Word pad doc. auto converting to Word doc.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Brenda, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Brenda

    Brenda Guest

    I am teaching a seniors computer class. Using wordpad because its very
    basic. However, when I open a saved wordpad document, it automatically opens
    in word. How do I stop this. I am using windows vista, and I have Office
    2007 on my computers.
     
    Brenda, Mar 14, 2008
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  2. I don't think the Vista version of WordPad can open .doc files anymore.

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    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 14, 2008
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  3. Brenda

    Alias Guest

    Can you right click it and use "Open with ..."?

    Alias
     
    Alias, Mar 14, 2008
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  4. Brenda

    Bob Guest

    Bob, Mar 14, 2008
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  5. Brenda

    DM Guest

    or right click the txt file and click properties and in the general tab just
    below the file name and icon is the box for type of file and what to open
    with. Click change and select your choice application.

    This should change all like file types.
     
    DM, Mar 14, 2008
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  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wordpad

    "In Windows Vista, support for reading Word files was removed because of the
    incorrect rendering and formatting problems. However, it supports speech
    recognition and the Text Services Framework (TSF). For viewing legacy
    (97-2003) as well as newer (Open XML) Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft
    recommends Word Viewer, which is available for free."

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    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 14, 2008
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  7. Brenda

    Bob Guest

    I just tried to open a doc file with WordPad and it worked fine.
     
    Bob, Mar 14, 2008
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  8. I just tested. Make sure you are saving them as .rtf files, rather than
    ..doc files, as the Vista version of WordPad no longer opens .doc files.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 14, 2008
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  9. Brenda

    Alias Guest

    The files were created with WordPad, not Word.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Mar 14, 2008
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  10. Brenda

    Bob Guest

    Bob, Mar 14, 2008
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  11. Brenda

    Brenda Guest

    Hi, thank you. Your advice worked. I changed the default program to word
    pad and now my wordpad documents, which are saved as RTF files, are opening
    back up in word pad.
     
    Brenda, Mar 14, 2008
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