cannot open wordpad doc?

  a member 19:40 19 Aug 03

I have a word pad doc that i got via E-mail it contains a wiring diagram that i need ,but i cannot seem to open it . in windows ME i get an error (word pad has caused an error in etc. and wordpad will now close.)
in windows XP i don,t get the error but no document appears , just a blank page.
I checked the properties of the file and it said it was created using word 10
should wordpad be able to open this file ? or do i need some other app.
I hope someone can help, GEEBY

you need word. wordpad wont open it.

  Belatucadrus 20:03 19 Aug 03

A perennial problem with Office programs like Word and Excel is that files created by new variants of the software frequently can't be opened by people using older versions. You could try Wordpad alternatives like :- Jarte click here , Cryptedit click here or get the person who sent the file to save it as an older version and send again.

  Eastender 21:34 19 Aug 03

A 'Word' viewer is available for download from somewhere around this site click here

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