User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040517 Camino/0.8b Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040517 Camino/0.8b Whether Microsoft Word is set up as the helper application, or a Word document is downloaded, say to the desktop, it will not open. Instead a dialog box asks what file type to convert from--e.g., text, and so on. I am able to open Word documents downloaded from a web site using Interent Explorer with Word set up as the helper application. It would be nice if I could do this with Firefox and/or Camino. (Same problem with Camino). I'm a grad student and I'm forced to download Word documents from an educational site--i.e., I don't have the option to download rtf instead. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to any site where a Word document is available for download 2. Download the Word document 3. Try to open the Word document--it won't open. Actual Results: Microsoft Word does not recognize downloaded document as a Word document. Expected Results: Any *.doc document should open with MS Word. Word document opens if downloaded with other browser--e.g., IE. Conclusion: Firefox and Camino are altering Word document during download process.
Reporter is seeing this with Firefox/Camino both. Suggests this is a Browser bug, not Firefox.
can you give an example url? if you choose "text" as file format, how does it look?
(In reply to comment #2) > can you give an example url? > > if you choose "text" as file format, how does it look? You can recover text but lose formatting (underline, italics, double spacing, etc.) The website I access is password protected--it is a university website. I'll see if I can find a Word document on a site that is not password proteced and write again. Thanks, EVP-W
First guess is that UCSC is sending .doc with Content-Type: text/plain or something similar. Ernest, what happens when you download a Word doc from somewhere else, such as http://www.calstate.edu/PreDoc/05-06PreDocApplicationPacketWEB.doc
Well, I clicked on the link and the file downloaded and opened with the helper application (MS Word in this case) like it's supposed to. I think you figured it out! Thanks.
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Every publicly accessible Word doc at UCSC now has Content-Type: application/msword