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Wordpad can't open Wordpad Documents

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by WallyWorld, Jun 9, 2005.

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  1. WallyWorld

    WallyWorld Thread Starter

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    I use Wordpad a lot on a lot of machines, but I have one XP machine in which Wordpad gives me the error, Can't open Word 6.0 document (or something very close to that) with documents saved in Wordpad from other machines. This is a new Dell Dimension straight off the shelf with very few added applications.

    Since then I've scratched my head, upgraded to Service Pack 2, installed Office 2000 Word and Excel, and hoped the problem would disappear. Alas.

    Shouldn't WordPad for Win98 thru XP understand any WordPad saved file?

    Before I start seriously fiddling with things... Is there something real obvious I'm overlooking?

    Gaylan Wallis
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    The exact error message is useful in troubleshooting a problem.
     
  3. WallyWorld

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    Sorry... the exact error message is

    "Can not load Word for Windows 6.0 files"

    Thanks
     
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    Thank you very much,

    Enabling Wordpad's RTF converters sounds like the ticket I need...

    I wonder why this particular Dell would be configured differently than all the others I've seen?

    I'll post another reply as to the success.

    Gaylan Wallis
     
  6. WallyWorld

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    The Microsoft link instructions worked perfectly.

    Many thanks for the help... and saving a few hairs from graying.
     
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