[aprssig] ARRL APRS Power Point update
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Jan 22 23:44:40 CST 2006
hgerhardt at wavecable.com wrote:
> It appeared to download OK but it will not open in Power Point. I get an
> error message as follows:
> The path or file name for C:\Documents and Settings\Herb\Local
> Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Contents.IE5\CZR TFALS\APRS-2006.ppt is
> I am running WinXP Home with IE6 and Office 97.
> Clicking on Bob's Link it downloads the file as an Open File. Is there a
> way to download it first and then open it later? Any ideas?
> Herb, KB7UVC
> NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
> Our WEB Site: http://www.nwaprs.info
The standard Windows convention for this is:
Left Click On A Linked File - Open in place in the browser
Right Click On A Linked File - Produces a context menu; one item
is "Save target as..." or "Save file as..."
then prompt you for a location on your hard disk to download the file.
Many applications attach themselves to your browser(s) during install so
that their filetypes can be opened in place in the browser. If the
program for a particular file type has not been registered as a "browser
helper" or plug-in (i.e. the browser doesn't know what to do with that
kind of file), then either a left OR right click will prompt for a
This convention holds for Acrobat PDF documents, MS Office files (.DOC,
.XLS, .PPT, etc), Windows Media Video (.WMA, etc), sound files (.MP3,
.WAV, etc) and many other file types.
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