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Windows Vista Home Premium. Need some advice to open attachments.

kyalion Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
As the title says, I am currently trying to open an Excel document, but can't, and can't find suitable file association in computer to open it. No doubt I will also need to do similar for Word docs.

Can anyone advise if the computer has something within it to do this like my old XP Office Pro used to do, or could I even try to re-install XP Office Pro on new computer ?

I don't mind having to dl a programme if that's what's necessary, but obviously if I already have something would rather use that.

Thanks in advance.
kyalion Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Im confused, do you actually have Micrsoft Excel installed on your PC?
banned#2
open excel doc, browse for file association, then browse office folders for excel.exe
#3
You need to actually install office on your new PC......
#4
manzi
Im confused, do you actually have Micrsoft Excel installed on your PC?


I don't know. Laptop is 4 days old and I'm trying to ope an Excel document e-mailed to me. Not sure if I have a file already installed in VHP to allow me to open it.
#5
csiman
open excel doc, browse for file association, then browse office folders for excel.exe


Did that. Only find stuff for PPT.
#6
306maxi
You need to actually install office on your new PC......


You mean my XP Office Pro disc, or a Vista version ?
1 Like #7
if you just need to view the document, you can download a viewer for free here
#8
donnydude
if you just need to view the document, you can download a viewer for free here


Thanks ever so much for this. Rep added.
#9
dcx_badass
You can install the office you're using on XP. Most programs don't have special Vista versions.


I'll try that when I get the disk back from someone else. Thanks.
#10
u could always try openoffice.org, gave up paying for office apps 8 yrs ago never looked back
#11
Open Office is a good programme and free if you have no software to open it. Its a free office package.
#12
maddogb
u could always try openoffice.org, gave up paying for office apps 8 yrs ago never looked back


Thing is Office 2007 is actually very very good.

http://www.theultimatesteal.co.uk/

If you know someone who goes to university you can get it for less than £40 which is a very good deal. Office 2007 is actually very good and once you get used to the "Ribbon" menu system it's much quicker to use than previous versions of Office. Openoffice is OK for light useage but a lot of people find it a bit unstable and not as user friendly as MS Office.

But it's free and if you just want to use it the odd time then I guess it's good enough.
#13
306maxi
Thing is Office 2007 is actually very very good.

http://www.theultimatesteal.co.uk/

If you know someone who goes to university you can get it for less than £40 which is a very good deal. Office 2007 is actually very good and once you get used to the "Ribbon" menu system it's much quicker to use than previous versions of Office. Openoffice is OK for light useage but a lot of people find it a bit unstable and not as user friendly as MS Office.

But it's free and if you just want to use it the odd time then I guess it's good enough.


That really does make it a sound like a second class option, believe me its not i've done some very advanced stuff with it and use it a hell of a lot, see i dont have a student in the house so would have to pay full retail (how much is that now? bout £400 still with a database etc.
4yrs ago openoffice could create pdf files can ms office do that yet?
#14
maddogb
That really does make it a sound like a second class option, believe me its not i've done some very advanced stuff with it and use it a hell of a lot, see i dont have a student in the house so would have to pay full retail (how much is that now? bout £400 still with a database etc.
4yrs ago openoffice could create pdf files can ms office do that yet?


There is a reason why it can't create PDF's

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/09/office-2007-save-as-pdf-download.html

Errr you're not buying a database........
banned#15
I would get rid of vista for starters
#16
Proximo
I would get rid of vista for starters


Vista is fine. Most new PC's can run Vista just fine. It's the same with every new OS release. Ooh I'd get rid of XP, ooh I'd get rid of 98 and so on......
#17
Proximo
I would get rid of vista for starters


Typical on these boards. Vista sucks!

Why?

*silence*

Was it because someone told you it was? Was it because you used it and it wasn't the same as XP? Get a life and stop misleading people.

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