When i am e-mailed an excel file using Outlook 2000 I have to add .xls to the file name when saving it to my documents otherwise it is a white icon called file and wont open. How can i amend this so when I save it it saves as an xls file automatically with the name it already has? Thanks.
I have Outlook XP which I use all the time and receive and open Excel files without difficulty. Is it worth checking that there is not something like a space in between the . and xls or at the beginning of the file name. A friend of mine had a major problem until he discovered that the .xls file had a space to start with and therefore Excel treated it as a text file.
When you right click on the file within the e-mail the save attachment box comes up. Normally you can save it with any file name you wish i.e steviegee and it will save as an excel file. I have to put the file name as steviegee.xls for it to save as an excel file. I know this isn't a difficult thing to do but this shouldn't be happening. It doesn't do it on my other PC so why this one?