Problems opening .doc files

January 23, 2008 at 17:47:26
Specs: vista, 120gb

I'm having problems opening .doc files from internet explorer. Whenever I click on a file, it opens using WordPad which then shows alot of jumbled symbols before the text. I want to set my computer to open files using Works or Word, but I don't know how to do so. Even when I try to right-click on the file, it does not give me the "open with" option. Thanks for any help! I have Windows vista

Every time I open a file from internet explorer, the file opens using Wordpad which shows jumbled symbols. How do I change the program from Wordpad to Works or Word? I've tried right-clicking on doc

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January 23, 2008 at 18:48:35
in internet explore.........go to tools and open it, then go down menu to option and open program tab at top and you will see HML editor option and choose word.

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January 24, 2008 at 16:19:16
Right click on the doc file and enter the preferences.
Then you'll see filetype = .doc
Press on "Change" on the "open with" line.
There you can choose what program you want to open it with.
If you want the new program to always open it, then make sure to set a ( V ) in the field where it says, always use this program to open these filetypes.

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