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Microsoft Office Compatibility pack - not working for user

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A user complained that on their XP system with Office 2003 they could not open a Word 2007 document.

Easy I thought, just install the compatiablity pack
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

They said they had tried and on doing so myself installation seemed to go fine (as did repair when I done that). However, trying to open a .dotx file displays "FILE CONVERSION" dialogue box witha preiew of random characters.

Whichever encoding I choose I cannot open the document.

Where do I start with this problem?

Thanks.
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jcimarron earned 500 total points
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afflik1923--See this thread
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Q_22734171.html
especially the comment at the end by the_techguru ..
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OK. So in this case the file just could not be opened as it was a template file and not atually just a plain Word 2007 file. Easier to send to someone with Office 2007 to print rather then try and convert. Thanks.
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afflik1923--You are welcome.  Glad I could help.
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