Flexible Spending Account Administration Solution
Fix Display of Reports
in MS Word
Q1. I just
updated to newer version of MS Office (Word) and now Fast-Flex Plus does not automatically call up MS Word
to display reports.
I'd like Fast-Flex Plus to automatically call up MS Word to display reports for viewing and printing. Currently all reports
are displayed in WordPad. What can I do to change to Word?
A. First, be certain that you are running version 2018 or higher of Fast-Flex
Plus (FFP). You can update your software here for free, if necessary.
the Folder C:\Users\[Your Name]\AppData\Roaming\FFP there should exist a small file that ends in ".WPX" (probably
named FFP_OUT.WPX).Note: Your computer's file structure might be slightly different.
If needed, use Windows file search utility to try locating FFP_OUT.WPX.
Can you find this
file with Windows Explorer?
If "YES" - Delete it and then exit and re-start Fast-Flex Plus. Please be patient while Fast-Flex
Plus searches your word processor for MS Word. Doing so will re-create this file automatically for you.
(No need to edit it. You are done!)
If "NO" - Use Notepad to create a file
that contains just one line, similar to the one below (with quotation marks included):
Save file as: C:\Users\[Your
Name]\AppData\Roaming\FFP \FFP_OUT.WPX for Windows 7 or higher.
Your line of text in this file needs to reflect the OFFICEXX folder where WINWORD.EXE is found or the WINDOWS folder where
WORDPAD.EXE is located on your computer. Use Windows file search utility to locate either WINWORD.EXE or WORDPAD.EXE on your
C: drive before creating this file
Word (WINWORD.EXE) is not found, Fast-Flex Plus will look for WordPad instead. Once one of these wordprocessing
programs is found, Fast-Flex Plus will re-create the ".WPX" file that you deleted.
As a test, select the sample HercYY company and try running any report. The "Participant's
Listing" is a good, easy one: (Main Menu/Analysis/Report Generator/Employee Reports/Participants Listing)
The report should appear automatically with appropriate page breaks and formatting.
For best results, when your word processor comes up, maximize it, turn word wrap off, and set the font to Courier New, size