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  1. #1
    e-RICHIE
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    "preview" question
    how do i use "preview"?
    to wit, i get .xls files as email attachments that that open w adobe
    on my pc that i thought would open w "preview" on my mac. but
    when i click on them, nothing. are there steps to take to activate
    the preview feature? even preview's "help" icon yields a comment
    that no preview help is available to view on my puter.
    thanks in advance...

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    You might want to open the .xls files with Appleworks. Preview doesn't support .xls files.

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    e-RICHIE
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    it appears from the appleworks drop-down choices that
    i either don't know which choice to make for pdf files or
    that i need to install cd that has the info i need to start.

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    Hmm... Well, just control-click on the file, so the pop down menu appears. Hover the cursor over the the "Open with", then click on "Appleworks".

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    e-RICHIE
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    appleworks, as such, is not a boldface choice in the dropdown
    box, but there are 4-5 appleworks sub headers there, such
    as documentation, fonts, extras, and 1-2 others i can't recall.

    it's as if i have to install it first before using.
    could it be? thanks.

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    Click on the icon called "AppleWorks 6", it will be among the other sub folders. Once the app is launched, (avoid the box in the middle with the tabs at the bottom) go to the menu bar at the top, click on "File", "Open...", select your file in the contexual menu and click "Open".

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    e-RICHIE
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    Quote Originally Posted by iWhat
    Click on the icon called "AppleWorks 6", it will be among the other sub folders. Once the app is launched, (avoid the box in the middle with the tabs at the bottom) go to the menu bar at the top, click on "File", "Open...", select your file in the contexual menu and click "Open".


    i found it in the applications folder, and "opened" appleworks 6,
    but i don't know how to launch it?!

    all i know is that .xls and .pdf attachments to my emails do
    not open. i'm sure it's an easy fix; i just can't get it yet!

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    e-RICHIE
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    postscript...
    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE
    i found it in the applications folder, and "opened" appleworks 6,
    but i don't know how to launch it?!

    all i know is that .xls and .pdf attachments to my emails do
    not open. i'm sure it's an easy fix; i just can't get it yet!

    alas, the apple helpline told me that the files would
    open w appleworks IF they were sent on an apple, but
    the email w attachments emanated from a pc. they
    said i'd have to get/buy/download adobe for mac.

    does this sound right?

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