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Old 05-14-2009, 01:44 PM
elvagreg elvagreg is offline word looks for printer when opening rtf files Windows Vista word looks for printer when opening rtf files Office 2007
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Whenever I try to open an rtf file either from an outlook email attachment or from my desktop, word will open, and then at the bottom left of the page a message comes up connecting to printer. It will do that for 30 seconds to a minute and then the document will come up in word. I could open the files in wordpad but need them in word. Any ideas on how to avoid the wait?
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:08 PM
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I would save the file(s) as a regular Word doc, then see how fast they load

If things are fast, then I would re-save as an RTF file

If this solved the problem, then I would go to Print > Properties for a look-see, so the next time I had an RTF with slow opening, I could spot the problem in Properties

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Sounds like your 'Open With' settings may have changed!


Right-click on the file, choose 'Open With' find Word in the list of programs (or Browse to where you installed your version of Office - default [C:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office 12/WINWORD.exe]), tick the box that says 'Always use this program...', say OK

Does that change anything?
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