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Old 04-12-2007
sudhir
 

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files open in wordpad and all gibberish
All my doc files are opening in wordpad and they are unreadable. I do have
microsoft office with word in the pc. When i right click on a doc file and
then click "open with" there is no "word "option. Available options are
wordpad,adobe and int.explorer. How do i force vista open all doc files in
word? thanks.

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Old 04-12-2007
Dave
 

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Re: files open in wordpad and all gibberish
you don't have the "Choose Default Program" option listed?

or, right-click, Properties - Opens With [change]




"sudhir" <s.sarnobat@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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> All my doc files are opening in wordpad and they are unreadable. I do have
> microsoft office with word in the pc. When i right click on a doc file
> and then click "open with" there is no "word "option. Available options
> are wordpad,adobe and int.explorer. How do i force vista open all doc
> files in word? thanks.


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Old 04-12-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

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Re: files open in wordpad and all gibberish
If Microsoft Word does not appear in the Open With menu, click the Browse
button and navigate to the WinWord.exe file located in C:\Program
Files\Microsoft Officexx. (xx wil be the version of office you have
installed)

Click WinWord.exe and select Open. This will add Word to the Open With menu.
Select it and make sure that the "Always use the selected program to open
this kind of file" option is selected and click OK.

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Ronnie Vernon
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"sudhir" <s.sarnobat@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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> All my doc files are opening in wordpad and they are unreadable. I do have
> microsoft office with word in the pc. When i right click on a doc file
> and then click "open with" there is no "word "option. Available options
> are wordpad,adobe and int.explorer. How do i force vista open all doc
> files in word? thanks.


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Old 04-13-2007
Ramesh, MS-MVP
 

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Re: files open in wordpad and all gibberish
Try repairing Word. This will fix the file association related problems as well.

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All my doc files are opening in wordpad and they are unreadable. I do have
microsoft office with word in the pc. When i right click on a doc file and
then click "open with" there is no "word "option. Available options are
wordpad,adobe and int.explorer. How do i force vista open all doc files in
word? thanks.

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