Help with opening word documents on Vista

Posted: 01-25-2008, 04:44 PM
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.


Help with opening word documents on Vista


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Malke
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Re: Help with opening word documents on Vista
Posted: 01-25-2008, 05:40 PM
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don't multipost; it makes more work for everyone and will get you *less*
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Ken Blake, MVP
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Re: Help with opening word documents on Vista
Posted: 01-25-2008, 06:51 PM
On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 08:44:01 -0800, Mrs Moo <Mrs
Moo@discussions.microsoft.com> 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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Posted: 01-25-2008, 11:45 PM
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rude discourteous answer, typical.

blatant self serving advertising

from ms news rules.

We ask that you refrain from posting advertisements or solicitations that do not pertain directly to the intended use and purpose of the newsgroup or chat.

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"Malke" <notreally@invalid.invalid> wrote in message news:eUGGXl3XIHA.4880@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
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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