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I keep getting the error message: “Unable to launch Microsoft Word”. I have restarted my computer and I am still getting the same message. What should I do?


The cause of this is error is that Microsoft Word is not completely installed on your computer. In order to rectify this problem, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the "Start" menu in Windows.
  2. Click "Run...".
  3. Type exactly the following in the textbox: "winword /regserver".
  4. Press "OK".
  5. Wait for a few seconds until Word completes running.
  6. Restart your computer and try Able2Extract conversion again.

If the above doesn't work, you can also try to manually open Word prior to undertaking the conversion with Able2Extract.

With Able2Extract you can also attempt the PDF-to-Word RTF conversion. This will work even if your computer has no Word installed.


This article refers to Able2Extract and Able2Extract Professional.

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