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It's more important to know what program he used to write the template
(e.g., Word, WordPerfect, MS Publisher, etc.). If he was just sending text,
you most likely wouldn't have this trouble, but because you stated that the
document is a template, we must assume there are layout details contained
within the document. These are the things that don't translate simply.
Find out what program he's using and make sure you've got one that can
"import" what he's sending.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kari Gulbrandsen" <kandres -at- UDel -dot- Edu>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2000 6:14 PM
Subject: MIME format
> This is probably a simple question, but I don't know how to do this. I am
> trying to do the newsletter (pro bono) for my daughter's school. The
> who has been doing it, sent me a template. But I can't figure out how to
> open it. He is using Windows, I am using a Mac. And I download
> to my desktop through Outlook Express. when i double-click on the file, i
> get the msg that it can't be opened because the application program that
> created it can't be found.
> What do I use to open it?
> Below are the comments he forwarded to me.
> > Kari,
> > If you're using Netscape for email, it should automatically translate
> > the stuff for you. Other email routes, such as forwarding to other
> > accounts, Outlook, Eudora and PINE, leave the files in a MIME compressed
> > format. Something that uncompresses the MIME format should work. There
> > are about 100 or so programs that do that for Windows, but I don't know
> > which ones do it for the MAC.
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