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    Send To 'Word 97' Problem (Office 97 SR-2)

    I have Office 97 and Office 2000 both installed and I was looking for a way to control which version of Word opens a document. Charlotte suggested adding shortcuts to the Send To menu for both versions. I've done that and I get the same strange result when either one is used. My Send To Word 97 shortcut looks like the following and the other one is similar:

    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeWINWORD.EXE" "%1"

    When I send a document file to either of these shortcuts, I get an error message box that looks similar to the following and when I OK it the document is opened as it should be!

    Word cannot open the document
    Try one or more of the following:
    * On the File menu, click open to open the document
    * Make sure the document has .DOC extension
    (Cocuments and Settings...%1.DOC)

    That's the exact message I get when opening Word 97. The message when opening Word 2000 is similar. In both cases the last line in the message looks like the parameter (%1) is not being used properly, but it does open the selected document.

    Any idea what's causing this problem?

    Thanks,
    Bill

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    Re: Send To 'Word 97' Problem (Office 97 SR-2)

    In my opinion, you don't need the %1.
    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeWINWORD.EXE" in the shortcut would do the tric.
    I test it with Word 2000 on a Millenium PC and with Word 97 on a NT PC. I don't have PC with both versions.
    Francois

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    Re: Send To 'Word 97' Problem (Office 97 SR-2)

    Francois,

    You are correct! I made the change and that eliminated the error and the process works fine now.

    Thanks,
    Bill

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