I finally figured out a foolproof way to generate a file that can
apparently be read by all... (Apparently, not all browsers can
handle rich text format .rtf files.)
From Word, save your file in .htm format. Then, using Notepad, edit
the file and remove the META line that references word.
It looks something like:
META NAME="Generator" CONTENT="Microsoft Word 97">
(I removed the leading open angle brackets so they wouldn't
be "translated" as html.)
If you don't take out that META line (or even perhaps just the Word
reference), then some people have to download the file to read it.
Save that file and it should upload in a way that can be read by all.
Hope this helps,
--- In BackpackGearTest@y..., richard.dreher@j... wrote:
> Sorry for the problems. FWIW I composed it in Word and saved as
> an .rtf file before uploading. I guess some browsers can't
> It's also available as post #4494.
> --- In BackpackGearTest@y..., "David Foote" <dfoote@h...> wrote:
> > I tried viewing the following report and found gibberish.
> > Anybody else have the same problem?
> > df
> > ------------
> > Subject: New file uploaded to BackpackGearTest
> > Hello,
> > This email message is a notification to let you know that
> > a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the BackpackGearTest
> > group.
> > File : /Sleep Gear/WM Ultralight/WM Ultra review.rtf
> > Uploaded by : richard.dreher@j...
> > Description : Owner Review--W.M. Ultralight
> > You can access this file at the URL
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BackpackGearTest/files/Sleep%