POINT, when I click on email it opens Outlook 2007 and I can send the document.

Am using XP SP2 Media Center Edition with Office 2007

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When I click on a link in our site and its supposed to open a new tab for that link. When it opens the tab, the tab is blank This is happening in IE11 browser. I tried the options in the link given below, but not successful. I am only getting a blank page


Could somebody help on this?

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Using Internet Explorer 7.0 - I use a website that has links that open up into a new window, and a Quicktime video comes up... I'm using a lap top that I've had for almost a year, but haven't used online much... anyway, when I click on the link, a new window opens, and the video begins to play.... but the original window also changes to the video, so they are BOTH playing, at the same time. How can I change it so that the new window opens and plays the video, but the original window stays on the page where the original link was selected?
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I've been going to the site using both Firefox and IE7 on THIS computer with no problem, but the problem is with the OTHER laptop... The site is lynda.com - but for the above reason, I don't think it's a problem with their site. Where, on IE7, can I find "preferences"? Is there such a thing?

A:Click on link, new window opens AND same opens in original window

Look under Tools in IE and click on Internet Options. Look in Control Panel under Folder Options as well. Hope this helps. Jazz

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For the last three days, each time I click on a link in an email, I get "locate Link Browser" with a listing of "My Documents". How do I get rid of this new to me problem?

A:Clicking on an email link gets Locate Link Browser

sounds like you need to set your default browser in your email client - not sure which client u are using so can't tell u what to do, but that should give you an idea...


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Hi, I have set up a new Access 2010 database (saved as .accdb) (copying tables, forms and queries from my current one then deleting the old data and modifying a lot of fields). I have a query in with some simple calculations. All the calculations work perfectly in Access. When I merge this into Word 2010 (set up as a letter document) it doesn?t use/show the correct data.

The calculated fields in the query are ?number of people * price tea & coffee = cost tea & coffee? and ?number of people * price buffet = cost buffet". I then use these costs in the same query to work out ?VAT? (another calculated field adding up the calculated "cost tea & coffee" and calculated "cost buffet" as well as a number of other non-calculated fields and multiplying the total by 0.2) and ?Total Cost? (a calculated field adding up various non-calculated fields, the calculated "cost tea & coffee", calculated "cost buffet" and the calculated VAT field).

There are two errors in the data that ends up in the merged Word document:
The "VAT" doesn?t add in the two calculated fields, it only uses the data from non-calculated fields in the query.
Also the "Total Cost" doesn?t add in any of the calculated fields (teas & coffees, buffet and VAT), it only uses non-calculated fields from the query.

It doesn?t ping up any error messages. Why is it changing the data between Access (where the query works per... Read more

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I have a new issue that has come up since we converted an Access database to 2007 file format.
Here is the history.

We have an access database that was created in the old file format. In that database there is a button that opens up word and a mail merge file. Word's mail merge then uses a query from the access database to populate the mail merge document.

We recently converted the Access database to the Office 2007 file format and now the merge process will not work.
I have tried to relink the files and have done some research and it appears that the DDE way of connecting is no longer used in Office 2007. I did finally get to the point where I could see the queries i needed but once I try to open that data source Word give me a general error that it can not open the data source.

How can I get these merge files working again?

PS. We are running Windows XP if that is needed.

We are quickly moving to office 2010 also but that uses the same file format as 2007 so I assume it won't be an issue. Any help you can give me would be GREAT!.

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I've been reading around and it appears lots of peopel are experiencing this issue. Has anyone managed to fix this annoying issue of the cursor jumping around in when typing. I'm using a sony vaio laptop , windows 7 ?????

A:Cursor Jumping In Windows 7 , outlook 2010 , word 2010

Hi jezrp,
Does the issue occur in other applications such as Notepad? If the issue only occurs in Microsoft Office 2010, you can post a thread on Office 2010 Forums.
However, if the issue occurs in other applications as well, please try the following suggestions to see if the issue can be resolved:
If the issue persists after installing the latest drivers which are compatible with Windows 7, the issue can be caused by the factors including third party software, device driver, touchpad settings, virus or spyware infection.
Please see if the following suggestions can resolve the issue:
-    If the issue occurred after installing certain software or hardware, please remove it to check the result. Or, you can perform System Restore to restore to the date before the issue first occurred.
-    Scan your system using anti-spyware and anti-virus software to confirm the system is clean.
-     Check the touchpad's sensitivity if it is available. You can simply disable the touchpad to test the result. You shall contact the device manufacturer directly to confirm the settings.
-    Use a mouse pad for better mouse performance.
-    Replace the mouse and check the result.

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Hello All

Win 7 Prof 32 bit
Office 2010

I've been trying to create a Task in Outlook from a Word Document that I have created on this computer. The idea is that a shortcut to the document is created as an Outlook Task. Click on the shortcut, and voila - there is the document.

The "Create Microsoft Office Task" icon DOES send the document to Outlook as a Shortcut in a Task, however, when I open the task, Outlook says:"Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments: Shortcut to 'document name'."

It's NOT an unsafe attachment; Outlook WILL OPEN this document if I send it as an email attachment. Outlook will open .docx files types.

This is a one person computer...no network, no sharing. And this problem has been driving me crazy. This would be a wonderful feature, if I can get it to work.

Anyone have any ideas what I (or Outlook) are doing wrong?

Thanks for your help

A:Creating a Task in Outlook 2010 from a Word 2010 Document

I think this will do the job for you:
Add & Create Outlook 2010 Tasks From Word 2010


You can create a task from Word 2010 document and save it under Outlook 2010 tasks. This feature is by default concealed but you can make it apparent on Quick Access toolbar and use it directly.

In order to use this feature, you need to make this feature apparent on Word 2010 Quick Access Toolbar, head over to Quick Access Toolbar and from small drop down button click More Commands.

You will reach Word Options dialog. Hit drop-down button present beneath the Choose commands and select All Commands. Now scroll-down the list and find Create Microsoft Outlook Task command. Select it and click Add (>>) to show it on Quick Access toolbar pane. Once added, hit OK.

First save the document and then select any portion of the text in the document from which you want to create the task, from Quick Access toolbar, click Outlook task button.

Upon click, it will create Outlook task for the Word document and you will reach Outlook Task dialog where you can set Start and Due date for the task and add more information about it. Save & close the task to view it under Outlook tasks.

When opening task in Outlook 2010, you can also view the document from which it was created from, just double-click the document to open it.

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Win 7 SP1 64-bit
Word 2010
Access 2010

We have some fill-in form templates that we have moved from Word 2003 to Word 2010 (properly) and in the underlying form macro, there is a call to a database to pull office address information that originally was in Access 2003. The macro works just fine if it opens the 2003 version, but I want to update the database to 2010 so that I don't have to worry about compatibility issues. So, after creating a new 2010 database, I went into the Word macro and changed the name of the database in the macro to reflect the new 2010 database, and nada. The statement that accesses the database does not seem to work. Here is the text:

Dim conn As New ADODB.Connection
conn.Provider = "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0"
conn.Open Environ("ALLUSERSPROFILE") & "\Application Data\sgData01.accdb"

Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
rs.Open "select * from offices where shortName = '" & sCity & "';", conn

I am NOT a programmer so if there is further information you need, please let me know. I assume, though, that perhaps 2010 uses something other than Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 or something like that...

Any and all assistance will be HUGELY appreciated!!

C. Homer

A:How to pull data from an Acess 2010 database using Word 2010 VBA

Allen Browne has a utility to establish the Jet version (among other properties) of the current database. See

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I have a word document set up with fields that I want to create a mail merge from a Query. When I go through the steps to add my query as the source then click on edit recipients there are no recipients. I have tried the same steps with other queries that I have and it works. I'm not sure why the query I want to use isn't working. The query I have set up does have a lot of expressions. Here is an example IIf([fie dt] Between #8/1/2010# And #7/31/2011#,[fie dt]+1096,Null) I have tried to change the expression and it still doesn't work. Any ideas? Thanks!

A:mail merge issue with Word 2010 and Access 2010

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Good morning everyone,
So the other day something incredibly weird had occurred. I was receiving email normally on my phone, came into work, logged in, and began working on my trouble tickets. I noted that when I went back to Outlook to view an email, the email in particular was gone... and then all were gone. My folders, and emails within them, still remained the same. I attempted to research what on Earth happened but I haven't been able to find anything specific to my issue.
I'm using Outlook 2010 connected to an Exchange 2010 server for work. Outlook was setup as cached exchange mode but that has since been changed. The emails also disappeared from my phone's inbox too... it's as if everything was deleted and Exchange figured that's what it should be and synced everything that way. Deleting my OST didn't resolve or resync anything. I ran the scanpst tool on the ost file which reports 93 errors, but as I read the scanpst tool can't repair an OST and thus doesn't do anything.
Does Outlook have some sort of log that may explain what on Earth happened? I can't find any error messages or any other reasons for what may have happened. My view settings weren't changed, nothing has changed on my end. There is no spyware / malware installed on the PC as far as I can tell. No real issues in the Sync issues folder other than a Forms syncing issue which seems to be related to Exchange needing a patch (but can otherwise be ignored).
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A:Outlook 2010 / Exchange 2010 randomly deleted inbox email?

Are you the only person using that Exchange server who has this issue? Check with the IT department to see if they can recover the emails in your mailbox from the server. It's possible they recently did some maintenance on the mail server that caused this issue. That fact that both Outlook and your phone are having this issue points to this being an Exchange server problem, as Outlook uses autodiscover and MAPI while your phone uses ActiveSync to connect to the server.
Do you have access to your email using Outlook Web Access? If so, log in and see if the emails are there. If not, it's definitely a server issue.
If your mail is still on the server, one thing you could try is re-enabling the cached Exchange mode, saving the change, and then restarting Outlook. The last thing to try is to delete the email account profile and recreate it. Make sure to get the proper settings from IT if you don't already have them -- although since you are using Exchange and autodiscover, that's usually just a case of entering your username and password when you recreate it.

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Appreciate some assistance.
Trying to help someone with browsing problems. [IE 6

On a web page, a link to another page opens the page, but then nothing happens.

Any suggestions?

A:Link opens, but...

Can you post the link.......could be a site problem.

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I am having a problem that just started happening. I open up Microsoft Word like I normally do but for some reason when I click on the shortcut to Word it brings up another file that worked on previously. I thought it might have done something with the actual link in the shortcut but it was fine. I can open up Word and then go to File... New... and the same thing happens. In order to start with a blank page I have to erase everything on the page and start over from there.
Anyone have any clue why this is happening?

A:Word opens old word doc instead of blank word doc

Rename your normal.dot file, Robbieart.

And... well, everyone says they didn't do it, and I don't see how they could do it unintentionally, so if it's any consolation, I really don't think you did it.

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A:Every link i click on opens in a new tab help!

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i have winxp and 1.5 mbit adsl connection...

when i first open internet explorer and start to surf the web for some reason links won't open on the first click, only after two or more clicks, especialy when i using google search...
and after some time i use the web it disapperars...

has anyone encountered this problem?

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I found what is supposedly the fix but it is Greek to me. What does this mean?

ok, found the problem! We disabled the UAC because of some "mystique" software we had to do this.
Now I set under:
Computer Configuration \ Windwos Settings \ Security Settings \ Security Options \ User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode - Not Defined

-> gpudate / force
-> Reboot

and it's working ;-)

A:IE v10 Opens Link in New Window

The most reliable method I've found is to use center mouse wheel clicking

Otherwise Internet options/ Tabs button/ Second section from the bottom = Always open popups in a new tab,

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

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

It worked fine this morning and is working fine now.

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

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

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

Did you check the temp environment variable as it suggested?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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