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  • My office 2003 word documents have all been converted to wordpad documents and all my new word documents are being converted.  How do i stop this and how can i convert all the wordpad documents back to word?
    • Moved by tonysoper_MSFT Monday, October 4, 2010 4:37 PM wrong forum (From:TechNet Wiki Discussion)
    • Moved by Sally Tang Tuesday, October 5, 2010 1:41 AM (From:Office 2010 Setup and Deployment)
    Friday, October 1, 2010 11:17 PM

Answers

  • The documents have not been changed to anything. They are still the same Word documents they have always been. The issue here is that the Windows file association for this document type has been re-associated to WordPad rather than Word. The documents need to be re-associated with Word. How exactly you would do that would depend on the (unnamed) operating system. You could start by re-registering Word  - See http://www.gmayor.com/Document_Not_Found.htm



    <Sally Tang> wrote in message news:80b53336-4e84-4979-9ca0-1adefafcbac6@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Hi,

    Open the document using Word. To do so, select File/Open and in the window that opens choose All Files in the Files of Type dropdown. Select the Wordpad document you wish to open. Then, to save as a Word document, select File/Save As and select Word Document in the Save as Type dropdown. Enter a name, and you are good to go.

    Best Regards,



    Sally Tang


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    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Friday, October 8, 2010 4:43 AM
    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:54 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Open the document using Word. To do so, select File/Open and in the window that opens choose All Files in the Files of Type dropdown. Select the Wordpad document you wish to open. Then, to save as a Word document, select File/Save As and select Word Document in the Save as Type dropdown. Enter a name, and you are good to go.

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 1:52 AM
  • The documents have not been changed to anything. They are still the same Word documents they have always been. The issue here is that the Windows file association for this document type has been re-associated to WordPad rather than Word. The documents need to be re-associated with Word. How exactly you would do that would depend on the (unnamed) operating system. You could start by re-registering Word  - See http://www.gmayor.com/Document_Not_Found.htm



    <Sally Tang> wrote in message news:80b53336-4e84-4979-9ca0-1adefafcbac6@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Hi,

    Open the document using Word. To do so, select File/Open and in the window that opens choose All Files in the Files of Type dropdown. Select the Wordpad document you wish to open. Then, to save as a Word document, select File/Save As and select Word Document in the Save as Type dropdown. Enter a name, and you are good to go.

    Best Regards,



    Sally Tang


    Graham Mayor - Word MVP
    www.gmayor.com
    Posted via the Communities Bridge
    http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Friday, October 8, 2010 4:43 AM
    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:54 AM
  • The documents have not been changed to anything. They are still the same Word documents they have always been. The issue here is that the Windows file association for this document type has been re-associated to WordPad rather than Word. The documents need to be re-associated with Word. How exactly you would do that would depend on the (unnamed) operating system. You could start by re-registering Word  - See http://www.gmayor.com/Document_Not_Found.htm



    <Sally Tang> wrote in message news:80b53336-4e84-4979-9ca0-1adefafcbac6@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Hi,

    Open the document using Word. To do so, select File/Open and in the window that opens choose All Files in the Files of Type dropdown. Select the Wordpad document you wish to open. Then, to save as a Word document, select File/Save As and select Word Document in the Save as Type dropdown. Enter a name, and you are good to go.

    Best Regards,



    Sally Tang

    Hi!

    Every time doing so is trouble some. Suggest way how to avoid opening word file in word pad.



    Graham Mayor - Word MVP
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    Sunday, June 24, 2012 3:13 PM
  • You should post as a new thread rather than replying to one from 2010.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Monday, June 25, 2012 9:58 PM