Won't let me open an MS word document

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by grosslyclever, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. grosslyclever macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009

    I sent myself a word document from a windows computer via email. However, when I try to open it my mac, it wont open. All that pops up is:


    I've tried opening the document with all of them. When I try to open the document with some of them I get this:


    It is a .doc file. Any help? I'm desperate.

    Note: I tried opening it with windows on my mac and no luck their either :(

    Thanks in advance,
    - GrosslyClever
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    What happens when you open it with Word? By the way, after looking at the file name, it looks like you emailed an open document. Try closing the document on the Windows system, then email it.
  3. grosslyclever thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    What do you mean, emailed an open document. Does that really matter?
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    It looks like you sent yourself the temporary file that Word uses for auto-save information and that sort of thing (that file disappears when you close the document).
  5. grosslyclever thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009

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