Office 2007 Ultimate applications will no longer run on my Vista machine.  When attempting to launch any of the applications--e.g. Outlook, Word, or Excel--the error message in the subject is displayed.  I am running as administrator, so it is not a permissions issue.  I created a new administrator account to make sure my other account was not corrupted.  I have now uninstalled and reinstalled Office without success.


This is a newer 64-bit moderately high-end laptop that has Office has been running fine on for about two months.


1) Go to the directory: %PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\Office\Data
2) Delete all files in the directory.
3) Run any office application.
    This only works on Vista and 7

For XP
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\OFFICE\DATA
Delete all files in the directory.
Run any office application.

Note: You may need to validate office again.
Note: For Office 2000/2003, the files are named with OPA11, meaning Office Version 11.
Note: For Office 2007, the files are named with OPA12, meaning Office Version 12


Why should you wait for Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung may plan to get the Galaxy S4 out in Feb 2013.
It is to get 5in Full HD screen. AMOLED 4.99-Inch Screen. It has unveiled a new octa-core Exynos processor.

Samsung Galaxy S4 will land as the first handset to boast an eight-core processor, new reports have suggested that the Exynos 5 Octa Processor, unveiled by Samsung at CES 2013, will feature on the as yet unconfirmed Samsung Galaxy S4 first, marking the device out as the most powerful to date.

Rumors point to a Galaxy S4 with a 4.99-inch 1080P HD display that may include flexible or unbreakable screen tech, a first for a production Galaxy S phone. The video above shows a prototype unbreakable display from Samsung repeatedly hit with a hammer.

Screen Display - Samsung Galaxy S4 will sport 5 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen with 1080x1920 pixel resolutions. Other rumours claimed that GS4 will be equipped with flexible screen displays. Upcoming iPhone 6 is also speculated to boast 5-inch Full HD display.

Processor - Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumoured to have 8-core processor paired with 2GB RAM. iPhone 6 will probably powered by an updated A6 chip.

Operating System - Samsung Galaxy S4 is speculated to run with the upcoming version of the Android OS - Key Lime Pie or the new mobile software TIZEN OS. iPhone 6, however, will run with iOS 7.

Internal Storage - Samsung Galaxy S3's successor will have 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage with additional storage through microSD slot. iPhone 6, on the other hand, will have a 128GB storage.

4G/LTE - Both devices will support 4G/LTE connectivity.

NFC - Both smartphones will be capable of Near Field Communication. iPhone 5 did not support such feature, which impedes on the sales of the device.

Camera - Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumoured to have a 13MP rear camera. The specific megapixel of iPhone 6's camera is still unknown but rumour hast it that the device will have a super HD camera.


How to Convert Word Documents to PDFs With Links

I found this very much handy, interesting and easy to use..

1. Open a Microsoft Word document.

2. Select text that you want to appear as a hyperlink.

3. Click the "Insert" tab. Click "Links." Select "Hyperlink."

4. Select the type of link you want to create. To link to a webpage or other file, select "Existing File or Webpage." You also can choose to link to an email address, place in the document or a new file you haven't created yet.

5. Type the address or file name you want to link to in the "Address" field. Click "OK." The hyperlink appears in the document with a blue underline.

6. Save the Word document.

7. Convert the file to PDF by clicking the "Microsoft Office Button." Scroll to "Save as." Click "PDF or XPS."

Please note: If you are unable to see this option, please install the add-in from the following link.

8. Type a new name for the file. Select "PDF" in the "Save as Type" field.

9. Select "Open File After Publishing" to immediately view the document. Click "Publish."

10. View the document in a PDF reader, such as Adobe Reader
You should see your underlined hyperlinks. Click one to test it.

2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS

This download allows you to export and save to the PDF and XPS formats in eight 2007 Microsoft Office programs. 

It also allows you to send as e-mail attachment in the PDF and XPS formats in a subset of these programs.

2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS
(SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe, 934 KB)

How to Preserve Hyperlinks When Converting Word Documents to PDF

It is very easy to do so.just follow the following instructions..

1. Open your Microsoft Word document.

2. Highlight the portion of text that you have hyperlinked and then press "Ctrl" and "K" to bring up the hyperlink insertion window.

3. Ensure that the link you have entered in as the "Address" is formatted with an "http://" before the link. 

For example, a link like "" will be preserved when converted from a Word document to a PDF, but a link like "" will not be preserved.

Related post: How to Convert Word Documents to PDFs With Links