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Lorna Allison
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Adding a programme to enable reading of attachments

Post by Lorna Allison » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:22 pm

Hello Folks

I wonder if anyone can help me add a programme to my computer which will enable me to read attachments which have a "sign" of a page with right hand corner turned down and a red W in a box in the middle of the page.

I think I must have somehow deleted this programme.

I want to read attachments on old emails prior to deleting them. Don't want to lose any vital info. I run Vista and Word 2010.

Any help would be welcome.

Kind regards

Lorna
Researching:

PAUL: Lanarkshire;
TORRANCE: Lanarkshire
CROSGROVE: Ayrshire, Glasgow
ALLISON: Glasgow
PRICE: Monmouthshire
CURZON: Staffs, Monmouthshire
TAIT, HUME, MIDDLEMAS,: Roxburghshire
PRINGLE: Glasgow, Central Belt, Edinburgh

Currie
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Re: Adding a programme to enable reading of attachments

Post by Currie » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:49 am

Hello Lorna,

You could right click the saved file and then click properties and see if any useful info is revealed, such as a file type, etc.

You could also try a right click and open the file in Notepad. You could find something readable or maybe just gobbledygook.

The red W doesn’t ring a bell.

All the best,
Alan

maggiehill
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Re: Adding a programme to enable reading of attachments

Post by maggiehill » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:28 am

Hello Lorna,

They are Microsoft Office Word 97 2003 Docs

Not sure how to open them but I would copy them first so you keep the original.

Maggie
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ninatoo
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Re: Adding a programme to enable reading of attachments

Post by ninatoo » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:20 pm

Hi Lorna,

Have a look here and see if it helps.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/word- ... 49315.aspx

Nina
Researching: Easton ( Renfrewshire, Dunbarton and Glasgow), Corr (Londonderry and Glasgow), Carson (Co. Down, Irvine, Ayrshire and Glasgow), Logan (Londonderry and Glasgow)

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Re: Adding a programme to enable reading of attachments

Post by Russell » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:51 pm

Hi Lorna
I use Open Office and it will open a Word 7 document. It's a free program and I use it for spreadsheets too. You can save files in a variety of formats too if you are sending copy to a Word user.

Russell
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Lorna Allison
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Re: Adding a programme to enable reading of attachments

Post by Lorna Allison » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:48 pm

Firstly - Happy New Year, may 2014 be a good one [cheers] [cheers]

Thank you all so much. A combination of all advice has worked the oracle, right clicking, compatability changes etc and I can now read these old attachments. It has meant a resurgence of interest in branches long since not looked at and clearly in those early days I did not copy all the info into my tree so there's a lot of pleasant work ahead. I am still in touch with those relatives who were brilliantly generous with their own researches. What a lovely hobby FH is.

Thank you again. What great friends to have :D

Regars

Lorna
Researching:

PAUL: Lanarkshire;
TORRANCE: Lanarkshire
CROSGROVE: Ayrshire, Glasgow
ALLISON: Glasgow
PRICE: Monmouthshire
CURZON: Staffs, Monmouthshire
TAIT, HUME, MIDDLEMAS,: Roxburghshire
PRINGLE: Glasgow, Central Belt, Edinburgh

ninatoo
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Re: Adding a programme to enable reading of attachments

Post by ninatoo » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:44 pm

Glad you had success! I know how frustrating it can be not being able to open documents or programs. I have still been unable to open the LDS parish record disks on this computer because the setting aren't right for compatibility. This laptop, although 'mine' because I am progressively paying it off, is set for my job, and so the IT guys didn't put the right compatibility settings on it. I am not confident enough to do it myself, especially when instructions mention things like BIOS settings...so it will have to wait until I can get him to change it.

Have fun with your tree! I am also catching up at the moment, being on a break from work!

Nina
Researching: Easton ( Renfrewshire, Dunbarton and Glasgow), Corr (Londonderry and Glasgow), Carson (Co. Down, Irvine, Ayrshire and Glasgow), Logan (Londonderry and Glasgow)

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