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Extensa

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Are you running Microsoft Office 2007??


If so, to open, save, or read Office 2007 file formats (Word=XML Powerpoint=Powerpoint 2007 Presentation Excel=Excel 2007 Workbook or XML) You do need to install the compatibility Pack noted in the above post.

This works for opening 2003 documents in 2007 and opening 2007 documents in 2003.

Hope this helps,

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Les Le Gear

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Could you post the error message you get? If you get one....it sounds like a compatability problem. I would take a look at this update, and see if maybe you need it, Im not the most tech savy to know if it would be what does work.

Download details: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

Best of luck to you

Thanks for quick reply. Error message as follows: "Works cannot open C\:users\michele\desktop\mydocs242308\micheles's resume\mlegearresume6.doc\the file may be in use by another application, the file format may not be supported by anoy of the installed converts, or the file may be corrupt."

Thanks again for your help.

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Les Le Gear

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Are you running Microsoft Office 2007??


If so, to open, save, or read Office 2007 file formats (Word=XML Powerpoint=Powerpoint 2007 Presentation Excel=Excel 2007 Workbook or XML) You do need to install the compatibility Pack noted in the above post.

This works for opening 2003 documents in 2007 and opening 2007 documents in 2003.

Hope this helps,

Extensa

Thanks for quick reply. I do not have Office. I have Works version 9. I opted not to buy the Office package from Microsoft after the trial period. Apparently the Works
program in Vista is not recognizing earlier Works versions. Doesn't make sense.

Regards,


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Les Le Gear

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Thanks for quick reply. I do not have Office. I have Works version 9. I opted not to buy the Office package from Microsoft after the trial period. Apparently the Works
program in Vista is not recognizing earlier Works versions. Doesn't make sense.

Regards,


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marrypoppins

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Ah I find I issues opening word documents in works too.
 

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Naresh Mittal

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Once I installed MS Office Word 2003 along with Word 2007, all my documents got automatically converted.
 

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