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Word documents saving as wordpad

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  1. susands

    susands Thread Starter

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    For some reason all the documents I write in Microsoft Word are saved as wordpad documents, not by my doing. I can open them as Word by right-clicking and selecting to open them with Word, but when I try to send a file, it's send as wordpad. I'd really like to find a way to make it stop happening and get them all back to Word!
    Thanks a bunch,
    Susan
     
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    How do you know that they are changed to Wordpad when you "Send" them?
    How are you sending these these files?
    and to whom?
     
  3. susands

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    Well, they are all saved in my documents as wordpad. I send them through outlook express by attaching a file, so they show up in my email as wordpad. I sent myself a test email with documents attached and they arrived as wordpad.
     
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    Is it the Icon or the file extension that tells you that they are now Wordpad file?
    Post a screen shot so that we can see the icon and/or extensions!

    If it is the icon, then you have set the extension to be associated with Wordpad.
     
  5. hi-tech

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    What's the extension of this files? Is it .doc or .txt?
    What's your Office version and Operating System?
    I'm guessing its an association problem.
     
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