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I'm using MS Word 5.0 on a power Mac 7300/180 with OS 8.6. Recently I had to have my system completely rebuilt (partly, I think, because I had too many extensions): disk reformatted, OS reinstalled, a much smaller number of extensions, and my applications and doents replaced. Since then the MS Word "Find File" doesn't work. I've always liked this feature because it can search for a Word doc using any internal text, not just the file title. But now, although the Find File dialog box looks the same, the OK button is always dimmed and inactive. Any suggestions? I ...

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    Default Using "Find File" on MS Word 5.0

    I'm using MS Word 5.0 on a power Mac 7300/180 with OS 8.6. Recently I had
    to have my system completely rebuilt (partly, I think, because I had too
    many extensions): disk reformatted, OS reinstalled, a much smaller number
    of extensions, and my applications and doents replaced.

    Since then the MS Word "Find File" doesn't work. I've always liked this
    feature because it can search for a Word doc using any internal text, not
    just the file title. But now, although the Find File dialog box looks the
    same, the OK button is always dimmed and inactive.

    Any suggestions? I still have the old extensions on another disk, but if
    one of them is relevant, I don't know which one it is. I tried using
    Tools/Commands to remove Find File from the menu and replace it, but that
    didn't help.

    Please respond to [email]rstantonu.washington.edu[/email].

    Thanks for any help,
    Bob Stanton

    Robert Stanton Guest

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    Default Re: Using "Find File" on MS Word 5.0

    Robert Stanton <rstantonu.washington.edu> wrote:
    > I'm using MS Word 5.0 on a power Mac 7300/180 with OS 8.6. Recently I had
    > to have my system completely rebuilt (partly, I think, because I had too
    > many extensions): disk reformatted, OS reinstalled, a much smaller number
    > of extensions, and my applications and doents replaced.
    >
    > Since then the MS Word "Find File" doesn't work. I've always liked this
    > feature because it can search for a Word doc using any internal text, not
    > just the file title. But now, although the Find File dialog box looks the
    > same, the OK button is always dimmed and inactive.
    >
    > Any suggestions? I still have the old extensions on another disk, but if
    > one of them is relevant, I don't know which one it is. I tried using
    > Tools/Commands to remove Find File from the menu and replace it, but that
    > didn't help.
    >
    It's possible that your hd was reformatted as HFS Plus instead of the
    older HFS. I seem to remember that Word's Find File won't work under HFS
    Plus. (You should be able to find out if this is the case by selecting
    th hd icon and doing 'get info'.)

    Otherwise, look in your MS Word folder, in the Commands folder and check
    that the Find File 'extension' is still there.
    Michael Dines Guest

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    Default Re: Using "Find File" on MS Word 5.0

    Michael Dines (michaeldinesNO_SPICED_HAMblueyonder.co.uk) wrote:
    : It's possible that your hd was reformatted as HFS Plus instead of the
    : older HFS. I seem to remember that Word's Find File won't work under HFS
    : Plus. (You should be able to find out if this is the case by selecting
    : th hd icon and doing 'get info'.)

    The above is absolutely true. In Word 5.x, the internal Find File will not
    work with HFS+. But there are many other utilites which now do the things
    the internal Find File did. Don't remember if the version of the system's
    find file in 8.6 will, but experiment.

    hth

    --Fred
    Fred Moore Guest

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