Difficulty opening .doc files

September 21, 2011 at 09:57:42
Specs: Windows 7
I followed XpUser's advice to download wordviewer and afterwards when I downloaded a .doc file it opened in NotePad and it was utterly illegible.

I'm operating under windows 7 professional.


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#1
September 21, 2011 at 11:28:37
change the .doc file assocation from notepad to word viewer so docs open in word viewer not notepad

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#2
September 21, 2011 at 13:29:28
How do I do that? Thanks for your help.

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#3
September 21, 2011 at 14:48:13
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

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#4
September 21, 2011 at 15:38:07
Did you ever open these files with a word processor application? Is this a new issue?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
September 21, 2011 at 15:44:20
I'm struggling major here!!! Thanks to wanderer I now know how to change the file association. I have the microsoft office free trial and don't know why that doesn't show up as a file association.

In other words, when I download .pages or .doc files I want them to open in microsoft word, but they don't.

I tried changing them to word viewer and I got a page with symbols that looked like alien language. haha. Any help would be appreciated.


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#6
September 21, 2011 at 18:35:58
Change the association to the Office program instead. May have to find the exact name of that program and search for it if the open with doesn't supply it as a choice.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#7
September 22, 2011 at 08:09:44
problem isn't with word viewer or file associations. Its the file you downloaded. It may have a doc extension but from what you describe its not a doc file.

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#8
September 22, 2011 at 12:06:56
One way to prove the point is to open Microsoft Word and browse for the doc file. If it won't open from there then it is an incorrect file. You can always associate doc with winword.exe but there is no point if it won't even open from within Word itself.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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