.doc files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by t-4-2, Nov 26, 2008.

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    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello everyone,
    Is there anyway I can have my computer recognized both HTML and .doc
    files ?
    Right now it can only read HTML.
    My Adobe Reader 8, Power Point and MS Ecel won't take .doc files.
    t-4-2, Nov 26, 2008
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  2. Of course they won't!

    ..DOC are MS WORD files.

    ..PDF are Adobe Reader files.

    ..PPS are Power Point files.

    ..XLS are Excel files.

    None of those programs can open files from any other.

    To view .DOC files:


    Richie Hardwick
    Richie Hardwick, Nov 26, 2008
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  3. Actually, quite a few programs will work with Word .doc files. These
    include OpenOffice.org, along with most other modern word processors. Word
    Viewer (see Richie Hardwick's reply) will let you read them but not edit

    Steve Thackery, Nov 26, 2008
  4. Completely forgot about Open Office (and I have it installed here!).

    Richie Hardwick
    Richie Hardwick, Nov 26, 2008
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    oscar Guest


    1) Microsoft Works – can read and edit .doc files
    2) Word Pad – can read .doc files

    Both programs usually are part of the Vista package. Look in Start Menu >
    All Programs
    oscar, Nov 27, 2008
  6. Wordpad can't open DOC files on my computer.

    Richie Hardwick
    Richie Hardwick, Nov 27, 2008
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    Ian D Guest

    Microsoft Works is not part of Vista.
    Ian D, Nov 27, 2008
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    Snidley W. Guest

    Looks like Oscar is zero-for-two on that one!

    Whatta STAR!
    Snidley W., Nov 27, 2008
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    t-4-2 Guest

    Thank you everyone.
    I have Wordpad. It won't work on .doc files.
    I have MS Works too. It does nothing ?
    Intalled the MS Word Viewer 2003. It works.
    t-4-2, Nov 27, 2008
  10. Toldya... you're welcome! <g>

    Richie Hardwick
    Richie Hardwick, Nov 27, 2008
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    Dyndrilliac Guest

    Intalled the MS Word Viewer 2003. It works.

    You should forego using the viewer program IMO and just get OpenOffice. Not
    only will it allow you to open all of the files associated with the
    Microsoft Office applications (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft
    Powerpoint) but alter them and create new ones as well.
    Dyndrilliac, Nov 27, 2008
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    t-4-2 Guest

    Yes, thank you. I realized that. I just don't want to pay for annua
    subscription fee.....cheap cheap
    t-4-2, Nov 27, 2008

  13. Sorry, that's not correct. WordPad can *not* read .doc files.

    Again, not correct. Although WordPad is a part of Windows, Works is
    *not*. Some OEM vendors may package Works with the computers they
    sell, but that's their choice. It is not part of Vista, nor is it part
    of any other version of Windows.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Nov 27, 2008

  14. Well, if you consider that reading the file, that's your choice. I
    don't consider it that at all. Yes, you can get the text, but because
    you can't read what you call "gibberish," you lose all the formatting
    etc. that was in the file.

    Still, your pointing out that you can at least get the text there,
    which I neglected to mention, is valuable.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Nov 27, 2008
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    Dave T. Guest

    To open .doc files in MS Works 8, you must first set the "type" dialog
    at the bottom of the box to .doc. Works will then convert the file to
    ..wps and open it. When you are done editing you have the option of
    saving in either wps or doc.

    Dave T.

    You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. - Hirohito,
    Emporer of Japan
    Dave T., Nov 27, 2008
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