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Q: Open Office, And MS WORD/EXCEL Questions


Great Forum. Wonderful, knowledgeable folks.

Had to re-format HD, and seems to be working now.
But for how much longer, who knows.

On the old setup, I had MS WORD and Excel.
Many existing files of both.

I only have, if I remember right, 2 or 3 downloads allowable/available from the
Student Edition of them that I purchased a while ago.

So, I don't want to use up what is left on my present PC, as I have real doubts about it lasting much longer.

I heard about Open Office, and that it is free, and "completely" compatible with the MS equivalents. True ? Or,... ?

Is this what I want ?
Are there "better" free ones tghat would work very well with my existing WORD and Excel stuff ?
If so, suggestions would be most appreciated.


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A: Open Office, And MS WORD/EXCEL Questions

Both Open office and Libre Office can open most Word/Excel documents provided they don't use any incompatible features. They will not open any encrypted documents however. It is also possible to save documents in .doc and .docx format though how compatible the .docx format is I am not sure.

Home ? LibreOffice - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

There is also Kingsoft which looks like Office 2003 and can read but not write the later Office file types. There are free versions of this.

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A:MS office files, Word and Excel, very slow to open

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A:Ms Office Tries To Configure For Extras I Don't Have *every* Time I Boot Up Or Open A Word, Excel Or Powerpoint File How Do...

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Jimmy2times said:

I'm still a computer newbie........I bought a magazine recently on Windows XP and there was a whole chapter on Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and all that. My question is........I can't seem to find these programs, are they included with XP or do you have to buy them separately? Thanks.Click to expand...

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Yo !
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A:office 2003 word and excel


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461899 MB, Free - 164566 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0J190T
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
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Uninstall/reinstall MS Office...update for all SPs...update for all critical updates.
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I am running Office Home amp Student on Vista When I first started using this system Word or Excel would open very quickly approx - seconds Lately it is taking - seconds to open Items of interest - once Word Excel is open invoking subsequent documents is only - seconds Lately & Excel Gotten Open Have to Slow Word - I have GB RAM - as far as I know prefetching is in force - I do use indexing but I always have - I am not on a network - One thing that has Word & Excel Have Gotten Slow to Open Lately changed for me lately is the addition of a graphics tablet however Word Excel is slow even with the USB tablet unplugged - when I say slow I mean that the first - seconds of wait time is dead time then it begins to open Update a bit of new information -- the slow behavior occurs when I invoke Word or Excel directly from the desktop or from the Recent Items list or from within a folder However if I invoke Word or Excel from the Start Menu program list it is very fast - seconds What would make such a difference Hopefully not a red herring but worthy of further research Would appreciate any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this problem Thanks nbsp

A:Word & Excel Have Gotten Slow to Open Lately

Hello. This is a rephrase of the above post I recently made about this problem
since I still have the issue. In this post, I am distinguishing between
opening the *program* on one hand, and opening a *file* created with the
program on the other hand.

I am running Office 2007 for Home & Student under Vista.

- When I open an Office *Program* (like Word) from the Start Menu or the
Quick Start bar, it opens in a fast 1-2 seconds; opening a *File*
from the Office Button is another fast 1-2 seconds.
- However, when I open the same Word *File* from the Desktop, or from the
Recent Items list, or from a folder, it opens in a very slow 7-8 seconds;
the first 5 seconds of which time is 'dead time' before the Word window even

My recollection is that these files once opened very quickly from the
desktop and the slow down is fairly recent.

Any thoughts on what may be causing this *file* opening slowdown?

Other data:
- I have 2 GB Ram
- Other *files* open from the desktop in 1-2 seconds; the slow behavior is
only with Office generated files [e.g. Windows Movie Maker *file* opens very
- I do use indexing, but always have.
- Have tested with and without my avast A/V and no difference.
- I am not on a network.
- One thing that has changed for me lately is the addition of a graphics
tablet; however, Word/Excel is slow even with the USB tablet unplugged.
- I have run Office Diagnostics (someone suggested) but made no difference.
- the Word files are .docx, but have found that .doc is also slow from the
- Someone asked if I have the Office Startup Assistant (osa.exe) in place; I
have not been able to find such a file and not sure if it matters anyway.

So, if anyone has further thoughts, would appreciate, thanks!

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EMET 5.2 is causing Word, Excel 2010 and IE 8 to crash with a "Microsoft Excel has stopped working" error when we have ASR active for these applications.

Installed apps:
EMET 5.2
MS Office 2010 32 bit.
Blue Cielo Meridian 2011 SP1.

Blue Cielo Meridian 2011 SP1 has 2 services running that integrate with MS Office 2010, these are:
AMHookTray.exe (x64)
AMHookTrayU.exe (x86)

If I end the 32 bit (AMHookTrayU.exe) application in task manager then problem does not occur.
If I disable the ASR in Word or Excel then again the issue does not occur.

I have added AMHookTray.exe, AMHookTrayU.exe to the "Modules" but I still get the error.
Any suggestions would be welcomed.
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Just wondering if any one out there might have any ideas on how i could get word to open. i have office home and student 2007 and all the other programs open fine apart from opens into the little title box and stays like that or if i try open a file it says it cannot find it or word is unable to open the file.....any help much appreciated!

A:Office Word 2007 wont open grrrrrr

I would think you have to repair the office2007.
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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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I do get the Word window open but there is nothing in it. I have tried this with .doc, .docx and .txt files and I get the same thing.
But I can open files if I first open word and then go to Open and select a document from there, but not by double clicking.
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and Microsoft Office Word 2007, can anyone help me?

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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A:Just installed MS Office Word (2010) Cannot open any odt or sxw files

How did you uninstall OO ?
When you double click on one of your files.....does OO still try to open it ?....(this is despite the fact that you uninstalled it..!?)
Can you right click on a "open with".....does OO still appear in the menu there as an option to open the file with?