Problem opening a file

  paddy636 15:47 25 Jul 05
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I am trying to open a file but am getting the following message,
To open file,windows needs to know what program created it, File type:Excel spreadsheet
File extension:XLS
then i get the option to go onto the net to get the answer, which I have had no luck with.
This is a file I E-mailed myself from work.My OS is windows xp CHEERS

  Mysticnas 15:51 25 Jul 05

off topic, but does HA ring any bells???

Ok your question...

I assume you have MS Excel installed but the file just isn't opening?

Try opening Excel and then opening the spreadsheet from the Openfile Dialog within Excel.

If that doesn't work, then there was probably an error copying the file over, in other words, the file may be corrupt.

If however, you don't have Excel installed, then i'm afraid you can't open the spreadsheet.

Hope this helps.

  paddy636 15:55 25 Jul 05

Cheers for that

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