How to open attachment.

  Europa 19:47 22 Mar 2006

I have tried to open an attachment on an email and a window pops up saying : This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.
What does it mean and how do you do that?
I have got AVG professional, so I suppose it is safe to open that attachment, or is it?
Thank you.

  ICF 19:51 22 Mar 2006

What type of file is it?
right click it and select properties.

  Europa 20:02 22 Mar 2006

Its a XLS File (Excel spreadsheet file?)
If I need any spreadsheet programs to open the file, I haven't got any installed on my PC.
Unless I install microsoft worksuite 2001 that came with my other older PC. Is there any other way to open that file?

  VoG II 20:06 22 Mar 2006

Excel Viewer click here

  Europa 20:23 22 Mar 2006

I suppose, after I download Excelviewer, it will open the attachment automatically when I click on it.

  VoG II 20:47 22 Mar 2006

It should do. If it doesn't, save the attachment to your hard drive and double-click it to open it.

  Europa 21:14 22 Mar 2006

Thank you both for your help, it is much appreciated.

  Gaz_dc 18:42 25 Mar 2006

You could always try OpenOffice, which is a FREE suite similar to Microsoft Office. It should be able to open and save most files created by the latter (I say "should" because some of the most advanced features of MS Office are missing, but most people probably wont notice)

  Europa 22:05 26 Mar 2006

I have dowloaded Excelviewer, and it's working perfectly. Thanks anyway, Gaz.

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