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NoiseDesign - Jul 13, 2021 11:48:06 am PDT #25444 of 25460
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

The Mac should be able to play an MP4 with no issues.


Laura - Jul 13, 2021 12:09:25 pm PDT #25445 of 25460
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Great! That is one of the formats I used. Thank you.


Toddson - Jul 14, 2021 9:16:17 am PDT #25446 of 25460
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

I was sent a .BIN file ... I have no idea how to open or read it or do anything with it. I tried searching and it seems to be an outdated ... something. This was a file that was supposed to be a PDF - one of a bunch that were sent out and returned as PDFs and came with a different PDF. Any suggestions?


sj - Oct 13, 2021 1:08:54 pm PDT #25447 of 25460
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I cannot send a microsoft word file either from word or from gmail on my Mac. From word I'm getting this error message: Your default mail client Google Chrome doesn't support attachments. And from gmail Word attachments aren't even showing up as an option. This has never happened before. Help, before I throw my computer out the window.


dcp - Oct 13, 2021 1:26:50 pm PDT #25448 of 25460
And he went away through the Wet Wild Woods waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone. -- "The Cat that Walked by Himself," by Rudyard Kipling

Where is the .docx file saved? The desktop, or somewhere else?

Using Chrome, once you are signed in to mail.google.com, after you click the Compose button you should get a New Message pop-up window. What happens when you then click the Attach File icon (looks like a paperclip)? I get a dialog box that lets me navigate to whatever file location I want.


sj - Oct 13, 2021 1:46:13 pm PDT #25449 of 25460
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Using Chrome, once you are signed in to mail.google.com, after you click the Compose button you should get a New Message pop-up window. What happens when you then click the Attach File icon (looks like a paperclip)? I get a dialog box that lets me navigate to whatever file location I want.

I get all that but none of my word documents are an option anymore. I gave up and sent it as an attachment from my phone without a problem, but I'm still really annoyed. It's saved to my one drive.


dcp - Oct 13, 2021 1:49:34 pm PDT #25450 of 25460
And he went away through the Wet Wild Woods waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone. -- "The Cat that Walked by Himself," by Rudyard Kipling

That *is* weird. We don't have Word installed on the Mac I have access to at work, but I used TextEdit to create a quick test file, saved it as .docx, and it showed up in the Attach File dialog just fine.


dcp - Oct 21, 2021 1:25:58 pm PDT #25451 of 25460
And he went away through the Wet Wild Woods waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone. -- "The Cat that Walked by Himself," by Rudyard Kipling

Updating to Win11. Wish me luck.


Toddson - Oct 21, 2021 1:30:36 pm PDT #25452 of 25460
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.


dcp - Oct 21, 2021 2:35:54 pm PDT #25453 of 25460
And he went away through the Wet Wild Woods waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone. -- "The Cat that Walked by Himself," by Rudyard Kipling

So far, so good.

A couple of minor changes that got my attention, but everything seems to be working okay.