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New Mac user dilemma has me stumped - any advice?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 27, 2010 06:56AM
A cousin recently switched to a Mac and I've been helping him from afar. He ran into a problem that has me stumped but maybe someone here can offer up a solution.


I have a .docx file (it's from mac 2008 word) on my desktop. When I click on it it opens and I can read it. When I attach it to an email it won't open for me or anybody else. I have sent an email to myself and when I click on the attachement it goes to the downloads. In the downloads it is seen as a "folder" and not a individual document. When I right-click on it in the downloads to open it it opens up a new window with -reis, contenttypes.xml, docprops, and word folders. What am I doing wrong? I went to the "get info" and it is read and write to see if that was wrong.



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Re: New Mac user dilemma has me stumped - any advice?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 27, 2010 06:59AM
try right click or control clickin on the file, select compress, and try email that instead



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Re: New Mac user dilemma has me stumped - any advice?
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: April 27, 2010 07:07AM
You sure you're using a Mac?
Because your spell check is also hosed.

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I click on the attachement it goes to the downloads.
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Re: New Mac user dilemma has me stumped - any advice?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 27, 2010 09:45AM
save in Word as another type of doc .
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Re: New Mac user dilemma has me stumped - any advice?
Posted by: Doc
Date: April 27, 2010 09:51AM
The .docx "file" is actually a folder that masquerades as a file.

Something's breaking the illusion.

For maximum compatibility, save as a .doc file.
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Re: New Mac user dilemma has me stumped - any advice?
Posted by: Diana
Date: April 27, 2010 10:34AM
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Doc
The .docx "file" is actually a folder that masquerades as a file.

Something's breaking the illusion.

For maximum compatibility, save as a .doc file.

Thank you. I had seen this before at work; I was told I needed the free "translator" that M$ provides, even though I have Office 2007 on the PC here. I know, this "explanation" makes no sense and when I questioned it, I was told that I NEEDED that translator! Now I know.

Diana
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