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I get messages that say 'open with' and a list of programs.
I think that it sometimes say 'open using'
Note Pad and Word Pad will some times show line after line of what I call code.
I never get to see what the document is.
I'm baffled
Explain.... please
Lee
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You should make a note of the file extensions when
this happens.  You computer apparantly cannot recognize
what program to use to try to open the file or your
system does not have the apropriate program to open it.
YOU may also be on AOL and are receiving attachments
that it is unable to open.  

YOu can try trial and error until you find the program
that will open it, after you select it, you can always
hit the shirt key while you go up the "file" or right =click and you will always get the "Open with" option.
Once you find the right program, you can put a check
in the little box that says always you this program to
open the kind of file and it will.

YOU could also download and install "quick view Plus" which
opens just about everything.

Jasc Quick View Plus

 http://www.jasc.com/product.asp?pf%5Fid=006

THIS SITE HAD IT MUCH CHEAPER AT ONE TIME:

 http://www.chumbo.com/info.asp?s=743651005511

Here are some web sites for file formats:

LEARN THE NET: File Formats & Extensions

http://www.learnthenet.com/english/html/34filext.htm

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 CICA Graphics List Image File Formats

 http://www.cica.indiana.edu/graphics/image.formats.html

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File Extentions (Dreamscape)

 http://support.dreamscape.com/filex.html

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 ExtSearch - Link to the File Extension Search Engine

 http://www.extsearch.com/

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 File Extension Bulletin Board

 http://kresch.com/bb/exts/bbs.cgi?

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Hans Christophersen's List of File Extensions

 http://www.rostra.dk/edb/filext.htm?clkd=iwm

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The Programmer's File Format Collection

 http://www.wotsit.org/default.asp

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whatis.com (File Formats)

 http://whatis.techtarget.com/fileFormatA/0,289933,sid9,00.html

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 What Is...every file format in the world - A through Z

 http://www.ace.net.nz/tech/TechFileFormat.html

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The File Extension Source

http://filext.com/



Index of /tb17/formats

http://www.bton.com/tb17/formats/

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LRI41
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by:leestj
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I never received an email notice telling me that there was a response. I came back to cancel it and discovered the comment.
When I try to print the answer I get an error message referring to a script error and I can't print the answer.
Line 228/char:1/ error: interface not registered
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Mayby some of the old timers  can explain the error or how
you can print it.  But you can always use your mouse and
darken all the answer that you want to copy or use
"Select Al'" under "Edit" and hit copy or Control+C and
i would paste it to "Notepad" rather than Word and what
I do is re-copy and paste it from notepad into Word and then you can print it from "word" or for that matter notepad.

LRI41
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Thanks
Lee
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