why does my computer try to open .doc files i

December 16, 2010 at 12:59:52
Specs: Windows XP
When trying to open some emailed .doc files Excell opens up and reports that it can not open the file. Is there a setting that needs tweaking somewhere?

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#1
December 16, 2010 at 17:53:36
Check the properties of the .doc file.

See if the Open With is Excel or Word.

MIKE

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#2
December 17, 2010 at 06:02:11
Hi, Thanks for the help.
Where and how do I find the "open with" command. I can not find it!
Sorry if this seems basic.
Regards

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#3
December 17, 2010 at 07:24:48
Go to the directory where the file is located.
Possibly "My Documents"

Select the file, but do not open it, just highlight it.
Right click on the file.
A window/menu should open.
At the bottom click on Properties
Another window/menu should open.
Near the top will be two lines:

Type of File:
Should say something like, Microsoft Office Word Document.

Open With:
Should say Microsoft Word

If the Open With: does NOT say MS Word,
click the Change button next to it and select MS Word from the window/menu that should appear.

MIKE

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#4
December 30, 2010 at 09:47:06
HI,
Thanks for your help which enabled me to fix it. Easy when you know how.
Regards
Natterjack

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#5
December 30, 2010 at 13:35:25
Glad I could help.

MIKE

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