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Windows 7: Cannot send Open Office doc via email

13 May 2013   #11
marsmimar

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Unfortunately I'm on a work computer still using XP. Sorry

If you're creating a new document in OpenOffice you should be able to "Save as" just like you can with Word, WordPad, Notepad, etc. You'd get a dialog box similar to this:

Cannot send Open Office doc via email-save-.jpg

Use the drop down menu to select the file type of your choosing (DOC, DOCX, etc.)

If you want to change the file extension of an existing document the first thing I'd do is make a copy of the document so the original won't be altered. Using the copy you could follow the instructions here:

File names and file name extensions: frequently asked questions

And this may help if you want to convert multiple ODT files to DOC:

Batch Convert OpenOffice (ODT) Files to Microsoft Word (DOC/DOCX) Files




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13 May 2013   #12
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Some probably obvious questions: What extension should I choose for an Open Office file? DOC?
When you say make a copy, do you mean print out a physical copy?
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13 May 2013   #13
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

nottaclue9, save the file as .doc

Cannot send Open Office doc via email-saveas.png


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13 May 2013   #14
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

OK, then. Here goes.

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Saved as doc. Opened it. Selected "Send to email recipient." Got the clanging red "X" with the same message as before.

What did I do wrong?
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13 May 2013   #15
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Not sure, give me a minute, I will install wlm and see if it works for me.
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13 May 2013   #16
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I just sent an email from wlm to my gmail attaching a doc and it worked. You are using open office, correct?
I'm using libre office, maybe you should try it and see if that will work.

Libre Office
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13 May 2013   #17
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

nottaclue9, go to regedit, and post a screenshot of

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Clients\Mail\Windows Live Mail\Capabilities\FileAssociations
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14 May 2013   #18
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Cannot send Open Office doc via email-rededit.png


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14 May 2013   #19
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Well, for the heck of it, I clicked on "Export," and then stumbled my way through maybe sending a PDF file. I have to send something else, but I'm not sure that the file actually got sent. There was a side bar asking me to subscribe to something after I clicked "send." but no indication of anything having been sent.

Anyway, that's more than I was able to do before! Even if I didn't do it.
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14 May 2013   #20
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

From your regedit shot it seems setting wlm to default didn't take, it should show

Cannot send Open Office doc via email-regformail.png



Got to control panel > default programs >Set default programs > click on windows live mail > then click choose defaults for this program.

Does it look like this


Cannot send Open Office doc via email-defaultwlm.png


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