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    Default WINDOWS.DOC

    For the first time I have been sent documents XXX.DOC. These do not translate and the error message tells me to install iconv/mbstring or lib/utf8.class. Neither of these seem to exist.

    Installed is 11.2 which should be up to date. ???

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    On 04/20/2011 11:36 AM, johmidl wrote:
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    > For the first time I have been sent documents XXX.DOC.


    what are you talking about...an email attachment?

    > These do not
    > translate and the error message tells me to install iconv/mbstring or
    > lib/utf8.class. Neither of these seem to exist.


    you should not need to install anything to see a doc file! openSUSE 11.2
    comes with OpenOffice and is ready to open it for you

    depending on your email client you will probably need to save the
    attachment to a spot on your hard drive, then navigate to there (say
    with Konqueror, Nautilus, or Dolphin) then right click on the .DOC file
    and pick from the popup "Open with" and then pick OpenOffice Writer..

    but, my experience is that most xxx.doc sent over the internet are just
    porn...so, do you know who it came from?

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    Default Re: WINDOWS.DOC

    On 2011-04-20 11:36, johmidl wrote:
    > For the first time I have been sent documents XXX.DOC.


    Try opening them with openoffice/libreoffice.

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    Thanks! Definitely NOT porn!

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    On 04/21/2011 01:36 PM, johmidl wrote:
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    > Thanks! Definitely NOT porn!


    ah, better luck next time ;-)

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