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Thread: Why acn't I open THIS attachment?

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    Why acn't I open THIS attachment?

    There have been quite a few along the way and THIS TIME I thought I'd ask and see what I'm doing wrong.

    Here are two screenshots of how far I get with it.
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    Re: Why acn't I open THIS attachment?

    you need to extract it first, you can't run it in the archiver.

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    Re: Why acn't I open THIS attachment?

    Which one are you trying to open?
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    Re: Why acn't I open THIS attachment?

    i agree with kerry_s

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    Re: Why acn't I open THIS attachment?

    Also, that has a .pps file extension, so it's probably a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. You'll need to use something such as OpenOffice to view it, or transfer it to a Windows machine with MS Office or a suitable PowerPoint reader installed.

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    Re: Why acn't I open THIS attachment?

    Oh, you can see in the background, my sister sent me two attachments; I don't know why I thought they were both part of a complex card, or some such. Sorry, I'm trying to open them both

    I don't know HOW TO extract. If you tell me, I'll appreciate it; if you point me to the page that explains how to extract, that's okay too.

    Wouldn't you think, I could open my mail, click on view or download attachment and it would deliver the picture on the page?
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    Re: Why acn't I open THIS attachment?

    to extract "Judi#2" just press the extract button in the window in the screen shot

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    Re: Why acn't I open THIS attachment?

    Bubbles, any all,,

    Here's the screenshot of what happens then:
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    Re: Why acn't I open THIS attachment?

    you can't extract a pps file, you just need to save it to your computer then open it with OpenOffice
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    Re: Why acn't I open THIS attachment?

    Holy smokes. Dude, you need to extract the .zip file, not the .pps. Right click that .zip wherever you saved it and click Extract To Here. Presto.

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