"This is a pre-release version of the Compatibility Pack and canopen pre-release Office 2007 files o


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Ant

Hello.

I have a client who is still using old Office 2002/XP SP3 on his old
Windows 2000 SP4 Dell desktop Optiplex GX280 PC. Both his Windows and
Office have all the latest updates from MS updates.

He downloaded a Word docx file through Firefox v3.6 and was unable to
open it due to an error: "This is a pre-release version of the
Compatibility Pack and can open pre-release Office 2007 files only. Do
you want to check for a newer version of the Compatibility Pack?"

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling "Microsoft Office Compatibility
Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats" from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466
&displaylang=en and redownloading Office 2007 updates from MS updates,
but they did not help. I also saw http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926054
.... but that doesn't make sense because I was able to open this document
on my even older Windows XP Pro. SP3 with Office 2000 and Microsoft
Office Compatibility Pack with all the latest updates. It did ask me to
convert from Office 2007 (detected unlike my client's).

Is there a bug/glitch or something with the converter with Office
2002/XP and/or Windows 2000 SP4? Thank you in advance. :)
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Ant

Hi!

I am still trying to fix this, but I did find
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926054 ... but the workarounds do not
exist in registry (do not see
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\) and
gpedit.msc (can't find that Office2007Converters.adm file anywhere on
the HDD).

Has anyone run into this problem and fixed it?


Hello.

I have a client who is still using old Office 2002/XP SP3 on his old
Windows 2000 SP4 Dell desktop Optiplex GX280 PC. Both his Windows and
Office have all the latest updates from MS updates.

He downloaded a Word docx file through Firefox v3.6 and was unable to
open it due to an error: "This is a pre-release version of the
Compatibility Pack and can open pre-release Office 2007 files only. Do
you want to check for a newer version of the Compatibility Pack?"

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling "Microsoft Office Compatibility
Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats" from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466

&displaylang=en and redownloading Office 2007 updates from MS updates,
but they did not help. I also saw http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926054
... but that doesn't make sense because I was able to open this document
on my even older Windows XP Pro. SP3 with Office 2000 and Microsoft
Office Compatibility Pack with all the latest updates. It did ask me to
convert from Office 2007 (detected unlike my client's).

Is there a bug/glitch or something with the converter with Office
2002/XP and/or Windows 2000 SP4? Thank you in advance. :)
--
"... Something wrong with the gun," he said. "But what if there is?
They'll get it right again. And even if there's a delay, how can it
alter the end? It's just men and ants. There's the ants builds their
cities, live their lives, have wars, revolutions, until the men want
them out of the way, and then they go out of the way. That's what we are
now -- just ants. Only --" "Yes," "We're eatable ants..." --H.G. Wells'
The War of the Worlds
/\___/\ Phil./Ant @ http://antfarm.ma.cx (Personal Web Site)
/ /\ /\ \ Ant's Quality Foraged Links: http://aqfl.net
| |o o| |
\ _ / If crediting, then use Ant nickname and AQFL URL/link.
( ) If e-mailing, then axe ANT from its address if needed.
Ant is currently not listening to any songs on this computer.
 
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LD55ZRA

Please download the latest final version and stop using
pre-release versions of any software:

<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en>

The above version requires:

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista;
Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows
XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Service Pack 3.

<http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.office.setup/browse_thread/thread/f2cb120a1c870c4b#>

hth

Hi!

I am still trying to fix this, but I did find
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926054 ... but the workarounds do not
exist in registry (do not see
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\) and
gpedit.msc (can't find that Office2007Converters.adm file anywhere on
the HDD).

Has anyone run into this problem and fixed it?


--
"... Something wrong with the gun," he said. "But what if there is?
They'll get it right again. And even if there's a delay, how can it
alter the end? It's just men and ants. There's the ants builds their
cities, live their lives, have wars, revolutions, until the men want
them out of the way, and then they go out of the way. That's what we are
now -- just ants. Only --" "Yes," "We're eatable ants..." --H.G. Wells'
The War of the Worlds
/\___/\ Phil./Ant @ http://antfarm.ma.cx (Personal Web Site)
/ /\ /\ \ Ant's Quality Foraged Links: http://aqfl.net
| |o o| |
\ _ / If crediting, then use Ant nickname and AQFL URL/link.
( ) If e-mailing, then axe ANT from its address if needed.
Ant is currently not listening to any songs on this computer.
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Copyright LD55ZRA 2010.
 
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Graham Mayor

If the registry key doesn't exist - add it.
Either add it manually or save the following from Notepad as a text file
called (say) patch.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Security\FileOpenBlock]
"Word12BetaFilesFromConverters"=dword:00000000


and merge it with the registry.

--
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Graham Mayor - Word MVP


<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
 
A

Ant

Thanks. I will try that next time I see him and his computer. :)


If the registry key doesn't exist - add it.
Either add it manually or save the following from Notepad as a text file
called (say) patch.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Security\FileOpenBlock]
"Word12BetaFilesFromConverters"=dword:00000000


and merge it with the registry.
--
"Don't be no Ant-Man. An Ant-Man has very low horizons." --Forrest Gump
/\___/\ Phil./Ant @ http://antfarm.ma.cx (Personal Web Site)
/ /\ /\ \ Ant's Quality Foraged Links: http://aqfl.net
| |o o| |
\ _ / If crediting, then use Ant nickname and AQFL URL/link.
( ) If e-mailing, then axe ANT from its address if needed.
Ant is currently not listening to any songs on this computer.
 
D

Darrell

Have you found a fix for this yet? I started having the same problem on our
Citrix/Terminal Server after applying Microsoft's April updates over the
weekend. Last week everything worked correctly using Office XP (2002) with
the Compatibility Pack installed and this week everyone just gets the
"pre-release version..." message. I suspect therefore that it was one of the
several patches Microsoft put out this month; but, prior to starting the
removal process, I was wondering if anyone has pinpointed the fix yet?

Ant said:
Thanks. I will try that next time I see him and his computer. :)


If the registry key doesn't exist - add it.
Either add it manually or save the following from Notepad as a text file
called (say) patch.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Security\FileOpenBlock]
"Word12BetaFilesFromConverters"=dword:00000000


and merge it with the registry.
--
"Don't be no Ant-Man. An Ant-Man has very low horizons." --Forrest Gump
/\___/\ Phil./Ant @ http://antfarm.ma.cx (Personal Web Site)
/ /\ /\ \ Ant's Quality Foraged Links: http://aqfl.net
| |o o| |
\ _ / If crediting, then use Ant nickname and AQFL URL/link.
( ) If e-mailing, then axe ANT from its address if needed.
Ant is currently not listening to any songs on this computer.
.
 
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Ant

No, I haven't and did not get a chance to try that registry file yet.

Curious. What type of machines are you using with these problems? Windows
2000 SP4? I keep both OS and Office updated with the latest patches from MS
Updates.


Darrell said:
Have you found a fix for this yet? I started having the same problem on our
Citrix/Terminal Server after applying Microsoft's April updates over the
weekend. Last week everything worked correctly using Office XP (2002) with
the Compatibility Pack installed and this week everyone just gets the
"pre-release version..." message. I suspect therefore that it was one of the
several patches Microsoft put out this month; but, prior to starting the
removal process, I was wondering if anyone has pinpointed the fix yet?

Ant said:
Thanks. I will try that next time I see him and his computer. :)


If the registry key doesn't exist - add it.
Either add it manually or save the following from Notepad as a text file
called (say) patch.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Security\FileOpenBlock]
"Word12BetaFilesFromConverters"=dword:00000000


and merge it with the registry.
 
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Allen

We have tried everything up to and including completely reloading the Citrix
PS3 Wk2 TS's we're having this problem on. It started with the April updates
for us as well. We have a work around in that we use VM's for our production
servers, and could revert to a previous version.

However, we are still looking for a solution for this, as we'll be unable to
build new updated images until we can resolve the problem.

We have tried installing the Admin templets, as well as adding the registry
key without effect.

In addition to the stander "Pre-Release version of ..." error when opening
files, we recieve "Error opening file" when attempting to save files in the
..docx format as well. I have attempted this in both normal mode, and safe
mode, as a local admin, user, and domain admin and user. I have verified file
and folder permissions and am still banging my head against this one.

Has anyone come up with anything else to try on this?
 

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