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Old 19-09-2007, 5:22 PM   #1
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Old 03-10-2007, 8:36 AM
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Is there a OpenOffice version?
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Old 18-12-2007, 10:54 PM
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this budjet planner is highly reccomended, it worked for me and thats sayin something.
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I have Microsoft Vista which uses Works as an automatic programme to open up budget planner, but it is not recognised. I have uploaded Microsoft Office excel but still cannot open it. I have tried save as and changing the file type but still no luck. I really hate Vista.. can anyone help?

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Old 26-03-2008, 10:58 AM
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I'm a bit lost on this site as it is very busy. I wanted to know how, when people reply, they have what their debts are underneath and how much they aim to pay off and if they are on target etc and then totals may be crossed out with a new do they do that????:confused:
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Hi All,

I haven't got around to posting anywhere else but stumbled upon this forum and thought I would reply where I could...

purdles - your operating system (vista) shouldn't cause you a problem. The fact that MS Works is your default program is what needs to be changed. If you have installed a proper copy of MS Excel you need to change the program that opens .xls files as default.

First off, I would suggest downloading the budget planner file again if you have been trying to (re)save it as different things.

Secondly, you need to change your program that opens .xls files. Forgive a non vista user, but I think it is something like this...

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Programs.
3. Under Default Programs, click Make a file type always open in a specific program.
4. Find the file extension (.xls) you want to change. Then, click Change Program.
5. Select the program you want to use (Excel). If itís not in the Recommend Programs list, click Browse to locate it (itís probably somewhere under C:\Program Files\). Then, click OK.
6. Click Close.

If that doesn't work, try googling "change default xls program in vista" (without ""). That should help!

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Old 15-10-2008, 6:59 PM
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Default "technical issues about the Online Planner"

"Maintenance" is mis-spelled "maintenence" in the Online Budget Calculator (sorry to be a pain, but I can't help correcting .....).
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Every time I try to enter any details in the budget planner it says its protected but when I try to remove the protection it needs a password which I dont know. Can anyone help?
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the password is 'money'
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sorry, forgot to add that martin states the password is money when he talks about the budget planner .
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This is my first post EVER on anything! I think I'm being particularly stupid, but I too cannot get into the Budget Planner. I've tried everything suggested in this thread - I'm a Vista user too. I just keep getting up that the file is password protected. How do I enter the password? I don't seem to be given the opportunity?

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Default Budget Planner

Seems to be a problem with most users of Vista!
If you want to contact me directly I can email an unlocked copy to you if that would help.
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Many thanks - very grateful
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Default On-Line Budget Planner.

I am trying to print off a copy of the on-line budget planner but am unable to get a full chart. I am running vista . The chart ends at the income heading with no boxes to fill in. Can any one help please?.:confused:
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I had tried to download the file but when I click on the link nothing happens? Does anyone else get this?
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Old 27-05-2009, 7:26 PM
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Default Budget Planner Help...


I've downloaded the budget planner, but how do I fill it in?

I click onto a square to put a total in and all I get is a cross, I can't write anything in the square.

I'm not exactly computer literate so any help would be appreciated.


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Old 20-09-2009, 8:31 PM
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I've downloaded the planner and when i try to type anything in it won't let me. I can't see a why to make it unprotected

Edit: Just worked out it is because i am using the trial version of Microsoft Office so will install the full version tomorrow and then it should work

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Old 22-11-2009, 2:42 PM
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I am trying to print off the online Budget Planner and Martin says use the Print button at the end.

Maybe I just can't see it but I have searched and there is no Print Button.

Can anyone throw light or a suggestion on this please?
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