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 4.5F or higher of Fast-Flex
Plus (FFP). You can update your software here for free, if necessary.
your Fast-Flex Plus "program folder" (C:\Program Files\FFPRO4 or C:\Program Files (x86)\FFPRO4 , if you
used the "No questions asked" installation) there is a small file that ends in ".WPX" (probably named
FFP_OUT.WPX).Can you find this
file with Windows Explorer?
If "YES" - Delete it and then exit and
re-start Fast-Flex Plus. 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
Save file as: C:\Program Files\FFPRO4\FFP_OUT.WPX
or C:\Program Files (x86)\FFPRO4\FFP_OUT.WPX for Windows 7 or higher.
Note: 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
If MS 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