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Changing from Microsoft Office 2007 to 2010

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:30 AM

I bought a new compuiter.On my former computer, I had many desk top icons of documents that I prepared using Microsoft Office 2007. Prior to changing computers,
I downloaded all of my desktop icons dto my thumb ddrive.Now with the new compjuter, I downloaded the new Microsoft Offie Professional 2010. Previouisly I was told by Best Buy
that when I downloaded the new Microsoft Office Professional 2010, the word documents, that I had on my desktoop would just automatically go into the new office 2010

That did not happen so now I have many wored documentsw that I cannodt open.... When I click the icon on my desktop now.... a box opens with a heading of : File Download.............
Inside the box it asks: Do you want to open or save this file?

Below that is the following:

Name: Which is the name of the document
Type: Doc_auto-file, 78.0 KB (this last number will vary depending on the document)

Then at the bottom of the box.... three options: Open.............Save..............Cancel

I want,of course, that each of my word documents/publisher documents, etc that I now have on my new desktop be opened in the new version of Microsoft Office 2010.

(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Edited by jgweed, 02 February 2011 - 11:28 AM.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:44 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Office 2010 will read Office 2007 files with no problems.

What I am wondering is if the icons on your desktop were shortcuts and not the original documents themselves.
You can tell that by the icon. If there is a little arrow on the lower left of the icon its a shortcut and not the original.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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