printing problem with Talktalk email

  bathjohn 11:16 10 May 2014

When I receive an email with an attachment written using Word and I try to print it I get "you are trying to use Microsoft Office which you do not have". I currently use Microsoft Works 7.0 as my word processor which is fully satisfactory; can I make this the default for printing such attachments (I am on Windows 8.1)?

  BRYNIT 12:00 10 May 2014

If you can open MS Word documents with MS Works then allowing these documents to be opened with MS Works will allow you to print them. If not you can always download MS word viewer this will allow you to view and print the documents.

Win 8 tends to associate files with apps. To make life easier and react like win 7 I have associated all doc, pics etc to open with the relevant Windows programs I've installed instead of the apps.

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