Office 2004 help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jmy80, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. jmy80 macrumors newbie

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    I just got a MacBook, and had the Genius Bar people transfer all of my old iBook data onto my new comp. I can open and use Office programs like Word just fine, HOWEVER, if I try to open the program by opening a document directly, ie double clicking on example.doc, instead of opening Word first, a window w/ an agreement for Microsoft Office 2004 Test Drive opens up, asking me to agree to its terms. I haven't clicked agree, because I don't want my Word, that seems to work fine, to turn into some 30 day trial version. What should I do? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    inside the Microsoft Office 2004 folder in the applications folder there should be a remove office application. open that and remove the trial but NOT the retail version.
     
  3. jmy80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I saw that there was a Microsoft Office 2004 folder and an Office for Mac 2004 Test Drive folder (which had a Remove Office app in it). I didn't do that, instead I just dragged the Test Drive folder into the trash. I then tried to open a Word document... said Word was not available, but I was able to do Open With, always open w/ Word (because I still had that app in my Microsoft Office Folder). Everything seems okay now (I left the Test Drive folder in the trash w/o emptying, just in case.

    Should I be okay? Thanks for your help.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    take the folder out of the trash and drag it back to your Applications folder then open the remove office application and remove the test drive. you will be fine.

    i was going to suggest use always open with to get the .doc opening with Word but it looks like youve already sorted it out.
     
  5. jmy80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool.
     

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