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Help with opening word documents on Vista

  1. #1


    Mrs Moo Guest

    Help with opening word documents on Vista

    I was given a new laptop with Vista on it and have been trying to open
    documents created in Microsoft Word on a PC with XP on it... no luck! The
    table format is scrambled. Any thoughts? The laptop has got Microsoft Works
    but does not appear to have any Office products.

    Also I cannot find a way to open the tables tool bar so that I can merge and
    split files in a table... at least that would mean I could edit the cells.

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.



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  2. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: Help with opening word documents on Vista

    Mrs Moo wrote:

    (snip multipost)

    Asked and answered in the other newsgroup to which you posted. Please
    don't multipost; it makes more work for everyone and will get you *less*
    help, not more. See this for why:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting
    http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm - multiposting

    If you have forgotten where you posted or can't find your post, use
    Google Groups Advanced Search and search for your name.


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  3. #3


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: Help with opening word documents on Vista

    On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 08:44:01 -0800, Mrs Moo <Mrs
    Moo@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > I was given a new laptop with Vista on it and have been trying to open
    > documents created in Microsoft Word on a PC with XP on it... no luck! The
    > table format is scrambled. Any thoughts? The laptop has got Microsoft Works
    > but does not appear to have any Office products.

    This has nothing at all to with Windows XP vs. Vista. To open a file,
    you need to have installed the same application that created it, or a
    compatible one.

    Since you say it "does not appear to have any Office products,"
    clearly you don't have what you need to open it.

    If you just want to open Word files, not create or modify them, you
    can download the free Word viewer at
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/891090

    Otherwise you will need to buy a copy of Word. Or get a compatible
    program, like WordPerfect or the freeware OpenOffice (but recognize
    that such compatibility is never perfect).

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    mikeyhsd Guest

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    rude discourteous answer, typical.

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    "Malke" <notreally@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:eUGGXl3XIHA.4880@xxxxxx
    Mrs Moo wrote:

    (snip multipost)

    Asked and answered in the other newsgroup to which you posted. Please
    don't multipost; it makes more work for everyone and will get you *less*
    help, not more. See this for why:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting
    http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm - multiposting

    If you have forgotten where you posted or can't find your post, use
    Google Groups Advanced Search and search for your name.


    Malke
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    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

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