before you go spending money on word, download the windows ersion of www.openoffice.org and try it out on your documents. it may be just fine for what you do, in which case you've just saved a bunch of money.
if it's not, *then* you can buy ms office.
thanks, i emailed this site to my sec--
i'll let her deal with it--
btw- she wouldn't agree with either u or me re pals vs zios-- she really doesn't care about either of them--or what they do to each other--
but, i love 'r
>> You just need to change your file
>> associations. Don't you have an IT
>> department? If you do, fire them!
> i only have joyce--does she count? lol
Refer to this:
It will explain how to change the association.
I bet it was opening up your documents in
MS Wordpad - that is the default file
association if you don't have MS Word in the
> thanks--and it sounds like we also have had
> similar problems as your freind. i am not
> familiar with linux other then it being a
> competitor to msft--
You need to change your file associations.
MS Windows assumes .doc mean MS Word. You
need to associate it with WordPerfect.
I have never had a problem with any document
myself. My friend was using some esoteric
features of an old word processor. He
can't even open it up in a modern version of
MS Word without problems.
> i just got into using a computer a couple
> of years ago, and feel like i am still in
> grade school with regards to understanding
> the technology--
You probably should have gotten a MAC.
If you care to, download OpenOffice. I've
never been a fan of WordPerfect.
If you're a professional in doing typesetting
I recommend FrameMaker, but it's like $700
now. FrameMaker is what I always used in
college and nothing comes close to it.
> hey pneu,
> our office always used corel-- but whenever i
> emailed a doc attachment, the client couldn't
> open it
Oh, man, it just ocurred to me.
You just need to change your file associations.
Don't you have an IT department? If you do,
thanks--and it sounds like we also have had similar problems as your freind. i am not familiar with linux other then it being a competitor to msft--
i just got into using a computer a couple of years ago, and feel like i am still in grade school with regards to understanding the technology--
> hey pneu,
> our office always used corel-- but whenever
> i emailed a doc attachment, the client
> couldn't open it--so we are switching to
> msft word--
> your thoughts?
What is your client?
I use KMAIL under Linux and I've never had
a problem with it opening up a MS Word
document. I use OpenOffice 1.1.
I have heard reports of problems with
equations. My friend tried to convert his
thesis to OpenOffice for the hell of it,
and it mangled some of the forumulas. The
document was ni 5.something, written in 1995