Word 2007 opening older documents

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Sandy Nuts, May 3, 2007.

  1. Sandy Nuts

    Sandy Nuts Guest

    I've received a Word document that's been created in an older version of
    Word (not sure on exact version). The document will not open or preview as I
    get an error message saying ...

    "You are attempting to open a file that was created in an earlier version of
    Microsoft Office, This file type is blocked from opening in this version by
    your registry policy setting"

    I, being the administrator, have set no such policy. I have Googled and
    tried the suggestions re: registry keys on Microsoft Support KB922849
    (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922849) to no avail.

    Is this a bug? Is there anyway round this??

    Any help appreciated.
    Sandy Nuts, May 3, 2007
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  2. Sandy Nuts

    Mike Easter Guest

    "If you trust the document that you want to open, you can move the
    document to a trusted location. This will override the policies."
    Mike Easter, May 3, 2007
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  3. Sandy Nuts

    why? Guest

    Hasn't this been mentioned before, both www.google.com (yes I saw the
    next line) and 24HSHD
    Being the administrator, so what. How many registry keys are set by
    software, system policy etc?
    The keys you are setting are being reset?

    Odd they usually work.
    Have you looked at compatability mode?

    Converting the file format.

    MSDN blogs / Word

    RTM Compatibility Pack Released
    Compatibility in Word 2007 – Part IV

    MS MVP sites.
    For Word


    MS Office newsgroups, via Google groups, the MS newsserver or browser.
    why?, May 3, 2007
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