[kdepim-users] attachments in KMail
lou at manhattanhandyman.com
Wed Nov 11 21:52:41 GMT 2009
Thanks for your input, Art.
I'm not sure how to navigate to a KMail attachment from Konqueror. However,
your suggestion was suggestive, because I find that if I right-click on
attachment.doc and, instead of "Open With..." I select "Save As" and save the
attachment to a folder, I am *now* able to open attachment.doc in *either*
KWord *or* Open Office. This is an ok work-around, if a little awkward.
It would seem, as you say, that the problem is something in the configuration
of KDE. Any thoughts about how to fix it?
Best, Lou, NYC
On Tuesday 10 November 2009 08:52:27 am Art Alexion wrote:
> On Monday 09 November 2009 06:44:44 pm Bruce MacArthur wrote:
> > On Monday 09 November 2009 05:40:17 pm Louis Hinman wrote:
> > > I am running KMail 1.9.10 in KDE 3.5.10 (both standard in Slackware
> > 12.2).
> > > Although I can open MS Word documents in KWord, I don't seem to be
> > able to
> > > open them as attachments to email in KMail. (When I right-click on
> > > attachment.doc and Open With...>Office>KWord, KWord opens with a blank
> > page.)
> > > I will upgrade to Slackware 13.0 soon (which will incorporates KDE
> > 4.5.4). In
> > > the meantime, is the failure to open Word attachments a known bug? Is
> > there
> > > a work-around?
> > I do NOT know Slackware -- so I offer no direct comments. I have opened
> > MANY MS-Word documents, received as attachments in K-Mail, into
> > OpenOffice.org -- Write. The documents were prepared under MS-Office for
> > Mac -- but have never given me any problems when handled this way
> I am thinking this has nothing to do with kmail, but rather something
> inherent in kword or in the way your kde is configured to handle running
> programs with specific documents.
> If you navigate to the file in konqueror and try to launch the file in
> kword from there, do you get the same blank page, or is the problem unique
> to kmail attachments?
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