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Whenever I am in Explorer and try to open multiple files (of the same extension and type) it only opens one. The process is as follows:

  1. Select top file
  2. Shift
  3. Click last file
  4. File > Open

Only the last file opens. Any help?

P.S. The files are Word .doc files from Microsoft Office pre 2007 however I am currently in Microsoft 2010

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How many documents are you trying to open at once? –  techie007 May 15 '12 at 21:54
    
It doesn't matter how many, it can vary between 2 to 15 to 17... –  eternalearth888 May 17 '12 at 14:05
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Try pressing the Return key instead of doing File -> Open.

This should initiate an open action on each selected item. I'm not sure why File -> Open isn't serving that purpose, or if it should in the first place, but if using the Return key does not, then the issue is with Word, in which case you might try opening word, selecting all of the files in Windows Explorer, and then just dragging them into Word.

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well I tried your suggestions. First, selecting them all and pushing ENTER/RETURN did not work. So I tried the second option. However, although it did open all of them and in order the issue was this : It only opened up the first page of every document AND it combined all the documents into ONE BIG Document. So in the end all it was one long document of nothing but Cover Pages. @_@ Help? –  eternalearth888 May 16 '12 at 16:18
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