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Word Document (.rtf) editing

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Brian Elfie, Jun 30, 2007.

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  1. Brian Elfie

    Brian Elfie Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I transferred some perosnal files (.rtf) from my corporate laptop(XP) to my laptop(Office 2007) and then from my laptop to a third laptop(XP). When I try to open this .rtf file in this third laptop, the file opens but does not allow me to do any type of editing - it does not allow to copy the contents of this file, the .rtf simply closes without giving any warning or error message. I've too many such .rtf files and cannot afford to live with this problem. I urge you guys to provide some way out of this frustrating problem. I tried to save this (.rtf) file to word (.doc) file with a new name but it still does not allow any editing and closes on its own.

    Please help.

    Brian
     
  2. Rollin_Again

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    Is this affecting all RTF files or just this one in particular?

    You can try inserting the RTF file into a new Word document. First open a new blank Word doc and then click INSERT --> FILE from menu bar. Navigate to the RTF and insert it into the new doc.

    Regards,
    Rollin
     
  3. Brian Elfie

    Brian Elfie Thread Starter

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    Hi Rollin

    Thanks for your response. This problem is relevant only for the .rtf files I transferred from my corporate laptop. I did as suggested by you but the problem still persists. After inserting the .rtf in a new word document and saving, it does open up but it closes after few seconds without any warning message. Any other help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    thanks

    Brian
     
  4. Rollin_Again

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    Have you tried opening the file in Notepad? Right click it and select OPEN WITH and choose Notepad from the list of programs.

    Regards,
    Rollin
     
  5. Brian Elfie

    Brian Elfie Thread Starter

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    Hi Rollin

    It does open via notepad program but can save only as .txt file and that ruins the page format completely. If I save as, say, .rtf or .doc, the problem still persists ie., it does not allow editing and closes after a few seconds without any warning message.

    Once again thanks for your inputs and pl. let me know if you think of any other alternative.

    thanks

    Brian
     
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    Perhaps it's a permissions thing. Make sure that your username has full rights to the file/s
     
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