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#1 unterelsbach

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:34 PM

​can't open documents unless I agree to a Microsoft Word free trial.  Choosing IE as default to open all documents it can open doesn't help


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 05:01 PM

It the documents referenced are MS Word documents...you can either use a Word viewer application or use one of the MS Office alternatives available (example, Libre Office) to midify such documents.

 

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If I chose to download one of the MS Word readers...I would do so only from the Microsoft website.

 

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#3 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:18 AM

​can't open documents unless I agree to a Microsoft Word free trial.  Choosing IE as default to open all documents it can open doesn't help

 

 

 

That would be absolutely normal and correct because Internet Explorer can not open these types of documents.


Edited by Rocky Bennett, 10 October 2017 - 09:19 AM.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:20 AM

Like hamluis has suggested, you can use Libreoffice. Please donate, they work for free.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:07 PM

In case you do not find LibreOffice to your liking, other GOOD alternatives with word processors are TextMaker from SoftMaker's FreeOffice, and WPS Office; two office type programs which contain wordprocessor applications.

 

I found enormous benefit many years ago when I tried Jarte (which is ONLY a word processing program) , although the file extensions available for it are very limited.  It MIGHT be all you need.  Just know also that the interface might not be to everybody's liking.






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