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Setting MS Office as default instead of Open Office


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#1 sail-on

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:16 AM

I can't seem to be able to convert back to 2003 MS Office. I switched the default to OpenOffice 3.2 to give it a try, but I want to switch back until I can play with OpenOffice a little.
I went to, Default Programs-Set your Default Programs, but the only MS program that is listed there is MS Outlook. It's not showing Word or Excel. I definitely didn't want to try clicking on Outlook hoping that word or excel are within this same heading. I don't use Outlook and I didn't want to mess up my email program.



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Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:56 AM

Have you tried using the Default Programs feature, which is listed on the Windows 7 START menu?
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 10:48 AM

Try this:

Right-click a Word file (.doc) and click Open With > Choose default program

Find Word in the list, or Browse for it > OK

This should reset Word as the default program to use for .doc files.

You would have to do the same for Excel, too.
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:51 PM

Try this:

Right-click a Word file (.doc) and click Open With > Choose default program

Find Word in the list, or Browse for it > OK

This should reset Word as the default program to use for .doc files.

You would have to do the same for Excel, too.


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