MS Word problem

  roland rat69 06:13 20 Mar 2008
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Good morning,
I am using MS XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2 and MS Word 2002.
When ever i click on a MS Word document to open, it always open in notepad and never looks right.
however, if i save the document somewhere, then open MS Word, then open the document it works.
Anyone got any ideas or having the same problem?
This has also happened recently to someone else i know

Thanks in advance

  Taff™ 06:38 20 Mar 2008

Open Windows Explorer and right click the document you want to open in Word. (It will have a notepad Icon) Choose Open With and select Word - make sure you select the tick box "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" Click OK and the job should be done.

  roland rat69 08:58 20 Mar 2008

Taff,
thanks for that.
I dont have windows explorer though.
looked everywhere for it

  VoG II 09:02 20 Mar 2008

Start > Run > type

explorer

and click OK.

  Graham. 09:14 20 Mar 2008

Right click, Open with, Choose Program...

  Taff™ 09:19 20 Mar 2008

Oh Yes You do! Quick short cut press the Windows Key and E Key together. It`s similar to My Computer. In fact I think you can achieve the same result from there as well.

  roland rat69 10:52 20 Mar 2008

thanks all for this.
ill have a look when im home tonight

  Taff™ 10:10 22 Mar 2008

Any Luck?

  lotvic 14:29 22 Mar 2008

to open Windows Explorer

rightclick on 'My Computer' choose 'explore'

or
rightclick on 'My Documents' choose 'explore'

or
rightclick on 'My Pictures' choose 'explore'

or 'Start' > 'All programs' > 'Accessories' > 'Windows Explorer'

- Windows Explorer is everywhere... :))

  roland rat69 17:51 24 Mar 2008

yeah that worked changing the icon.
many thanks to you all

  Taff™ 06:36 25 Mar 2008

Tick and Click resolved?

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