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Office 2013 docs opening as readonly is opened through SharePoint

Q: Office 2013 docs opening as readonly is opened through SharePoint

Hi,

We just upgraded to Office 2013. Since the upgrade some users are unable to edit Office documents that they open through SharePoint. I can see that the documents are opened as read only. Even if they select to edit the document in SharePoint it throws up an alert saying that they don't have permissions to edit the document.

I checked all permissions and they appear to be OK. Is there any setting in Office 2013 that is maybe defaulted to read only or something?

Regards
Paul

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Hi, you can use OneDrive for Business with Office 2013 ProPlus, not having a SharePoint account?
Thank you

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Not sure what I did but I recently modified a document on our SharePoint and saved it locally. Now when I open that master document on SharePoint it opens the one I saved locally a while back and asks if I want to update the server. I've searched on various forums for a fix for this but have yet to find a solution.

How can I open these master documents on sharepoint without having it ask to update the server. I'd hate to accidentally save over the master document.

I'm using MS Office 2013, and SharePoint 2010.

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Hi Everyone,
We are getting an error with Adobe Reader DC when trying to open or save files to Sharepoint 2013.
An Error has occurred in the script on this page
Line: 42
Char: 5
Error: Unable to get property 'empty' of undefined or null reference
Code: 0
URL: domain.com/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?diagview=FileOpen&FIledialogFilterValue=*-pdf&location=filepath
Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?  Yes/No
Whatever option we press (yes/no) the error will not go away.

This happens in the open or save window that opens within Adobe Reader DC version 2015.010.20056
At this stage more than 1 Windows 8.1 Pro 64 systems are affected, and some of the same version systems are not affected.
I can confirm that the open/save window on Office products (2013 word, Outlook and Excel) work fine and are not affected, it just seems to be Adobe Reader DC. 
Please let us know how we might fix this.
Thanks in advance.

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I'm trying to create a group from an additionally opened mailbox, but outlook only opens my contact list and not the one of the additional mail box, It's the same with trying to export the contacts list.

Any ideas?
 

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I recently purchased a Satellite Pro C50-A PSCG7A-01X01V. I installed Windows 8.1 and then installed Office 2013. Unfortunately when I start one of the Office 2013 apps it immediately crashes with an error message eg: "Microsoft Word has stopped working". I have tried starting the applications in safe mode (eg excel /safe) however the same error occurs. Is anyone able to assist with this problem?

A:Satellite Pro C50-A - Microsoft Office 2013 apps crash when opened

I have managed to resolve the issue by using Microsoft's facility to 'Repair Office Programs'. Refer to http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/repair-or-remove-office-2010-HA010357402.aspx
I also found this article useful
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2013_release-word/office-2013-wont-start/0269c763-7a03-4a6f-81cb-6522ef7d3ea3?msgId=41d5ad9f-6b30-4771-822d-e93369e6311b

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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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Hi all,

Hoping somebody can help me out here. I sent this off to Microsoft about a month ago and have since received three emails in response, one of which said 'try reinstalling' another saying 'are you sure this is the only program in which there is a problem' and a third saying 'please bear with us, we're experiencing high levels of requests right now and need more time.' That was ten days ago.

Yes. Well. I'm hoping somebody out there can help instead

So some background information. I purchased a new laptop about two months ago, on which had Windows Vista (business) automatically installed. I installed myself Office 2007 and updated all the necessary security features and upgrades and so forth. All programs are genuine. This is a decent quality laptop - decent speed (set me back around $2k AU)

About six weeks ago now I began having problems with my computer. It would suddenly freeze on application - the screen would go white and I would lose the ability to click on anything else. alt+ctr+delete had no effect, nor did leaving it alone for a while. Every time this happened I would need to hard restart.

After a system of elimination, I realised the problem occurred when I was opening 2003 Word Documents. (Almost) every time I opened such a document I would freeze up. As a uni student, I'm constantly receiving various documents from other parties which I have been left unable to access.
I say almost. After some testing on my... Read more

A:Freezing issue when opening 2003 Word docs in Office 2007

Office 2007 can read previous versions of Office no matter which program in Office you are using, other versions will need the compatibility pack from Microsoft so they can read 2007 version.

I did use Office 2007 myself recently in a temp job for seven weeks and I don’t remember seeing an option to save a document in an earlier version format, is the computer is still under warranty?

What ram and processor have you got? Some problems with Vista are caused because If buying a new PC or laptop beware of the differences between ‘Vista-Capable’ and ‘Vista Premium Ready’
A PC that is &#8216;Vista-capable&#8217; can run Windows Vista, but won&#8217;t necessarily get everything working. <<<<<<<<

&#8216;VistaPremium-ready&#8217; PC, can get all of the more demanding features such as Aero working correctly.

At the very least Vista needs a truckload of memory and a lot of the cheaper notebooks only come with 512mb of ram unless you have paid for extra, where at least a gig is needed, Ideally 2 gig of memory would be the way to go.

But you did say a reasonable lap top and going by what you wrote it obviously was not like this at the beginning. (Two weeks after you brought it, it started to play up, or is that when you installed Office and its been playing up since you installed it? (I am still thinking will post again if something comes to mind)
 

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I have attached 2 screenshots of the types of things I am getting.. The first one is when trying to open a document and the second one is trying to save an attachment in outlook.. As I am typing this it seems to be working fine now. However, this is how it acts sometimes it works great and other times its extremely slow..  I have tried a repair in office but that didn't seem to help. Thanks for any help/suggestions!

A:Issues when opening and saving in office 2013

It looks like the files path is not on your computer but rather on someone's else and when you try to open it, it tries to connect to that computer.

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Hi,

I need your help and i am definately puzzled with the problem I am facing. Shortly after I installed a new samsung SSD 240 pro on my laptop and reinstall all the operating system and programs, Microsoft office started presenting a very-very strange behaviour. I cant remember if this happened exactly after my new ssd installation, but i reckon it would not have been more than 2-3 weeks after that.

The problem is this. Sometimes office 2013 hangs - freezes while opening a specific excel file. (This file I use it very frequently during everyday's work). Other times it opens the file, but when i minimize the file and then try to maximize it again, it freezes then. Other times, it works normally until I shutdown the file. The same started happening with the word 2013. Initially there problem with the excel. But shortly after , word 2013 began to freeze when trying to open any word file. Now, it doesn't open at all, except in safe mode (winword /safe). I have tried uninstall and reinstall office 2013, I have disabled add ins, I have tried to fix normal.dtm (I have deleted it) but nothing can fix the problem. On a post I had read that it may be caused by the file validation program. I tried to find it, according to the instructions, but could not locate it.

All excel and word 2013 files that present this behaviour, work perfectly on my dekstop on office 2013...All other programs and apps work perfectly on my laptop..

Do you have any idea what might be wrong?

Any... Read more

A:Microsft office 2013 word hangs when opening

You could try repairing Office, to do that open Control Panel, select Programs & Features, scroll down to Microsoft Office, right click on it & select Change, this will open a couple of repair options to try.

Have you got your office up to date. To do that open any Office program & select File, then select Office Account & there you will see a box with Office Updates, click on that & select Update Now.

You mention that you have Office on both your laptop & desktop computers. Does your version of Office allow for multiple installs. Some versions of Office only allow it to be installed on one computer & if that is the case then this could be the cause of your problem.

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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?ve had to reinstall windows 10 from scratch when my wife?s pc Windows 10 completely crashed. Toshiba C675 laptop.   When attempting to reinstall office 2013 with the original
disk and product key it will not recognize the letter a or l and therefore will not recognize my copy of office.
 
I can type all letters when searching the web.   What is the issue with not being able to reinstall software I own?

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I've created a new enterprise WIKI and uploaded documents to the 'Documents' Library on the WIKI site. If I browse to the document library and click on one, it opens the document within the browser (Office Web Apps are installed). It allows me to view and edit the document inside of the browser without having Word installed on my machine. However, if I create a link to the document on a WIKI page, it prompts to Open or Save (Open meaning download and open in Word). It only will open in Word and not in the browser.

For some reason I can't get it to open within the browser even through the default action for both libraries are to open documents in the browser. Is there another configuration option I am missing? Maybe a setting when I create the link? Or is this just the way it works?
This is Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise. The documents in question are Office 2010 .docx files.

The way I am creating these links:
Create Wiki page, highlight text for link, Click Insert, Link > From Sharepoint, double click on document I want it to open. Save page.
 

A:Sharepoint 2010 Links to Docs Prompts to Save

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Hi,
we have configured OWA with SharePoint 2013 sp1. using following link
URL:
https://stevegoodyear.wordpress.com/...configuration/
but still it's showing error "Sorry,There was a problem and we can't open this document".
Please suggest MSoffice2013 is required to be installed in any of the server in SharePoint environment, or issue is somewhere else.
Also see the attached image

Thanks
Hitehs

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I have a user who has made changes to a SharePoint 2013 web part publishing page but Check In is grayed out. The yellow status bar says "Status: My personalized view of the page". I've never seen this message and can't find anything about it. I could override the checkout but I don't want her to lose her changes. What can she do to re-enable Check In?
 

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hey guys I was a little confused if this was the right place 'all other applications'
So I have extremely limited experience with Sharepoint 2013.
But my boss asked me today if I could just 'check out' what possibilities we might have with sharepoint 2013.
Regarding two things.
 
1: We have documentation spread all over our 'older sharepoint' and 3 other purchased systems..
this documentation is everything from firewall logs, to password lists, IP lists, printer manuals, etc etc.
 
2: We have our own constructed Wiki, in reality we have 600 documents in a folder.
like: "How to get rid of this virus" "How to push our security out on iphones" articles to help us in the IT department.
 
We have an Active Directory and Exchange user setup.
So lets say you wanted to sort all this out, and have it placed in one spot.
with easy search functions, and of course the possibility to limit users as only our Admin accounts from the AD should 
be allowed to view the password lists.

Not knowing anything about sharepoint 2013, could you maybe point me in a direction towards something that might be suitable?
also if you plan on suggesting alternatives, let me make it clear we don't wish this to be online, no cloud services

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Hi,


There was a issue in Internet Explore when I am trying to give the connection from source webpart to destination webpart in sharepoint 2013 webpart page and I tried to debug
the error in Developer tools it gives the error like "XPathResult is Undefined".  Source Webpart
is Sharepoint 2013 Calendar list and Destination webpart is Sharepoint 2013 Custom List.
We have tried all version if IE  in different machine like windows 7 and 10 also but no luck and its working fine in other browsers other than IE. 

Kindly let me know if you have any suggestions or any clue.

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Hi,
I am experiencing a issue with the IE11 browser specifically when trying to select from the address book/people picker within SharePoint 2013 and it is not bringing
up the people pick box to select a user from. When I click on the address book it does nothing at all. The people picker is not working in IE, but working on my Chrome browser just fine so that made me believe it could possibly be a browser issue. I am trying
to find a fix as majority of the users at my company use IE v11, so I was researching what could possibly be causing this for this browser only and being it is a sporadic occurrence. 

I have tried setting the sharepoint.com site within the 'Compatibility View Settings', and also modified the custom level security zone and cleared my cache. And
nothing is seem to be helping me resolve this issue.

Any help would be appreciated in advance!

Thanks.

 

 

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I use SharePoint 2010 and 2013 and need Designer for both versions. 2010 has installed fine, but 2013 gets almost all the way through the install then unhelpfully just says "Microsoft SharePoint Designer encountered an error during setup" and no further details given. I'm running Office 32-bit on a 64-bit machine. The issues have been with the 32-bit version. I know that with the rest of Office being 32-bit I need to stick with that, but any ideas on how to troubleshoot the install? Thanks!
 

A:SharePoint Designer 2013 install issue

That's very interesting. I can certainly pass that on to the server team. I don't have Admin rights on my machine. The strange thing is the previous person who used this computer had no issues with running both versions (prior to the machine being wiped for me) which makes it all the more surprising that there'd be an issue.
 

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Hi all
can you tell me if it is possible or not to use Office web App server 2013 alone without going through SharePoint, Lync, or exchange 2013?
Let me explain:
in a society where there is an infrastructure SharePoint, Lync and exchange 2013 with office web app server 2013, is a user that does not have office on his Computer, can open office (word excel..) document, bypassing SharePoint, Lync and exchange?
If it is possible thanks to guide me on how I can find nothing on the net...
Thanks

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Hi,


Good morning  everyone.

Form Type: Browser Based
Issue Browser: IE 11
 
I've encountered an issue in infopath when I print or preview the text  is overlapping in IE browser .

Here is a step by step of what appears in print :

I have a multi line text  box with automatic height. The Infopath form can correctly calculate what the height should be. When I click the Print Preview icon within the browser based form, the Print view opens and the text overlapping. 

In Chrome the print preview is working fine. The problem is IE our clients are using default browser is IE 11. 

Please help me to resolve this issue

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Hi,

We are having SharePoint 2013 environment in that we have couple of libraries with PDF files. While we are opening the PDF files from IE and Chrome we are seeing blank screen. Can you please tell us what are the settings/plug ins needed for IE to show PDF files
in browser.



Nisanth.M

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Not sure what changed, but Internet Explorer 11 will not open pdf's in my client application - Adobe DC. I used to be able to do this, but now I get a blank page with a black circle with a line through it on the top left of the page. Can't add an image to
my post.
I cannot figure out what setting I need to change to allow pdfs to open in Adobe.
I do not want them to open in internet explorer so have disable Adobe Reader.
Please help!

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after joining new wfe server to SharePoint 2013 farm, when I add new website it works in central admin but on the other wfe server I get file not found and get a complete error the uls

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: File Not Found. at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPVirtualFile.CalculateFileDependencies(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData basicRequestData, ICollection& directDependencies, ICollection& childDependencies)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPDatabaseFile.EnsureDependencies(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData requestData) at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPDatabaseFile.EnsureCacheKeyAndViewStateHash(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData
requestData) at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPDatabaseFile.GetVirtualPathProviderCacheKey(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData requestData) at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPVirtualPathProvider.GetCacheKey(String virtualPath) at
System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultFromCacheInternal(VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultInternal(VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp,
Boolean allowBuildInPrecompile, Boolean throwIfNotFound, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultWithNoAssert(HttpContext context, VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean allowBuildInPrecomp... Read more

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Hello,
on my customers Server the "User Profile Serive" stopped working. Now I've recreated the User Profile Service Application, but the "User Profile Synchronization Service" will not start working. Does anyone has an idea what I can do to
solve this Problem. I've created it like the MSDN description.
Thanks for your help.
Kind regards
123projects

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One of my customer has extended windows-claims based Sp2013 web application to Internet. SO I have 2 urls - Http for intranet and https for internet
They have extended internet facing site using ADFS authentication
When a user logs in via the internet facing site, even if the windows claims identity is added in owners group,the internet facing site returns a blank screen post authentication ..
However if a claims identity is added, it works.
Is this expected behavior?
There are multiple claims created - SID, email, first name. When users try to add people, they are unable to find the windows accounts on the internet facing site. This is leading to adding duplicate accounts in the site(one -windows other claims)

Any suggestions?


Technical Specialist

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under file word and excel show by default the last 4 documents created/modified. I have this set for the max - I believe it was 8 or 10. I am not sure why but as of this morning, this has defaulted to 4 and I cannot remember or find how to change it back to the max. l
I looked under options but don't see it there.
Can anyone please help me.
 

A:List of recently opened docs or xls sheets

Tools > Options > General. This may vary according to version, but basically you're looking for the Recently Used Files List (AKA "RUFL") setting.
 

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Hi All,
How to install CVE-2019-0604-Microsoft SharePoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability patch kb4462202 in SharePoint 2013 farm?
What are the prerequisites required while plan for installation?
Which steps we need to follow to install this security update on our SharePoint 2013 farm ?
After installed Kb file we need run the PSConfig.exe for configuration?
Is the servers reboot required for this CVE-2019-0604  kb installation?
Is there any MS article for this installation steps, Please share me.
(Or)
Could please guide me the right path, that would be much appreciated.
Thanks and Regards,
Naresh K

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Hi there
Unless you have an ACTIVE Internet connection (or other Network Mail Server connection such as Exchange) you will NOT be able to set up OUTLOOK 2013.

Outlook 2013 requires (and there is no option unlike in Outlook 2010 to disable it by unchecking a box) a TEST email to be sent and working before your account(s) can be configured-- Once it's done you don't have to be online but if you need to set up several accounts and you don't have a working internet connection -- Tough luck.

Why on earth did Ms do this --it's not necessary and it is a Hassle for some people who are on the road, have purchased Office 2013 and want to set it up instead of having to wait until they get home.

Also a hassle if they want to prepare company laptop computers with email parameters in advance of the new Exchange email servers being rolled out to the users.

Even if your work policy has mechanisms where the USER can configure the email connections themselves they won't be able to set it up until the Servers are actually in place so you can't set the accounts up in advance.

The box I've shown here is from Outlook 2010. In Outlook 2013 the option is filled in and greyed out so you can't change it.

BTW I prefer and use Office 2010 myself but was trying to help a colleague to set up Office 2013.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Office 2013 --OUTLOOK 2013 requires Internet connection to set up

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi there
Unless you have an ACTIVE Internet connection (or other Network Mail Server connection such as Exchange) you will NOT be able to set up OUTLOOK 2013.

Outlook 2013 requires (and there is no option unlike in Outlook 2010 to disable it by unchecking a box) a TEST email to be sent and working before your account(s) can be configured-- Once it's done you don't have to be online but if you need to set up several accounts and you don't have a working internet connection -- Tough luck....
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Of course you can uncheck the Test email box. It has been so in all Outlook versions, is still so in Outlook 2013.

The option is grayed out exactly as long as the NEXT button is grayed out i.e. as long as they could not be used due missing credentials, until the setup has all relevant information for an email account to work (email address, incoming and outgoing servers, username and password). When you have filled the needed credentials, both the Test box and NEXT button become visible and can be clicked / selected.

Although I could well understand that setting up an email account, which in any case needs a working connection, would require an existing connection, this is not the case with Outlook 2013. You can set your email accounts up while sitting in a pub in Brussels watching Premier League Football without Internet connection if you want to .

Screenshot from Windows 8.1 / Outlook 2013.
Kari

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Hi, I did a fresh installation of Linux Mint 17.1 and I also installed MS Word/Excel/PPT 2010. Everything works fine in Linux, however, when I try to open from Linux any shared Word document on W7, Word launches as 'Document 1' blank. All the other shared documents, like, Pdf, pictures, videos etc. work fine when launched from Linux on W7. I experience the same issue with Excel and PPT I have no idea why, has anybody experienced this? Thanks Alex

A:Shared Word docs on W7 show blank when opened from Linux

You'd probably have better luck on a linux forum. Can you open Excel files? It could be an Office-Linuxdistro issue.

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Hi,

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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We are wanting to up-grade our current Office suite Office 2003 to either Office 2010 or Office 2013.  Our PC's are running Windows 7
 
I would just like to know what peoples opinions and advice is on this?

A:Up-grade from Office 2003 to Office 2010 or Office 2013

 I can't speak to Office 2013, but I've done numerous upgrades to Office through 2010.  When you install the new version, you have the option to keep the old version or just replace it.  Starting with Office 2007 the familiar menu bar has been replaced with the ribbons which take a lot of getting used to for folks used to older versions.  There's a little program called UbitMenu that will add most of the menu bar functions back in the 2007 and 2010 versions that a lot of folks find helpful.  If you do opt to have two different versions installed at the same time, what happens is that when you switch from one to the other, it goes through a juggling act that takes a minute or so.  It's a bit of a pain, but if you need it, it could be a convenience.
 
Good luck.

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Hi there

Whoever designed the base colors for Office 2013 must have been totally STONE DEAF and COLOR BLIND at the same time. I can't believe that comments weren't made before this stuff was allowed out of the door.

There's almost no possibilities to customize the backgrounds or colors and on a large monitor the base white looks really HIDEOUS -- you need a good pair of Sunglasses while working with it.

The only other choice is some type of Grey (shown in screenshot) which looks very similar to "The Fruit Company's Window colour scheme. Still looks hideous and that Blue !!!!!.

Outlook also displays the unread message titles in the most sickly blue (can't seem to change it) I've ever seen.

Before I remove this POS from my computer is there anyway to De-Uglify or customize like I had in Office 2010 with the Black background.

I don't like it opening with a prompt screen before I get the base screen (often needs another TWO keyboard strokes !! -- example for EXCEL 2013 shown) -- I should be able to open it in a Window with the menus just like like Office 2010. It means I now have to make a load of extra keyboard strokes before I actually get a workbook screen to start getting my work done.

I don't want the sign in reminders either -- I don't intend to use Cloud services etc.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Outlook 2013 (Office 2013) Help to De-Uglify

No there isn't a way (that I know of) to change it. It was too cumbersome and hogged my Internet Speed with Cloud and whatnot; so I went back to good ol' office 2010. Maybe you should too

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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?

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Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word
Brainbench
 

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Hi all,
 
Today I unfortunately opened an infected PDF (fooled due to it supposedly being from a furniture vendor near my old hometown).
 
Analysis: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/81dda8cd3d655c6e932283a7404b1dbb85f9a4324d35e6c8e7bd7714012591d3/analysis/
Security article: http://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/furniture-market-tfm-confirmation-order-r12003585-pdf-malware/
 
Now the details; I opened it with the 'Preview' function in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and then in Foxit Reader v. 6.0.6.0722.  Judging by the VirusTotal analysis the PDF contained exploit CVE-2013-2729.  I'm unaware of whether Foxit is vulnerable to this but suspect that the Outlook previewer probably would be.  Alarmingly, the temporary files generated in the Outlook folder when I first viewed the file (and the specimen I uploaded to VirusTotal) are no longer present in the folder, which indicates to me that I might indeed be infected.
 
Is there a way to find out if I am infected and if so what should I do to get rid of it?
 
Thanks.

A:Opened infected PDF (CVE-2013-2729)

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-se... Read more

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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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Hello all.
We have a problem with IE11.
We has installed Win7 x64, IE11, Office professional 2010 and Skype for business.
When we tried to open some office documents from our SharePoint intranet site, IE11 always shows prompting to open or save a file.

SharePoint OpenDocument Class Add-On present in browser
What to do to open the application automatically without any promts IE11?
Thanks

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I have saved several documents to my company's Sharepoint site, and am responsible for editing them when necessary. I am having a difficulty opening them for editing. The documents were saved as Word documents, then uploaded to Sharepoint. But when I click to open, some of them open in Quick View Plus. Quick View does not allow editing, so I have to save-as in Word and save again to Sharepoint. That is awfully inefficient and will clutter up our site in no time.

Does anyone have any suggestions to make our documents open properly?
 

A:Solved: Opening Sharepoint documents

We found the solution. The document names were too long. Once the document name was shortened, it opened properly and everyone is happy again.
 

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My company is lookin go to implement a full service intranet using Sharepoint an Office 365 licenses and I don't know where to begin. We currently use Sharepoint but it's poorly organized and I have a HR person telling me there's a company that could get us up and running soon but the investment is $30-40k minimum using templated from spmarketplace.com.
 
If anyone could give me some guidance or places to look, I would greatly appreciate this. We want to be able to have HR, Acct, IT, and a central communication maybe using Yammer(I've been trying on Slack lately). 
 
Thanks again!

A:Sharepoint/Intranet/Office 365 Help

Bulldawg23,
 
Full disclosure: We are a consulting that specializes in Intranets and SharePoint. But I'll give you an objective answer. $30-40k would be a pretty small investment, IF you want it to be successful long-term. We have done hundreds of implementations and speak frequently on the causes of project failure. In fact, 60% of our new proposals are actually to companies who already have SharePoint and are coming back to us for project rescue, or what we now call CPR. This is 60% of our work, so ye, the failure trend is alive and well. I say all of that to say that it doesn't have to fail, but as a rule of thumb, we put 80% of the investment (time) into what we call planning and control. We call this our 40/20/40 principle. 40% on planning, 20% on technology implemention and 40% on control of the project.
 
The technology "configuration" will be the easy part. It's understanding your audience (PEOPLE) - the users, personas, how they work today, how they prefer to work tomorrow, etc. You want whatever you build to be "in the flow." In other words, it shouldn't be yet another system...it should be friction-free and easy, and a part of their normal routine and flow of their day. This drives adoption, which drives engagement, which drives sharing and collaboration, which drives innovation, ...and it goes on and on.  In short: If you build a great Intranet with all the bells and whistles, and no one uses it (or uses it very little), then what's the ROI? Zero. R... Read more

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My company is lookin go to implement a full service intranet using Sharepoint an Office 365 licenses and I don't know where to begin. We currently use Sharepoint but it's poorly organized and I have a HR person telling me there's a company that could get us up and running soon but the investment is $30-40k minimum using templated from spmarketplace.com.
 
If anyone could give me some guidance or places to look, I would greatly appreciate this. We want to be able to have HR, Acct, IT, and a central communication maybe using Yammer(I've been trying on Slack lately). 
 
Thanks again!

A:Sharepoint/Intranet/Office 365 Help

Bulldawg23,
 
Full disclosure: We are a consulting that specializes in Intranets and SharePoint. But I'll give you an objective answer. $30-40k would be a pretty small investment, IF you want it to be successful long-term. We have done hundreds of implementations and speak frequently on the causes of project failure. In fact, 60% of our new proposals are actually to companies who already have SharePoint and are coming back to us for project rescue, or what we now call CPR. This is 60% of our work, so ye, the failure trend is alive and well. I say all of that to say that it doesn't have to fail, but as a rule of thumb, we put 80% of the investment (time) into what we call planning and control. We call this our 40/20/40 principle. 40% on planning, 20% on technology implemention and 40% on control of the project.
 
The technology "configuration" will be the easy part. It's understanding your audience (PEOPLE) - the users, personas, how they work today, how they prefer to work tomorrow, etc. You want whatever you build to be "in the flow." In other words, it shouldn't be yet another system...it should be friction-free and easy, and a part of their normal routine and flow of their day. This drives adoption, which drives engagement, which drives sharing and collaboration, which drives innovation, ...and it goes on and on.  In short: If you build a great Intranet with all the bells and whistles, and no one uses it (or uses it very little), then what's the ROI? Zero. R... Read more

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Anybody know how to set the local navigation pane to open a link in a new window?
 

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Hello everyone,
I realize the huge gap between MS Office 2016 and Sharepoint 2007 so obviously, there will be some compatibility issues. So this is more of a general question than a problem.
 
Does anyone know of a way that I can have MS Office 2016 work with Sharepoint 2007? I'm able to navigate through Sharepoint and everything. I'm able to open documents. However, it seems after I edit a document, I can't save it/upload it to Sharepoint, whether I have the document checked out or not.
 
If there really isn't a way, it's not big deal. I have a Windows 7 desktop that I currently remote into that has Office 2010 installed that works the way I need it to.
 
Windows 10
Sharepoint 2007
MS Office 365 (2016 installed)

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Hi,we are using the HP digital sending service software in our company version  5.04.03.598.I run the configuration utility -->workflow-->scan to document--> add form, after doing this i am able to connect to our on premises SharePoint 2013 environment but not to the Office 365 SharePoint environment.basically when i verify access it completes successfully for On premises but not for Office 365.Please help.thanksAKash

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My company (day job) runs a series of Sharepoint 2007 sites, but everyone's computer still runs Office 2003. I've been getting a lot of complaints recently (since the upgrade to Sharepoint 2007) that users can't "save" documents that they have downloaded from the Sharepoint server back to the server.

I have determined that this is because they are not "Checking Out" the file before editing it.

I am running a copy of Office 2007, and I can just click on the file name, and I am prompted to "edit" or "read" the file. With Office 2003, users are not prompted for this.

Is there a way to force Office 2003 to prompt a user to choose between editing a file or just reading it when they click on the file?

I know the users can click the arrow next to the file name to check it out, and then click the file name, but with a complete roll-out of Office 2007 still at least a year away, users aren't going to want to do this.
 

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In word 2013, when attempting to open one particular file saved in Wof 97-2003 format, Word 2013 crashes right away. I've tried event viewer, but there was no real listed fix.

I've also tried uninstalling add-ins and to no luck

It does however open in Word 2013 safe mode. I can also open under another user on another computer so no there is no corruption on the file.

It also can open in 'Protected' mode for the affected user, but opening normally is when it bombs out. Any resolutions welcomed.

Thanks

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Hello,

A charity is considering upgrading its workstations to Office 2013 from Office 2007.
They have lots of files in the .docx, .xlsx, .xlsm, and .xltm formats that they would need to access on a daily basis.

- Would the upgrade cause compatability problems with working with files created under these above formats?

A:Considering upgrade to Office 2013 - potential problems with Office 2007 files?

To my knowledge, they should not have any issues.

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