pj131 wrote:I saved my end of year contribution report to Word but when I try to load it into word, I get an error message telling me that my registry policy setting will not open the save version of the report. So how do I get Word 3 to open the report?
tborgal wrote:If you really need to open these Word files here is location where you can get a patch from Microsoft that will enable all the older files to be read in Word 2003. There is also a patch to return the default back on to block these files if you wish to do so.
http://blogs.msdn.com/david_leblanc/arc ... rmats.aspx
I think going forward I will continue to save these files in PDF format. If anyone knows of any issues with this please chime in.
tborgal wrote:Thanks Neil,
I have also found out that there is another good reason to save the files in PDF format. They can not easily be changed by anyone so the reports are secure.
John Dykema wrote:We are using Office SP3 on Win XP Pro and I was getting these same errors trying to open docs in Word. I ended up going to support.microsoft.com and way down in there I found 3 patches, one for Word, Xcel, and Powerpoint.
I ran the one for Word. Instantly the errors were fixed and I didn't have to get into the registry.
I don't know if these are the same files shown in the Knowledge base but I'm much happier now. If someone needs these files, contact me.