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How to change the default back to MS Office

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by sailoff, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. sailoff

    sailoff Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2007
    I can't seem to be able to convert back to 2003 MS Office. I switched the default to OpenOffice 3.2 to give it a try, but I want to switch back until I can play with OpenOffice a little.
    I went to: Default Programs-Set your Default Programs, but the only MS program that is listed there is MS Outlook. It's not showing Word or Excel. I definitely didn't want to try clicking on Outlook hoping that word or excel are within this same heading. I don't use Outlook and I didn't want to mess up my email program.

    MS 2003 office, Win 7
  2. valis

    valis Moderator

    Sep 24, 2004
    when you have an excel app to open (or any other MS office app to open), right click and choose 'open with'. You will be presented with a list of things to open it with, such as excel, calc (open offices version of excel), etc. Just click on excel and tick the box marked 'always use this app to open this type of files' on the bottom.


  3. bp936


    Oct 13, 2003
    DO open

    file types
    -find DOC
    click Change
    and search for Excel, Word and
    click to APPLY it

    to open with that one.
  4. alexcarlson


    Mar 9, 2010
    1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office 2007 Button, and then click New.
    2. Double-click on Blank document to create a new document.
    3. On the Home tab, locate the Styles group, and then click Change Styles.
    4. Then go to Style Set.
    5. Click on Office 2003 or Word 2003 Quick Style set. You can also choose from other predesigned Quick Style such as Modern to apply to the document.
    6. The gallery of Quick Styles will change to reflect the new Quick Style set.
    7. If you want to use Office 2003 font, then on the Home tab, in the Styles group, click Change Styles.
    8. Then point to Fonts.
    9. Click on Office Classic.

    Hope these tips will help you.

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