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Windows 7: Cannot send Open Office doc via email

12 May 2013   #1
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 
Cannot send Open Office doc via email

I have WLM and have installed Affixa. But I still cannot email any of my Open Office documents. I get the clanging red X telling me to set up an email client. I have no idea what that means or what I should do.


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12 May 2013   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Did you set up live mail as default? Never used Affixa, you might need to select it.

Make Live mail default

This works for windows 7 too.
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12 May 2013   #3
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Thanks for your reply, Dude. I already have WLM set as my default mail provider. The only thing that isn't checked is the extension. Should I set Affix as a default? Is that what you meant?
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12 May 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I would think so, I have never used it. It should have settings to set it as default.
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12 May 2013   #5
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Well, big surprise to me. The thing installed itself as a default. Any other ideas I can try?
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12 May 2013   #6
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Maybe uninstall Affixa. What exactly does it do for you that you need?
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13 May 2013   #7
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

I have no idea! I searched "cannot email Open Office documents," and a message board I read said that Affixa might solve the problem. So that's why I downloaded it. When I went to set it as a default, I found that it had taken it upon itself to do so for me.
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13 May 2013   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hi Notty,

I think you need to get rid of Affixa.

Then use the link Dude posted to make sure WLM is still default.

From doing a little searching, it seems WLM doesn't like Open Office Doc files, if you open the doc file in Open Office, then go to File, Export as PDF.

You should then be able to attach it to your email in WLM.
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13 May 2013   #9
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

In addition to Derek's excellent suggestion to export as a PDF, you might want to verify how you're saving the OpenOffice documents. If I remember correctly, OpenOffice will save with the default ODT file extension. You might experiment by saving as DOC or DOCX instead which should might be compatible with Microsoft's WLM. Also, this may have some other tips.

http://wiki.openoffice.org/w/images/...ngEmailing.pdf
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13 May 2013   #10
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

OK, then. Affixa will be history. It did seem somewhat gimmicky to me. WLM is my current default email, but I can check it just to be sure. I guess WLM discriminates against Open Office because Microsoft wants to sell some of its own office products. Call me cynical.

I did try to send the dox as a PDF, but that was a no-go, too. Can I actually assign a different extension to a file that's already put an extension on it? What a terrible sentence. When I save a document I've created in OO, it just automatically uses "odt" or something like that as the extension. How would I override that?

Good to hear from you again, derekimo. And it's always great to find another Texan crawling around in the wee hours, marsmimar! Thank you for that link. I've saved the file to study when I'm a little more awake.
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