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Could you point how to configure Windows 10 to open another Word version instead of the current defined?

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Hi Experts

Could you point how to configure Windows 10 to open another Word version instead of the current defined?

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I need to open Word 2007 that doesn't appear as an option.

Thanks in advance.
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ste5anSenior Developer
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You can only open Word 2007, when it is installed.
Installing different Office versions is possible, but not supported by MS, thus not recommended.
When you need to work with different Office versions in a reliable manner, then you need virtual machines for the different versions.

So, please rephrase your question. What is your actual problem, what is the context?
Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and Analyst

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Hi

By reading reading your reply I guess my problem is the 02 Word versions coexistence.

The word 2007 is official and installed, Word 2020 is just a trial version, installed also but not operational.

So maybe the better approach here is uninstall Word2020, isn't it?
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
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Definitely. You might have to repair your 2007 installation after, to restore all references in the registry.
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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and Analyst

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Well, from a moment to another maybe because I had used Word 2007 several times, that options appeared...


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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and Analyst

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Commented:
Well

After a time the easily way that I had attempt since the begining  and you pointes started to work...

Thank you.
John KorchokProduction Manager
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Windows 10 is very poor at remembering which application you pointed to for use with a double-click. I develop for Word and have several versions installed on every computer. I use the SendTo menu (Users/YourActualUserName/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/SendTo) and put shortcuts to each edition there. Then I have a right-click choice to send any file to any version.
Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and Analyst

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John

What you pointed makes all sense with the issue I had.