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Pato
28-04-2010, 02:50 PM
I have been sent a file with .vnd extension which I am having trouble opening.
What will open this file please.?

Speedy Gonzales
28-04-2010, 02:52 PM
Do you KNOW who sent it? You may need one of these (http://file-extension.net/seeker/file_extension_vnd). I have no idea what these do. It looks like its a vector image file. Or some kind of payroll software file

Pato
28-04-2010, 03:07 PM
Do you KNOW who sent it? You may need one of these (http://file-extension.net/seeker/file_extension_vnd). I have no idea what these do. It looks like its a vector image file. Or some kind of payroll software fileYes. I know who sent it but I wanted to try and open myself before I admitted defeat!!
I googled it but got more confused by the info' available. The description of the file is:
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document
I would have thought that MS Word would open it. Perhaps my 2003 version is too old.?

Speedy Gonzales
28-04-2010, 03:18 PM
The link I posted is what opens them. Office isnt one of them. I think this is one of the programs (http://www.type3.com/EN/home/home_us.php)

Pato
28-04-2010, 03:26 PM
The description of the file reads "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document"
I thought I should be able to open it with MS Word but perhaps my 2003 version is too old.?

Speedy Gonzales
28-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Well obviously it doesnt open them. Because it doesnt work. Ask whoever sent it what program created it. Unless Office 2010 created it

Erayd
28-04-2010, 03:32 PM
...I thought I should be able to open it with MS Word but perhaps my 2003 version is too old.?That's correct - that file should open with MS Word 2007 or higher, or you should be able to open it in MS Word 2003 if you install the compatibility add-on.

OpenOffice may be able to read it if you have a recent version, but the formatting may be a bit messed up - it's not too good at reading OOXML documents yet.

Finally, it looks like the file may have the wrong extension - files of that type should generally have a .docx or .docm extension.

Do you know what the file is supposed to contain?

...Office isnt one of them.Office *is* what opens it, provided the OP has given us the correct mimetype (which they probably have). Mimetypes are usually a more reliable way of telling what a file is than the filename extension.

Pato
28-04-2010, 05:33 PM
Well obviously it doesnt open them. Because it doesnt work. Ask whoever sent it what program created it. Unless Office 2010 created it
YES. Even to me that is obvious!!

Pato
28-04-2010, 05:40 PM
That's correct - that file should open with MS Word 2007 or higher, or you should be able to open it in MS Word 2003 if you install the compatibility add-on.

OpenOffice may be able to read it if you have a recent version, but the formatting may be a bit messed up - it's not too good at reading OOXML documents yet.

Finally, it looks like the file may have the wrong extension - files of that type should generally have a .docx or .docm extension.

Do you know what the file is supposed to contain?
Office *is* what opens it, provided the OP has given us the correct mimetype (which they probably have). Mimetypes are usually a more reliable way of telling what a file is than the filename extension.Many thanks for your helpful reply. The file is an agenda for a meeting. It looks like I will have to upgrade my old MS 2003 version to a later edition.
I am always keen to learn about these things and it is nice to get help such as yours. Cheers.

Chilling_Silence
28-04-2010, 05:43 PM
You might not need to upgrade. Try this: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/ha101686761033.aspx

Pato
28-04-2010, 08:37 PM
Thanks Chilling, I will give that a try. Cheers.