Why can't I associate DOC files with Word 2007?


D

Darkeforce

I'm trying to set Word 2007 as the default program to open DOC files, but it
won't let me. I don't want to have to go through and convert all my DOC files
to DOCX, and I know that using Word 2007 for DOC files means that I have to
use compatibility mode, but I'm content with that.

I have tried right-clicking a DOC document, and using "Open with...", but
even after I browse manually to winword.exe, it still won't show the option
to open in Word 2007 in the dialogue. I also tried going through Start ->
Default Programs and selecting DOC files, but I got the same result; the
"Open with..." dialogue will not recognize Word 2007 as a viable program to
open DOC files.

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
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AnonyMous

I have the exact same problem as you, but no one is replying to our posts
unfortunately.
 
D

Darkeforce

That's crazy. There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to associate earlier
format of Word files with Word 2007 if it's able to open them. Not allowing
us to associate them like this seems like nothing more than a little, petty
"screw you" gesture. After all, most people still use DOC files, not DOCX
files.
 
D

Darkeforce

EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC files. Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as one of
the possible options for DOC files.

JoAnn Paules said:
You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

Vista
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6172036.html

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Darkeforce said:
That's crazy. There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to associate
earlier
format of Word files with Word 2007 if it's able to open them. Not
allowing
us to associate them like this seems like nothing more than a little,
petty
"screw you" gesture. After all, most people still use DOC files, not DOCX
files.
 
J

JoAnn Paules

Are you using Vista or XP?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Darkeforce said:
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC files.
Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting
Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as one
of
the possible options for DOC files.

JoAnn Paules said:
You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

Vista
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6172036.html

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Darkeforce said:
That's crazy. There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to associate
earlier
format of Word files with Word 2007 if it's able to open them. Not
allowing
us to associate them like this seems like nothing more than a little,
petty
"screw you" gesture. After all, most people still use DOC files, not
DOCX
files.

:

I have the exact same problem as you, but no one is replying to our
posts
unfortunately.

:

I'm trying to set Word 2007 as the default program to open DOC
files,
but it
won't let me. I don't want to have to go through and convert all my
DOC
files
to DOCX, and I know that using Word 2007 for DOC files means that I
have to
use compatibility mode, but I'm content with that.

I have tried right-clicking a DOC document, and using "Open
with...",
but
even after I browse manually to winword.exe, it still won't show the
option
to open in Word 2007 in the dialogue. I also tried going through
Start ->
Default Programs and selecting DOC files, but I got the same result;
the
"Open with..." dialogue will not recognize Word 2007 as a viable
program to
open DOC files.

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
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D

Darkeforce

Vista SP1

JoAnn Paules said:
Are you using Vista or XP?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Darkeforce said:
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC files.
Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting
Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as one
of
the possible options for DOC files.

JoAnn Paules said:
You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

Vista
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6172036.html

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



That's crazy. There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to associate
earlier
format of Word files with Word 2007 if it's able to open them. Not
allowing
us to associate them like this seems like nothing more than a little,
petty
"screw you" gesture. After all, most people still use DOC files, not
DOCX
files.

:

I have the exact same problem as you, but no one is replying to our
posts
unfortunately.

:

I'm trying to set Word 2007 as the default program to open DOC
files,
but it
won't let me. I don't want to have to go through and convert all my
DOC
files
to DOCX, and I know that using Word 2007 for DOC files means that I
have to
use compatibility mode, but I'm content with that.

I have tried right-clicking a DOC document, and using "Open
with...",
but
even after I browse manually to winword.exe, it still won't show the
option
to open in Word 2007 in the dialogue. I also tried going through
Start ->
Default Programs and selecting DOC files, but I got the same result;
the
"Open with..." dialogue will not recognize Word 2007 as a viable
program to
open DOC files.

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

Do you have two versions of Word installed? If so, then you will have two
winword.exe files; perhaps you have not selected the correct one.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

Darkeforce said:
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC files.
Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting
Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as one
of
the possible options for DOC files.

JoAnn Paules said:
You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

Vista
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6172036.html

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Darkeforce said:
That's crazy. There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to associate
earlier
format of Word files with Word 2007 if it's able to open them. Not
allowing
us to associate them like this seems like nothing more than a little,
petty
"screw you" gesture. After all, most people still use DOC files, not
DOCX
files.

:

I have the exact same problem as you, but no one is replying to our
posts
unfortunately.

:

I'm trying to set Word 2007 as the default program to open DOC
files,
but it
won't let me. I don't want to have to go through and convert all my
DOC
files
to DOCX, and I know that using Word 2007 for DOC files means that I
have to
use compatibility mode, but I'm content with that.

I have tried right-clicking a DOC document, and using "Open
with...",
but
even after I browse manually to winword.exe, it still won't show the
option
to open in Word 2007 in the dialogue. I also tried going through
Start ->
Default Programs and selecting DOC files, but I got the same result;
the
"Open with..." dialogue will not recognize Word 2007 as a viable
program to
open DOC files.

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
J

JoAnn Paules

I have Vista and Office 2007. .doc files are associated with Word. It
doesn't say which version but then again I only have one version installed
on this system.

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Darkeforce said:
Vista SP1

JoAnn Paules said:
Are you using Vista or XP?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Darkeforce said:
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC
files.
Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting
Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as
one
of
the possible options for DOC files.

:

You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

Vista
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6172036.html

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



That's crazy. There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to
associate
earlier
format of Word files with Word 2007 if it's able to open them. Not
allowing
us to associate them like this seems like nothing more than a
little,
petty
"screw you" gesture. After all, most people still use DOC files, not
DOCX
files.

:

I have the exact same problem as you, but no one is replying to our
posts
unfortunately.

:

I'm trying to set Word 2007 as the default program to open DOC
files,
but it
won't let me. I don't want to have to go through and convert all
my
DOC
files
to DOCX, and I know that using Word 2007 for DOC files means that
I
have to
use compatibility mode, but I'm content with that.

I have tried right-clicking a DOC document, and using "Open
with...",
but
even after I browse manually to winword.exe, it still won't show
the
option
to open in Word 2007 in the dialogue. I also tried going through
Start ->
Default Programs and selecting DOC files, but I got the same
result;
the
"Open with..." dialogue will not recognize Word 2007 as a viable
program to
open DOC files.

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
D

Darkeforce

I only have Word 2007; upgraded from 2000. Word 2000 doesn't appear to be on
the computer at all anymore, so there is only one Winword.exe file.

JoAnn Paules said:
I have Vista and Office 2007. .doc files are associated with Word. It
doesn't say which version but then again I only have one version installed
on this system.

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Darkeforce said:
Vista SP1

JoAnn Paules said:
Are you using Vista or XP?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC
files.
Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting
Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as
one
of
the possible options for DOC files.

:

You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

Vista
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6172036.html

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



That's crazy. There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to
associate
earlier
format of Word files with Word 2007 if it's able to open them. Not
allowing
us to associate them like this seems like nothing more than a
little,
petty
"screw you" gesture. After all, most people still use DOC files, not
DOCX
files.

:

I have the exact same problem as you, but no one is replying to our
posts
unfortunately.

:

I'm trying to set Word 2007 as the default program to open DOC
files,
but it
won't let me. I don't want to have to go through and convert all
my
DOC
files
to DOCX, and I know that using Word 2007 for DOC files means that
I
have to
use compatibility mode, but I'm content with that.

I have tried right-clicking a DOC document, and using "Open
with...",
but
even after I browse manually to winword.exe, it still won't show
the
option
to open in Word 2007 in the dialogue. I also tried going through
Start ->
Default Programs and selecting DOC files, but I got the same
result;
the
"Open with..." dialogue will not recognize Word 2007 as a viable
program to
open DOC files.

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
J

JoAnn Paules

Specifically how are you trying to associate these files?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Darkeforce said:
I only have Word 2007; upgraded from 2000. Word 2000 doesn't appear to be
on
the computer at all anymore, so there is only one Winword.exe file.

JoAnn Paules said:
I have Vista and Office 2007. .doc files are associated with Word. It
doesn't say which version but then again I only have one version
installed
on this system.

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Darkeforce said:
Vista SP1

:

Are you using Vista or XP?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL
NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC
files.
Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting
Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as
one
of
the possible options for DOC files.

:

You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

Vista
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6172036.html

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



message
That's crazy. There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to
associate
earlier
format of Word files with Word 2007 if it's able to open them.
Not
allowing
us to associate them like this seems like nothing more than a
little,
petty
"screw you" gesture. After all, most people still use DOC files,
not
DOCX
files.

:

I have the exact same problem as you, but no one is replying to
our
posts
unfortunately.

:

I'm trying to set Word 2007 as the default program to open DOC
files,
but it
won't let me. I don't want to have to go through and convert
all
my
DOC
files
to DOCX, and I know that using Word 2007 for DOC files means
that
I
have to
use compatibility mode, but I'm content with that.

I have tried right-clicking a DOC document, and using "Open
with...",
but
even after I browse manually to winword.exe, it still won't
show
the
option
to open in Word 2007 in the dialogue. I also tried going
through
Start ->
Default Programs and selecting DOC files, but I got the same
result;
the
"Open with..." dialogue will not recognize Word 2007 as a
viable
program to
open DOC files.

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
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D

Darkeforce

From my first post:

"I have tried right-clicking a DOC document, and using "Open with...", but
even after I browse manually to winword.exe, it still won't show the option
to open in Word 2007 in the dialogue. I also tried going through Start ->
Default Programs and selecting DOC files, but I got the same result; the
"Open with..." dialogue will not recognize Word 2007 as a viable program to
open DOC files."


JoAnn Paules said:
Specifically how are you trying to associate these files?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Darkeforce said:
I only have Word 2007; upgraded from 2000. Word 2000 doesn't appear to be
on
the computer at all anymore, so there is only one Winword.exe file.

JoAnn Paules said:
I have Vista and Office 2007. .doc files are associated with Word. It
doesn't say which version but then again I only have one version
installed
on this system.

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



Vista SP1

:

Are you using Vista or XP?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL
NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC
files.
Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting
Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as
one
of
the possible options for DOC files.

:

You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

Vista
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6172036.html

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



message
That's crazy. There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to
associate
earlier
format of Word files with Word 2007 if it's able to open them.
Not
allowing
us to associate them like this seems like nothing more than a
little,
petty
"screw you" gesture. After all, most people still use DOC files,
not
DOCX
files.

:

I have the exact same problem as you, but no one is replying to
our
posts
unfortunately.

:

I'm trying to set Word 2007 as the default program to open DOC
files,
but it
won't let me. I don't want to have to go through and convert
all
my
DOC
files
to DOCX, and I know that using Word 2007 for DOC files means
that
I
have to
use compatibility mode, but I'm content with that.

I have tried right-clicking a DOC document, and using "Open
with...",
but
even after I browse manually to winword.exe, it still won't
show
the
option
to open in Word 2007 in the dialogue. I also tried going
through
Start ->
Default Programs and selecting DOC files, but I got the same
result;
the
"Open with..." dialogue will not recognize Word 2007 as a
viable
program to
open DOC files.

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
D

Darkeforce

When I click to open DOC files, it opens in MS Works wordprocessor, which I
don't like at all. When I try to associate DOC files with Word 2007
(winword.exe), either by right-clicking and using "Open with", or by
selecting "Default Programs" from the Start Menu and setting file
associations, it doesn't show Word 2007 as a possible option, and browsing to
it manually still won't make it a possible option — Office Word never shows
up in the "other programs" list, and clicking OK after browsing to it doesn't
change the association away from MS Works.

Additionally, Office 2007 doesn't show up in the "Set default programs"
list, either, so you can't set all Word formats to open with Word 2007 that
way.

PamC via OfficeKB.com said:
I don't think you can associate .doc files with a particular version of Word
in XP either. And you may not need to. I have XP with both W2003 and W2007
loaded on my computer. When I start a file from Explorer--by double clicking
it or right clicking and choosing open--Word will open it in whichever
version was opened last. Word behaved this way with the operating system
before XP as well.

I just checked the file associations on my computer; all the Word file
extensions are associated with "Microsoft Office Word".

Are you saying that your computer doesn't behave this way. If not, please
describe what does happen.

PamC
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC files. Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as one of
the possible options for DOC files.
You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.
[quoted text clipped - 37 lines]
I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
E

Exhibit Imaging

Hi Darkeforce... I've been posting on this exact behavior. I've tried both
ways of associating the files. All I get is "pat" answers from the "experts"
who clearly haven't read my post... in the same way they obviously didn't
read your post. I've cruised the intenet looking for answers and there seen
to be a lot of people asking the ery same question.... no one id answering...

Darkeforce said:
When I click to open DOC files, it opens in MS Works wordprocessor, which I
don't like at all. When I try to associate DOC files with Word 2007
(winword.exe), either by right-clicking and using "Open with", or by
selecting "Default Programs" from the Start Menu and setting file
associations, it doesn't show Word 2007 as a possible option, and browsing to
it manually still won't make it a possible option — Office Word never shows
up in the "other programs" list, and clicking OK after browsing to it doesn't
change the association away from MS Works.

Additionally, Office 2007 doesn't show up in the "Set default programs"
list, either, so you can't set all Word formats to open with Word 2007 that
way.

PamC via OfficeKB.com said:
I don't think you can associate .doc files with a particular version of Word
in XP either. And you may not need to. I have XP with both W2003 and W2007
loaded on my computer. When I start a file from Explorer--by double clicking
it or right clicking and choosing open--Word will open it in whichever
version was opened last. Word behaved this way with the operating system
before XP as well.

I just checked the file associations on my computer; all the Word file
extensions are associated with "Microsoft Office Word".

Are you saying that your computer doesn't behave this way. If not, please
describe what does happen.

PamC
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC files. Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as one of
the possible options for DOC files.

You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

[quoted text clipped - 37 lines]

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
D

Darkeforce

It's just like Microsoft to make something that isn't completely
backwards-compatable.

I don't see how something like this wasn't caught in beta-testing.

What about it, experts? Can I at least get an honest answer of "I don't know"?




Exhibit Imaging said:
Hi Darkeforce... I've been posting on this exact behavior. I've tried both
ways of associating the files. All I get is "pat" answers from the "experts"
who clearly haven't read my post... in the same way they obviously didn't
read your post. I've cruised the intenet looking for answers and there seen
to be a lot of people asking the ery same question.... no one id answering...

Darkeforce said:
When I click to open DOC files, it opens in MS Works wordprocessor, which I
don't like at all. When I try to associate DOC files with Word 2007
(winword.exe), either by right-clicking and using "Open with", or by
selecting "Default Programs" from the Start Menu and setting file
associations, it doesn't show Word 2007 as a possible option, and browsing to
it manually still won't make it a possible option — Office Word never shows
up in the "other programs" list, and clicking OK after browsing to it doesn't
change the association away from MS Works.

Additionally, Office 2007 doesn't show up in the "Set default programs"
list, either, so you can't set all Word formats to open with Word 2007 that
way.

PamC via OfficeKB.com said:
I don't think you can associate .doc files with a particular version of Word
in XP either. And you may not need to. I have XP with both W2003 and W2007
loaded on my computer. When I start a file from Explorer--by double clicking
it or right clicking and choosing open--Word will open it in whichever
version was opened last. Word behaved this way with the operating system
before XP as well.

I just checked the file associations on my computer; all the Word file
extensions are associated with "Microsoft Office Word".

Are you saying that your computer doesn't behave this way. If not, please
describe what does happen.

PamC

Darkeforce wrote:
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC files. Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as one of
the possible options for DOC files.

You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

[quoted text clipped - 37 lines]

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
D

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

See
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Darkeforce said:
It's just like Microsoft to make something that isn't completely
backwards-compatable.

I don't see how something like this wasn't caught in beta-testing.

What about it, experts? Can I at least get an honest answer of "I don't
know"?




Exhibit Imaging said:
Hi Darkeforce... I've been posting on this exact behavior. I've tried
both
ways of associating the files. All I get is "pat" answers from the
"experts"
who clearly haven't read my post... in the same way they obviously didn't
read your post. I've cruised the intenet looking for answers and there
seen
to be a lot of people asking the ery same question.... no one id
answering...

Darkeforce said:
When I click to open DOC files, it opens in MS Works wordprocessor,
which I
don't like at all. When I try to associate DOC files with Word 2007
(winword.exe), either by right-clicking and using "Open with", or by
selecting "Default Programs" from the Start Menu and setting file
associations, it doesn't show Word 2007 as a possible option, and
browsing to
it manually still won't make it a possible option - Office Word never
shows
up in the "other programs" list, and clicking OK after browsing to it
doesn't
change the association away from MS Works.

Additionally, Office 2007 doesn't show up in the "Set default programs"
list, either, so you can't set all Word formats to open with Word 2007
that
way.

:

I don't think you can associate .doc files with a particular version
of Word
in XP either. And you may not need to. I have XP with both W2003
and W2007
loaded on my computer. When I start a file from Explorer--by double
clicking
it or right clicking and choosing open--Word will open it in
whichever
version was opened last. Word behaved this way with the operating
system
before XP as well.

I just checked the file associations on my computer; all the Word
file
extensions are associated with "Microsoft Office Word".

Are you saying that your computer doesn't behave this way. If not,
please
describe what does happen.

PamC

Darkeforce wrote:
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL
NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC
files. Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting
Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as
one of
the possible options for DOC files.

You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

[quoted text clipped - 37 lines]

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
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Exhibit Imaging

Hi Doug,

I don't mean to sound paranoid, but your link takes you out of the Microsoft
website, to an unknown URL, and then asks us to download an unknown .zip
file, launch it, and to top it all, it ask us to, quote "When you are
prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or
provide confirmation"

Does this sound safe to you, or does this sound like the type of thing the
other moderators would laugh at us for because we followed the instructions.

Really... Darkeforce... what do you think?

Caby Smith
[email protected]

Doug Robbins - Word MVP said:
See
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Darkeforce said:
It's just like Microsoft to make something that isn't completely
backwards-compatable.

I don't see how something like this wasn't caught in beta-testing.

What about it, experts? Can I at least get an honest answer of "I don't
know"?




Exhibit Imaging said:
Hi Darkeforce... I've been posting on this exact behavior. I've tried
both
ways of associating the files. All I get is "pat" answers from the
"experts"
who clearly haven't read my post... in the same way they obviously didn't
read your post. I've cruised the intenet looking for answers and there
seen
to be a lot of people asking the ery same question.... no one id
answering...

:

When I click to open DOC files, it opens in MS Works wordprocessor,
which I
don't like at all. When I try to associate DOC files with Word 2007
(winword.exe), either by right-clicking and using "Open with", or by
selecting "Default Programs" from the Start Menu and setting file
associations, it doesn't show Word 2007 as a possible option, and
browsing to
it manually still won't make it a possible option - Office Word never
shows
up in the "other programs" list, and clicking OK after browsing to it
doesn't
change the association away from MS Works.

Additionally, Office 2007 doesn't show up in the "Set default programs"
list, either, so you can't set all Word formats to open with Word 2007
that
way.

:

I don't think you can associate .doc files with a particular version
of Word
in XP either. And you may not need to. I have XP with both W2003
and W2007
loaded on my computer. When I start a file from Explorer--by double
clicking
it or right clicking and choosing open--Word will open it in
whichever
version was opened last. Word behaved this way with the operating
system
before XP as well.

I just checked the file associations on my computer; all the Word
file
extensions are associated with "Microsoft Office Word".

Are you saying that your computer doesn't behave this way. If not,
please
describe what does happen.

PamC

Darkeforce wrote:
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools WILL
NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open DOC
files. Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and selecting
Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word 2007 as
one of
the possible options for DOC files.

You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

[quoted text clipped - 37 lines]

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
G

Graham Mayor

You really don't get it do you? This is not a Microsoft 'site' and there are
no 'Moderators' posting here. This is a user peer group hosted on a
Microsoft Usenet server. The Microsoft web site you have used to access the
forum is merely one of many portals into the same user group. Those of us
who post here do so at our own expense and in our own time to help people
where we can, usually without thanks and often having to put up with
sarcastic comments from ungrateful users such as yourself.

It is not our fault that your installation is not working as you expect, and
it is not our fault that the standard replies that we have posted, which in
most cases do address the issue you are experiencing, have not worked for
you.

We have also done the standard web searches which you are quite capable of
doing yourself, and have posted likely solutions that others have found
helpful. If you don't wish to take advantage of those suggestions, then that
is a matter entirely for you, but given the nature of your continued
comments, do not expect fellow users to fall over themselves to help you
further.

Your problem has nothing to do with Word in any case. It's a Windows Vista
issue., maybe the Windows Vista folks (also users like yourself) will find
your sarcasm amusing.

On the other hand, if you want help from Microsoft then I am sure they will
be happy to take your money.


--
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com

<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>




Exhibit said:
Hi Doug,

I don't mean to sound paranoid, but your link takes you out of the
Microsoft website, to an unknown URL, and then asks us to download an
unknown .zip file, launch it, and to top it all, it ask us to, quote
"When you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation,
type the password or provide confirmation"

Does this sound safe to you, or does this sound like the type of
thing the other moderators would laugh at us for because we followed
the instructions.

Really... Darkeforce... what do you think?

Caby Smith
[email protected]

Doug Robbins - Word MVP said:
See
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Darkeforce said:
It's just like Microsoft to make something that isn't completely
backwards-compatable.

I don't see how something like this wasn't caught in beta-testing.

What about it, experts? Can I at least get an honest answer of "I
don't know"?




:

Hi Darkeforce... I've been posting on this exact behavior. I've
tried both
ways of associating the files. All I get is "pat" answers from the
"experts"
who clearly haven't read my post... in the same way they obviously
didn't read your post. I've cruised the intenet looking for
answers and there seen
to be a lot of people asking the ery same question.... no one id
answering...

:

When I click to open DOC files, it opens in MS Works
wordprocessor, which I
don't like at all. When I try to associate DOC files with Word
2007 (winword.exe), either by right-clicking and using "Open
with", or by selecting "Default Programs" from the Start Menu and
setting file associations, it doesn't show Word 2007 as a
possible option, and browsing to
it manually still won't make it a possible option - Office Word
never shows
up in the "other programs" list, and clicking OK after browsing
to it doesn't
change the association away from MS Works.

Additionally, Office 2007 doesn't show up in the "Set default
programs" list, either, so you can't set all Word formats to open
with Word 2007 that
way.

:

I don't think you can associate .doc files with a particular
version of Word
in XP either. And you may not need to. I have XP with both
W2003 and W2007
loaded on my computer. When I start a file from Explorer--by
double clicking
it or right clicking and choosing open--Word will open it in
whichever
version was opened last. Word behaved this way with the
operating system
before XP as well.

I just checked the file associations on my computer; all the Word
file
extensions are associated with "Microsoft Office Word".

Are you saying that your computer doesn't behave this way. If
not, please
describe what does happen.

PamC

Darkeforce wrote:
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools
WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open
DOC files. Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and
selecting Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word
2007 as one of
the possible options for DOC files.

You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

[quoted text clipped - 37 lines]

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
E

Exhibit Imaging

Hi Graham,

You are right. I was suffering under the delusion that this was a Microsoft
site, and that you, and the others, were a paid moderators. I appreciate
you setting me straight. I can tell you that armed with that new knownledge,
I am not in any way ungrateful. I also think you can understand why I, and
probably many other posters here, think this is an official site with
Microsoft employees running it. Even though my comments were flaming, I do
think you might have given me the benifit of the doubt that I was unaware you
were all volunteers before calling me ungrateful... as I am not... I'm just
one more slug out here in the world who wants his products to behave as he
expects them to. I run a small business... very small... I wear all the
hats..., and spending 4+ hours trying to solve a software issue tends to make
one cranky. That said, even if you were all paid employees, it would not
excuse the tone of my posts. I should remain more proffesional all the times.
That said, a few of thing would help this site keep tempers from flairing...

One: It would be great to see this under each of your signitures, or at the
top of each page:

"This is a non Microsoft site,
All MVP Moderators are Volunteers"

Two: Idiots like me would mind their manners, and..

Three: There are, unfortunately, AND somewhat understandably, some very
elitist, holyier-than-thou posts by the volunteers here. I know you all have
to deal with idiots (I know... like me...) who barely know how to turn on
their computers, but I have seen many unnessesarily harsh comments, and I
don't think they are any more excuseable than my frustrated flaming.

Once again, I do appologise for my temper, (and my spelling) and I have a
greatly improved, new-found appreciation for the volunteers here.

Caby Smith
(e-mail address removed)

Graham Mayor said:
You really don't get it do you? This is not a Microsoft 'site' and there are
no 'Moderators' posting here. This is a user peer group hosted on a
Microsoft Usenet server. The Microsoft web site you have used to access the
forum is merely one of many portals into the same user group. Those of us
who post here do so at our own expense and in our own time to help people
where we can, usually without thanks and often having to put up with
sarcastic comments from ungrateful users such as yourself.

It is not our fault that your installation is not working as you expect, and
it is not our fault that the standard replies that we have posted, which in
most cases do address the issue you are experiencing, have not worked for
you.

We have also done the standard web searches which you are quite capable of
doing yourself, and have posted likely solutions that others have found
helpful. If you don't wish to take advantage of those suggestions, then that
is a matter entirely for you, but given the nature of your continued
comments, do not expect fellow users to fall over themselves to help you
further.

Your problem has nothing to do with Word in any case. It's a Windows Vista
issue., maybe the Windows Vista folks (also users like yourself) will find
your sarcasm amusing.

On the other hand, if you want help from Microsoft then I am sure they will
be happy to take your money.


--
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com

<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>




Exhibit said:
Hi Doug,

I don't mean to sound paranoid, but your link takes you out of the
Microsoft website, to an unknown URL, and then asks us to download an
unknown .zip file, launch it, and to top it all, it ask us to, quote
"When you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation,
type the password or provide confirmation"

Does this sound safe to you, or does this sound like the type of
thing the other moderators would laugh at us for because we followed
the instructions.

Really... Darkeforce... what do you think?

Caby Smith
[email protected]

Doug Robbins - Word MVP said:
See
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

It's just like Microsoft to make something that isn't completely
backwards-compatable.

I don't see how something like this wasn't caught in beta-testing.

What about it, experts? Can I at least get an honest answer of "I
don't know"?




:

Hi Darkeforce... I've been posting on this exact behavior. I've
tried both
ways of associating the files. All I get is "pat" answers from the
"experts"
who clearly haven't read my post... in the same way they obviously
didn't read your post. I've cruised the intenet looking for
answers and there seen
to be a lot of people asking the ery same question.... no one id
answering...

:

When I click to open DOC files, it opens in MS Works
wordprocessor, which I
don't like at all. When I try to associate DOC files with Word
2007 (winword.exe), either by right-clicking and using "Open
with", or by selecting "Default Programs" from the Start Menu and
setting file associations, it doesn't show Word 2007 as a
possible option, and browsing to
it manually still won't make it a possible option - Office Word
never shows
up in the "other programs" list, and clicking OK after browsing
to it doesn't
change the association away from MS Works.

Additionally, Office 2007 doesn't show up in the "Set default
programs" list, either, so you can't set all Word formats to open
with Word 2007 that
way.

:

I don't think you can associate .doc files with a particular
version of Word
in XP either. And you may not need to. I have XP with both
W2003 and W2007
loaded on my computer. When I start a file from Explorer--by
double clicking
it or right clicking and choosing open--Word will open it in
whichever
version was opened last. Word behaved this way with the
operating system
before XP as well.

I just checked the file associations on my computer; all the Word
file
extensions are associated with "Microsoft Office Word".

Are you saying that your computer doesn't behave this way. If
not, please
describe what does happen.

PamC

Darkeforce wrote:
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools
WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open
DOC files. Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and
selecting Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word
2007 as one of
the possible options for DOC files.

You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

[quoted text clipped - 37 lines]

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 
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G

Graham Mayor

Apologies accepted. I regret however that I am unable to offer any further
suggestions.

--
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com

<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>


Exhibit said:
Hi Graham,

You are right. I was suffering under the delusion that this was a
Microsoft site, and that you, and the others, were a paid moderators.
I appreciate you setting me straight. I can tell you that armed with
that new knownledge, I am not in any way ungrateful. I also think
you can understand why I, and probably many other posters here, think
this is an official site with Microsoft employees running it. Even
though my comments were flaming, I do think you might have given me
the benifit of the doubt that I was unaware you were all volunteers
before calling me ungrateful... as I am not... I'm just one more slug
out here in the world who wants his products to behave as he expects
them to. I run a small business... very small... I wear all the
hats..., and spending 4+ hours trying to solve a software issue tends
to make one cranky. That said, even if you were all paid employees,
it would not excuse the tone of my posts. I should remain more
proffesional all the times. That said, a few of thing would help this
site keep tempers from flairing...

One: It would be great to see this under each of your signitures, or
at the top of each page:

"This is a non Microsoft site,
All MVP Moderators are Volunteers"

Two: Idiots like me would mind their manners, and..

Three: There are, unfortunately, AND somewhat understandably, some
very elitist, holyier-than-thou posts by the volunteers here. I know
you all have to deal with idiots (I know... like me...) who barely
know how to turn on their computers, but I have seen many
unnessesarily harsh comments, and I don't think they are any more
excuseable than my frustrated flaming.

Once again, I do appologise for my temper, (and my spelling) and I
have a greatly improved, new-found appreciation for the volunteers
here.

Caby Smith
(e-mail address removed)

Graham Mayor said:
You really don't get it do you? This is not a Microsoft 'site' and
there are no 'Moderators' posting here. This is a user peer group
hosted on a Microsoft Usenet server. The Microsoft web site you have
used to access the forum is merely one of many portals into the same
user group. Those of us who post here do so at our own expense and
in our own time to help people where we can, usually without thanks
and often having to put up with sarcastic comments from ungrateful
users such as yourself.

It is not our fault that your installation is not working as you
expect, and it is not our fault that the standard replies that we
have posted, which in most cases do address the issue you are
experiencing, have not worked for you.

We have also done the standard web searches which you are quite
capable of doing yourself, and have posted likely solutions that
others have found helpful. If you don't wish to take advantage of
those suggestions, then that is a matter entirely for you, but given
the nature of your continued comments, do not expect fellow users to
fall over themselves to help you further.

Your problem has nothing to do with Word in any case. It's a Windows
Vista issue., maybe the Windows Vista folks (also users like
yourself) will find your sarcasm amusing.

On the other hand, if you want help from Microsoft then I am sure
they will be happy to take your money.


--
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com

<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>




Exhibit said:
Hi Doug,

I don't mean to sound paranoid, but your link takes you out of the
Microsoft website, to an unknown URL, and then asks us to download
an unknown .zip file, launch it, and to top it all, it ask us to,
quote "When you are prompted for an administrator password or
confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation"

Does this sound safe to you, or does this sound like the type of
thing the other moderators would laugh at us for because we followed
the instructions.

Really... Darkeforce... what do you think?

Caby Smith
[email protected]

:

See
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of
my services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

message It's just like Microsoft to make something that isn't completely
backwards-compatable.

I don't see how something like this wasn't caught in beta-testing.

What about it, experts? Can I at least get an honest answer of "I
don't know"?




:

Hi Darkeforce... I've been posting on this exact behavior. I've
tried both
ways of associating the files. All I get is "pat" answers from
the "experts"
who clearly haven't read my post... in the same way they
obviously didn't read your post. I've cruised the intenet
looking for answers and there seen
to be a lot of people asking the ery same question.... no one id
answering...

:

When I click to open DOC files, it opens in MS Works
wordprocessor, which I
don't like at all. When I try to associate DOC files with Word
2007 (winword.exe), either by right-clicking and using "Open
with", or by selecting "Default Programs" from the Start Menu
and setting file associations, it doesn't show Word 2007 as a
possible option, and browsing to
it manually still won't make it a possible option - Office Word
never shows
up in the "other programs" list, and clicking OK after browsing
to it doesn't
change the association away from MS Works.

Additionally, Office 2007 doesn't show up in the "Set default
programs" list, either, so you can't set all Word formats to
open with Word 2007 that
way.

:

I don't think you can associate .doc files with a particular
version of Word
in XP either. And you may not need to. I have XP with both
W2003 and W2007
loaded on my computer. When I start a file from Explorer--by
double clicking
it or right clicking and choosing open--Word will open it in
whichever
version was opened last. Word behaved this way with the
operating system
before XP as well.

I just checked the file associations on my computer; all the
Word file
extensions are associated with "Microsoft Office Word".

Are you saying that your computer doesn't behave this way. If
not, please
describe what does happen.

PamC

Darkeforce wrote:
EXCEPT...

If you had read my first post, you would see that those tools
WILL NOT
RECOGNIZE Word 2007 as a potential program with which to open
DOC files. Even
clicking the Browse button and manually browsing to and
selecting Winword.exe
WILL NOT get the Change Association dialogue to include Word
2007 as one of
the possible options for DOC files.

You can certainly associate .doc files with 2007.

[quoted text clipped - 37 lines]

I'm using Vista Home Premium
 

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