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Cant open Microsoft office docuements

 
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JewelsMax
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:13 pm    Post subject: Cant open Microsoft office docuements Reply with quote

We moved documents from a Windows ME computer running Microsoft Office, to a Windows XP Computer with Word Perfect 11 and Open office.

How do I open the Microsoft files?

the extention for the files we can open is .wps

Thanks to anyone who can lelp.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to open OpenOffice.org and open MS Word docs from within the application.

You could also do a repair on the OO.o install (Start - Settings - Control Panel - Add REmove programs ) and make sure the check marks for opening MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint documents with OO.o are checked.

Let us know if this is what you are looking for.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I try.

I open up open office writer, and select to open the document. It brings up a box titled filter selection. Microsoft office isn't listed, and any of the options that I've tried hasn't worked.



I have made sure the check marks for ms work, ms excel, and ms powerpoint were checked.

What else can I do?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wps is the extension from Microsoft Works. Even Microsoft Office does not handle this format readily.

Your best bet is to open the files in Works again and resave in rtf format.

This is a regular request on this forum and elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JewelsMax wrote:
I have made sure the check marks for ms work, ms excel, and ms powerpoint were checked.


MS Works is not listed there. It is MS Word
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok thanks. I guess that's what we'll have to do. I was hoping for something easier.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, missed that part about the extension.

Yep, Microsoft really is good at messing things up with the MS Works format. Like stated above, the MS Works format is questionable on ANYTHING other than the version of MS Works it was created on.

I would agree, you will have to reopen and save into something like RTF or MS Word to be able to migrate to OO.o.
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