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    Opening Word documents (Internet Explorer)

    There is an option somewhere to force Internet Explorer to open Word documents in Word, instead of opening them in the browser Window (IE default). Does anyone know where this option is?

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    Re: Opening Word documents (Internet Explorer)

    Hi, Marie ~

    You can do this in Windows Explorer:<UL><LI>Open 'My Documents' > 'Tools' > 'Folder Options'<LI>'File Types' tab > select 'DOC Microsoft Word Document' under 'Registered file types:' box<LI>Click 'Advanced' button at bottom<LI>Uncheck the 'Browse in same window' box<LI>'OK'<LI>'Apply' > 'OK'[/list]

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    Re: Opening Word documents (Internet Explorer)

    Thanks Bruce!!! Do you know why this option so hard to find?

    I am thinking about studying for the MCSE exam. Do you know if this qualification would help me to know where these types of information are stored?

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    Re: Opening Word documents (Internet Explorer)

    Hi, Marie ~

    Now how on earth were you able to read, compose and reply in a mere 2 minutes?? <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/icon_omfg.gif> I had just hit 'Post it' and you replied almost immediately!

    I don't know about it being hard to find, but rather just one of those things you learn along the way. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I can't answer your MCSE question since I have never studied the exam and don't know anyone who is IT savvy personally that has. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Opening Word documents (Internet Explorer)

    Thanks Bruce. I am a touch typist and can type fast. Isn't the internet an amazing piece of technology for communications around the world! <img src=/S/dragon.gif border=0 alt=dragon width=17 height=15>

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    Re: Opening Word documents (Internet Explorer)

    > I am thinking about studying for the MCSE exam. Do you know if this qualification would help me to know
    > where these types of information are stored?

    There are a lot of separate MCSE exams, and I'm not sure which one this would be under, if any. Your local full service bookstore probably carries the more commonly used course books. You might want to skim them and, assuming you don't pass out from boredom, see if any look useful. (I bought one for Windows 2000 Server which was a decent "get up to speed fast" and "quick reference" guide, but it wouldn't have covered workstation-side issues like this.)

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    Re: Opening Word documents (Internet Explorer)

    Marie--

    I'm not sure what you're trying to find when you say you want to know "where these types information are stored" but I would like to make it easier to find what it is you're looking for. Do you mean you were trying to find information on how to configure where Word opens--and would studying for a particular exam cover this information? Do you mean information on Word, or IE and Windows Explorer? Do you mean books or web sites that would provide this type info?

    Microsoft has a Training and Certification Site and subdivisions like the one for the MOUS or Office Specialist exam and the different MSCE exams available. Within the Office Specialist Exams are a number of "subspecialty exams." You just have to click around.

    There is Info for Beginners. There are exams for Windows XP like 70-270--Installing, Configuring and Administering Micosoft Windows XP Professional.

    You can become comfortable with these kinds of questions without studying for and taking the exams--it all depends what you want to do. A lot of the answers to these questions will come up on sites/newsgroups by simply putting the key word in a search engine like Google or Rutgers' Teoma.

    If you haven't already, also click around on Microsoft's sites like Windows XP and Office XP and this Office Site.

    Use the hyperlinks on the "task panes" on the sides with slide outs. Also you can get a lot of information by using the "search box" on these sites. And also check out the Product Support FAQ's.

    I hope this helps, and if I knew what specific type info, I'd try to steer you toward some places to find it. The lounge is a good one.

    SMBP

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    Re: Opening Word documents (Internet Explorer)

    Also Marie--and you may have been using these for years--another good source for information for these type questions about Office components or other Microsoft software besides the lounge is always the MSN Newsgroups either through a news reader like Outlook Express or straight from the Microsoft Office Newsgroup Site.

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    Re: Opening Word documents (Internet Explorer)

    Thanks Hieronymous, that has been most helpful.

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