Office 2004 issue with documents NOT BEING ABLE TO OPEN APPLICATION, but application can open documents.

BACKGROUND:
Just migrated all my files and apps from a G4-400 to a new Mac Mini 
1.87ghz Intel running pre-installed OSX10.4.10.

Used CD to install 'normal' version of Office 2004 Mac on the new Mac 
Mini. In fact its the same disk that I used originally to install Office 
on the G4-400.




PROBLEM:
Neither old .xls and .doc documents (made on old Mac, nor new .xls and 
..doc documents (made on new Mac)will not open their respective 
applications, when clicked upon.




ADDITIONAL INFO:
However, when I use either of the the application's "Open" feature, 
theres is no problem and all .xls and .doc open and work normally.

There was an error code dialog box generated each a document cannot open 
its application "-60160" , I believe, but I failed to write it down, 
before I left place where the new Mac is located.



Is there an upgrade version to office 2004 Mac that will fix this, or is 
it something else?

Am betting there is a simple fix for this but I can't figure it out.

Thanks,

John
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12/30/2007 10:57:02 AM
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Try this:

in the Finder, select a Word or Excel document, then press Command 
(Apple) + i to bring up the Info window. Expand the Open with section of 
that window and select the appropriate application from the dropdown 
list. If Word or Excel are not visible, choose Other and navigate to the 
  application. After selecting the correct application, click on Change 
All, then check if the application now launches correctly.

Also: when you installed Office on your new Mac Mini, did you make sure 
to remove the Test Drive version that came with your computer? The Test 
Drive is known to cause problems, and if your problem does not go away, 
it might be a good idea to remove Office and the Test Drive and to 
reinstall Office afterwards. To remove Office properly, go to 
Applications/Microsoft Office 2004/Additional Tools/Remove Office and 
drag the Remove Office application to your desktop. Run it from there, 
then delete the Microsoft Office 2004 in your Applications folder and 
proceed with the reinstall.

-- 
Michel Bintener
Microsoft MVP
Office:Mac (Entourage & Word)

***Always reply to the newsgroup.***

John wrote:
> BACKGROUND:
> Just migrated all my files and apps from a G4-400 to a new Mac Mini 
> 1.87ghz Intel running pre-installed OSX10.4.10.
> 
> Used CD to install 'normal' version of Office 2004 Mac on the new Mac 
> Mini. In fact its the same disk that I used originally to install Office 
> on the G4-400.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> PROBLEM:
> Neither old .xls and .doc documents (made on old Mac, nor new .xls and 
> .doc documents (made on new Mac)will not open their respective 
> applications, when clicked upon.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ADDITIONAL INFO:
> However, when I use either of the the application's "Open" feature, 
> theres is no problem and all .xls and .doc open and work normally.
> 
> There was an error code dialog box generated each a document cannot open 
> its application "-60160" , I believe, but I failed to write it down, 
> before I left place where the new Mac is located.
> 
> 
> 
> Is there an upgrade version to office 2004 Mac that will fix this, or is 
> it something else?
> 
> Am betting there is a simple fix for this but I can't figure it out.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> John
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mbintener1 (253)
12/30/2007 12:00:22 PM
In article <up$f2KtSIHA.280@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl>,
 John <bubba@bubba.com> wrote:

> BACKGROUND:

PLEASE don't post the same message in multiple newsgroups - it just 
tends to fragment your answers, and wastes the time of those answering 
questions that have already been answered.
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jemcgimpsey (6723)
12/30/2007 2:13:07 PM
In article <up$f2KtSIHA.280@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl>,
 John <bubba@bubba.com> wrote:

> Neither old .xls and .doc documents (made on old Mac, nor new .xls and 
> .doc documents (made on new Mac)will not open their respective 
> applications, when clicked upon.

For each problem file type (.xsl., .doc, etc.) do this:

1. In the Finder, select (highlight) one of the problem files of that 
type.
2. From the Finder menu bar, select File > Get Info.
3. In the Info window, in the Open With group, select the appropriate 
Microsoft Office application that should open the file.
4. Click Change All.

-- 
Note: Please send all responses to the relevant news group. If you 
must contact me through e-mail, let me know when you send email to 
this address so that your email doesn't get eaten by my SPAM filter.

JR
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12/30/2007 7:46:49 PM
In article <jemcgimpsey-5C45A5.07130730122007@news.microsoft.com>,
 JE McGimpsey <jemcgimpsey@mvps.org> wrote:

> In article <up$f2KtSIHA.280@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl>,
>  John <bubba@bubba.com> wrote:
> 
> > BACKGROUND:
> 
> PLEASE don't post the same message in multiple newsgroups - it just 
> tends to fragment your answers, and wastes the time of those answering 
> questions that have already been answered.

Where else did the OP post this question?

-- 
Note: Please send all responses to the relevant news group. If you 
must contact me through e-mail, let me know when you send email to 
this address so that your email doesn't get eaten by my SPAM filter.

JR
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12/30/2007 7:47:06 PM
>
>>> BACKGROUND:
>>>       
>> PLEASE don't post the same message in multiple newsgroups - it just 
>> tends to fragment your answers, and wastes the time of those answering 
>> questions that have already been answered.
>>     
>
> Where else did the OP post this question?
>   

Word newsgroup.  And Michel had already answered the question, you 
notice--it wasn't just scolding without helping.
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daiyaNOSPAM (1173)
12/30/2007 8:04:18 PM
In article 
<jollyroger-DC0804.13470630122007@earthlink.vsrv-sjc.supernews.net>,
 Jolly Roger <jollyroger@pobox.com> wrote:

> Where else did the OP post this question?
> 

m.p.m.o.excel and m.p.m.o.word (didn't check any of the others).
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jemcgimpsey (6723)
12/30/2007 8:47:27 PM
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