Open Attachments on , Apple Mac

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  1. mrjohnemo macrumors newbie

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    Hi There,

    Can anyone help? i'm new to Apple Mac's, How do you open a ATTACHMENT from
    a e-mail document. When i double click it goes to a trial version mac program, which has now expired.

    Mrjohnemo:confused:
     
  2. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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  3. mrjohnemo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Open Attachment on the Apple Mac

    From an e-mail, a text document.
     
  4. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, from an email. ;)

    Anyways, just save the attachment to your desktop or something, then right click on it and select Open With -- select TextEdit to view the doc.
     
  5. mrjohnemo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    open Attachment on the Apple Mac

    When i do it gives me a (error code -10660)
    can you help?

    mrjohnemo
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    What kind of document is it?
    .doc, .rtf, ....?

    You should see the file extension in your Mail programme or when you click the file on your desktop and Get Info about it (Command + I).

    How big is it? And does it fit, what it should contain?
     
  7. mrjohnemo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    open attachment on the Apple Mac

    Hi There,
    I think it's a (Microsoft Excel Workbook) a (.xls) (size 20 kb)

    Hope this helps?

    mrjohnemo
     
  8. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    You will need to either have iWork 08 (w/ Numbers) or Office 2008 for Mac
     
  9. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Select the icon, then type command-Y. You will be able to preview the document, without Excel or Numbers.
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    or open office or neo office. Both open source.
     
  11. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    When you click once on the attachment in Mail a dialogue box should pop up with two options. One will ask you where you want to save it, unless you use the other option which is to choose an application to open it.

    For an .xls Neo or Open Office will work as well as the iWorks and MS Office suites.
    Once you choose the app, all of those type file attachments will be opened the same way automatically without prompting.
     

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