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MS Word 2003 - "Word experienced an error trying to open the file" message followed by successful opening of the file

Q: MS Word 2003 - "Word experienced an error trying to open the file" message followed by successful opening of the file

I've got some strange behavior going on with .doc files at the moment. Whenever I try to open a .doc file from Windows Explorer or a desktop shortcut, Word opens with the error message "Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions. * Check the file permissions for the document or drive. *Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space. *Open the file with the Text Recovery converter."

After clicking OK, the .doc file then opens in Word, apparently with no problems at all (I can edit, save, etc.). So basically the error message seems to be wrong, since the file does open properly.

I can open .doc files from within Word (File -> Open) with no error message.

The issue is more of an annoyance than anything else (since the file eventually opens up just fine), but I imagine it'll just become more irritating as time goes on. Any suggestions on how to resolve it? I've been poking around in the Folder Options -> File Types in Explorer without a clear sense of purpose.

I'm running MS Word 2003 SP3 on Windows XP Service Pack 3. If you need any further info, please let me know.

Thanks for your help!

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Preferred Solution: MS Word 2003 - "Word experienced an error trying to open the file" message followed by successful opening of the file

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When you try to open the file .doc (with a finished thesis!!!) crawls this message:

Word experienced an error trying to open the file.
Try the following steps.
* Check the access permissions for the document or drive.
* Make sure you have enough memory and disk space.
* Open the file with text recovery Converter.

The girl herself does not know after which it it happened.
What to do?
(This was all probably in OfficeXP or 2007 - she doesn't know, but certainly not in 2010)
 

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Does anyone have any suggestions has to how to fix this. Also there isn't reason why this should have happened. All I did was add two paragraphs to the file, save it, and shut down the computer. The next day it came up with that error.
 

A:Word experienced an error while trying to open the file.

No idea why that would happen but try www.openoffice.org to open the file. Download the package, it's compatible with Word and it's free.
 

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Hello everyone,

I keep getting this error message when I try and open an important file on my c: drive. This is the original copy. This started happening after I emailed it to someone (they can not open it either). Is there any way to recover this? I have already tried opening it up using "open and repair" but I get the same thing. This is an extremely important document so any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Word experienced an error trying to open the file.
Try these suggestions.
*Check the file permissions for the document or drive
*Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space
*Open the file with the Text Recovery converter.
 

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When trying to open a MS Word Text File, I get the error message that this isn't a web archive. Program appears to be not recognizing the appropriate file format. I tried running the repair function, but it didn't fix the problem.

My Word Program came bundled as part of Office XP Professional.

ZCorker

 

A:Can't open MS Word Text File -- Error message

Can you post the -exact- error message?

Would help in getting a solution
 

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I have just acquired a laptop with Windows XP and Office 2003. The laptop is configured so I have two user identities. One is a local user and one is with me logged onto the hospitals Network

When I want to open a file that already exists when in Word, what happens is not the same for both users.

What I want is to press "open file" then type the begnning of the file name and then - when enough letters have been entered to have just one file in the file list, to have it highlighted in blue so I can then simply press enter for the file to open.
This happens when I log in as networked user.

When I use my local log-on, the single file is listed and outlined in dots but is not highlighted in blue. As a result I have to move the mouse to double click to open it.

It has been suggested that I use shift-alt to change the default active dialogue box but this does not seem to work.

Can anyone help with this preverse problem. It may be a small annoyance but when I do a clinic and repeatedly need to open files, it is really irritating!

A:Opening a file in Word 2003

When I want to open a file that already exists when in Word, what happens is not the same for both users.A file that exists where? In the hard drive on your laptop (your documents), or in a file in the network's server? Is it the same for both accounts or is it different?When you close a word doc where does it save to?

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I am having a problem with a Dell Latitude laptop. The problem is when the client tries to open a word file from his my documents, the CPU usage jumps to 100% and will error out. This has been happening the last couple of days and I have no clue as to what the problem may be. I can open an Excel file with no problems what so ever, I only have issues with Word.

Can anyone give me any advice to lead me in the direction of a solution for my client?
 

A:Word 2003 always errors when opening file

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Hello,
I have a windows vista home basic OS. When I installed MS Office 2003 Pro. my doc files won't open with Word. The blue icon is replaced by a flag type icon. I have tried to change the setting by using WINWORD but it won't work. My office 2000 program worked correctly, but the 2003 doesn't.
Thank you for any help.
redtopjr
 

A:Solved: Can't open a .doc file with Word 2003!

Rightclick on any Word doc on your system, Properties,
At "Opens With", click "Change", and from the list select Winword, or browse for it on your system!
That in case you didn't already done this!
 

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I have a laptop with Windows 8 and Word 2003 installed.
When I double-click on a .doc file in File Explorer, a warning window comes up that asks whether or not I will allow a program to make changes to my computer. When I click yes, Word 2003 opens, but the file does not open. There is a warning message that says that there was a problem sending the command to the program.
If I then click file-open, I can go to the file that I was trying to open from File Explorer, and the file will open normally.
How can I fix things so that I can open .doc files from File Explorer?

A:.doc files will not open in Word 2003 from File Explorer

Verify that the file association for .doc uses Word as default.

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Here we are, a year or two now, and noone, especially not microshaft, has
confronted the issue of companies who own licensing prior to thier lameass dotx format,
and there is aparently no way to let the world know.

I'm getting sick of this ****. Engineers, stop being douches and make your **** compatable or
we're all going to go play with sticks and rocks.

I blew the 15 minutes to register here because I'm so sick of dealing with crap like this
and not having any kind of outlet.

If you dont have the latest and lamest Office, YOU CANNOT open a DotX file.
no converters, no compatability packs. Sorry, you will blow an hour on the interwebs
reading crap, getting lost only to realise, that you have to now drop at least 1k to
view that half a page memo from a client.

What angers me is that noone addresses it.
You can't expect a corporation to drop 10k on your crap everytime you decide to change something. The other side of the coin is "well we wanna make moneys", yea well stop being a douche and SERVICE.
 

A:*.dotx File open in word 2003, STILL not solved.

Hi Crungle,

No comment on your rant!!

Have you tried Docx2Rtf?

Search for and download it, it's not 100% but is free.

lol
Hew
 

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I have a large word document that requires that I open it using the Open & Repair option every time I open it. It will then open correctly and I can save it normally; however, the same thing occurs each time I open it. I could open it in Word 2007 and save it in 97-2003 version format and then get it to open in 2003 successfully. Thoughts? I think I am ok, but would love to know if anyone knows why the issue isn't resolved after it is repaired and saved.

Thanks.
 

A:Word 2003 - File Open & Repair Issue

How large is "large", in terms of file size?

If it is too large for 2003, it likely gets corrupted.

I always break "large" word files into sevaral smaller files to avoid corruption.
 

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Hi,

I have started getting this as an error message on opening Word 2007.

"Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable."

Am not able to save any word document. Also, on trying to close Word I get this error message;

"Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?"

Have checked my environment variables, User Variables are set to as under;

Variable - Value
Temp - C: Documents and Settings/ABC/Local Settings/Temp
TMP - C: Documents and Settings/ABC/Local Settings/Temp

Also, the Value in the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >User Shell Folders >Cache is as %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.

Pls assist in resolving this issue.

A:Word 2007 Error Message: "Word could not create the work file."

There are 2 registry paths to change:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >User Shell Folders

Both have the "Cache" String which should be changed. And the correct Win7 Cache path in both entries is

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Termporary Internet Files

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HI,

I believe when going File Open in Word XP you had the favourite’s link on the left hand side? Can someone advise where/why this has now disappeared in Word 2003?
 

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In this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic458779.html/page__st__15__gopid__2770461#entry2770461
I asked for help with problems that were occurring after Avast found a malware infection on my computer.

Right now what is happening:

When I open a Word file, it freezes & then crashes (details below) often w/in 10-20 minutes of opening the file, but occasionally it has been longer (it went 3 hours once). Sometimes it happens when I am doing resource intensive things with an image dense document, other times it has happened when I have left the computer and the document is just sitting here open.

This often coincides with an extreme slowdown of everything running on the computer (though each has occurred separately).

I went through the suggestions for dealing with slow computers frex:

I have:

- cleaned computer
- went through Firefox troubleshooting checklist
- cleaned hard drive (used CCleaner)
- ran SFC
- ran Chkdsk
- checked for problem entries in Device Manager
- checked DMA status (already enabled)
- defraged system
- defraged page files
- checked for unnecessary running services
- verified Windows indexing system was disabled
- Disabled visual effects
- disabled Ctfmon.exe
- disabled mdm.exe
- ran TFC
- tried doing a clean boot
- a number of things I believe were directly related to the malware checking/repairing (OTL, ESET, aswMBR, DDS,
- uninstalled & reinstalled Word multiple times (including 2 fresh downloads - legal, I hasten to add&#... Read more

A:Word 2007 crashes shortly after opening a Word file (Post-malware infection)

Are you using Avast Antivirus?

Roger

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Details:
Windows 7 Professional Edition Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Microsoft Office 2010

My user has spent years building her Auto-Text feature within Word 2003 to the point it is now, but her company just bought her a new Windows 7 Pro machine with Office 2010 installed. She asked that I migrate her Auto-Text data to Word 2010. After researching on google.com I found that this data is stored in a Normal.dot file and this file needs to be migrated to (in Windows 7)
C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office.

Having done this, I now find the Normal.dot file I placed there in this location, as well as a new Normal.dot file that Word 2010 has created, but the two aren't merging. I see the new file has macros enabled... Does anyone have any ideas on how to merge these files into one file useable by Word 2010?

Thanks,
S~

A:Help with migrating a Word 2003 file to Word 2010

Normal.dot is the global template for Microsoft Word and is stored in different locations on the system based on the version of Windows and Word.

You dont want to merge them you want to backup the existing normal.dot file to something like normal.old.
Then replace the file in the correct location, which I cant research for you right now.

The bad thing about doing things like this is that if normal.dot gets corrupted, all the work put in to this is lost!

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When I try to open an old WORD 2.2 file in MS WORD 2007, I am blocked from doing so -- I'm told I'll have to make some registry changes. The suggested changes, though, do not match what I see in my VISTA registry. Can someone help me with this problem?

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When I attempt to open an Excel file using Excel 2003, the following error message occurs:

"this file is not in a recognizable format" etc...

Why does this occur, and how can I open the file successfully?
 

A:Solved: Excel 2003 - error message when opening file

Check the file extension. Am sure it has an extension ".xlsx" which means that the file was created using microsoft office 2007 excel or higher. This is why your computer does not recognize the extension of the file. the 2003 version of excel can only open files with the extension ".xls". The solution to this is to get microsoft office 2007 or higher version and install it or got the following link and download Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack and install it. it will enable you to open the file without having to install the office 2007 which may not be fit for your machine specifications.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en
 

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Hello,
I am running a smallish network/domain - with workstations running win 7 pro and Office 2003. The server is running SBS 2011. All PCS have AVG installed.
The problem occurs intermittently (as far as I can tell, but it might be happening more often than I think - but we just aren't doing work that highlights the issue everyday), but if it starts happening one day - it seems to continue that day and is reproducible. And seems to happen on all/most workstations - regardless of whether the workstations are standard users or network administrators on SBS 2011.

Especially word 2003 comes up with the error:
"Word cannot complete the save due to a file permission error \\drp001\company\temp\test.doc" (and the document will change its name to a .tmp file - there is no problem saving to the workstation directly).
This occurs if a new document is saved to the server (on several different directories that I try), or if I try to edit and resave an existing document.

If I save a new document with excel 2003, I get the error:
"The document was saved successfully, but Excel cannot re-open it because of a sharing violation. Please close the document and try to open it again." There seems to be no error when saving an existing excel file.
There is no error doing the same with a .txt file through notepad.
There seems to be no error when editing and saving a .docx file through word.
There is no problem copying .doc files through windows to these directories, or ... Read more

A:Word 2003 file permission error when saving to network

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God bless you, I am not a computer person please help me to fix the problem I have.
Every time I open a word, power point and note pad program another file is opens with that (with a infinity sign in the front with the same extension ) is that a thread or how can I stop this

thank you
R.Gnanavannan

Please someone help me

A:when open a word file or pwrpnt file another file is opens

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I saw your post right after you made it but I did not post a reply because:
1) Real life got in the way
2) I'm not sure that I understand your issue.
I'm not picking at your English, but this is important:

Your post mentioned, "another file is opens with that".

I'm guessing that you meant:
...another file is opened with that
or
...another file opens with that

Either way, the word open is really important to the description of your problem.

Let's just talk about Word for now.

When you open a Word, one or more temporary files may be created. This is normal and desired; but those temp file(s) should not automatically open in Word.

Please try this:
Close all copies of Word.
Open Windows (file) Explorer.
Double click on an existing Word document.

How many windows do you have open for the Word program?
(Hopefully, just one.)

How many files do you have open in the Word program?
(Hopefully, just one.)

Are you seeing this file that bothers when you look at Word or when you look at Windows (file) Explorer?

Please show us what you see and where you see it.
Here is a link with instructions about posting screenshots to this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Your post mentioned, "(with a infinity sign in the front with the same extension )"
The temporary file(s) that Word might create should start with a Tilde character and then the dollar sign (~$), not the symbol for infinity. And Notepad s... Read more

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hi folks, I have a workstation that has an error when she opens a word file and the message of file not available comes up. Then upon trying to close word it says "the file normal has been changed, do you want to save the changes."

Looking through the Office forum the suggestion of running hijack this came up before doing anything else. So here it is:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:27:47 AM, on 10/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ACS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
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A:Normal file error message in Word - thinking Spyware

Quote:




"the file normal has been changed, do you want to save the changes."




Hello and Welcome. That's just Microsoft Word telling you that the global template - Normal.dot have had it's settings changed & is asking if you would like to save the new settings. Nothing to worry about.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted.


Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.


* * * * * * ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Download & install - CleanUp.exe (not recommended for WinXP64)

'UNPLUG'/DISCONNECT your computer from the Internet when you have finished downlaoding.
It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order.


* * * * * * UN-INSTALLING PROGRAMS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs and uninstall the following programs: MyWebSearch
Please note any other programs that you dont recognize in that list in your next response


* * * * * * FIXING ENTRIES WITH HIJACKTHIS * * * * * * * * * *


Do a Hijack... Read more

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How do I stop Word 2007 from opening my 2003 and 97 version files? I'm sure there is a way, but typical of all programs put out today 2007 wants to take over the world. I want to stop it (at least on my computer). I have 2007 because of documents from school, but I certainly don't want to use it on a regular basis.

Many thanks in advance for answers.
 

A:Don't open word 97 file in word 2007

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Windows Vista Home

Installed Microsoft office 2003 Installed custom install of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher. They all work you can type in them and print the page ect. However all of them if you go to save the file such as a word doc to the desktop like always did type whatever and then go to file and save as have the file named etc and with all of them it comes up with an error sayin

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. YOu can save a file from any of them, like I said you can open them and do whatever you want and print them out but cannot save them. Can someone tell me why I am gettting the error and why it wion't save?
 

A:Solved: Windows Vista-problem with Microsoft word 2003 won't save a file get error me

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Hello,

I am having issues with Word and Outlook 2003. I just upgraded them from 2000 and now I am running into a couple of issues. Help!

Microsoft Word 2003
- Can't highlight or select an area on my Word page with my mouse. I can use my keyboard, but that becomes quite annoying as you can imagine.

Microsoft Outlook 2003
- Can't highlight or select an area on my page with my mouse. I can use my keyboard, but that becomes quite annoying as you can imagine.
- Can't open Word document attachments only. I can open excel, pdf, etc..., but not Word.

I have restarted my pc, reinstalled office 2003, erased the normal.dot profile, removed the 11.0\Word\Data registry and no luck. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Can't highlight in Word 2003 and Outlook 2003. Can't open Word 2003 attachments.

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`I have run into the problem outlined in the title. I need to access that file, which came to me as an e-mail attachment. Suggestions will be appreciated.

{redoak}
 

A:Solved: WORD 2002 will not open a file crearted with "2003"

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I normally use Word 2003 for documents, although I use Outlook 2010. This morning I opened a Word 2010 document and after quite a while of some sort of an installation, I was able to open the Word 2010 document. I did not think too much of it, except that later I was sending an e-mail and attached a Word 2003 document and when I went to check it (i.e. open it up) it opened in Word 2010. How do I disable Word 2010 as my default program to open Word documents. I do not want to uninstall the program, but at this point I am not ready to learn how to use Word 2010.

A:Word 2010 is opening my word 2003 attachments

SHG818 welcome to Sevenforums!

Have you tried this tutorial?

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hello every one

my sister done 10 pages for her course work and she alway save it on her memory stick.
but some how, when she try to save it this time it doesn't work and the the microsoft word file turn to notepad file and when she open it, it came up with lot of question marks, i hope there is a way to convert it back into words

thx for reading and help is needed

this is the corse work>>> Rescued document.txt

A:Microsoft word file turn to notepad file with non word text

any responses here?

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As above.

Is there a software upgrade i need to do.

I have the password. comes up with...

"Word experienced an error while trying to open this file"

Thanks in advance

K
 

A:Solved: Can't open password protected Word 2007 document in Word 2003

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I cannot open the Word file in Word XP. I get the File conversion error. I tried installing different word converters and ultimately the Office converter Pack, but no success.
The file size is shown as 1 KB.

Any suggestion.
Thanks.
 

A:word file not opening!!

Sounds like it's saved incorrectly. An empty file will take up more space than that (Author, Date etc is saved even when there's no content). Are you sure the file is not corrupt?

If it's been transferred via the web, try to get another copy and try that.
 

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I use Word 97 and usually when I go to file>open, the default file to look in is "My Docs". Something seems to have happened, and the default opening folder has changed. Any suggestions on how to get it back to looking in "My Docs" as the default folder?
 

A:Word file opening

go to:
tools
options
file locations tab
click on documents to highlight
modify
choose: C:\My Documents (navigate there from your current setting) and click 'ok'
 

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im viewing a ms word file.when i wat to open another file it is opened in seperate window. i want that file should be opened in same window. what to do?
 

A:opening a word file

Hi amarnath - welcome to TSG:

What version of Word? Do you mean that you want to be able to view both files on your screen? If so - open both files then click "Window" then "Arrange All" and they will both appear on your screen.

Hope that helps.
 

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I have been using Sage WinForecast V4.03 for several years and it worked fine on Windows 7 and until 4 days ago on Windows 10. Now when I try to load the program I get the message
'overflow while accessing registry or .cfg file'.

I have tried a clean reinstall of the software and also reinstalled form backups and no change. I also tried a previous version of the software and that worked (but would not read my later version files :-/) and also cleaning/defragging the registry.

I have tried searching the web but cannot find any reference to this issue.
Thank you for your help in resolving this.

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Using Windows XP, I have noticed that Wordpad displays a dropdown list when keying in the path/filename information. The list contains filenames or
directorys that match the partial name as it is keyed. Is there a way to have
the Office programs (MSWord, Excel, etc.) behave in the same manner?
 

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I get the following error message: OLE - Object storage could not be read for the document. Then if selct OK the message goes away. It just annoying. How can I make this meesage stop? Thank you
 

A:When opening a Word Perfect file

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Happy New Year to all.
Small nagging default screen that I would like to change. Inside any word processor, Notepad, Wordpad, MSPub, MSWord, Pagemaker...
after I have started the program. If I want to open a file I click on "file, then open". At that point an "OPEN" popup window appears with the "Look in: "field already defaulted to "My Documents" in the directory of C: . Of course I can click on the down arrow and select any other drive/directory. Since I never use "my Documents" I would like to change this default to just another Drive and leave the Look in: field blank.

Any ideas please?

Thanks,

E.L.
 

A:Opening file in word processor

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I have a PC and a Mac [which i just got]
and is it at all possible to view microsoft word files on a mac?
 

A:Opening a Microsoft word file on a Mac?

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

A:Excel / Word File Opening

does it give any error messages

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

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

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

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I have a very large, image intense, project which got split into two parts b/c it was too large for Word to handle displaying all the images - and saving and opening was taking so long.

I started the project in old Word, but it got accidentally uninstalled, so I continued on new Word. My file sizes were 933,808 KB and 476,696 KB - both saved and opened without any issues.

I discovered that the paper size I need to use, and the margins were different than my original settings, and spent a long time carefully modifying it while ensuring that Word didn't mess up my formatting (using a new document), saving as I went.

Unfortunately I saved in as a docx file rather than a doc file as the others have been. I had been told that doing so might reduce my file sizes - which it did, the new file is 697,535KB for the first file (I haven't modified the 2nd one yet).

When I went to open the file this evening, I got an error message that my file exceeded 512 MB and could not be opened.... but I can still open the over 933MB file!

Renaming the file to a .doc extension (on a *copied* version, not the original) didn't change anything.

I have all the data in the old file - images and text, but I *really* do not want to spend the hours and hours it would take to reformat everything all over again.

Is there any workaround, or am I stuck?

[It is 150 pages in the first file with images on every page, including screen shots from pdf files, and 200 pages in the second file. I... Read more

A:Troubling opening Word file

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Hi Guys, can you please help. I have been loosing data in MS word files- I get an error saying- @disk you are using has a media problem that prevent Word from using it. Unrecoverable disk error on file WRL3369.tmp.

Can somebody please help me in finding my data again. It is present in the recovered items but unreadable!
 

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I saved a word file after spending hours on it, with no problems then the computer crashed and i had to restart it, but when i come to open the file it comes up with word needs you to select a codeing (ie western or MS-Dos) and the text is all in squares, lines and basicly i cant use this file, the word backup option was not selected so cant use the backup. is there anyway i can retriev the data or is it a lost cause

thanks
 

A:Word 2003 file problems

When you try to open the document in Word from it's source file on the hard drive, you will notice a drop down arrow at the right of the Open button, clicking on the arrow will give options such as "Recover text from any file&#8221; Later versions have "Open and Repair".

Good luck.
 

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Using Word 2003 I am combining some Word docs. using Insert File. I want to keep the formatting/layout the same as in the doccument I'm inserting but it changes; sometimes making the file impossible to read. How do I do this?
Tanks,Gail.

A:Inserting A File In Word 2003

Hi Gail,

I'm not sure what you mean when you say that you're combining them. Are you just adding one doc onto another, or are you integrating two docs? Are you using track changes?

What are you trying to accomplish?

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I recently upgraded from Office 97 Professional and went to Word 2003 with an upgrade disk. Things went very well and I am glad that I updated. But there is a lot of online help and in four instances when installing:
1.) The Installation itself

2.) The Office Assistant

3.) Word Perfect Help Files

4.) The Detect and Repair Diagnostic

I get this error message: (The print is small, best I can make out):

I will attach the file.

Clicking Ignore, and everything works, and if it comes up a second time as it did when I added the Office Assistant, clicking Ignore solves the problem and continues with the install. What do you think is the reason for this error message:

1.) Word 2003 is looking for a data set that is not offered on my original Office 97 Pro CD?

2.) The MS Access file relates to a library that is located in a higher version of Office or Word?

Does this file relate to the program MS Access, which is on pro versions of Office?

Thoughts?

I ran the repair diagnostic and this error could not be fixed. Have any of you seen this error before?

I also ran Windows Update and everything is patched and works.

Jack
 

A:Word 2003 Upgrade: Has Anyone Seen This Error Message?

Here is a MS Knowledge database article for further study: There are also issues related to Office that deal with the same type of error message:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324520

Basically, it says that Corel Word Perfect or any Corel product when removed from the system can cause the issue where an MDAC component can not be loaded. It tales about how this is an OS issue, and how XP users can install Windows XP SP-2, or download/install the MDAC 2.8 Data Component that fixes the missing values in the registry.

The problem is that when I do that, since I already have Windows XP SP-2 installed, it says that this component is not compatible with my OS. The other strange thing is that I got WordPerfect 12 preinistalled on my Dell, and have no recollection of removing anything from that program. I did install some update patches, but what laymen would think that a competing company would cause the removal of a data set for Office? Alternative workarounds are provided, but they may only be temporary. One is to hit Ignore when you see the error. (Maybe in this case, it gets the data library on-line as opposed to the disk.) Second would be to try hitting Retry several times.

The other thing about these MDAC components is that they are tied into registry values within the OS, and can not be removed. Instability can be caused if they are. I have chosen to wait for the release of Windows XP SP-3, which could possibly restore the missing MDAC data values to the registry. This m... Read more

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Hi, I'm new to the forum. I've searched for a solution to my problem on this site, but did not find anything specifically for this issue.

Problem is, Whenever I attempt to start Word, I get the following error message: "Microsoft Office Word has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." Word will then revert to the "safe mode".

App. name and Mod name is winword.exe, Offset is 008ddf1c. I searched microsoft's website for info. and did not find anything pertaining to 008ddf1c. I also did a search on the web and did not find anything regarding the 008ddf1c error code either.

I uninstalled Word and reinstalled it (the issue is only with Word) also with service pack 3. I continued to get the same error message. I followed the troubleshooting instructions on Microsoft's webpage and installed the service template. When I attempted to start it, I got the same error message! So, I could not use the template to troubleshoot either.

Word will run in Safemode.

This just suddenly happened. I can't associate it with anything I did (who knows...) I also have open office on the computer, but I think this problem developed sometime after its installation

Any ideas? Thanks!!
 

A:Solved: WORD 2003 Error Message

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Hi all, a new member here.
 
I was wondering if anybody could assist with a question. Windows 7, Office 2010 user here. I received a corrupted WORD file sent by someone as part of a work assignment that couldn't be opened. 
 
And then, the supposedly same WORD file sent thereafter (hours) which opens properly in Word 2010. The file size is different (107Kb for the corrupted one vs 118 Kbs for the uncorrupted one). 
 
When I open the corrupted file in Notepad, there is a: 
 
"Document Microsoft Word    MSWordDoc   Word.Document.8 ô9²q"
 
at the end. That is the only 'searchable' text. From my understanding, Word 8 is a 1997-2003 Word version. 
 
 
When I open the Uncorrupted file in Notepad, there is alot more searchable text for "Word", as well as "excel" (but I cannot find any reference to the the Word version). 
 
ie. 
"word/stylesWithEffects.xmlPK"
"word/embeddings/Microsoft_Excel_Worksheet2.xlsxPK"
 
The paragraph format of the jumbled text paragraphs are notably different too. 
 
Questions: 
1) Is there any way that the corrupted Word file 'magically' messed up that bad? 
 
2) Should the 2 files in Notepad open the same way? (type of text, shape of paragraph, size of document). Or does unintended corruption result in such a stark difference in Notepad? 
 
3) Any way to tell if it was intentionally done?  
 
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A:Opening Corrupted Word file in Notepad

Hello, and Welcome
 
If the file was transferred via email or the internet there is always a chance it could get corrupted in transit.
 
Corruption can result in a difference in Notepad results.
 
No, you can't tell if this was intentionally done.
 
Try opening the file with another word processor. You can try the portable version of Abiword or the portable version of Libre Office Write. You just double click the downloaded file from portable apps and extract to a folder on your desktop. Then double click the program exe file. I would start with Abiword as it's only about 8MB.
 
Edit: Have you tried the Open and Repair option?

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Hello,

I have Windows 10 on my Laptop.
It has MS Word 2007 in it.

I had saved some word files a few days ago, and had encrypted them with a password.
I moved them to my Hard disc.

Now when I am trying to open those files from the hard disc, It does not prompt me to enter a password like it did before, neither does it show any other message, it simple displays a blank blue screen.

I downloaded a repair software from "yodot", but it does not work, it shows a message "invalid file", when I select my file for repairing.

Please help me to open these files.

Thanks a lot,
Seepra

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We have an old 1996 WordPerfect file that is password protected (we know the password) but Word won't open the file as it has a password. We no longer use WordPerfect nor do we have the program disks.

Any ideas?
 

A:Opening Passworded WordPerfect File In Word

I have WP 5.1 on my 386. I have password protected files. After I opened one such file I saved the file with a different name, but the password protection remained on the new file.

I can copy and paste it into a new window, and then save it with a new name. The password protection does not remain with the file.

1. Can you post the file as an attachment? Since "wpd" is not a valid file extension for attachments, can you zip it?
2. Can you e-mail a copy of the file to me as an attachment with the password? I'll try to open it and return it without the password protection.
 

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Someone sent a friend 2 wps (apparently an old DOS file format) test files. He hadn't been able to open them. I managed to open it in notepad and save it as a .txt file, but the formating is still terrible!

Any suggestions?

Thanks
John
 

A:Opening or converting a WPS (word processor) file?

Do you have word? If not email me the original file and I will open it and send it back to you in a format you can use.
 

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