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Save WPA opens in Escel format

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by ed adams, Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. ed adams

    ed adams Thread Starter

    Jun 17, 2000
    Tech World,

    For business I use ACT 2000, a sales follow-up tool, and Office 2000. After typing a letter under a customers name within ACT 2000s' word processor, it is then saved in ACTs' dosument file as a WPA document.
    However, when the the icon for the saved letter is double clisked at a later date the cusomers letter opens as an excel doc and not a WPA doc
    Now the title under the icon says (customer name) WPA, but the center of the icon has an X in it.
    How can the saved letters be opened in WPA only and not in excel format.


  2. Anne Troy

    Anne Troy

    Feb 14, 1999
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    Hi Ed. You must be right down the street! I live in Qtown too.

    I looked up the WPA extension at http://extsearch.com/exts.cgi and found not such file type. Perhaps the file is integral only to ACT. ACT is a database program, and having asked one of my ACT-Guru coworkers, he states there is no such thing as "Act's Word Processor".

    However, you say you don't want this file to open in Excel. Would some other text editor be okay with you?

    I suspect you have at some point opened a WPA file and when asked what you want to open it with, you told it Excel. Now, the setting has stuck. We can't easily get rid of that setting without telling it to use some OTHER program.

    Of course, if you can't figure all this out, you can always PM me, and I'll send you my phone number, LOL.

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