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jackson
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Since: Jul 23, 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:30 pm    Post subject: Notepad to Word Document
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Hello,
I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the trial offer
to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new Documents. After 60 days MS
locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded at a cost of $350 , long story short
all of the documents created in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I can't
get them back to word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
Thanks,
Jackson
--
MS does it again
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JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
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Since: Jul 09, 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:10 am    Post subject: Re: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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What do you want someone to help you with? Convert a file to Word - which
you can't open? Give you money so you can afford the software? (Ain't gonna
happen.)

Office was a *trial* version. That means you get to sample it but you don't
get to keep it for free forever. It's a tough lesson to learn but it's
clearly marked trial.

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"jackson" wrote in message

> Hello,
> I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the trial
> offer
> to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new Documents. After 60 days
> MS
> locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded at a cost of $350 , long story
> short
> all of the documents created in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I
> can't
> get them back to word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jackson
> --
> MS does it again
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CyberTaz
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Since: Feb 11, 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:18 am    Post subject: RE: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If you have Office 2000 it should include Word 2000 which should be able to
open text files (i.e., NotePad). You may have to change the 'Files of Type'
to either Text Files or All Files in Word's Open File dialog box in order to
see them.

Even if you don't have Word 2000 your Windows XP Accessories include
WordPad, which should also be able to open the files.

As an aside, by your own admission you attempted to 'take advantage' of the
MS offer to "Try before you _buy_", but what you don't seem to realize is
that you attempted to take advantage of MS, period. How does the company's
effort to protect itself from what amounts to thievery make it the bad guy?

Regards |:>)



"jackson" wrote:

> Hello,
> I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the trial offer
> to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new Documents. After 60 days MS
> locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded at a cost of $350 , long story short
> all of the documents created in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I can't
> get them back to word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jackson
> --
> MS does it again
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jackson
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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JoAnn,
Appreciate your reply but not the tone. Yes, I was looking for a suggestion
no I don't need anyone to give me money for the software,And does *trial*
REALLY mean I don't get to keep it, gee, what a surprise.
Judging from the tone of your answer and the title I would guess you are
someway "close" to MSFT, Now I understand where the level of support I got
from MSFT comes from.
Jackson
--
MS does it again


"JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]" wrote:

> What do you want someone to help you with? Convert a file to Word - which
> you can't open? Give you money so you can afford the software? (Ain't gonna
> happen.)
>
> Office was a *trial* version. That means you get to sample it but you don't
> get to keep it for free forever. It's a tough lesson to learn but it's
> clearly marked trial.
>
> --
>
> JoAnn Paules
> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
>
>
>
> "jackson" wrote in message
>
> > Hello,
> > I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the trial
> > offer
> > to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new Documents. After 60 days
> > MS
> > locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded at a cost of $350 , long story
> > short
> > all of the documents created in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I
> > can't
> > get them back to word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > Jackson
> > --
> > MS does it again
>
>
>
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jackson
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: RE: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Cyber,
Thanks for the information it was very helpful. I understand your comment
about the need for Bill to make more money and as a Capitalist I agree. My
point was however that nowhere, was it mentioned that my files would be
changed, I would lose information I had , and for all intents and purposes I
would be "locked" out f my own files. Let me also add that when I tried to
contact MS with the problem I was passed from support tech to support tech.
Jackson
--
MS does it again


"CyberTaz" wrote:

> If you have Office 2000 it should include Word 2000 which should be able to
> open text files (i.e., NotePad). You may have to change the 'Files of Type'
> to either Text Files or All Files in Word's Open File dialog box in order to
> see them.
>
> Even if you don't have Word 2000 your Windows XP Accessories include
> WordPad, which should also be able to open the files.
>
> As an aside, by your own admission you attempted to 'take advantage' of the
> MS offer to "Try before you _buy_", but what you don't seem to realize is
> that you attempted to take advantage of MS, period. How does the company's
> effort to protect itself from what amounts to thievery make it the bad guy?
>
> Regards |:>)
>
>
>
> "jackson" wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> > I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the trial offer
> > to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new Documents. After 60 days MS
> > locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded at a cost of $350 , long story short
> > all of the documents created in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I can't
> > get them back to word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > Jackson
> > --
> > MS does it again
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JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:02 am    Post subject: Re: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Interesting that you can read the "tone" of my voice. (Read that with a bit
of snippiness.)

I asked you some basic questions. You said help - but help with what aspect
of the problem? Some people post here asking for product codes, illegal
downloads, etc.

And we so A LOT of people who have the trial version and then want to sing
the blues when it expires. I'm sorry but if you're big enough to be using a
computer then you can read. And if you can read, you can see that it's a
*timed* trial.

And no, I'm not "close" to Microsoft. I have nothing to do with their tech
support whatsoever.
--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"jackson" wrote in message

> JoAnn,
> Appreciate your reply but not the tone. Yes, I was looking for a
> suggestion
> no I don't need anyone to give me money for the software,And does *trial*
> REALLY mean I don't get to keep it, gee, what a surprise.
> Judging from the tone of your answer and the title I would guess you are
> someway "close" to MSFT, Now I understand where the level of support I got
> from MSFT comes from.
> Jackson
> --
> MS does it again
>
>
> "JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]" wrote:
>
>> What do you want someone to help you with? Convert a file to Word - which
>> you can't open? Give you money so you can afford the software? (Ain't
>> gonna
>> happen.)
>>
>> Office was a *trial* version. That means you get to sample it but you
>> don't
>> get to keep it for free forever. It's a tough lesson to learn but it's
>> clearly marked trial.
>>
>> --
>>
>> JoAnn Paules
>> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
>>
>>
>>
>> "jackson" wrote in message
>>
>> > Hello,
>> > I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the trial
>> > offer
>> > to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new Documents. After 60
>> > days
>> > MS
>> > locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded at a cost of $350 , long story
>> > short
>> > all of the documents created in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I
>> > can't
>> > get them back to word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
>> > Thanks,
>> > Jackson
>> > --
>> > MS does it again
>>
>>
>>
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jackson
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:02 am    Post subject: Re: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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JoAnn,
Here it is,
When MSFT Locked the trial it screwed up my machine, Windows 2000 ceased to
exist as I knew it. All of my Office suite dsappeared. MSFT was no help in
trying to get me back to pre - trial state. Got that so far?? I have relaoded
my original MSFT CDs but I cannot get Office to start. If you can offer a
suggestion , fine if not ........ I did not think you worked for MS tech
Support I was just making the the observation that your attitude was
remarkably like theirs. (Snippy)
Jackson
--
MS does it again


"JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]" wrote:

> Interesting that you can read the "tone" of my voice. (Read that with a bit
> of snippiness.)
>
> I asked you some basic questions. You said help - but help with what aspect
> of the problem? Some people post here asking for product codes, illegal
> downloads, etc.
>
> And we so A LOT of people who have the trial version and then want to sing
> the blues when it expires. I'm sorry but if you're big enough to be using a
> computer then you can read. And if you can read, you can see that it's a
> *timed* trial.
>
> And no, I'm not "close" to Microsoft. I have nothing to do with their tech
> support whatsoever.
> --
>
> JoAnn Paules
> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
>
>
>
> "jackson" wrote in message
>
> > JoAnn,
> > Appreciate your reply but not the tone. Yes, I was looking for a
> > suggestion
> > no I don't need anyone to give me money for the software,And does *trial*
> > REALLY mean I don't get to keep it, gee, what a surprise.
> > Judging from the tone of your answer and the title I would guess you are
> > someway "close" to MSFT, Now I understand where the level of support I got
> > from MSFT comes from.
> > Jackson
> > --
> > MS does it again
> >
> >
> > "JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> What do you want someone to help you with? Convert a file to Word - which
> >> you can't open? Give you money so you can afford the software? (Ain't
> >> gonna
> >> happen.)
> >>
> >> Office was a *trial* version. That means you get to sample it but you
> >> don't
> >> get to keep it for free forever. It's a tough lesson to learn but it's
> >> clearly marked trial.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> JoAnn Paules
> >> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "jackson" wrote in message
> >>
> >> > Hello,
> >> > I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the trial
> >> > offer
> >> > to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new Documents. After 60
> >> > days
> >> > MS
> >> > locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded at a cost of $350 , long story
> >> > short
> >> > all of the documents created in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I
> >> > can't
> >> > get them back to word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
> >> > Thanks,
> >> > Jackson
> >> > --
> >> > MS does it again
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
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Anne Troy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi, Jackson. If you don't have a legit version of Word (not saying you
don't, but I don't understand whether you do or not), you can download
OpenOffice from www.openoffice.org for free and it'll open Word files. You
could also get the Word viewer:
http://www.officearticles.com/misc/viewers_in_microsoft_office.htm
About re-associating your files:
http://www.officearticles.com/misc/files_dont_open_when_double-clicked_in_microsoft_office.htm
************
Anne Troy
VBA Project Manager
www.OfficeArticles.com

"jackson" wrote in message

> Cyber,
> Thanks for the information it was very helpful. I understand your comment
> about the need for Bill to make more money and as a Capitalist I agree. My
> point was however that nowhere, was it mentioned that my files would be
> changed, I would lose information I had , and for all intents and purposes
> I
> would be "locked" out f my own files. Let me also add that when I tried to
> contact MS with the problem I was passed from support tech to support
> tech.
> Jackson
> --
> MS does it again
>
>
> "CyberTaz" wrote:
>
>> If you have Office 2000 it should include Word 2000 which should be able
>> to
>> open text files (i.e., NotePad). You may have to change the 'Files of
>> Type'
>> to either Text Files or All Files in Word's Open File dialog box in order
>> to
>> see them.
>>
>> Even if you don't have Word 2000 your Windows XP Accessories include
>> WordPad, which should also be able to open the files.
>>
>> As an aside, by your own admission you attempted to 'take advantage' of
>> the
>> MS offer to "Try before you _buy_", but what you don't seem to realize is
>> that you attempted to take advantage of MS, period. How does the
>> company's
>> effort to protect itself from what amounts to thievery make it the bad
>> guy?
>>
>> Regards |:>)
>>
>>
>>
>> "jackson" wrote:
>>
>> > Hello,
>> > I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the trial
>> > offer
>> > to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new Documents. After 60
>> > days MS
>> > locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded at a cost of $350 , long story
>> > short
>> > all of the documents created in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I
>> > can't
>> > get them back to word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
>> > Thanks,
>> > Jackson
>> > --
>> > MS does it again
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Graham Mayor
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Your files haven't been changed. They are still the files they always were.
It is only the file association in Windows that has changed. What you cannot
do any longer is open them with the expired trial version of Word. If you
installed the trial over Office 2000, then you will have to uninstall Office
(the trial) and reinstall Office 2000. Having Word 2000 present will reclaim
the DOC file association.

--
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>

jackson wrote:
> Cyber,
> Thanks for the information it was very helpful. I understand your
> comment about the need for Bill to make more money and as a
> Capitalist I agree. My point was however that nowhere, was it
> mentioned that my files would be changed, I would lose information I
> had , and for all intents and purposes I would be "locked" out f my
> own files. Let me also add that when I tried to contact MS with the
> problem I was passed from support tech to support tech. Jackson
>
>> If you have Office 2000 it should include Word 2000 which should be
>> able to open text files (i.e., NotePad). You may have to change the
>> 'Files of Type' to either Text Files or All Files in Word's Open
>> File dialog box in order to see them.
>>
>> Even if you don't have Word 2000 your Windows XP Accessories include
>> WordPad, which should also be able to open the files.
>>
>> As an aside, by your own admission you attempted to 'take advantage'
>> of the MS offer to "Try before you _buy_", but what you don't seem
>> to realize is that you attempted to take advantage of MS, period.
>> How does the company's effort to protect itself from what amounts to
>> thievery make it the bad guy?
>>
>> Regards |:>)
>>
>>
>>
>> "jackson" wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>> I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the
>>> trial offer to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new
>>> Documents. After 60 days MS locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded
>>> at a cost of $350 , long story short all of the documents created
>>> in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I can't get them back to
>>> word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jackson
>>> --
>>> MS does it again
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jackson
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Graham,
Thank you for the suggestion, I did however unistall 2003 per MSFT's
instruction and reinstalled 2000 still no go
Jackson
--
MS does it again


"Graham Mayor" wrote:

> Your files haven't been changed. They are still the files they always were.
> It is only the file association in Windows that has changed. What you cannot
> do any longer is open them with the expired trial version of Word. If you
> installed the trial over Office 2000, then you will have to uninstall Office
> (the trial) and reinstall Office 2000. Having Word 2000 present will reclaim
> the DOC file association.
>
> --
> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
>
> My web site www.gmayor.com
> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>
> jackson wrote:
> > Cyber,
> > Thanks for the information it was very helpful. I understand your
> > comment about the need for Bill to make more money and as a
> > Capitalist I agree. My point was however that nowhere, was it
> > mentioned that my files would be changed, I would lose information I
> > had , and for all intents and purposes I would be "locked" out f my
> > own files. Let me also add that when I tried to contact MS with the
> > problem I was passed from support tech to support tech. Jackson
> >
> >> If you have Office 2000 it should include Word 2000 which should be
> >> able to open text files (i.e., NotePad). You may have to change the
> >> 'Files of Type' to either Text Files or All Files in Word's Open
> >> File dialog box in order to see them.
> >>
> >> Even if you don't have Word 2000 your Windows XP Accessories include
> >> WordPad, which should also be able to open the files.
> >>
> >> As an aside, by your own admission you attempted to 'take advantage'
> >> of the MS offer to "Try before you _buy_", but what you don't seem
> >> to realize is that you attempted to take advantage of MS, period.
> >> How does the company's effort to protect itself from what amounts to
> >> thievery make it the bad guy?
> >>
> >> Regards |:>)
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "jackson" wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hello,
> >>> I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the
> >>> trial offer to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new
> >>> Documents. After 60 days MS locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded
> >>> at a cost of $350 , long story short all of the documents created
> >>> in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I can't get them back to
> >>> word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Jackson
> >>> --
> >>> MS does it again
>
>
>
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jackson
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Anne,
Thanks for the suggestion(I do have a legit version came on my dell,
actually corell came on the dell and I requested they change it out to to
MSFT which they did). Iwill give it a try.
Thanks again,
Jackson
--
MS does it again


"Anne Troy" wrote:

> Hi, Jackson. If you don't have a legit version of Word (not saying you
> don't, but I don't understand whether you do or not), you can download
> OpenOffice from www.openoffice.org for free and it'll open Word files. You
> could also get the Word viewer:
> http://www.officearticles.com/misc/viewers_in_microsoft_office.htm
> About re-associating your files:
> http://www.officearticles.com/misc/files_dont_open_when_double-clicked_in_microsoft_office.htm
> ************
> Anne Troy
> VBA Project Manager
> www.OfficeArticles.com
>
> "jackson" wrote in message
>
> > Cyber,
> > Thanks for the information it was very helpful. I understand your comment
> > about the need for Bill to make more money and as a Capitalist I agree. My
> > point was however that nowhere, was it mentioned that my files would be
> > changed, I would lose information I had , and for all intents and purposes
> > I
> > would be "locked" out f my own files. Let me also add that when I tried to
> > contact MS with the problem I was passed from support tech to support
> > tech.
> > Jackson
> > --
> > MS does it again
> >
> >
> > "CyberTaz" wrote:
> >
> >> If you have Office 2000 it should include Word 2000 which should be able
> >> to
> >> open text files (i.e., NotePad). You may have to change the 'Files of
> >> Type'
> >> to either Text Files or All Files in Word's Open File dialog box in order
> >> to
> >> see them.
> >>
> >> Even if you don't have Word 2000 your Windows XP Accessories include
> >> WordPad, which should also be able to open the files.
> >>
> >> As an aside, by your own admission you attempted to 'take advantage' of
> >> the
> >> MS offer to "Try before you _buy_", but what you don't seem to realize is
> >> that you attempted to take advantage of MS, period. How does the
> >> company's
> >> effort to protect itself from what amounts to thievery make it the bad
> >> guy?
> >>
> >> Regards |:>)
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "jackson" wrote:
> >>
> >> > Hello,
> >> > I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the trial
> >> > offer
> >> > to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new Documents. After 60
> >> > days MS
> >> > locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded at a cost of $350 , long story
> >> > short
> >> > all of the documents created in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I
> >> > can't
> >> > get them back to word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
> >> > Thanks,
> >> > Jackson
> >> > --
> >> > MS does it again
>
>
>
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If Office 2000 is installed, you may just need to reregister Word to get it
to reclaim the .doc file association. To do this, with Word closed, select
Start | Run and type

winword /r

then press Enter. Note that there is a space before the forward slash. You
may get a message that Word has been reregistered, or it may appear that
nothing has happened. But you should now be able to open .doc files by
double-clicking; even without doing this, you should be able to open .doc
files from Word's File Open dialog, as Word recognizes its own files
regardless of icon.

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"jackson" wrote in message

> Graham,
> Thank you for the suggestion, I did however unistall 2003 per MSFT's
> instruction and reinstalled 2000 still no go
> Jackson
> --
> MS does it again
>
>
> "Graham Mayor" wrote:
>
> > Your files haven't been changed. They are still the files they always
were.
> > It is only the file association in Windows that has changed. What you
cannot
> > do any longer is open them with the expired trial version of Word. If
you
> > installed the trial over Office 2000, then you will have to uninstall
Office
> > (the trial) and reinstall Office 2000. Having Word 2000 present will
reclaim
> > the DOC file association.
> >
> > --
> > <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> > Graham Mayor - Word MVP
> >
> > My web site www.gmayor.com
> > Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
> > <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> >
> > jackson wrote:
> > > Cyber,
> > > Thanks for the information it was very helpful. I understand your
> > > comment about the need for Bill to make more money and as a
> > > Capitalist I agree. My point was however that nowhere, was it
> > > mentioned that my files would be changed, I would lose information I
> > > had , and for all intents and purposes I would be "locked" out f my
> > > own files. Let me also add that when I tried to contact MS with the
> > > problem I was passed from support tech to support tech. Jackson
> > >
> > >> If you have Office 2000 it should include Word 2000 which should be
> > >> able to open text files (i.e., NotePad). You may have to change the
> > >> 'Files of Type' to either Text Files or All Files in Word's Open
> > >> File dialog box in order to see them.
> > >>
> > >> Even if you don't have Word 2000 your Windows XP Accessories include
> > >> WordPad, which should also be able to open the files.
> > >>
> > >> As an aside, by your own admission you attempted to 'take advantage'
> > >> of the MS offer to "Try before you _buy_", but what you don't seem
> > >> to realize is that you attempted to take advantage of MS, period.
> > >> How does the company's effort to protect itself from what amounts to
> > >> thievery make it the bad guy?
> > >>
> > >> Regards |:>)
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> "jackson" wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> Hello,
> > >>> I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the
> > >>> trial offer to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new
> > >>> Documents. After 60 days MS locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded
> > >>> at a cost of $350 , long story short all of the documents created
> > >>> in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I can't get them back to
> > >>> word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
> > >>> Thanks,
> > >>> Jackson
> > >>> --
> > >>> MS does it again
> >
> >
> >
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Notepad to Word Document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thanks very much for the suggestion Suzanne, I'll give it a shot, and let you
know if it worked out.
Jackson
--
"It''s Been a Slice"


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> If Office 2000 is installed, you may just need to reregister Word to get it
> to reclaim the .doc file association. To do this, with Word closed, select
> Start | Run and type
>
> winword /r
>
> then press Enter. Note that there is a space before the forward slash. You
> may get a message that Word has been reregistered, or it may appear that
> nothing has happened. But you should now be able to open .doc files by
> double-clicking; even without doing this, you should be able to open .doc
> files from Word's File Open dialog, as Word recognizes its own files
> regardless of icon.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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> all may benefit.
>
> "jackson" wrote in message
>
> > Graham,
> > Thank you for the suggestion, I did however unistall 2003 per MSFT's
> > instruction and reinstalled 2000 still no go
> > Jackson
> > --
> > MS does it again
> >
> >
> > "Graham Mayor" wrote:
> >
> > > Your files haven't been changed. They are still the files they always
> were.
> > > It is only the file association in Windows that has changed. What you
> cannot
> > > do any longer is open them with the expired trial version of Word. If
> you
> > > installed the trial over Office 2000, then you will have to uninstall
> Office
> > > (the trial) and reinstall Office 2000. Having Word 2000 present will
> reclaim
> > > the DOC file association.
> > >
> > > --
> > > <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> > > Graham Mayor - Word MVP
> > >
> > > My web site www.gmayor.com
> > > Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
> > > <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> > >
> > > jackson wrote:
> > > > Cyber,
> > > > Thanks for the information it was very helpful. I understand your
> > > > comment about the need for Bill to make more money and as a
> > > > Capitalist I agree. My point was however that nowhere, was it
> > > > mentioned that my files would be changed, I would lose information I
> > > > had , and for all intents and purposes I would be "locked" out f my
> > > > own files. Let me also add that when I tried to contact MS with the
> > > > problem I was passed from support tech to support tech. Jackson
> > > >
> > > >> If you have Office 2000 it should include Word 2000 which should be
> > > >> able to open text files (i.e., NotePad). You may have to change the
> > > >> 'Files of Type' to either Text Files or All Files in Word's Open
> > > >> File dialog box in order to see them.
> > > >>
> > > >> Even if you don't have Word 2000 your Windows XP Accessories include
> > > >> WordPad, which should also be able to open the files.
> > > >>
> > > >> As an aside, by your own admission you attempted to 'take advantage'
> > > >> of the MS offer to "Try before you _buy_", but what you don't seem
> > > >> to realize is that you attempted to take advantage of MS, period.
> > > >> How does the company's effort to protect itself from what amounts to
> > > >> thievery make it the bad guy?
> > > >>
> > > >> Regards |:>)
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> "jackson" wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>> Hello,
> > > >>> I am runningWindows XP with Office 2000, I took advantage of the
> > > >>> trial offer to check out Office 2003 and did some work on new
> > > >>> Documents. After 60 days MS locked me out of 2003 unless I upgraded
> > > >>> at a cost of $350 , long story short all of the documents created
> > > >>> in office 2003 converted to Notepad and I can't get them back to
> > > >>> word format. Any help woul be appreciated.
> > > >>> Thanks,
> > > >>> Jackson
> > > >>> --
> > > >>> MS does it again
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
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