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I hate WORD 97 Attachments!

Posted on 1997-04-10
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Well guys, here I am again.

I am running a Power Mac 7200 PC Compatible with a Banksia Wavw SP336 modem connected to the Apple modem port via an adaptor cable.  Well, since I am lodging this question via the PC side of my machine, it is obvious I have now ironed out all my initial problems THANKS to Experts-Exchange!

The modem works, Netscape runs perfectly and Eudora Pro 3.0 is up and running - and therein lies the problem!

I have been working on some rather large documents in WORD 97 and Publisher 97 and need to send these as attachments to my boss, who is running identical software on a laptop PC.

I have successfully sent attachments of 2-3 pages of plain text with no problems and have even sent a 660K program as an attachment to an email.  However, if I try to send large Word 97 documents (or docs with graphics in them) or Publisher 97 files, the attachments start sending, but go REALLY SLOWLY (I have given up after watching the progress window for 25 minutes!).

I have tried sending them as zipped files and this will sometimes work, as long as I send a file no larger than 30K (before compression).

On checking out the Eudora Pro manual, I read all this stuff about Eudora needing an "echoless connection" and that you need to get a nav script from your ISP or write your own (??!!*) etc.  On asking my ISP I was told I don't need this as he doesn't have it and is happily sending attachments all over the globe! According to him I am the only person he has ever heard of who has this problem. I have emailed Eudora tech support and got no reply.

Saving in rtf is not going to solve the problem for me either as what I am sending is finished copy to be printed and posted at the other end.

I am at a loss here...could it be that there is something in the MAC/IBM serial port arrangement that is causing this problem?  If it were happening on the Mac side I would try upping the memory available to Eudora...but have no idea if that is possible on the PC side.

Well,now that I have got it all on the screen, I feel marginally better.  What is it they say? A problem shared is a problem halved?  I wish!

Hope you can help.

Sha
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by:re
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As I can see you use PC software to connect to the Internet and all this happens according to the PC side.

Why don't you use Mac software for your PC connection??
You can save your PC files in a shared folder on the Mac side and send it from there. I didn't had any problem doing it that way. I think in your case the PC side is causing your problems.

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by:sha
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Thanks,  I thought of that, but tried many times and my boss could not manage to retrieve anything but the "egyptian version" on his PC.  I tried AppleDouble and all that, but to no avail.

I think I should have just stuck to a Mac and a regular job!

Cheers

Sha
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AdamS earned 150 total points
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When you send it on the Apple side, make sure you use "uuencode the data fork" because you dont want to send him "macbinary".

I send word files back and forth all the time. The thing to remember is on a Mac, you have a data fork and resource fork most files. DOS/Windows puts everything in one "fork". Microsoft deals with this by putting all the document data in the data fork so if you send files to your Boss from your Macintosh, make sure you have the encoding option that sends only the data fork.


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Thanks AdamS - I'll give it a try.

Sha
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