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loaded wordperfect 10 onto new computer with windows 7 professional & now unable to "save as" in wordperfect

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Maureeng Posted: Fri, Dec 4 2009 5:55 PM

Hello Colleagues,

I am new to this forum so I say "Hi" to you other wordperfect users & am glad I found you.

My problem pertains to saving documents.  I recently bought a new computer preloaded with windows 7 professional.  I loaded my wordperfect 10 & that process went smoothly.   However, I find now that when I try to save a document I have created in wordperfect using the "save as" feature, windows freezes.  I have to attempt a soft reboot to "un-freeze" the computer.  Then I receive a screen that identifies whatever programs are preventing windows from closing, including wordperfect.  From that screen, I can open the wordperfect document on which I was working and save it but I still can't "save as".  So, basically, I can't change the name of the document.  This is a major problem for me because I often open old documents, revise them as necessary, and then save them under a new name using "save as".  This freezing/rebooting process requires that I lose either the new or the old document.

Would appreciate any help.  Thanks.

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Relate to your other question, wp10 was not designed for Vista, much less W7.  There are 2 things that I can think of that might help.

1. Uncheck the setting to use Enhanced File Dialogs.

2.  If 1 fails, rename the PrintEngine registry key and then open wp. 

 

Be sure that you have all valid print drivers of course.

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Maureeng replied on Tue, Dec 8 2009 10:59 PM

Thanks, Ken.  Disabling Enhanced File Dialogs seems to have solved my problem.!

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Hello Kenneth and all:

I am new to this forum and this fix has worked for me as well. I recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 7 installed. When I installed WordPerfect 9 it would freeze when I tried to open an existing document. Unchecking the setting to use Enhanced File Dialogs fixed the problem and I can now use WordPerfect 9 with Windows 7. I am a long time user of WP starting with 5.0 and still think it's the best.

Now if someone would find a way to speed up Windows 7 I would be happy, happy, happy.

Thanks Kenneth

Garry Kelsey

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mhhack replied on Sat, Dec 18 2010 2:13 PM

Hi - A similar problem: WP10 reports 'no system printer installed' when run under win7. When trying to print a box opens with PrintEngine1000, and the preceding message.

Is it possible that changing the PrintEngine registry key will fix this, and if so, how do I do this?

 

Thanks

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lemoto replied on Sun, Dec 26 2010 8:38 AM

mhhack:

Is it possible that changing the PrintEngine registry key will fix this, and if so, how do I do this?

Thanks

Look here: http://tinyurl.com/6jhacd

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I have the same problem. How can I "disabling File Dialogs"?

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How can I uncheck the setting to use Enhanced File DIalogs?

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lemoto replied on Sat, Dec 31 2011 1:32 PM

morant7226:

How can I uncheck the setting to use Enhanced File DIalogs?

Tools>Settings>Files>...

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Problem resolved. Thank you.

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lemoto replied on Sun, Jan 1 2012 7:31 AM

Glad all is well now - you're welcome!

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DWFII replied on Mon, Jan 2 2012 10:19 AM

I don't suppose that there is any hope for WordPerfect 2000 (v.9) on Windows 7 (x64 Ultimate)? Any work-around similar to unchecking Enhanced File Dialogs that will allow it to be happy?

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lemoto replied on Mon, Jan 2 2012 2:01 PM

Try it, though I should not be very hopeful. Folks' experiences vary.

Of course, if you have Win7Pro, you can run it in XP compatibility mode. Probably, in your Ultimate also, though I do not have the details.

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