I have been using Microsoft Word 2007 for over a year without a problem. Then during the last month I have noticed that on an increasing frequency, new documents created in Microsoft Word become saved as an Open Office format. This is in spite of even choosing to do a "save as" and picking Word 2007 or 2003.
After searching online for different solutions, I tried them, but was unsuccessful. During my exercise in futility, I wound up installing the upgraded Java jre-6u24-windows-i586-iftw
.exe. One of the suggested solutions I found online suggested creating a new document within OpenOffice and saving it as a Microsoft word document.
I tried that and received the attached screenshot error message which prevented me from accomplishing the goal. The version of OpenOffice.org that I have is 3.2.1.
How do I prevent this from happening in the future and how do I convert OpenOffice documents into Word, and have it "stick?" Thank you very much