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    Feb 10, 2008
    Office 2004 Help
    I just got a MacBook, and had the Genius Bar people transfer all of my old iBook data onto my new comp. I can open and use Office programs like Word just fine, HOWEVER, if I try to open the program by opening a document directly, ie double clicking on example.doc, instead of opening Word, a window w/ an agreement for Microsoft Office 2004 Test Drive opens up, asking me to agree to its terms. I haven't clicked agree, because I don't want my Word, that seems to work fine, turn into some 30 day trial version. What should I do? Thanks for your help.

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    TamiRene's Avatar
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    Sep 12, 2007
    Microsoft Office Test Drive comes with new MacBooks. If you decide to use the test drive, you will be able to open, type and save documents, but will not be able to print. At least, that was my experience. Do you already have Microsoft Office? If so, you can always uninstall the Test Drive that comes pre-installed on the computer.
    "There are those who talk, and without knowledge or forethought reveal a truth which they themselves do not understand."

    -Khalil Jibran

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    Neo's Avatar
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    Aug 14, 2007
    uh-oh! Somebody installed Office without uninstalling the Test Drive!
    Go to the Applications folder in Finder and Trash the "Microsoft Office Test Drive" (or something like that). Office is packaged, so it shouldn't break the installation of your purchased Office. You might need to reinstall...but probably not.

    You will almost surely need to reset default applications for .doc, .xls, .ppt and so on. Do you know how to do that? You could search the forum or post back here. Good luck.

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    Member Since
    Feb 10, 2008
    Thanks guys--I was able to trash the Test Drive, and made .doc, .xls, etc open default w/ my good old Office.

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