|many thanks for all the replies.....|
my documents SOMETIMES have a W symbol at the bottom right hand corner of them but it really seems to be random! At the moment each document has a big letter A in red at the bottom right of the icon of each document in the folder- as you say, some other bloke, at least Open Office (upgraded to 3.1) will open these, because you get the option to "open with". With email attachments however you don't seem to get these options: Word documents simply don't open because it tells me it is not installed!
Humar...with Word opened, via winword.exe, I clicked Help and scrolled down to Detect and Repair....Windows Installer told me it could not find the programme as it was not installed! Bizarre, as the damn programme opened up in the first place, registered in my name! lol
I am putting the CD Rom in the DVD/CD drive but it will not play or give me File options or anything!
Correct....double-clicking documents in a folder do not open Word. At the moment as Ive said, they all have a Red A attached to them not a W !
And Mike, there is not even Office in add or remove programmes! It has disappeared, although it is installed and obviously hidden.
Yes I can mangae without Word, but I'm mystified as to where it has gone, especially as winword.exe opens it up! And email attachments are difficult to open with Open Office, because by default they revert to Word, and it is telling me I don't have it installed!
We can beat this nonsense! I am away for weekend....back Monday afternoon....aaaaahhh freedom from computers! :)