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Q: excel 2007 files open in word

First time I have asked a question so hope someone can help. Can't identify when it first started to happen but recently all excel files seem to have converted to word files. If word is already running and I try to open an excel file it opens in word and office tries to reinstall.
All excel files are displaying as word files in my documents folders. if I open excel and then open the files they do open and I can then save them in the correct format and they stay in that format.

Hope this makes sense.

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Got a problem with Word and Excel 2007.

Both programs open ok (under 2 seconds), so no problems there.

The problem is opening the program by means of opening a document. It takes about 1 minute

Exactly the same thing with both Word and Excel.

Has anyone got a solution? Surely there must be a quick little registry tweak to sort this out?

Other info:
Outlook 2007 works ok, no delays
Windows XP works ok
No speed issues with computer
Did not previously have Office 2003
Word/Excel documents are local, computer is not on a network
Computer is free from spyware and viruses

A:Word and Excel 2007 - Programs open ok - documents take ages to open

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Hi! i need you help!.. I am unable to open or save files in the shared drive using Excel 2007 but i can open/save excel 2007 files saved in my local drive

The error message I get when i try to open is "Could not open...." followed by the path and excel name.

This is the error message i get when i try to save in the shared drive:

Microsoft office excel cannot acces the file". There are several possible reasons:

the file name or path does not exist
the file is being used by another program
the workbook you are trying to save has the same name as a currently open workbook

Please help

A:Unable to Open and Save Excel files in the shared drive using Excel 2007

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I'm not sure if it because the files are 2003 or not? When I try to open them an error message appears stating, "...the file you are trying to open is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source..." These are my files. The interesting thing is that if I try to open the same file that I have saved within the last year (before I got 2007) then I can do it? That is, I have a cache folder of files that I go get to do calculations then save in a new job folder. The ones in the new job folder will open (also 2003), but the ones in the original cache will not? I would truly appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.

A:Can't open 2003 Excel Files in Excel 2007?

Have you attempted to set them up in 'Compatibility Mode." Not sure if this will help, just hoping it will. I have been testing the new Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 64 bit, and have yet to have this problem, and like you I have a great deal of files in 2003 (never used 2007)'

I think you can still download MS Office 2010 beta from Microsoft's download site. Good Luck.

BTW, Welcome To The Seven Forums.

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I recently purchased a new computer and transferred my files from the old one. Both systems run Windows 7 with the same version of Office (2007). After the transfer, Excel files will only open when accessed from Excel - otherwise, they try to open in Word. If I click on a file and select "open with," the only option is to open with Word. Any ideas?

A:Office 2007 Excel files opening in Word

Try clicking on the Win7 Orb and selecting "Default Programs" and select "Associate a file type or protocol with a program". Scroll down to .xls and change the program that it opens with to Excel by highlighting it and clicking on the Change Program button in the right hand corner. You will recognise other Excel extensions in the same area which you might want to change in the same way.

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Hi,When I click on the Help button in both programs , this is what I get:CL Viewer can't display HelpCL Viewer cannot install the necessary files due to Window Installer error 2The system cannot find the file specifiedI have run the 2007 Diagnostics and it says it cannot find a problem.Is there perhaps a file I can activated that is somewhere in the Office 2007 main file?

A:Office 2007 -word And Excel "help" Files Missing

Hi billibo

I don't know if this is relevant, but I had a problem a couple of days ago and found that my Windows Installer Service had somehow been disabled. Resetting this to manual fixed things for me. Something to check anyway. (Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services).

Good luck.

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All of these programmes run fine, but as soon as I try to use them to save my work or open an existing file, they stop responding! I'm using the 2007 version and Windows Vista.

Thanks for your help in advance!

A:Word/Power Point/Excel 2007 Programme hangs when I try to save or open!

You could try opening up word, select help and look for a detect and repair option. Give that a try and see if it solves your problem.

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The only way I can get any MS office programs to open is to right click and choose the "open with" option. I check the box to Use as default, but they still won't open the next time.
I tried run > winword /r to reset word, but that didn't help either.
All the icons are the same, a little blue chemistry beaker.
In properties, the type of files say they are, "FFV files (docx), FFV files (xlsx), etc".
How do I get these files to open the normal double click way?

A:Excel and Word files will not open in Excel and Word

Have you tried repairing the Office installation (via Start > Windows Control Panel > Programs > Programs & Features > Microsoft Office (version) > Change > Repair)?

Aside from that if the file types are "FFV files (docx), FFV files (xlsx), etc", that suggests you've installed some other software that has taken over the file associations. In that case, you might consider uninstalling that software; otherwise you'll need to reset the file associations, by right-clicking each Office file-type (docx, xlsx, etc.) and using Open With>Choose default program to re-associate them with the correct Office application.

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Sometimes, you may be able to open .asd, .wbk or ~wrl####.tmp files by simply changing the file's extension. Often, renaming the file will not work, and opening it in Word will result in the following error:
There is a Microsoft article written for opening ASD files located here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827099. It didn't work for me.

Another solution is to download, install OpenOffice.org, and use Writer to open these files. That solution works, however it requires installing additional software which can take a while. I'm not a big fan of installing applications to resolve a one-time problem. Also, installing software may not be an option for you at all (if you're using a work computer, for example).

I came up with another solution that I haven't seen posted anywhere. Basically, the trick is to create another autosave file, and swap your file with it. When you re-open Word, your document can be "recovered". Here's the step-by-step:

1) In Word 2007, click the Office Button, and select "Word Options"
2) In the "Save" Section, change Autosave time interval to 1 min, and also note the location of autosave files. Click OK.
3) Type some text in a new Word document. I don't think Word autosaves blank documents, so don't skip this step.

4) Using Windows Explorer, open the folder where Word autosaves documents (you got the path in Step 2). Wait for Word to create a new autosave file. This should n... Read more

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I am unable to open Word 2007 .doc and .docx files recovered with Mini Tool Power Data Recovery and Easeus Data Recovery. I never had any problems before. These files are recovered from a USB external drive. I have always been able to open them before I accidentally deleted them.
I have saved these recovered files with the Data Recovery software but when I try to open them with Word in Windows 7, I get a conversion prompt with illegible characters. It shows the encoding as Windows Default. None of the other conversion options works.
after recovering them, some of these saved files showed in blue characters in the Windows Explorer. I found out it is because they were compressed, for some reasons. I unchecked the compression box in Properties, but still they don’t open. I also tried Office Viewer, unsuccessfully.I am on Windows 7

Can anybody help, please?


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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 have been using the Student version of MS Office 2007 for about a year and created many spread sheets using the above Excel.

After installing a new Hard Drive and reinstalling Office 2007, Excel will not open one single file!!!!

I keep getting the message that there is somne sort of "xlsx" error and as I know that is the "new language" from MS but why should files created on the same application fail to open simply because the application is reinstalled?

There just has to be a way to get my data back!

I downloaded the MS Compatability Pack but to no avail.


A:I give up with 2007 Excel - won't open any files for me!

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I had recently installed Norton Antivirus for my PC. After installing this, I was unable to open any Word or Excel documents that are saved under my C: or A: drives. The error message I'm getting is "The file(filename) is not available". My operating system is Windows XP-Pro. And I'm using Windows 2002. Thanks for any help.

A:Cannot open Word or Excel files


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I have older computer running Vista. The system info is as follows:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Business, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9400 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1999 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 775 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (17 GB Free); D: 74 GB (45 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D201R
Antivirus: None

Suddenly it won't all word, excel, pdf, jpg files with message "the file format is not supported or the file is corrupted". I checked the system and found all those files were modified around 7:30PM, March 3, 2017. I copied the files to another good computer and they cannot be opened too. I created new files on the infected computer and they are ok to open.

I read some old post regarding the Ransomware, but on my computer I didn't find any decrypt instruction files, I also ran the IDTool and it didn't report anything.

I don't have regular backup of the files, is there any possibility to identify the virus and recover the file? Thanks!

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I've got a Vista Home Premium system with Office 2007. I can't open Word *.doc files by double-clicking on them, either on the desktop or when they are attachments in emails (the most common way I get them.) All I get is an error saying the file I'm trying to open is "not a valid Win32 application."

When I right-click the .doc file icon and go to "Open With" there is an option that reads "Microsoft Office 2007 component" and it has the Office 2007 Word icon next to it. I again get the "not a valid Win32 application."

I can open one of these documents when I have Word already running and just Open File, but its just annoying and time consuming over and over again.

Any thoughts? Help a brother out?

A:Cant open .doc files by double-clicking (Using Word 2007)


Are the *.doc files downloaded, or e-mailed? is word set as the default app in open with?


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Hi,I installed novaPDF Lite 7 and tried converting a word file to pdf. It did'nt work but since then I have been facing issues with printing word documents through my laser printer.1) The 'Print' dialog does not open on pressing Ctrl+P and when i do a quick print i get the following error message. Whereas, I am able to open the 'Print' dialog box in other office applications and print documents.2) When I try opening any word file from Start Menu>Recent Documents, I am getting the error message as: 3) Also, am unable to open any word file by browsing through the folders. Only way I can open a word file is through start menu of Word4) And for some reasons system restore is also not able to restore to any date prior to the installation.Have done the following so far;i) Checked my default printer settings.ii) Have uninstalled novaPDF.iii) Have tried uninstalling & re-installing Office 2007, but no luck.Pls assist me in re-solving this issue.

A:Unable to Print & Open Files in Word 2007

Hi,What's your Operating System.What size is your drive, how much memory do you have and how much free space is available.What is your printer make and model.What steps have you taken by reference to the first error message?Have you uninstalled and reinstalled the laser printer driver.i) Checked my default printer settings.When you select print, in Word, is your printer shown as the default printer or is it stuck on something else, like NovaPDF, (even though you say you have uninstalled this), capture fax or one of the other 'printers' in the list.As regards the second error message, you may have to reassociate your word documents, to enable youto open them from the folders.As regards system restore, it can be a problem if you are short of hard disk space.Is your Anti-virus scanner up to date and have you run any malware and / or spyware scans recently;you may have picked up some kind of infection.

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Hey guys,
First time posting here.

I have Microsoft Office 2003 & 2007 installed on my laptop and using windows 10. Laptop came with 2007 but 99% of my excel use is for work and they use 2003. So rather than downgrade (seemed silly) I installed 2003 also. Everytime I open an excel file either .xls or .xlsx it opens in 2007. Does anyone know if it is possible to set 2003 as the default program for all these files. I have done the basics like settings, default programs, but when I go to file type and find .xls & .xlsx the only programs I can set for these are Microsoft Office Excel. It does not let me choose between versions.

At the moment I have to open 2003 and then the file. Not a huge problem but if possible would like to make 2003 the default.

A:Default Excel 2003 to open all files over 2007

I don't have an answer for you.
Just to remind you that Excel 2003 can NOT open xlsx files, unless you install the compatibility pack.
Only 2007 and high versions are able to open xlsx by default.

Why don't you just use the 2007.
When you are ready to save the work > Office button > Save As > at Save as type, click the pointer and select Excel 97-2003 Workbook (.xls) > Save.
That way all your office excel 2003 computers will be able to open and edit it.

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I cannot access Excel files from shortcuts but can access the files from the application "file/open". This occurred recently and may be linked to a new update of Norton Internet Securty. The error message is unable to open 'filename'. Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again. I had this problem about a year ago and eventually found a solution by searching a user forum database. The solution was to unselect a condition (permissions?) in either Excel or IE. I can locate that menu tree with the current application versions. the OS is Vista.

A:Solved: Excel 2007 Files don't open with shortcuts

Are you sure the shortcut is pointing to the correct file?

EDIT: Not understanding what this had to do with Web & Email I moved the thread.

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i am running win xp pro. i have office pro 2003 installed with all the latest updates. The problem comes when i try to open a word or excel file from my desktop or even one of my other drives. Meaning just being able to double-click on the document and having it open. When i do this the folder that the document is in wont respond. Then the folder freezes and i must use task manager to close the folder. Keep in mind that i DONT receive any error messages when double clicking the the file.
i can however, go into start >programs >microsoft office > (word or excel) and open the program there, then open the document. but i shouldnt have to do this.
i have tried to run the repair to no avail. i have uninstalled and then reinstalled office with no luck. Norton windoc found problems (missing files) with my .net framework, so i uninstalled and then reinstalled that. That fixed the .net missing files but not my office problem.

Help me please cuz this has a tendency to be very frustrating!!!!! Tendency meaning every time i try to use the program.

A:Excel and word wont open files

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Office 2003 on XP.

If I double-click a .doc or .xls file, I get a brief "Preparing to Install" window that goes away in a second or so. The app then opens to an empty screen. If I then click File/Open, I can drill down to my file and open it that way.

Anyone else have this problem? What did you do to fix it?

Thanks in advance!

A:Word and Excel won't open files directly

This is a long shot, but you may have to associate the files with the program they were meant for. On eway to do this is to open my computer, not any office program. Find the file (files) you want, right click and choose "Open With" and pick the correct program in the list.

In the future your files should open with the right program without any additional efftort.

Let me know if this works.

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I don't know what happened. I can't open any Word / Excel file on my PC. I get the message "Unable to Read File".

Moreover, my Norton anti-virus is gone from my menu bar. I can't run it at all.

What must I do?

Thank you.

A:Solved: Help - Cannot Open Word & Excel Files!

What operating system? What version of Office? Did you do anything recently - any new programs installed/removed?

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I've been using Word 2007 on Vista for over a year. I've had other issues with it - usually after a Vista update installs - but this is the first time I've seen this.
When I use the Open command and navigate to a folder that I know contains .doc or .docx files, the files do not display in the Open dialog box. I can see folders only.
When I use Windows Explorer to navigate to the same folder (and I mean any of my folders), the files are there. When I double click one, the file opens in Word. OK so I have a workaround.
I'd really appreciate knowing how to reconfigure Word to recognize the .doc files on my system from the Open dialog. I work in Word constantly and need it to work properly.
I've tried re-associating the .doc and .docx files - but the association is clearly already there as the files will open properly when double-clicked. I don't mind modifying the registry but I'm not sure what to look for.

A:Word 2007 on Vista doesn't see doc files in open dialog

This seems like it may be to simple to work but its worth a shot. Make sure that this drop down says "All Word Documents".

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I installed novaPDF Lite 7 and tried converting a word file to pdf. It did'nt work but since then I have been facing issues with printing word documents through my laser printer.

1) The 'Print' dialog does not open on pressing Ctrl+P and when i do a quick print i get the following error message.

Whereas, I am able to open the 'Print' dialog box in other office applications and print documents.

2) When I try opening any word file from Start Menu>Recent Documents, I am getting the error message as:

3) Also, am unable to open any word file by browsing through the folders. Only way I can open a word file is through start menu of Word

4) And for some reasons system restore is also not able to restore to any date prior to the installation.

Have done the following so far;
i) Checked my default printer settings. Have uninstalled & re-installed my laser printer.
ii) Have tried repairing Office from control panel.
iii) Have uninstalled novaPDF.
iv) Used Microsoft Fix it (How do I uninstall the 2007 Office suites if I cannot uninstall it by using the "Add or Remove Programs" feature?).
v) Have tried uninstalling & re-installing Office 2007, but no luck.
An observation:
When I uninstalled & re-installed Office 2007, all my Quick Access Toolbar Settings & other Word Settings came back intact even though I used CCleaner to delete registry of the uninstalled version of Office. Also, all my recently opened documents were there in Word. Similarly... Read more

A:Unable to Print & Open Files in Word 2007 - Pls Assist!

what is the make and model no. of your laser printer, perhaps it needs to have a default setting restored.??

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I want to open multiple Excel 2007 files in separate windows because I have 2 separate monitors. This works with for example Word (just double click on two different word files) but not with Excel.
I read some work-around saying "open the first excel file by double clicking, then open an empty excel file via start button and then open the other file from within the new window."

But surely there is an easier way? For example setting folder options for Excel files?

I have Windows 7, 64-bit if that makes a difference.


A:How do I open multiple Excel 2007 files in separate windows?

Quote: Originally Posted by cyru11s


I want to open multiple Excel 2007 files in separate windows because I have 2 separate monitors. This works with for example Word (just double click on two different word files) but not with Excel.
I read some work-around saying "open the first excel file by double clicking, then open an empty excel file via start button and then open the other file from within the new window."

But surely there is an easier way? For example setting folder options for Excel files?

I have Windows 7, 64-bit if that makes a difference.


Hi cyru11s.
Is this link of any help to you?
How to manage multiple windows in Excel

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Hi all -- I have read a lot about similar complaints, but the solutions
are not working. I have a new DELL XPS, and installed my copy of office
onto it. Whenever i double click a document (Word/Excel)The program
launches, but the document doesnt load. I HAD Norton A/V on the system
when it was delieverd, but i uninstalled it as soon as I got it. After
reading, I thought maybe the offiveav.dll was still registered from the
old antivirus install, but i cannot find the file when searching in my system,
including hidden files/directories.
So now i have no A/V scan, had AVG, which was requesting a virus scan
of the doc before loading -- I removed it, and the virus scan message
disappeared, but the document still doesnt load.
I reinstalled office and also tried deleting the normal.dot file and
ran word to create a new one. All have not given me a solution. Also did a repair from the help menu in word without help.
BTW from within Word/Excel i can go to the open menu, and open any file
without difficulty, but I cannot tolerate this problem. Anyone else
with a sililar problem and possibly a solution.
Thanks in advance.

A:Canot open Word / Excel 2003 Files

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I have Word and Excel 2013 installed and it works fine but will not open a file if I double click on it. I get the error message shown in the attachment. Can anyone suggest how I can correct this? I have checked the default programs list and (e.g.) Excel is identified for xls or xlsx files.
Up to today I had 2010 and 2013 both installed on this machine and used 2010 typically. I deleted 2010 thinking it might correct this but it did not.

Thanks in advance.

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I've been trying to resolve this very slow opening problem, but no success.
Tried "detect and repair", this worked but after restart or shutdown the problem came right back.
Any suggestions for a fix, hopefully short of reinstalling MS Office, would be greatly appreciated.

OS XPPro SP3 fully updated
MS Office 2003 fully updated

Thanks in advance

A:MS office files, Word and Excel, very slow to open

Sounds like a machine error... Tell us about your computer, connection, antivirus, and antispyware in some detail... We would like to know brand, or motherboard, age, and configuration... as well as your spyware and antivirus

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When I open word or excel from the task bar 3 out of 4 times two screens will open.

A:Word/Excel 2000: Two Files Open when launched from taskbar

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I can't open MS Office application files from the Explore window or from Desktop.

The MS Office applications icons, such as WORD or EXCEL, have been replaced. All my Word files now bear the Wordpad icon and when clicked open as such. My Excel files now bear some other icon that no application on my machine can open.

However, when I open an office app, such as WORD or EXCEL, and then try to open a related file that now has a funny icons, they open properly.

Have MS xp; Excel 2002; Word 2002.

Grateful for advice.

A:[SOLVED] Can't open Word or Excel files from Explorer window

You probably need to set the file assocations.

If you go into your Control Panel > Folder Options > File Types (tab), then scroll down until you locate those file extensions (.doc, .xls, etc...).

Alternatively, there is probably somewhere in Microsoft word, or excel where you can automatically set file associations, but it would depend on which version you have.

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Hi guys,

I have a question that has stumped me so far. Here is the scenario: I am dealing with a spreadsheet that has several tabs on it. In each tab, there are several word, powerpoint, and pdf documents that are embedded as objects. My task is to write a macro, that will for each document (keep in mind its an embedded object that needs to be opened), open it with the appropriate program, and save it using a pre-assigned name (the name of the column heading and the row it is in) to a predetermined folder path. This process needs to be duplicated about 200 times. I'm not sure if this is even possible, but I know enough about vba to believe that it is. I've been working on it since yesterday, and I can't seem to tie the pieces together. Can anyone help on this?


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Hello all,

I needed some help here, one of my friend having the problem which is his microsot word or excel files open in read only file.

He using Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007.

Anyone here can help me on this?


A:microsot word or excel files open in read only file

Try reversing the steps in this procedurehttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA101527191033.aspxAlso read the comments section

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I am using Windows Vista & Word 2007 + a Pocket PC-Smartphone.

When I used Word 2003 I could create files & save them to my phone.

Now that I'm using Word 2007, it wont let me save files to the phone, though I can open files CREATED on the phone.

What am I doing wrong?


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My employer just upgraded to Microsoft Office 2007. According to the help files, I should be able to paste Excel charts into Word that update automatically when changes are made to either version.

I am clicking "Link to Excel data" and "Keep source formatting" when using the little popup clipboard to paste a chart into Word. But after closing both files, opening Excel and updating data on the chart, saving and closing Excel and re-opening Word, the chart is not updating with the new information. I can't get it to update by clicking on "refresh data" either.

Does anyone know how this is supposed to work? I was looking forward to being able to update just the Excel file and having it update in all the Word documents where it is pasted.

Our OS is Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 2. My work computer has a Pentium 4, 3 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM.

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I am having difficulty linking Excel data from a simple worksheet table to a table in Word 2007. I would like to retain all the formatting currently used in the Word table, but can't get the Paste Options working at all despite following all the advice on the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

If I copy the Excel data and then place my cursor at the first cell location within the Word table where I want the information to be pasted I get different paste options compared to placing my cursor outside of the table.

I am using the "Medium Grid 3 - Accent 3" Table Style in Word.

I have attached a couple of simple files to demonstrate the formatting and content in both apps.
Step by step help would be appreciated.


A:Paste link from Excel 2007 to Word 2007 table

Thought I would try one more time to get this one resolved. Is what I am asking not possible to do?



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I have Office 2007 on Windows 7.

When I am working on a sheet (or document) the ribbon can become inaccessible, nothing works when I click it (like a 'Not Responding' screen).

If, I switch to another open sheet/doc and then switch back the ribbon is accessible again!

I have uninstalled/reinstalled Office plus SP's twice but the problem persists, and, as is usually the case, this does not happen all the time but enough times for it to be really annoying!

Any ideas?

Thanks for your time on this


A:Cannot access the Ribbon functions in Excel 2007 or Word 2007

Could you please post a screenshot or two?
And what are file sizes (MB)?

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The ?problem? I?m concerned about is that I noticed existingExcel 2007 xlsx files are now saving with fewer Kb.
I have a Lenovo W700ds and a W541. Both computers are running Windows 7 Pro 64bit.The W700 has Office 2007 and theW541 has Office 2013.Both versions ofExcel are 32 bit as far as I can tell.
Until recently I was primarily using the W700ds but have nowswitched to the W541.

after I saw a larger file losing KB when saved, I did a test with a file that had not been altered or openedfor over two years. I copied it twiceand added a -1 and a -2 to change the names.The file was a small 832 Kb file.When I opened and saved on the W541 running Windows 7 with Excel 2013,the file saves with 771 Kb.When Iopened the file using the W700 running Windows 7 with Excel 2007, the computeron which it had originally been created, the file saved as 830 Kb.Both saved smaller but the newer computerrunning Excel 2013 was much smaller.Iam seeing these same types of ratios of reduction in size for much larger Excelfiles as well.

I have not documented any actual problems or loss of data withany of the files to date and I have used an Ultra-Compare text file comparison which found no differences.
Is there any reason to be concerned about this? And, if so, what to do?

As with many people, some of my files are the result of manyyears of work and I don't want to do anything to compromise any of the data butI don?t know whether or not what I?m seeing is normal due to both Excel 2007and Exce... Read more

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Recently, I'm having slow file loading while opening ms word files and excel files directly from windows explorer. It takes a minute to load, however it opens immediately if I open .doc files or .xls files directly from their application software. It also take a minute for MS Word and Excel software to shut down.

I have run my antivirus (Symantec) and MBAM but they all show no virus was found. I'm not sure what should I do next, please advice.

A:Microsoft Word & Excel - problem with opening files in Word and Excel

What version of Word & Excel?

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(Following text has been translated from French)

I have two PC:
- one HP Pavilion dv7-7180sf Notebook PC, i7-3610QM CPU
- one desktop HP p6242fr, Core2 Quad CPU Q8300
This last one has a default of file association with .doc, default describes hereafter that the first does not have although they run both under Windows 7 Family Premium (64 bits) SP1 and that the version of MS Office used is the same, i.e. 2007 SP3. The two machines are regularly updated each week by Windows Update.

Description of the default (only Word of MS Office 2007 is concerned):
First of all, I must say that to open a file .doc with the Open command of the Office Button of Word does not present any problem.
However, by double clicking on a file .doc, this one opens under another application (OpenOffice or NotePad also installed on my PC) whereas the same action on the files .docx normally opens them under Word 2007.

Of course, to solve this problem consists in modifying the files association with .doc file type by using the contextual menu ?Open with?, check the text ?Always use the selected program to open this type of file??, ?Browse? the tree structure ?C: > Program Files (x86) > Microsoft Office > Office 12? and double-click on ?Winword.exe?. But surprise, Winword does not appear in the programs list of the ?Open with? window.

Several tests were carried out:
- after having carried out the Microsoft Office 2007diagnoses (Office button > Word Options > Resources),
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A:Can't get Word 2007 associated with .doc files in "Open with" window

Go to Control Panel/Default Programs.

In the Set Your Program Defaults you can set MS Word 2007 as default.

In the Set Program Access and Computer Defaults you can associate file types with desired programs.

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I am trying to create a report/form that will have a client's address and information at the top and whoever worked the case one the bottom. We would have the client information in a spreadsheet and our various employees information in another. I'd like the users to have some way of selecting the cleint/employee information, possibly from a drop down box, then have the information inserted into the document in the appropraite fields. I am not that familiar with the advanced features of word/excel and have been having trouble figuring out a way to do this. I'd like to have the form with the data in it to save as a file. Most of what I have seen involve mail merges which doesn't seem to work in this case or references to VBA. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

A:Word 2007/Excel 2007 integration

Welcome on board.
Can you please give some more information, about the data structure you have, the needed result, and if possible provide some example files (with some dummy data)

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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


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

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Before I installed the compatibility pack for 2007 Office System so that I could open a Word 2007 doc with Word 2002, my WorldLingo translation worked just fine. Now when I click on translate, Word 2002 asks for send error report & crashes!

Any suggestions please?

xp sp3

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Our church secretary uses Word Perfect 12.

She has had no problem until now opening Word 2007 document in Word Perfect.

Now it says the files are in an unsupported format.

Any suggestions??

We already have the conversion program for Word Perfect installed.

Do we need an update of some kind??


A:Word Perfect 12 suddenly will no longer open Word 2007 documents

Have you contacted Corel support? Checked the site for FAQs?

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Running Windows Vista Premium Home Edition.

I have an Excel 2003 spreadsheet.that I originally created on Excel Office Professional Edition 2003. Also, have Excel 2007 Home and Student Edition installed. I uninstalled the Excel 2003 software, but now when I clik on this created Excel 2003 spreadsheet with Excel 2003 it will not open. It says there is an invalid path. I reinstalled Excel 2003 and it opens. I tried to save this as an .xlsx extension and then uninstalled Excel 2003. It wouldn't open. So something is occurring here. On other Excel 2003 created spreadsheets, they open without issue.

Then I have a program with an .exe extension. It needs to open using Excel 2007. With both Excel 2003 and Excel 2007, it will not open. It freezes and then I get an error message saying it cannot open with another Excel other than 2007. If I right clik on the .exe program, there is no "Open with". I even tried opening a blank Excel 2007 spreadsheet and then cliking on "Open". but it is a bunch of gibberish. My IT person says you can't open the program that way, You have to launch it as an .exe program using Excel 2007.

Any ideas on what is going on? By the way, I have both Excel versions on my laptop running Windows XP and I do not have these issues at all.

A:Solved: Some Excel 2003 & Excel 2007 applications won't open on Windows Vista

Hi there,

If I said I was confused that'd be an understatement I think. You cannot open executable files (*.exe) with Excel. Recognized file types are things like .xls, .xla, (for 2007) .xlsx, .xlsb, .xlsm, etc. I don't know what your exe file is and I'm not sure I wanna know, but it certainly doesn't open in Excel. What is it exactly? If you don't know I wouldn't open it. Or if someone told you to open it with Excel then it's probably a virus. Unless I'm missing something here.

With the file in question which won't open, assuming it's not this strange and unknown exe file you're talking about, sounds like the file may have been corrupted. Does it open on any other machine? And if you uninstall Excel 2003, did you re-install 2007? It seems strange. I would try cleaning out your application and reinstalling 2007 fresh. You can't install 2003, then 2007, then take off 2003 and put it back on, you're gonna get things screwed up. I bet your registry doesn't know which way to turn here. Some good info on it can be found here...


Also, I would highly recommend you completely uninstall all versions, and I'm talking a deep cleaning, then reinstall. For that deep cleaning, take a look at this article (which I'd highly recommend you do) and then reinstall...

http://officearticles.com/misc/remove_microsoft_office_from_your_pc... Read more

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When I send some friends a password protected word document created in Word 2010 they can't open it using word 2007 which is compatible with docx by using the correct password. I have no choice but to send as a Word doc instead of docx so they can open it.

Word 2007 User 1: Word launches no password box no error messages just the blue screen.

Word 2007 User 2: Gets the error message: ?Word cannot open this file . The encryption type used is not available. Contact the author of the file. More encryption types are available in the High Encryption Pack.?

Therefore I suspect some kind of encryption pack must be installed. I believe the user 1 has XP and user 2 has Win 2000 pro. are using XP. Do you know where these encryption packs are available? The other possibility might be for me to reduce the encription level when I create a password protected docx but I have no idea how to do that.

Is there a solution to this problem?

Kind Regards


Kind Regards

A:Word 2007 Can't open encrypted docx from Word 2010

Hi Chris,

I've been looking at this for a while, but cannot find an answer.

The only thing I can come up with, is an alternate suggestion, which I am sure you have probably thought of : use something like 7ZIP to encrypt the file, and then send that to your friends.



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

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

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We have got a problem at work with excel 2007, we share documents over our network so that everyone can get to them when they need to. But, at the min we have a problem where when somebody opens an excel file edit it and then save and close it nobody else (including the user that changed it) can open the file and edit it. they can olny see it in read only mode.

This is getting really annoying and after reading people comments on the web i have found that this is something that is happening to a number of people.

I have read about a setting in Word which is "Copy remotely stored files onto your computer, and update the remote file when saving"

This setting is not listed in Excel's settings, is there a way of making excel work in this way?

All help will be great, this problem is getting really annoying because we have to keep restarting the computers.



A:Excel 2007:Function in Word is it in Excel?

Hiya, there are a couple of things you can try to see if they are affecting the issue you are having.

Double check the Spreadsheet properties to make sure that they are not becoming readonly when saved. Right Click on on doc in Windows Explorer and click Properties, make sure read only is not ticked.
Secondly check the setting in the area highlighted in xl2, especially the share workbook. It may be that for some reason it thinks someone still has the spreadsheet open.
Thirdly try the option in xl3

Let me know how you get on.

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