google emailing word docutments

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by indifference, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. indifference macrumors regular

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    google: I am emailing word documents to people and they are coming up as excel files. I have a mac and a firewall is on my computer, I am running jaguar. This is only happening when I email other mac's, maybe they are using panther but that shouldn't matter. -n
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have .doc on the end of the file name? You should.
     
  3. indifference thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes the file I emailed came up as a word document
     
  4. zim macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried stuffing or zipping the file before sending?
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Are you...

    Emailing from Mail.app to Gmail accounts
    Emailing from Gmail to Mail.app/Outlook/whatever
    or emailing from Gmail to Gmail

    Just so that someone else can try doing exactly the same as you are and see what happens :)
     
  6. indifference thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi I am sending a .doc file through gmail, by bringing it up from the computer, and then sending it to a mac. I wonder if the people are not as good as working with computers, but they say it comes up as excell. I wonder if I should try and reinstall word?
     
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I just tried sending myself a Word file from Gmail, and it came back with the right media type (application/msword).

    If you can do the same sending to another account, see what happens. (for example in Mail.app, you would View->Message->Raw Source, then look for the attachment heading, which will look something like
    Code:
    ------=_Part_733_14786572.1097111612238
    Content-Type: application/msword; name="cheesebed.doc"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
    Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="cheesebed.doc"
    
    The Content-Type is the part that you'll be most interested in.
     
  8. mms macrumors 6502a

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    The equivalent of View Raw Source in Mail.app in Gmail is as follows.
    When you're viewing the message, next to the sender there is a blue link that says "More Options." This turns into "Hide Options" when expanded and is circled in the attached screenshot. Then click on "Show original" and the source will be shown in a new page.

    Hope this helps.
     

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  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it works here too..

    Maybe these people you're sending it to have the incorrect file association with Word docs. Tell them to save the doc to their desktop, click once on it to hi-light it, do a Command-I to "Get Info", go to "Open With" make sure Microsoft Word is selected, click the "Change All..." button. Then try and send them another word doc and see if they still have the problem.
     

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