Message from discussion Seamonke won't open doc. attachments.
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On 11/7/12 6:02 AM, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
> Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>> gfagan...@gmail.com wrote:
>>> Even when I chose 'Open' it asks where to save them. OS is Puppyt
>> Do you have a suitable handler installed ? Microsoft Word would be the
>> handler of choice under Microsoft Windows;
> Not necessarily. :-)
>> no idea what the equivalent (if any) might be for a Linux-based system.
> For a GNU/Linux system, the choices would most likely be LibreOffice or
> OpenOffice. A quick search seems to indicate that LibreOffice is what is
> offered as the standard choice with Puppy Linux. (It's what I use with
> However, having one installed may still not cause a document to open
> *within* the browser. Matter of fact, I personally would rather not open a
> word document in my browsers. Seems that a lot would be missing.
Windows XP SP3
As I recall, the last time I requested SeaMonkey to open a .doc file
from a Web page's link, the file opened in a separate Word window and
not in the browser window. I think this is because there is no Word
plugin for the browser to use. Of course, this was sufficiently long
ago that it might have been with Windows 98 instead of Windows XP; and
it might have been with Mozilla Suite instead of SeaMonkey.
David E. Ross
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