Can't open .XLS or .DOC files from within Windows Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Eric Wood, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Eric Wood

    Eric Wood Guest

    I couldn't open .TIF files until I associated it with the Windows Gallery
    viewer. That's cool. It lets my users view fax attachments from within
    Windows Mail.

    I have also associated .XLS and .DOC to openoffice 2.2 These files do open
    properly from within Vista. However, Windows Mail argues that there is no
    associated program to open the attachments. We must save to Desktop and
    open from there. Everything is correct the the Control Panel|Default
    Programs lists.

    An .ODS file opens up fine from within Window Mail. I wonder why? Since
    the Windows Mail security option to allow of opening attachments is enabled,
    what is Windows Mail's malfunction?

    -Eric Wood
     
    Eric Wood, Apr 24, 2007
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  2. Steve Cochran, Apr 26, 2007
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