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brandyhaley



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:05 pm    Post subject: e-mail files verses pc programs Reply with quote

I have a HPw1907 with windows vista. I am trying to open a large file that I recieve via email from a laywer. When I attempt to open the file it sais I have to have xlview. The original sender sais I need to open the file under a image viewer program. The image viewer program that I have is for photos and not for text. I need to open this file it is very important. I downloaded Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer but it tells me it cannot read the file.Please I need help opening this file. Thank you.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is asking for xlview then it sounds like it is a Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet) file. In which case you will need something that can view Excel files like xlview. You can download from here for free. Note that if the file was created using a newer version of Excel you may also need the Compatibility Pack installed which can be downloaded from here.

Alternatively, you could install OpenOffice which is a free office application that can deal with most Microsoft Office file formats and allow you to manipulate the files and save them. OpenOffice can be downloaded from here.
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brandyhaley



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:30 am    Post subject: e-mail files verses pc programs Reply with quote

SoftStag wrote:
If it is asking for xlview then it sounds like it is a Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet) file. In which case you will need something that can view Excel files like xlview. You can download from here for free. Note that if the file was created using a newer version of Excel you may also need the Compatibility Pack installed which can be downloaded from here.

Alternatively, you could install OpenOffice which is a free office application that can deal with most Microsoft Office file formats and allow you to manipulate the files and save them. OpenOffice can be downloaded from here.
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downloaded the open office,org3.1 and now it tells me that it cannot open due to internal error occured.
i already have the file format converters from downloaded microsoft.com
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i need help desperatly
what do i do now
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If neither xlview nor OpenOffice can open the file then it sounds like the file is possibly corrupt. You would be best contacting the person who sent it to you and ask them if they can send you the file in a pdf format so you can view it using a pdf reader.
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