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Subject: Word attachment on Mac OS X
Feedback Type: Problem
Product Area: Notes Client
Technical Area: Functionality
Platform: Mac OS X
Release: 8.5
Reproducible: Always

I had a problem sending a word file (from Mac 8.5) to a Notes Client 7 on separate domain.

After some tests to narrow down the problem, I prepared three text document files:
F1: created with Microsoft Word 2008 (.doc format Word 2007)
F2: created with OpenOffice 3.0 (.odt)
F3: created with OpenOffice 3.0 (.doc format Word 2007)

Then I attached the three files to a mail memo on Mac OS X with Notes Client 8.5. I have the following strange things happening:
1) F1 is BinHex encoded in my sent copy (Sent view). If I try to save to disk, the file has the following on top:
(This file must be converted with BinHex 4.0)
2) Recipient (Notes v7 Windows on seperate domain) gets two copies of F1:
2a: one with .hqx extension
2b: one with correct file name
Both copies have this string on top:
(This file must be converted with BinHex 4.0)
3) If one tries to save the two copies of F1 to disk (extensions .hqx and .doc), both are non usable since they are BinHex encoded.
4) If recipient (Notes Client v7 on Win) tries to view files with Notes Client viewer, they are ok.
5) F2 never had a problem (got there and was usable)
6) F3 WAS LOST !!!

Can any one help?

Feedback number WEBB7QJ9K4 created by Michelangelo Gambacorta on 03/27/2009

Status: Closed

Word attachment on Mac OS X (Michelangelo Ga... 27.Mar.09)
. . answer from Lotus support ... (Michelangelo Ga... 30.Mar.09)


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