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Anonymous
October 30, 2004 4:09:27 PM

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do i need to have msword installed in order for wordpad to read word 6.0
files ? i thought wordpad could do that anyways ?


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October 30, 2004 5:20:30 PM

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On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:09:27 -0600, *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com>
wrote:

>do i need to have msword installed in order for wordpad to read word 6.0
>files ? i thought wordpad could do that anyways ?

You do not need Word installed in order for WordPad to be able to read
Word 6.0 files.
Anonymous
October 30, 2004 5:20:31 PM

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CS wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:09:27 -0600, *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>>do i need to have msword installed in order for wordpad to read word 6.0
>>files ? i thought wordpad could do that anyways ?
>
>
> You do not need Word installed in order for WordPad to be able to read
> Word 6.0 files.


but why would i be getting this error ?


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October 30, 2004 7:53:46 PM

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On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:23:42 -0600, *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com>
wrote:

>CS wrote:
>> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:09:27 -0600, *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>do i need to have msword installed in order for wordpad to read word 6.0
>>>files ? i thought wordpad could do that anyways ?
>>
>>
>> You do not need Word installed in order for WordPad to be able to read
>> Word 6.0 files.
>
>
>but why would i be getting this error ?

Make sure WordPad is the default for opening *.DOC and *.RTF. Open
My Computer, Tools, Folder Options, File Types. Scroll on down to
*.DOC and *.RTF in turn. Make sure WordPad is shown in the
application to open option. If it isn't, change it to WordPad.
October 30, 2004 7:53:47 PM

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"CS" wrote:

> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:23:42 -0600, *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com>
> wrote:
>
> >CS wrote:
> >> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:09:27 -0600, *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>do i need to have msword installed in order for wordpad to read word 6.0
> >>>files ? i thought wordpad could do that anyways ?
> >>
> >>
> >> You do not need Word installed in order for WordPad to be able to read
> >> Word 6.0 files.
> >
> >
> >but why would i be getting this error ?
>
> Make sure WordPad is the default for opening *.DOC and *.RTF. Open
> My Computer, Tools, Folder Options, File Types. Scroll on down to
> *.DOC and *.RTF in turn. Make sure WordPad is shown in the
> application to open option. If it isn't, change it to WordPad.
> I had the same problem after installing SP2, the only way I could open word 6.0 files was with MS Works, Word Processor and then file them with Rich Text Word.
October 31, 2004 12:38:03 AM

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I remember MS Office site used to have a Word Reader free download... might
try your luck there.
Michael
"jimy" <jimy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EF99CF34-9437-4148-A904-E44F394192BE@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "CS" wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:23:42 -0600, *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >CS wrote:
>> >> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:09:27 -0600, *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>>do i need to have msword installed in order for wordpad to read word
>> >>>6.0
>> >>>files ? i thought wordpad could do that anyways ?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> You do not need Word installed in order for WordPad to be able to read
>> >> Word 6.0 files.
>> >
>> >
>> >but why would i be getting this error ?
>>
>> Make sure WordPad is the default for opening *.DOC and *.RTF. Open
>> My Computer, Tools, Folder Options, File Types. Scroll on down to
>> *.DOC and *.RTF in turn. Make sure WordPad is shown in the
>> application to open option. If it isn't, change it to WordPad.
>> I had the same problem after installing SP2, the only way I could open
>> word 6.0 files was with MS Works, Word Processor and then file them with
>> Rich Text Word.
Anonymous
October 31, 2004 1:14:53 AM

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"*ProteanThread*" <rtdos@rtdos.com> wrote in message
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> CS wrote:
>> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:09:27 -0600, *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>do i need to have msword installed in order for wordpad to read word
>>>6.0 files ? i thought wordpad could do that anyways ?
>>
>>
>> You do not need Word installed in order for WordPad to be able to
>> read
>> Word 6.0 files.
>
>
> but why would i be getting this error ?
>
>
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>
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> http://m.webring.com/hub?ring=masonicgrandlodg ( masonic grand
> lodges )
>

If this computer is a Sony Vaio, check support for a fix.

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Anonymous
October 31, 2004 4:13:55 AM

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"Michael" <afn18721@afn.org> wrote in message
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>I remember MS Office site used to have a Word Reader free download... might
>try your luck there.
> Michael
> "jimy" <jimy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EF99CF34-9437-4148-A904-E44F394192BE@microsoft.com...
>>
>>
>> "CS" wrote:
>>
>>> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:23:42 -0600, *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> >CS wrote:
>>> >> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:09:27 -0600, *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com>
>>> >> wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>>do i need to have msword installed in order for wordpad to read word
>>> >>>6.0
>>> >>>files ? i thought wordpad could do that anyways ?
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> You do not need Word installed in order for WordPad to be able to
>>> >> read
>>> >> Word 6.0 files.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >but why would i be getting this error ?
>>>
>>> Make sure WordPad is the default for opening *.DOC and *.RTF. Open
>>> My Computer, Tools, Folder Options, File Types. Scroll on down to
>>> *.DOC and *.RTF in turn. Make sure WordPad is shown in the
>>> application to open option. If it isn't, change it to WordPad.
>>> I had the same problem after installing SP2, the only way I could open
>>> word 6.0 files was with MS Works, Word Processor and then file them with
>>> Rich Text Word.
>
>
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