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How do I open Microsoft office document using Windows 8 that

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How do I open Microsoft office document using Windows 8 that were created with Windows 7? I get an error when I try to do this now.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Chris L. replied 3 years ago.
Hello my name is Chris and I will be happy to assist you.

I am sorry to hear you are having trouble.

Which office program was the document created in? Was it microsoft word?

Please let me know so I can further assist.

Thank You
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

This specific document is in excel. Is there something different for documents created in Word?

Expert:  Chris L. replied 3 years ago.
No, there actually should no no difference from documents created on windows 7 to windows 8. The difference is in the office program. Do you know which version of office you used to create the excel file, it could be 2003, 2007, or maybe 2010?

Also do you have excel installed on the windows 8 computer?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It was installed last year so it is probably Windows 10 and yes Excel is loaded on this computer.

Expert:  Chris L. replied 3 years ago.
Try this for me and let me know what happens.

Right click on your excel file and choose open with , next choose excel.

If it does not open and you receive an error message let me know what it says please.

Thank you.

Expert:  Chris L. replied 3 years ago.
How did it go? Did the document open or did you receive an error?