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    Error Opeing DOC file (XP SP-2)

    I'm setting up a friend's computer.

    They're usnhing WordPerfecct 11.

    I set up the association for doc files to WP via the "Open With", selecting WP as the default program.

    But now, if I set up a new doc file (started in WordPad), and then try to open it in WP by double-clicking it, I get the error below.

    How do I check/fix the association?

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    Re: Error Opeing DOC file (XP SP-2)

    It's been some time since I used WordPerfect but if I'm not mistaken what you've done with associations has told WINDOWS what software to use to TRY to open a file. That's not working because WP doesn't know that you want it to open DOC files. I think the WP default is WPD rather than DOC. So I think your next step is IN WP to tell it what to do with DOC files.

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    Re: Error Opeing DOC file (XP SP-2)

    Al:

    Thanks... There isn't any way seemingly, within WP to set up the conversion, just through "Save AS". I think, now that I've poked around, it's actually a combination of things, 'cause if I create a doc file in WP, WordPad has issues opening that one. When I looked, the Word conversions only went to Word 2002, so maybe WordPad is set up to read 2003 (?)

    And the WP conversions only show listed through Word 2002...

    Oh well... thanks for the help.

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    Re: Error Opeing DOC file (XP SP-2)

    Have you installed ALL of the WP converters as they are needed to convert from Word to WP.
    Also note that version 11 may NOT have all of the converters that will work with the newer versions of Word.

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    Re: Error Opeing DOC file (XP SP-2)

    Dave:

    Yea, I think WP 11 is just a version behind... oh well....

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