Microsoft Word problem

  simonrees69 21:09 04 Jun 03

I have noticed recently that any document that have previously saved as a word document has now appeared to be saved as a word pad document. I can open the file to it's original state if I open MS Word first without any problem. But, if I open the file from "My Documents" it opens automatically in word pad......Why is this?

I am running Windows ME2000 with Office 2000 professional edition.

Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks in anticipation.

  otubby1 21:29 04 Jun 03

It is unusual, but it sounds like word pad has overwritten Word as the default document processor.

If you open a document in Word and then save it, do you get the Word icon beside it in your 'My Documents' folder?

  timothywilliam 21:29 04 Jun 03

In XP you can get an Option to open anything like Word in whatever you wish as a Default. Don't know whether you can do it in yours but have a look in Tools and Options and various settings where all those boxes can be ticked and unticked. I expect something has changed there.

  User-312386 21:55 04 Jun 03

single click on any word .doc

now hold the shift key down, right click then file and select "open with"

now a box will open up,look down the list and highlight Word and check the box that says "allways use this programme to open this file type"


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