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Microsoft Word: How to open multiple documents at once?

Q: Microsoft Word: How to open multiple documents at once?

hey guys, i've got like 7 documents i need to look at. i was wondering if it's possible for me to open all of them at once instead of opening them individually?

thanks

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A:HELP!!! Microsoft Works Word Processor will not open, unable to open ANY documents!!!

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A:Can not open documents in Microsoft Office Word 2007

Open Word, go to the Office Orb, then Resources, and then "Run Microsoft Office Diagnostics.

This will check out the install and do a repair if needed. You will need to the "Office cache" file on the hard drive or have the Office CD handy, if it is needed.
 

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saiz said:


Is my suspicion true?Click to expand...

I don't think so. Try installing OpenOffice.org 3.0 and you'll be able to open those files.
 

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A:Word and Excel 2007 - Programs open ok - documents take ages to open

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A:How to get Excel and Word documents to open without the Open,Save,SaveAs box opening

Hello and welcome to the forum.

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A:Word documents will not open in My Documents

Likely, you need to reset the file association. Here's an article that explains exactly how to do that.
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A:Microsoft word changes the formating in my documents.

Welcome to the forum.

Try using "Web Page Preview" from the "File" menu to preview the file without saving it. Without seeing the file I cannot really deduce (figure out) what is going wrong with it.
Can you please zip up the file and post it as an attachment under the advanced editing portion of the post via the button "Manage Attachments?"
 

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more here

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A:cant open my word documents...

Do you have Microsoft word installed? Go to your Start Menu and look through your programs for a folder named Microsoft, Inside should be a program called Microsoft Word. If not, than you need to buy Microsoft Word, or download Open-office, just google it. It is a free alternative to Word, and it can open word. If you do have word than when that prompt comes back up than select "select program from list" and choose Microsoft Word. Good Luck , without computer for 6 days will check back then . And maybe someone here will help if you need further assistance.
 

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Do you mean that the office program on your computer attempts to open?
What malware are you trying to remove? What are the symptoms?
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Did you try to uninstall office and re-install?

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anybody?

http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft-office/201125-having-multiple-word-2010-documents-update-single-change.html
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Does it work by opening Word, then opening the document from there?

If so, make sure .docx is associated with Word, which is located here as "WINWORD.EXE":

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Word 2003 can't open the newer Word .docx format or Powerpoint presentations. It's been so long since I used it that I can barely remember its functions - but it may need to be installed in XP compatibility mode if you would like it to work properly in Windows 7...

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Hello Charlene,

Try deleting the template. Close all instances of word.

Click Start > Search > all Files and Folders > type normal.dot

when the search results are found delete the listing(s) for normal.dot

Re-open MS Word.

If not you can try to repair it or reinstall it.

http://www.pcdon.com/word-unstable-c...ormal-dot.html

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cant-open-word-2000-documents-please-help-364439.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-open-word-or-publisher-documents.349122/
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Wrong forum JPG2. Please post on the Microsoft Office forum:
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anyone?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/445444/microsoft-word-keeps-opening-documents-in-compatibility-mode/
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A:Combine multiple Word 2007 documents into one document on seperate pages

If this is a one off project the easiest way is to open the document that will be your main document, go the to the end of the document , Go To Insert>Text>Object>Select>Text from File and repeat until complete
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/combine-multiple-word-2007-documents-into-one-document-on-seperate-pages.820215/
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This may help:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q241/8/17.ASP">Click
 

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Hey Ray,

I had a similar problem which was probably different than yours, but here it is for your info. I couldn't access EXCEL or WORD. I would get a lock up and eventually a "can't open excel' message. The short of it was my NORTON had gotten corrupted and because it was set to scan those documents upon opening, it cause them to halt.

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Thanks! 
 

 

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In Word go "File" > "Options" > "Trust Centre" > "Trust Centre Settings..." > "Protected View" and uncheck the top three boxes.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/562392/word-documents-need-unlocking-in-properties-before-they-open/
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Hello and welcome to TSF

What version of Office is it?

What secruity programs do you have installed? (I ask because alot of virus scanners scan a word document before opening.)

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/word-slow-to-load-and-open-documents-169206.html
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Have you gone into the Control Panel's Default Programs menu and made sure that Word has all of the required defaults?

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Open a command prompt and type in:

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A:Word will not open OpenOffice Writer documents

sluggo123 said:

I use OpenOffice Writer and when I send information from it to my brothers, who use MS OFFICE Word, they cannot open anything that I send them. Is there a free plug-in that will open OpenOffice on their computers. OpenOffice is much too large for them to have both OpenOffice and MS Office on their computers and they say Word is easier for them to use and is much better than OpenOffice Writer and of course much more expensive. I did a search here but found nothing on this, of course I may not have used the right key words etc. If the explaination is on this forum will someone kindly point me in the right direction?Click to expand...

With any document you wish to send them, click File, Save As, then at the bottom of the window beside the cancel button click the drop down arrow and select to save the document as 97/2000/XP format.
 

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A:Word documents open and close very slow

Try Office Experts Word troubleshooting, only do the steps until it works right, but you may need to do at least 3 and 5.

Also, if you have a recent Norton, there's a setting in there (under Misc?) that scans Office documents when you open them. Turn it off.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/word-documents-open-and-close-very-slow.179220/
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Close Word.
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Open Word.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/word-documents-automatically-open-on-launch.56011/
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A:UNABLE TO OPEN LINKS FROM WORD DOCUMENTS

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Are you sure that your account is an administrator account?

How about if you also hold down control?

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That is just a temp file that office creates. Change your folder options to don't show hidden files




Have a look here

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Don't wanna claim that this is the case but that problems seems identical in case with malware that encrypts all files on PC and locks them for good. If you have backup it is possible to get files back. In other cases if nothing is changed no one can help you anymore. Would be best to check PC by someone from forum who cleans malware but he/she can't get you files back if I am correct about this.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559327/ms-word-documents-corrupted-post-microsoft-impersonation-scam/
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You could try rebuilding the Icon cache by following this tutorial.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft-office/364381-microsoft-word-documents-icons-file-extensions-changed.html
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A:How to open Microsoft works documents.

I believe that LibreOffice supports MS Works documents.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-open-microsoft-works-documents.1075786/
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Hope you can help
 

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Hi again,

Anybody able to help me with this please?
 

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A:Cannot Open Microsoft Works Files in Microsoft Word 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315757
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2013_release-word/i-cant-open-any-of-my-microsoft-works-documents/c242b6da-3292-4d7d-8689-9a554ecb7171
 
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001017.htm
 
Reboot after any changes you make.

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A:Solved: Unable to open links from word documents

LUIS39 said:


When I click on a link on a word document or on excel, I am unable to open the link and I get the following message:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

I am the only operator and I did not place any restrictions.

Thanks
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 70017 MB, Free - 57195 MB; D: Total - 6275 MB, Free - 3453 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HH807
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: EnabledClick to expand...

Hi Luis, Sorry to hear that you are having this problem. Perhaps this can be of some help.

Fix unable to open url error message in Word: http://www.askageek.com/2009/11/08/fix-unable-to-open-url-error-message-in-word/
 

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A:Solved: Can't Open MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, etc) Documents

Things got messed up as you uninstalled the trial version after installing the Home and Student version.
You may need to remove the H and S version and reinstall it.
 

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Hi Cheeki and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think the best thing you can do is download and install LibreOffice. It is 100% free and will open Microsoft Office documents unless they are encrypted with a password. You can get it here.LibreOffice 4 is here!

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A:Solved: MS Word Documents Tring to Open in Paint Shop

Hello right click
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