Word Documents saving as DOC

April 27, 2011 at 10:29:33
Specs: Windows 7
I currently am using Windows 7 on an HP Pavilion computer and recently when I save a Word Document it automatically saves it in DOC file format. All my previously saved Word Documents have also been converted to DOC files. When I open the DOC files the page format is not the same as when originally saved in Word. Is there a quick fix

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#1
April 27, 2011 at 10:53:40
It would be really nice if you told us which version of Word you are using and which was previously used.

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April 27, 2011 at 11:02:25
Sorry XPUSER4Real, I guess that is why I am having problems as my computer knowledge is limited. I know that when I save a document it only shows the file as Word Document and I am using Windows 7. Occasionally I might save it Word 97-2003 Document but either way it saves them all, and had converted old files, to DOC files. Does that help you

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#3
April 27, 2011 at 11:11:17
that's OK.
.doc is the normal extension for word documents.

What is different with the format?

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#4
April 27, 2011 at 11:26:00
It removes headers and changes the line format. I was just going through things and found a way to always open the files into Word but I still have a problem emailing the document. It opens in Microsoft Works. I currently use Thunderbird for my emails and when I try to select the format to open it from the browse button does not give me Word to open it in.

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#5
April 27, 2011 at 20:07:02
You need to set the default for opening .doc files to Word (or uninstall works). There are a few ways, but the easiest way for you would be to right click on any of these files and select "Open With" and select Word and then put a check in the box that says roughly 'Always open this type of files with this program' and click OK.

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#6
April 27, 2011 at 20:39:06
Thanks Fingers,

I tried that but it does not give "word" as one of the items to select and when I try to browse I still don't get it. What I finally ended up doing was setting my default to open through the internet and it seems to work. It adds an extra step to opening the documents but never the less it works

Thanks for your help


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