Document already "open" message

  dajh 17:17 15 Mar 2004
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When I open a Word or Excel document I get a message to the effect that the document is already open ....even though it isnt! I am running Word 97 under Win2000. Any ideas as to how I can get rid of this irritating message?

Doug

  Taff36 17:22 15 Mar 2004

This also appears to be happening with Office 97 applications and XP machines at work. It has only started happening since our IT consultant upgraded all machines with the latest MS updates and service packs. Are Microsoft poisoning their offspring?

  Diodorus Siculus 17:33 15 Mar 2004

click here;en-us;89247&Product=ofw97

Start/Run and run the following commands:3

Winword /r

Excel /regserver

MSAccess /regserver

Powerpnt /regserver

This re-registers each application and rebuilds the file types. Note there is a space before the forward slash.

  anon1 17:54 15 Mar 2004

Why do these microsoft kb links always clip

  Gemma 17:58 15 Mar 2004

Because the app. that parses URL strings isn't very good.........

  dajh 20:33 15 Mar 2004

Thanks for the advice Diodorus....worked a treat!

Doug

  Taff36 10:16 16 Mar 2004

Brilliant - worked for us too! Many thanks.

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