From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.1a) Gecko/20020611 BuildID: 2002061103 If a MS Word 2001 document has diagrams or illustrations in JPEG format (PICT or other formats have not been tried) inserted into it, it cannot be attached and sent. If this is attempted,for example, with such a file called 'X' in a folder 'Y' on the desktop, the 'Attachments' pane shows 'Hard disk//desktop/folder X/file Y' and starts a long process of loading and a message;'Sending mail failed' appears. A Word 2001 document without images can be attached and sent perfectly well. I do not know whether the malfunctioning with files containing diagrams, etc., is a matter merely of the larger size, or whether it is inherent in the inclusion of images. Contrary to a bug reported by someone else, I have had no difficulty attaching a Word 6/95 file that did not contain images. I earlier reported failure to be able to attach Word 6/95 documents to Netscape 7 mail to the Netscape feedback centre, but this seems to have been curted in Mozilla 1.1a. Reproducible: Didn't try Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create a Word 2001 word-processor file. 2. Create a drawing or EPS music example, convert it to JPEG format and insert it into the Word file. 3. Save the resulting compound file. 4. Click 'Attach' in the 'Compose' window of Mozilla, locate the saved file, click 'Open. Actual Results: Mozilla seems to try to attach the whole desktop and folder as well as the actual file. 'Sending mail failed' appears. Expected Results: Just the actual selected file should appear in the Attachments pane, and it should then be possible to send the message with its attachment. Classic theme. 'Rich text and plain text' were selected in 'Options' before composing the e-mail and trying to attach the Word 2001 file.
I have to modify this report. It turns out that it is not the inclusion of JPEG images that prevents a Word 2001 file being attached and sent, but the presence of footnotes in the typed word-processor text. Without footnotes, the file can be attached and sent despite including diagrams, etc., in JPEG format. NB: In Netscape 4.79 this problem does not arise.
Corrected the bug summary to reflect your modification. Also, to my understanding Mozilla does not examine the file for anything... a file is a file. Weird. I think your problem lies elsewhere.
Summary: Cannot attach Word 2001 file if this includes JPEG images → Cannot attach Word 2001 file containing footnotes
do you have the file open in Word while trying to send it? At least previous versions of word used to disable any file handling if it was open.
No, I definitely did not have the file open. But thank you. I am researching the matter further. I have now tried it again with a newly created, very short document containing one footnote, and this did attach perfectly well, so I am totally at a loss at the moment to explain why my longer musicological article had to be sent via different mailer.
We might have some problem depending on the size of the file. Can you tell me the size of the file that doesn't work and the size of the one that works once you have removed the footnotes?
They were both around 64K - very small, really. But the inexplicable thing is that I tried it several times and it never worked; then, after reporting the failure and receiving various comments - like the present one - I went back to it, and all the versions - with JPEG images and footnotes, without images but with footnotes and without either - worked perfectly well.
Michael, please attach an example file so others can verify the bug. (I don't have Word 2001, so I can't create one.)
Severity: normal → major
This was a false alarm. I don't know what happened, but it might have been another case of a document with a title that contained something like a slash. I have had no difficulties with Word 2001 or Word 6 documents since this title business has been resolved, but I still think that it might be worth making Mozilla (like Netscape 4.79) more tolerant of aberrant titles.
Resolving WFM per reporter.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
changing qa contact to yulian
QA Contact: trix → yulian
QA Contact: yulian → stephend
I don't have access to Word 2001 on Mac OS 9.2.2, so I can't verify this based on my own experience. So, I'm trusting comment 8 in my verification. Thanks!
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Re Stephen Donner's comment (no.11): I thought this one had been resolved as per comment no.8. (I apologize for starting this hare that continues, apparently, to run long after it was shot!) But I still think life would be made much easier if Mozilla were as tolerant of file names as Netscape 4.7 and other mail clients.
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