Rich text format or HTML format

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by t-4-2, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello everyone,
    I have friends sending me attachments in " .doc file " or " dat file "
    formats which my computer cannot read.
    Can I change it to Rich Text Format or HTML format myself, or do I have
    to tell them to resend the attachments, which is what I had been doing.
    Thank you.

    PS. My computer is running Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit.
    I am using Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail.
    t-4-2, Sep 20, 2008
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  2. For the .doc files, Google "word viewer".

    ..dat files: what the heck are they sending those for!?
    Paul Montgomery, Sep 20, 2008
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  3. You can't make the conversions, but you can get a free viewer for the DOC (Word) files from Microsoft's download page.
    Interesting enough, my wife got some DAT files from an organization.
    Using "NotePad2" to view them, I was able to determine that they had been created in Adobe Acrobat.
    And sure enough, The Acrobat Reader would open and display them.
    The DAT files appeared to be financial statements.
    Richard in AZ, Sep 21, 2008
  4. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest

    Thank you for the infos
    t-4-2, Sep 21, 2008
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