unable to open docs sent to me

  johnnyrocker 19:43 06 Jun 2004
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i think the problem might be open office ,org related, just lately documents sent to me and saved in my docs are save as a notepad icon with coloured icon top left corner a few blue lines and the a large slanted red A office org wont open it and i cant find how to open these word docs.

cheers.

johnny.

  ton 19:53 06 Jun 2004

In Windows Explorer, hold down the Shift key and right click on the file; select Open With. Scroll down the list (or Browse) to find the office program you want to open it. Make sure "Always open with" is ticked.

  johnnyrocker 19:58 06 Jun 2004

thats my problem i only have open office and that will not touch it, nothing happens when i do that.

johnny.

  VoG II 20:12 06 Jun 2004

That's a Wordpad icon. Try starting Wordpad and opening the document from the File menu.

  johnnyrocker 20:39 06 Jun 2004

it opens them but in an unuseable format, not worth printing, when they first came in the mail i could open them with office but it said some sort of converter could not be opened and i selected open anyway and since then cant open,

johnny.

  johnnyrocker 06:48 07 Jun 2004

^

  johnnyrocker 06:55 07 Jun 2004

cracked it, i set it in folder options to be opened by open office which still did not work but when right clicking i find i now have word pad facility which i did not have before and that works a treat, hope this might help someone else. thanks to those wh offered suggestions.

johnny,

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