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Make Word documents open in Word 

by on March 8, 2010

Q: All of a sudden all my Word documents have started opening in Word Pad instead of Word. Is there a way I can get them opening in Word again?

A: The problem is that your Word document (.doc, .docx, etc) file extensions have been associated with Word Pad some how. The solution is to associate the Word document extensions with Word again. To do this you will want to right click on one of your Word documents. You will then see a menu with a few choices and you will want to select the Open With option. Read the rest of this entry »

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How do you create a form with a drop down list in Word 2007? 

by on February 17, 2010

Q: How do I create a form with a drop down list in Word 2007? It used to be so easy with 2003 but I cannot figure it out with Word 2007.

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Is there free software that can do grammar checking? 

by on September 26, 2009

Q: Is there a website were I can download free software to do a grammar check?


Is it possible to have Word 2003 and Word 2007 on the same computer? 

by on September 15, 2009

Q: I have Word 2003 on my computer now but my sister wants me to install Word 2007. That’s fine, but I would like to keep 2003 for my comfort zone and am wondering if it will be overwritten by Word 2007, or will I end up with both. I guess my question is, “How do I put Word 2007 on XP without overwriting Word 2003?”


How come I cannot get Word Viewer to install on my computer running Windows Vista? 

by on April 27, 2009

Q: I had Windows XP Home on my last computer and now I have Windows Vista Home. I tried downloading the Word Viewer 2003 so I can read my docs, but every time I download, it just goes through the process like it downloaded, but never opens. When I check my temp files, nothings there. I’ve heard it works fine for people. Why am I having a problem? I even turned off my firewall and tried it, but it still didn’t work.


What are compound documents? 

by on March 12, 2009

Q: Why is a compound document needed and is there something about it that you are not to know about?


How come I am having problems opening my AbiWord document? 

by on March 3, 2009

Q: I was recently working on a paper on my computer. I saved it early that morning and when I woke up four hours later and tried to click on the document, it said error importing file c:/documentsandsettings/administrator/mydocuments/mybook/thebalconyabiword.abw. What can I do to fix this?


Scanning A Document And Using It As A Word Template 

by on January 28, 2008

Q: I would like to know what I would have to do in order to scan a document into word and save it as a template so I can use it over and over again.

A: I agree with you that it is a fantastic idea to scan a document directly into word and save it as a template for repeatedly using it in future. In fact, it is fairly simple to do that.

For scanning a document directly into word follow the below mentioned simple steps:

  1. Open up a New Word Document from the Template on my computer.
  2. Use a hard page return to (Ctrl+Enter) for creating a new page.

Now, at the top of this new page, click Insert -> Picture -> From Scanner/Digital Camera.

In case you have more than one scanner/Twain compatible device, you will need to select the appropriate one.

The following is the procedure to save the above document as a template:

  1. Click at the File menu and select Save option.
  2. Give your template a name, which is easily recognizable, in the File Name box.
  3. For Save as type, select Document Templates (*.dot).
  4. The Word processor will automatically open the default location for saving the Templates. Usually it is ……\Application\Data\Microsoft\Templates). You may choose to save the template in any other location as well but then it would not appear in the template dialog box. For it to appear in the template dialog box it is necessary that it be saved in the default location only.
  5. Click Save.

Now your scanned document has been saved as a word template.

You can now concentrate solely on the content of the document and forget about the formatting part, as it will be taken care by the template.

Take care!