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TheTravelingSchells

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I have recently switched to an iBook which is my first Mac experience. I purchased with the iBook Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac. I have installed it. I am able to create new word, excel, etc. docs on the iBook, but when I transferr docs to the mac OR get an attachment in an email it opens in a "Test Drive" version of word, excel, etc. Why is this happening and how do I fix it? I need my documents to open without getting a message everytime reminding me to purchase Office when I have already! I'm very frustrated and would really like some help. Thank you so much.

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The 'Test Drive' version of office for the mac is a free 30-trial.
see here: http://www.microsoft...id=office2004td

Have you been sold this instead of the full version?
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I did not buy the test drive version. I have the CD for the Microsoft Office program and installed it on my computer. I am able to use it the way it is intended EXCEPT with docs from other people via email or transferred docs from a jump drive or CD with docs.
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Check the Applications folder for a different copy of Office than the one
you installed and entered the registration number for. It might be called
Office-Test Drive. If that is the case, click on a Word .doc, then
File>Get Info in the Finder. In the window that opens, click the flippy
triangle for "Open with:" Select Microsoft Word ( 2004 version, not
the test drive version), then click on "Change All..." All .doc files
should now open with the registered version of Office 2004. If that
works, do the same for a .xls and .ppt file for Excel and Power
Point. Look for an Uninstaller in the Test Drive version of Office.
If there is one, uninstall the demo version of Office. If there is none,
drag the Test Drive Office folder to the Trash.
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