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I tried this tack as well, but it did not work for me--I don't know why, it
just didn't. We are running Windows NT as well (and Windows 2000).
I'm glad this worked for you--perhaps Dannette could try this first.
However, there's always the other way to do it, in case she runs into the
same roadblocks that I did.
From: Carnall, Jane [mailto:Jane -dot- Carnall -at- compaq -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 10:31 AM
To: 'Antico, Tricia'; TECHWR-L
Cc: 'Dannette Thompson'
Subject: RE: Creating ICO (icon) files
<snip useful suggestions>
>One thing I learned: Renaming a bitmap file with an .ICO extension DOES NOT
>work!! You really need to bring it into a progam for converting files into
Well, it may not invariably work, but it absolutely works for me: I'd never
thought of it before, but I opened up a bitmap file in Paint (v.4.0),
selected Save As and saved it with extension .ico , and bobsyerauntie, I had
an icon. I could, and did, assign my new icon file to a Windows program. I'm
running Windows NT.
No doubt there are better ways to do it, but this seemed simple, cheap, and
Technical Writer, Compaq, UK
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