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Office 2010 Problems: "Starting Microsoft Office Click-to-Run" & Unattractive DOCX icons for Word documents.


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#1 andrewset

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:21 AM

I recently installed the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta, but this morning its intro screen stays stuck at "Starting Microsoft Office Click-to-Run." Googling it resulted in only two threads, neither of them having the answer.

I'm back to using Office 2007, by simply setting my Word and Excel documents to open by Office 2007 by default, but now my Word and Excel icons have become much less pretty, such as my Word icons becoming a very plain "DOCX" icon instead of the normal "blue W" icon. I checked, and the file types are still regular Word documents. Is there a way to get the pretty icons back?

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:26 PM

Regarding changing the icon:
Go to either My Computer or Windows Explorer.
Click Tools, Folder Options, File Types tab.
Scroll down to the DOCX file type (file types are in alphabetical order), click on it one time to highlight it.
Click the Advanced button.
The "Edit File Type" screen appears.
There is a Change Icon button in the top right area.
Click the Change Icon button.
You should have other icon choices to pick from.


Side note: If you don't like any of those icons, you can always hit the Browse button,
and browse to where other icons are, (you can assign any icon to any file type that you want, it is a matter of personal preference).
Icons are found in .exe files (executables), some (not all) .dll (dynamic link library) files, and .ico files.
If we don't change the direction we are going,
We are likely to end up where we are headed.

#3 andrewset

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:44 AM

A Gaia girl!=)

Thanks for the info! I found the solution somewhere else, but that works too!

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:38 PM

Yep, that is one of my Gaia avi's :thumbsup:

Glad you got your answer :flowers:
If we don't change the direction we are going,
We are likely to end up where we are headed.




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