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Solved: Unable to open xlsx file in office 2007

Q: Solved: Unable to open xlsx file in office 2007

hi,
I have installed Office 2007 pro in my system.But i m unable to open xlsx file. I updated it with service pack 2 and also reinsall too but still having same problem. one this i would lik to mention is that i can open .xlsx manual lik---open New excel ---click on Ribbon button----open---and i give path to that .xlsx file and yes this way i can open these file. but cant open by double clicking on it.(no any error msg also) i also tried these files on another Pc, it works.

Please Help.

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In my office we are using MS Office 2000 & Some of our clients are using higher version of office may be Office 2007. The problem is when we are trying to open these documents in our office it never opened. Is there anybody who can give me the solution for this problem. I know it is a small problem for you all. But please help may be any converter can help me but I don't know which

Thanks in advance

 

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Hi,

After a power outage a particularly important file gets the error "Excel cannot open the file.xlsx beacause the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file. The file format has not changed. Is there a safe free program that can uncorrupt a file? I have tried Open and repair, changing the format, and using open office. Also tried using recova but the file was not lost.
 

A:Solved: Excel 2007 spreadsheet gets error "Excel cannot open the file .xlsx.." How ca

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/820741

and 5 ways are shown here http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-a-Corrupt-Excel-File
 

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Using Office 2007, I can save files, Word/Excel, on my laptop. But I can not save to the network server. When I try to save to the server, a file is created with no information in it, and I received an error message that "file was not saved". I can paste and copy the file to the server. Had a local IT guy look at it and was unable to fix the problem. Don't know what to do next. Any thoughts?
 

A:Solved: Unable to save file to network from Office 2007

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I had created a spreadsheet file in MS-Office 2007 with extensio (xls).After few day i formatted my computer and installed xp and then opend the same file using OpenOffice.I saved the changes but forgot to change the extension to xls.So after when i tried to open the file from MS-Office 2007,it tell
"The file you are trying to open is in different form than specified by the file extension.Verify thtat the file is not corrupted and is from trusted source before opening the file.Do you wnat to open the file now?"
And when i click ok...the spread sheet is blank..
then i tried opening with OpenOffice but asks for text imports...but again the spreadsheet is blank...
the size of the file is as before....
Is there any solution..or it need a professionls to get the thing done.
the file is very important for me...so pleas help me get the file...
i will be glad to get the solution...
 

A:cannot open excle file created from MS-Office 2007 but later saved in Open Office

Unless it contained sensitive data, could you post the Calc file here so that we can take a look.
 

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Hello,

When I try to open a 2007 Word or Excel document I recieve as an attachment in Outlook 2003, I get the following message:
"This action is only valid for products that are currently installed". Office 2007 compatibility pack was installed and it still did not work.

I then uninstalled Office 2003, uninstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack and then I ran CCleaner to clean up the registry. I updated my OS (currently has Windows XP SP3) with all updates, reinstalled Office 2003, installed Office 2003 SP 3 and then reinstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack.

I still get the same message when I try to open an Office 2007 attachment in Outlook 2003.

OS is Windows XP SP3 fully updated
Office 2003 SP 3 fully updated

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any hel on this issue.

Feral Geek
 

A:Solved: Cannot open Office 2007 documents even with Office 2007 compatibility pack in

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Hi Guys,
I have Office 2007 installed with Vista Business. whenever i try to open help by clicking on the ? button or F1 key or by typing in the textbox, i get the following:

"There is a problem with one or more installed help files. Please repair your office installation and try again . "

i've tried uninstalling office completely and tried installing it once again. but its of no use. the problem persists. while installing when i go in custom installation, i find that in Office tools i get a red cross mark (meaning not available) in help. when i click on Run all from computer the mark goes off. But when i open help i face the same issue.

P.S the same DVD was installed in some other system having Vista and it worked perfectly.

can somebody provide me a solution for this?
Thanks in advance .

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Hi, I have excel 2007 and can't open .xlsx files
 

A:Excel 2007 cant open xlsx files

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I've recently got a new machine and had copied my old PST file over. Whenever I go to open it I get "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Outlook Files\*pst file name*"

I created a test archive and was able to open that one (same location ) just fine.
Is there an add-in/converter tool I need to run in order to be able to open my old PST file?

A:Open an Office 2007 PST file in Office 2010

How to move your personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook

Also, lots of information about transferring PST files here:
Backup and Restore | HowTo-Outlook

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i have office 2007 in my xp os & i am unable to open excel file but able to other word, powerpoint,paint,outlook applicatios.

A:office 2007 excel file is not open

What happens when you try to open them?

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I have a 32 gig flash drive on which is an MS Excel 2007 file with all my passwords, serial numbers etc.

Last week I purchased a new HDD and successfully installed Vista Home and MS Office 2007 but when I click on the Password File on the flash drive, I get a message that "Excel cannot open the file .............. .xlsx due the file format or extension being invalid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that file extension matches that of the file format.

I have tried opening it in MS Word and other similar programs but no joy.

I downloaded the MS Compatability Pack but nothing................

Any ideas on how I can get this important file to open properly using Excel?

Virtually nothing has chaged to my way of thinking except the reinstallation of Excel again!!
 

A:Cannot open MS Office 2007 Excel file

It doesn't help, I know, but if you manage a successful recovery, I'd suggest saving what is a crucial file in text form. "Ah, you fool!" I hear you say. "Text files can be read by anyone. Why would I keep my passwords etc. in a text file?!?" To that, my response would be ADS. Look it up.
 

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I cannot open .xlsx file.

I have the Microsoft Compatibility Pack installed.

I am using Microsoft Office XP Professional

Thanks
JamesEB
 

A:I cannot open .xlsx file.

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How do I open an XLSX file?
I've never heard of that format before; I click on it and the message comes up- "Cannot open. Windows needs to know which program created it", but I haven't a clue.

A:How do I open an XLSX file?

XLSX files are Microsoft Office Excel 2007 or newer files. If you are using an earlier version of Microsoft Office, you will need to download and install the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack.

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Hi! 
 
Good day!
 
May I ask another way how to resolve my file problem,
 
"excel cannot open the file <filename>.xlsx because the file format or file extension is not valid. verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file."
 
I already try the "Open and Repair" method of MS Excel 2007 and still cannot open the file.
I cannot change the extension by renaming it. (I'm using Win7)
I already checked the associated file extension on control panel.
Thank you in advance!

A:EXCEL CANNOT OPEN .xlsx FILE

What version of Excel do you have?  Usually that error comes from Excel 2002.  You can upgrade to 2003 (MS Office 2003) at Amazon for $50 or less, and then download the free 'fileconverters.exe' from Microsoft, which enables an older MS Office to read the later files.
 
I know this, because it happens to me all the time, what happened to you.  So finally I took the plunge and upgraded to MS Office 2003, on all my machines.
 
The upgrade will accept all your customizations, macros, etc. so the interface looks the same, post upgrade, because it will import all your Normal.dot settings.  Difference is, that 'fileconverters.exe' will work in 2003, but not 2002.
 
.xlsx is Excel 2007 and later (secure, the extra 'x') format.  So I don't see how you'd get that error if you're really using 2007.  The only other possibility, is that someone password protected it, yet somehow you're not getting the password prompt.
 
I guess it's also possible that the file was generated by some other later version of MS Office which prohibits 2007 from reading it, but I can't see why.  This is just a very wild guess.

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Every now and then, when I try opening an Excel file, I get a message saying that "Excel cannot open the file 'file.xlsx' because the file format or the file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file.
 

A:Excel cannot open the file 'file.xlsx' because the file format

Older versions of Microsoft Office can't open the newer office formats,try updating and installing Microsofts file format converters. http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=3
 

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It would be really great and really appreciated if you could help me with a problem. I am unable to open an excel 2007 file in which I have stored examination results for a class of over 140 students.

When I click on the file I first get this message:

"Excel found unreadable content in "2.1 Marks.xlsx". Do you want to recover the contents of this workbook? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes.

I can click on yes or no. When I click on yes, i get the following message:

"Excel can not open the file "2.1 Marks.xlsx" because the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file"

Then I have to click on "OK".

How can I open this file to see my data???? If even I could open it once and print it off that would be enough.

Thank you for any help that you can offer.
Kieran
 

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I am currently using microsoft xp with office 2003 installed. I downloaded the office compatibility pack and i am able to open all office 2007 documents under my administrator account. When i log off and log on as a limited user i can open all office 2007 documents except excel.

Whenever i try to open an .xlsx document it gives me an error stating that this file is not recognizable. i have tried uninstalling and re-installing the compatibility pack and get the same results. My administrator account goes thru the conversion process and everything can be read just fine, but the limited user account receives the error.

Thank you,
Mussels

A:Cannot open .xlsx file with compatibility pack

I was assisted on another forum with a temp. fix. If i change the .xlsx file to open with microsoft open xml converter the file opens just fine under all users. It doesnt explain to me why the file opens normally under admin and not other users, but it will allow you to view the excel file without errors.

Thanks,
Mussels

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Need help..I recently reinstalled my Office 2007. Since then, office doesn't automatically becomes the default program for my previously saved Office files.The icon also is different. I'm using Windows 7And most troubling at all is when i try to open any file (word, excel, ppt, etc) the configuration progress or setup appears...CAn anyone help me to solve this? 10qI've attached the screenshotEdit: Moved topic from Win 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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I have several excel files stored on my system. I used these files from the same computer daily. Yesterday, when i tried to open several files in Excel 2007 then i found following error on my co,puter screen: "Excel connot open file (filename) xlsx because the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file" How fix it?

A:Excel connot open file (filename) xlsx

Hi dengeorge6 welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You can have problems trying to open earlier Excel version files in Excel 2007.
These MS websites might help you.

How to open new file formats in earlier versions of Microsoft Office

Unable to open xlsx in Excel 2007 - Microsoft Community

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After installing and updating Office 2007 application for Vista 32 bit, upon opening Outlook, I continue to get an error message about repairing the pst.exe file. I know how to do the repair, however, I cannot locate the .pst file as Outlook will not open. A simple search does not locate the file, and the file is not residing where is should reside.

Thanks!

Jo
 

A:Solved: Office 2007 Office .pst file issue!

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When I started my computer this morning Windows ran a disk check on my back up flash drive (K:\). When I tried to open Outlook in MS Office 2007 I got the following error message:

"Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file K:\Personal\Email Addresses Backup.pst is not a personal folders file."

This has happened before so I tried what I've done before. (1) I've tried to repair MS Office using the program cd but that hasn't helped. (2) I tried starting MS Office while holding the Ctrl key so that I could get to the Repair command in Help but that didn't work either. (3) I ran scanpst.exe on the Backup.pst file and it repaired it. That allowed me to open Outlook and over 1,500 emails began to download (from my ISP's server I guess).

I suspect that Outlook is using the backup file as its primary source for my Contacts (individuals and distribution lists) and wonder if anyone can help me get those items into the Outlook program itself. Last time time this happened I received a message saying that the K:\Personal\Email Addresses Backup.pst file wasn't available but the program ran anyway.

Any help would be appreciated.

Gawain
 

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All of the other applications work, just not outlook. I get a message that says, "The application failed to initialize properly (0x80000003) Click on OK to terminate the application." I'm running XP SP3.
 

A:Solved: Can't open MS Office 2007 Outlook

I had to go to the control panel, click on change (Microsoft Office Ultimate) and then repair. It works fine now. ;o)
 

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Unable to open MS Outlook 2007 - Please Help!
Hi All,

Would really appriciate any help I can get with the following!

I am unable to open Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. I keep getting an error message everytime I try to open the application. The error message is:

"Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. Errors have been detected in the file C:\Documents & Settings\my name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst. Quit Outlook and all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) to diagnose and repair errors in the file. For more information about the Inbox repair tool, see Help."

I located the Inbox repair tool and the Scanpst.exe file, however, there is no "C:\Documents & Settings\my name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst" file anywhere on my hard drive. I performed a search of my hard drive for any *.pst files, and nothing displayed. Is this file named something else for Outlook 2007?

Thanks for any help anyone can offer.
 

A:Solved: Unable to open MS Outlook 2007 - Please Help!

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I'm having a problem opening a text file in Documents that I wrote using Open Office.

It's extension is .wps. I get a message it opens with swriter.exe.

When I try to open the text file, I get a long list of titles, such as: Open Office.org 1.0 Text Document, PSD - Adobe Photshop, etc., but I don't get the text file I wrote.

I recently did Disk Cleanup and Error Checking, so I might have removed a program I needed to click open and read my Open Office text files.

Advice would be appreciated.

 

A:Solved: Can't open Open Office text file

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This is a D630 newly formatted Dell laptop and the user has had it about a month. Yesterday she noted that opening any Office 2007 program (but particularly Word) was very slow. I checked it out, and noted that in the bottom left of the Word document, when first opening Word it said " Contacting C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office..... for information

Outlook said the same thing.

Other users that started at the same time as she did and using the same model of laptop (and same image on the laptop) are fine and not experiencing this problem.

I disabled antivirus and all add ons, no change.
I ran diagnostics, which found one issue (that it did not name) that it said it fixed, but no change
I took out the printer drivers, no change
I repaired office, no change
I checked for any recent updates, nothing since June 19th. She has the latest Office updates (inc SP2)
I checked she didn't have something strange in the TCP/IP bindings.

Anybody have some idea?
 

A:Solved: Office 2007 slow to open--says Contacting C:\Program Files\... for informatio

The Fix:
Run Regedit and navigate to the Word Data Key: whilst DATA is selected press
Delete. Word will create a new key when it is restarted.

Word Data Key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Data
 

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I recently purchased a HP 530 laptop for our soccer club that came pre installed with Vista. During use of outlook, Excel etc it came up with a message asking for activation key & that we had 20 uses left to enter it (I presumed this was a trial version & activation code to be purchased). After 5-10 uses I decided to install Office 97 which I still had lying around from an old PC. This installed OK but the message was still appearing.

I then uninstalled Office 97 via add/remove programs & then did likewise for anything that mentioned office 2007 (I didn't do the actual uninstalling but am advised there were 4-6 office 2007 variants uninstalled). I then went to load office 97 back in but no go. It goes through the usual install process, enter key, select location to load (prog files/microsoft office) & then select type of install required (typical) & then the features (have selected all & just the basic office install).

Then it goes to the actual install process but just sits there with the bluey/green coloured screen with Microsoft Office 97 written at the top but goes no further.

I have checked add remove programs again & no mentions of office are listed.

I have followed the following fix I was advised about -

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By default, Office is installed to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office. Using My Computer or Windows Explorer, go to that folder. Delete the E... Read more

A:Hp Laptop, Vista, Unable To Load Office 97 After Removing Office 2007 Trial Version.

Microsoft doesn't certify Office 97 to work with Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933305That being said, lot's of people on the web have gotten it to work with varying degrees of success.Ensure that you install the application in compatibility mode - both as "Run as Windows 98" and "Run as Administrator"Don't install Service Pack 2 - it has problems. But, from what I've read, it'll let you gracefully exit the SP2 setup if you started it.

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Just bought a new laptop with Windows7 64bit installed-my first exposure to Windows7. I had Office 2007 installed on my old Dell 32 bit machine. I had also recently pruchased Office 2010 and installed that on my new machine.

Now, when I try to open those 32bit 2007 files with 64bt 2011, Iget an error message that "no picture file is available", or words to that effect. When I try to "open with", the only option displayed is "Microsoft Office" with an icon that looks like a picture file. When I try to browse to the proper office program(Excel, for example), there are none of teh Office suite programs displayed, only "Microsoft Office".

I can navigate seperately to the proper progran, Excel, etc., and drag the file into the application, and it opens, and all seems to work OK. I "save as" the proper application file, but it still will not open with double-click on the file name.

I have not seen this particular item in the forums and would appreciate very much some help in fixing this issue.

Thanks,

Grubby

A:Office 2010(Win7, 64bit) won't open Office 2007(WinXPr3 32 bit) files

Hello Grubby76, welcome to the forum.

We have an excellent Window 7 File Association Tutorial here:
Open With - Change Default Program

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Hey All,

Here is my issue. The Company we consult for has not transitioned all of the way to Office 2007. We have a number of machines that still have Office 2003. Compatibility Pack works on almost all issues.

Current issue is one of our users received a PowerPoint 2003 that has embedded PowerPoint 2007 files. When the user opens the PowerPoint 2007 file Office 2003 shuts down. He has to download the 2007 file to his desktop.

From what I can see this is because the file conversion process shuts down Office 2003 before attempting to open the PowerPoint 2007 file.

Another issue that may be complicating the error is we had to run a Fixit patch from Microsoft that was causing Excel, Word and PowerPoint to be scanned which caused long opening times. I don't remember the KB article for that one at the moment but will find it if I need to.

Thanks for any help in advance.
 

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On my Win7 PC I have open office and on my WinXP Laptop I have Office 2007. Both have one major problem: the spell-checker does not work regularly for English and does not work at all for other languages, e.g., French, Spanish, or German.

I did read other threads regarding this problem and I did go through the routine of Tools-option-writing aids; and marked "check spelling as you type." I also have my abc on the menu bar checked and the adjacent ABC is underlined with a red wavy line (which means the spell-checker is active).

The problem is that when I activate the Eng language in my task bar and type a wrong word, it will be marked with a wavy red line-- which means my spell checker works for English. Now while I still have English on my language bar, if I type a word in Spanish, the spell-checker doesn't work because the foreign word is not marked with red-wavy line. If I change the language in my task bar to Spanish and write a wrong Spanish word, again the spellchecker doesn't seem to work.

Anybody has any idea what seems to be the problem?

I greatly appreciate your help.
 

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I installed office 2007 (full install after uninstall of office 2003) on vista yesterday and every time I open an office product, it gives me a message ?please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office professional 2007?. Then it pops a window with a status bar for ?Configuration Progress?.

I looked this up online and it said that this was caused by installing as a user, not an administrator. So I uninstalled office entirely, booted, and reinstalled as administrator.

Still doing the same thing. Anyone have any ideas?

A:office 2007 configuring every time I open an office app on vista

Hey
that behaviour it's from all office versions till now, i didn't see that in 2007, create a new user and see if it does the same, generally office firt starts do that to configure the profile, if it works just backup our profile and make a new one for you

Regards
Sergio

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HOTFIX to correct this issue
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978551


Starting on December 11, 2009, customers who use Office 2003 will be unable to open Office 2003 documents that are protected with the Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS) or with Rights Management Services (RMS). Customers will also be unable to save Office 2003 documents that are protected with AD RMS/RMS.

Users may receive the following error message when they try to open AD RMS-protected or RMS-protected documents by using Office 2003:

"Unexpected error occurred. Please try again later or contact your system administrator"

Scope: This symptom affects Office 2003 products that are used together with AD RMS/RMS. This includes Word 2003, Excel 2003, PowerPoint 2003, and Outlook 2003. This does not affect the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

Cause:
The expiry date for the license information within the definition file that is used by Office 2003 to enable IRM functionality is set to December 10, 2009. This problem occurs because the expiry date was not renewed. Click to expand...

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Why is it that when using my laptop I am able to print from a web page, yet when I attempt to print from a program like Open Office or WordPad I invariably get a message telling me that my printer is offline? What must I do in order to be able to print an Open Office or WordPad document? I don't recall having this problem before? I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may be able to help me. Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Why am I unable to print Open Office or WordPad documents?

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I now have a new problem, before I managed to open 2007 files by opening Office 2010 and then from inside the application choosing to open a file. The problem I have though is if I just try to open an Office 2007 file then I can't open it, and I can't change the default program to open it.

How do you get Office 2010 to open all the Office 2007 files such as word, excel etc?

A:Can't open Office 2007 files with Office 2010!

please don't cross post

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Recently installed Office 2010 (32 bit becuz it was recommended to do so my MS) and now when I send an Office 2007 file to that PC (both PCs are Win 7 64 it) it tries to open the file in Windows Media!!

What the heck am I doing wrong? I'm beginning to think I should not have purchased Office 2010 Pro and stayed with the Office 2007 on all my machines.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

That is weird.
Could you please describe step by step how you are sending the file to another PC.
Also, please provide more details on what type of the file that is. And if you create a similar file on recipient PC, will it be opened in Windows Media as well?

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I had several spreadsheets open, including a fairly large one with 10 tabs and large tables of data. The file itself is 3.5MB.

I was working on the file, and I might have accidentally hit Ctrl-Z -- not sure. Suddenly the spreadsheet window vanished. No sign of my spreadsheet anywhere. The other spreadsheets were still open.

I tried opening it again but nothing happened. I exited Excel and it asked me if I wanted to save the changes to the spreadsheet, so Excel apparently still had it open. I saved.

Now if I try to open the spreadsheet, excel works for a minute, then stops. It says "Opening spreadsheet.xlsx" with the progress bar, then that clears as if it had finished opening the file. But the file isn't open.

Any guesses what happened? Is there any way to recover this file??
 

A:Solved: Excel 2007 suddenly can't open file

Now luckily for you I can replicate this in Excel 2010

Is it possible the shortcut you managed to hit was the 'Hide' button, which hides entire workbooks?

To see if you can get it back go to the View tab and see if you can click 'Unhide'. If you can click this then you should see your workbook name and clicking Ok should unhide it.

Hope this helps!
Adam

EDIT: Apparently the shortcut to hide workbooks is Alt + W + H so not so sure now if you manged to hit all that at once!
 

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Hi All,

I am trying to open Excel 2007 (.xlsx) format file from desktop, but i cannot able to open the particular file. If i try with open with and select the Excel file from program files also cannot able to open it.

I did not get any error message regarding the same.

And also if right click on desktop and select new also there is option for creating Microsoft excel file. I don't know what i can do it for solve this issue.

Please help me on this.

Regards,

Vinoth
 

A:Solved: Cannot able to open Excel 2007 file from Desktop

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Office XP tries to Install when I start WORD/EXCEL in Office 2007.

I upgraded from Office XP Pro to Office 2007 Standard. Whenever I start WORD, EXCEL or POWERPOINT, Office XP is looking for PRORET.MSI to try to install. If I close it, Office 2007 apps open normally. This happens every time I open any of the three apps mentioned if a copy is not already open. BTW, this does not happen when I open OUTLOOK 2007.

Can anyone tell me how to stop this irritating occurrence? Thanks!!

Frustrated

A:MS Office XP trying to launch when I open Office 2007

Hi,

Assuming you had Office XP installed at some point. You need to be sure it was uninstalled properly. Try OrkTools , it comes with an unistall wizard, if you can't uninstall from Programs and Features in Control Panel.

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I'm using XP pro and Excel-2007. Recently switched to Office 2007 (from Office 2003) and have the following problem when opening any Excel file:

When I try to open an Excel file, MS-Excel starts right away but it takes while (MUCH LONGER as compared with Excel-2003) before the file opens/gets displayed. BTW, I do not have any add-ins enabled.

Can anyone please help me solve this problem?
 

A:Solved: MS-Excel 2007 takes too long to open a file

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I am currently using microsoft xp (sp3) with office 2003 installed. I downloaded the office compatibility pack and i am able to open all office 2007 documents under my administrator account. When i log off and log on as a limited user i can open all office 2007 documents except excel.

Whenever i try to open an .xlsx document it gives me an error stating that this file is not recognizable. i have tried uninstalling and re-installing the compatibility pack and get the same results. My administrator account goes thru the conversion process and everything can be read just fine, but the limited user account receives the error with excel documents.

Thank you,
Mussel
 

A:Solved: Issue with opening .xlsx file even after compatibility pack installed

From MS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924074
Additionally, Office XP must be updated with the following three updates that were released after SP3:
"918420 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918420/ ) Description of the security update for Microsoft Excel 2002: July 11, 2006
917153 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917153/ ) Description of the update for PowerPoint 2002: July 11, 2006
917347 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917347/ ) Description of the update for Word 2002: July 11, 2006
To verify that these updates are installed for Office XP, follow these steps, as appropriate your operating system."
Since you just are having problems with Excel, make sure you have everything updated.
However, if you do have all the updates, there are several good suggestions in this thread:
http://help.wugnet.com/office/Office-Compatibility-Pack-Problems-Excel-ftopict1031341.html
Good luck!
 

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

Any input appreciated.
 

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

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Hello Experts,

I am running Windows 7 and i have version 9.0

I have been given some movies in a Zip file however when i double click to open the Zip file i get this error, Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive
If you are downloading this file try downloading it again

- So he transfered it to me via Pidgin Messaging tool its on my pc and i can see the file size 2gb

Can you please advise on what the workaround is to be able to open this

Many thanks
 

A:Solved: Unable to open Winzip file

i have version 9.0Click to expand...

Version 9 of what?

Ask the person what was used to zip the file.

You can also try 7zip to unzip the file.
http://www.7-zip.org/
 

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My end user is unable to open attachments with .dwg file ext. from outlook 2003. I installed a program called cadwizviewer. User still gets an error message. see attached screen shot. I have already completed the uninstall\reinstall ritual with no change in results
 

A:Solved: unable to open attachment with .dwg file ext.

That doesn't look like a format error, more likely a permissions issue.
 

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Can anyone help me open a file with a .msg extension?
 

A:Solved: Unable to open file with .msg extension

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Hi All,

I have Office 2007 installed in my PC...plan to install another office software which one shall i go for Open Office.org or Office 2007.

Which is better between this 2?Can open office such as Ms Word file can open all existing Word document for MS word 2003,2007 and 2010?

A:Open Office VS Office 2007

In order to answer that question we would need to know what you define as "better". For instance, if your main consideration is price then OpenOffice is better since it is free to download. However, if you need the ability to create and run VBA macros, then Office 2007 is better since OpenOffice doesn't support VBA.

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Does anyone know if Open Office is compatible with Office 2007 file, or if they are building compatability?

I've check on the Open Office website, but can't find squat.

Mark
 

A:Open Office and Office 2007

In short, yes.

Google this: "office 2007" "openoffice.org"

and it's the fourth option, a PDF.

Or go here:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,128079-c,officesuites/article.html
 

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Hi

sorry this is probably a really dumb question and I need help with it.

I have downloaded a few updates and saved to disk.

The files will not unpack and execute.

Under properties file type is just file, not .exe.

Whats going on?

Are they simply loosing the .exe tag when passing through my firewall?

The files come from reputable sources ie zonealarm.

I haven't had this trouble before.

Thanks for any help

soundguy
 

A:Solved: Unable to open Zonealarms update file

I am using XP sp3
the downloaded files are for xp.
cheers
 

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