From: Rey Santos on 10 Apr 2010 10:32
Add Word/Excel 97-2003 Documents Back to the "New" Context Menu After
Installing Office 2007
> In desperation, after not getting the answer on the Vista.Genearl group, I'm
> posting this to as many groups as I think may be able to help as I suspect
> that the problem could occur in any MS operating system and is not Vista
> specific. It might just even be associated with MS Word itself.
> The problem is as stated in the subject. After I did a factory reformat of
> a pre-installed Vista Home Premium on an Acer Aspire L3600 and re-installed
> my apps, including MS Office 2007 Plus I found that when I right-click the
> desktop and choose "New", most of options to open a new folder, shortcut,
> Bitmap Image and documents in the Office suite are there except for MS Word.
> It used to be there, now it's not and as far as I can see it is the only one
> missing. In fact Word shows up when I installed MS Office on my wife's Dell
> laptop as a test. I've un- and re-installed the entire Office suite to no
> avail. How has this happened, but more importantly, how can I get it back
> in the list? It's the feature of the right-click procedure, other than
> opening a new folder, that I find the most useful.
> Fingers crossed.