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Can no longer print to Microsoft Office Document Image Writer .MDI after installing Office 2007 over 2003

I already had Office 2003 installed on my XP Pro machine, and just installed Office 2007 evaluation edition. (So I can use either or both.)  Office 2007 doesn't include Document Image Writer, so I wouldn't expect anything to happen with 2003's program. But I can no longer print to it. I can view previously printed MDIs with no problem, but I can't create new ones. I can't even print the default test page.  It just says "Test page failed to print. Would you like to view the print troubleshooter for assistance?"

Also, when I attempt to bring up "Printing Preferences" from the printer setup, which I believe is where the default folder setting is, it doesn't bring up the dialog box. Looks like maybe its trying to, but nothing ever happens.

Any ideas?
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Missus Miss_Sellaneus
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StealthyDevCommented:
Rerun the setup and select "run from my computer" for Document Image Writer under the Word section.
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StealthyDevCommented:
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liguruCommented:
Just an fyi, although you can install 2 different versions of Office  on one pc, Microsoft does not recommend it.
See here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928091

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Missus Miss_SellaneusAuthor Commented:
Okay.. now things are worse.

I tried doing "run all from my computer" from the Office 2007 setup (not all for Doc Imaging were installed).  That had no effect.

I then removed Doc Imaging from Office 2007, hoping it would come back and work under 2003. Nope. Actually, I think that's when Doc Imaging disappeared from my list of printers!

My next thought was to remove Doc Imaging from 2003, then re-add it to 2003. Unfortunately I was unable to re-add it, because I have lost my Office 2003 Pro installation disk.

So, I then re-added Doc Imaging it to Office 2007 trial.  After I rebooted, I had MS Doc Imaging in my list of printers again.  But all is not well.

Now, when I print to Doc Imaging, my only choice is to print to .TIF.  There is no .MDI choice, and the .TIF is of course in black and white only.

When I double click on one of my old .MDI files or try to open one from the menu, Doc Imaging cannot open it. (.MDI *is* in the choice of file types to open, but it cannot open it.)
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Missus Miss_SellaneusAuthor Commented:
I am now able to go into printing preferences, and I changed my preferred output type to .MDI. Now I can print to .MDI files under Doc Imaging 2007.

However, I still cannot open the .MDIs that I created under Office 2003.
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Missus Miss_SellaneusAuthor Commented:
I am selecting the first reply as accepted, as the question as the Title of my post has been solved.

I posted a new question regarding my inability to open my some of my old .MDI files. (Found out that some of the old ones open, but others don't.)

New question here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Q_25786443.html
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