problem openning an attachment

  jarani 16:43 12 Oct 2006

hi all - i have received an email with an important attachment but have a problem openning it -

a message comes up : " this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action ( openning the file ). create an association in the folder options control panel "

in the properties of the attachment there is a reference to ms exchange v6.5

what do i need to do to read the attachment please - jarani

  wolfie3000 16:46 12 Oct 2006

What is the extention of the file?

I.E. .exe .pdf .mpg

This will help you decide what program to open the file up with.

  jarani 16:51 12 Oct 2006

wolfie - the extension is .xls - jarani

  Jackcoms 16:53 12 Oct 2006

So, it's an Excel file.

Do you have Excel installed on your PC?

  jarani 16:55 12 Oct 2006

jack - no, but i can probably get it installed if that is what i need - jarani

  €dstowe 16:56 12 Oct 2006

You can download an Excel reader from click here

  Jackcoms 17:05 12 Oct 2006

€dstowe's suggestion is a good one.

But be aware that you can only view the file using a viewer.

You won't be able to 'work' in the file or otherwise make changes with it - you will need the full-blown Excel program to do that.

  jarani 17:09 12 Oct 2006

hi guys - problem solved with your help

downloaded the excel reader as per €dstowe

what a great support you are - many thanks


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