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Cannot change file type SOLVED

 
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sheranz
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:18 am    Post subject: Cannot change file type SOLVED Reply with quote

After creating a document I used to be able to go to Save As > type in my file name > select a file type such as Microsoft Word 97-2003 document > then click Save. The file would be saved as a Microsoft Word 97-2003 document, and others I sent the document to could open it.

Now, I go through the same process, but no matter what I do it just shows up as being a file, and it cannot be opened by those I send it to. In my list of documents the icon always looks like a white piece of paper and when I hover over it I see the following: Type: File, Size: __KB, Date Modified: __.

In the past, when I saved the document as stated in the first paragraph above, the icon was a white paper with the blue Open Office logo and the following information when I hovered over it: Type: Microsoft Word 97-2003 document, Size: __KB, Date Modified: __, Pages: __.

Does anyone know what is going on? From the way I have explained my dilemma you may notice that I'm not very computer savvy, but I do a lot of writing and really want to be able to save the documents the way I used to be able to do. Any help will be very much appreciated! Smile Thank you in advance.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the Save as... dialog box tick the Automatic file name extension checkbox.

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for taking time to respond to my request for help. What a difference a simple tick in a box can make! Very Happy
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