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Any expert help for Lotus Word Pro?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by gars45, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. gars45

    gars45 Thread Starter

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    Are you a Word Pro expert? Can the app be reprogrammed to fix problems? e.g. Can't "Save As" anywhere but C:, All files come up as "Read Only." No tech support inquires have helped. Attempts at changing doc location and making sure Read Only is unchecked does not help, nor has a reinstall (v9.7 suite). Thought a programmer could suggest possible registry fixes.. I pray.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Only the guys that programmed Lotus Word Pro would be able to suggest registry fixes for that program. Registry settings are internal to each program, and only known to it's developers. Some Windows registry settings, on the other hand, are publicly documented by Microsoft, and thus it would appear that people know how to apply registry fixes. MS also made a program that can monitor registry changes in real time, so people can run that program and make changes to Windows settings and observe what changed. But nobody will do that kind of reverse engineering for an old program like Word Pro just for you. Also, not every program feature has a corresponding adjustable registry setting, some features are hard coded into the program code itself. For those cases, you would need a change to the original programming code to change it's behavior and IBM isn't about to give away their source code. To end this in a positive note; if you usually put your documents in a drive that has more space, like maybe drive D, you can change the actual location of My Documents folder and move it to the desired drive. Right click on My Documents folder and go to the Location tab. There you can redirect the entire folder to another location. This works in Win 7 and should also work in subsequent versions of Windows. Then, if the IBM programmers follow the recommended Windows programming methods, their program will look in your new drive for documents. Then, organize your documents using sub folders. But, Windows is not IBM's baby, remember how MS split away from their joint venture on OS/2 and made Windows? So IBM programmers may not follow MS's recommended programming practices.
     
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  3. gars45

    gars45 Thread Starter

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    Have yet to fully red your reply, but thanks so much. Very kind of you.
     
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