[thelist] Free tips

Judah McAuley judah at alphashop.com
Fri Nov 17 17:42:09 CST 2000

<tip type="figuring out what the heck that document is">
Have a client who sends you documents that windows does recognize?
Go to http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/fileextensions.html
It lists many of the most common (and obscure) file extensions and what 
program uses them.

<tip type="Don't even bother with Microsoft Works">
If someone sends you a Microsoft Works file (text document, database, 
spreadsheet, etc) don't even bother trying to open it with anything 
else.  Not even other Microsoft programs.  The person will have to save the 
file out as something else and then send that if you actually need the 
data.  The only possible exception is if you have a Mac with 
MacLinkPlus.  That will sometimes convert Works files.

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