cannot open an msWord file...

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hello,
windows 95b (do not have msWord or msOffice etc. --i do have wordpad and
notepad:-)
cannot open a file which is the following:
Name: <fileName> v6ws.doc
Type: Download File (application/msword)
Encoding: base64
Description: <fileName> v6ws.doc
(negative with my av)
wordPad: shows some text, squares and hieroglyphs
notePad: shows the same.
conversions plus (very old) displays nothing
i.e. 5.x shows same as wordpad.
i would appreciate any help
thank you in advance!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion (More info?)

    "Tanya" <tjtmdREMOVE_THIS@attglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:42E0559B.60C1C00E@attglobal.net...
    > hello,
    > windows 95b (do not have msWord or msOffice etc. --i do have wordpad and
    > notepad:-)
    > cannot open a file which is the following:
    > Name: <fileName> v6ws.doc
    > Type: Download File (application/msword)
    > Encoding: base64
    > Description: <fileName> v6ws.doc
    > (negative with my av)
    > wordPad: shows some text, squares and hieroglyphs
    > notePad: shows the same.
    > conversions plus (very old) displays nothing
    > i.e. 5.x shows same as wordpad.
    > i would appreciate any help
    > thank you in advance!

    Try the free Word readers available from Microsoft

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010449811033.aspx
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion (More info?)

    please disregard .. resolved with WD97VW32.EXE
    thanks...

    Tanya wrote:

    > hello,
    > windows 95b (do not have msWord or msOffice etc. --i do have wordpad and
    > notepad:-)
    > cannot open a file which is the following:
    > Name: <fileName> v6ws.doc
    > Type: Download File (application/msword)
    > Encoding: base64
    > Description: <fileName> v6ws.doc
    > (negative with my av)
    > wordPad: shows some text, squares and hieroglyphs
    > notePad: shows the same.
    > conversions plus (very old) displays nothing
    > i.e. 5.x shows same as wordpad.
    > i would appreciate any help
    > thank you in advance!
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion (More info?)

    Hugh Candlin wrote:

    > "Tanya" <tjtmdREMOVE_THIS@attglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:42E0559B.60C1C00E@attglobal.net...
    > > hello,
    > > windows 95b (do not have msWord or msOffice etc. --i do have wordpad and
    > > notepad:-)
    > > cannot open a file which is the following:
    > > Name: <fileName> v6ws.doc
    > > Type: Download File (application/msword)
    > > Encoding: base64
    > > Description: <fileName> v6ws.doc
    > > (negative with my av)
    > > wordPad: shows some text, squares and hieroglyphs
    > > notePad: shows the same.
    > > conversions plus (very old) displays nothing
    > > i.e. 5.x shows same as wordpad.
    > > i would appreciate any help
    > > thank you in advance!
    >
    > Try the free Word readers available from Microsoft
    >
    > http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010449811033.aspx

    thank you for the link -- very helpful!
    sincerely,
    Tanya
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