Pre-1995 Word document will not load up in Word 2003


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TreePC

I picked up a word document from our archive - dated 3 November 1994. When I
try to open it in Microsoft Office Word 2003, it says:

"You are attempting to open a file that was created in an earlier version of
Microsoft Office. This file type is blocked from opening in this version by
your registry policy setting."

How do I change the registry poilicy setting so that it will let me read my
own document?!
 
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garfield-n-odie [MVP]

SP3 for Office 2003 blocks certain older file types from opening.
To unblock them, see http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=922849
"You receive an error message when you try to open or to save a
file type that was blocked by your registry policy settings in
Word 2007 or in Word 2003".

If you don't feel comfortable manually editing the registry,
there is a .reg file available at
http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockWord.reg
.. All you need to do with the .reg file is download it and
double-click it to merge into your Windows registry, restart your
computer, and the older Word file types will no longer be blocked.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

See “Information about certain file types that are blocked after you install
Office 2003 Service Pack 3†at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938810.
Method 1 is the one you want. Download the reg file to your desktop and
double-click on it to merge it with the Registry.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 

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