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How do I open Microsoft WORD on Windows XP?

by brruss / February 23, 2004 8:45 AM PST

I have XP with Microsoft Works. I hate it!!!!! Everything I try to open from friends and prospective employers fails. Is there an upgrade or download that will enable me to view these items? Any help would greatly appreciated.

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Re:How do I open Microsoft WORD on Windows XP?
by kr2828 / February 23, 2004 9:06 AM PST

Word is not a part of XP, It never has been a part of any O/S. You might be able to open them with note pad. You need to buy Word.

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Re:Re:How do I open Microsoft WORD on Windows XP?
by jrs / February 23, 2004 9:56 AM PST

The obvious answer is the same way that you opened it on W98/NT/W2K. If you don't see it when you click on All programs, it is either hidden or not installed. Hidden means that it is installed but the icon is buried or nested or unlisted. The simple way to see if is installed is just to Start-Run type: winword

If it loads, it is installed but hidden; if it does not load, it is not installed. You will have to reinstall or optionally try a freeware version; e.g. http://www.e-press.com/downloads/freeware.html

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Re:How do I open Microsoft WORD on Windows XP?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 10:12 AM PST

Try Start, Run, WINWORD, but if not, you get to buy it. It was my impression that new Works versions had Word. If not, use what I use from http://www.openoffice.org

Save a buck or two.

Bob

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Re:How do I open Microsoft WORD on Windows XP?/two possible ways maybe
by Steven Haninger / February 23, 2004 10:14 AM PST
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Re:How do I open Microsoft WORD on Windows XP?
by Papa Echo / February 23, 2004 12:48 PM PST

If you do not have Microsoft Word installed, then 'Word' files can be opened with 'Word Pad', which comes with XP-look in 'Accessories', however, there will be loss of formating -At Wordpad, go to File-Open, choose the file type as Win Word or .doc and browse to the document you want to open.

The other way it to download Microsoft Word Reader, which is free. You can find it if you google it.

Yet another way is to download the free Open Office Suite (from openoffice.org) The office suite is much like MS Office, and you can use its 'Writer' program, to open Word files...

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Re:How do I open Microsoft WORD on Windows XP?
by BigMike / February 23, 2004 10:40 PM PST
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