You've got a couple of different options..
1. Purchase and install Microsoft Office/Word to edit, create and view .doc files.. Expensive.
2. Install the free Word Viewer which will allow "viewing" but not creating or editing .doc files. Here's the link.
3. Install OpenOffice to edit, create, and view .doc files, from the link below. Cheap/free.:
Hope this helps.
HP Model a1253w Desktop PC
Windows XP Pro, Media Center 2005 with Update Rollup 2
Microsoft Service Pack 2
I.E. 6.0, SP2
This software was pre-installed on my PC, and the trial ended last week. Since I only use M/S Works 8.0, I didn't bother purchasing M/S Office after the trial ended, and uninstalled it from Add/Remore Programs.
My problem, and I don't know if it has anything to do with uninstalling M/S Office or not, is that I can't open certain files. I get the following message:
Works cannot open "C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\My Documents\Lovelight Chiffon Cake.doc". The file may be in use by another application, the file format may not be supported by any of the installed converters, or the file may be corrupt.
I have tried to open the files with M/S works, Word Pad but nothing seems to work. All of these files were on my old PC and transferred to this one if that makes any difference. Most of them have the .doc extension.
Anyone know how to open these files? I'd really like to make that cake. LOL
Thanks for any help.