Email Attachments, by WorldStart
Joined: 9-February 03
From: Jacksonville, FL
Member No.: 1
Nothing worse than getting a file from a friend and you don't have the right program to open it. Here are some common file extensions and the programs needed to open:
.doc - Microsoft Word
.pps - MS PowerPoint
.xls - MS Excel worksheet
.wpd - Corel WordPerfect
.pdf - Adobe Acrobat
.jpg - JPEG graphic file
.zip - Zip (compressed) file
.sit - Stuffit (compressed) file
.scr - Windows Screen Saver (DO NOT OPEN)
.pif - Program Information File (DO NOT OPEN)
The good news is that most software developers offer freeware viewers that will allow you to see, but not alter, content. NOTE: These addresses are long, so you may need to copy and paste into your browser if it breaks into more than one line.
.doc - Microsoft Word Viewer http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0e56d944-38f6-4eb5-aca6-8bd280d5e6b1&DisplayLang=en
.pps - PowerPoint Viewer http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D1649C22-B51F-4910-93FC-4CF2832D3342&displaylang=en
.xls - Excel Spreadsheet Viewer http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/xlviewer.aspx
.wpd - Wordperfect Corel no longer offers a viewer
.pdf - Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
.jpg - You can view these in your web browser or most imaging software.
.scr - USE CAUTION if you receive a screen saver via email. They can contain worms or viruses.
.pif - DO NOT OPEN! This is most likely a virus. Clicking it will run a program or code that can mess up your computer.
As for compressed files (.zip & .sit), you can Stuffit! No, I'm not telling you off...Stuffit Expander is a great program that will open most compressed files. http://www.stuffit.com/expander/
There are also a million freeware/shareware programs for opening .zip files such as WinZip. In addition, with Windows XP you can save any zipped file to your desktop or a folder and access the files without unzipping.
So, next time you get an attached file in your email but don't have the program to open it, just grab a viewer.
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