after downloading .doc in safari...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mrmo123, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. mrmo123 macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008
    after downloading (.doc or .xls) files in safari, they're saved as and name.xls.xlm ..... This is really annoying because i wanna open them as word/excel documents rather than notes/numbers. Do any of you know how to fix this and just save the file as name.doc. Thanks a ton!!!!! :)
  2. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2008
    Click and hold the filename until you can edit it. Delete the unwanted suffix. When prompted, select the suffix you want to use (.doc or .xls) and this should in almost all cases solve your problem.
  3. mrmo123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008
    thanks for the reply, but that's what i do currently. I wanna know if there's a way to do this automatically.
  4. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    this happens to me too... I think it is an Office 2008 bug. Really annoying to have to manually change the file name after every download.

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