To follow on Andrew: The .docx extension is the only indicator OS X has
for differentiating between "the special collection of zipped XML and
supporting stuff that passes for a Word doc nowadays" and "a plain zip
file". (i.e., the fact that the OS is falling back to calling it a zip
file isn't entirely wrong):
[sth@ip0af51ff6 testX]$ file Confidentiality-v3b.docx
Confidentiality-v3b.docx: Zip archive data, at least v2.0 to extract
[sth@ip0af51ff6 testX]$ unzip Confidentiality-v3b.docx
On 20100922 15:13 , Keith Kennedy wrote:
> I've seen this with docx generated on a mac.
> mac of course don't rely on the name to figure out what kind of file it is.
> So folks using macs don't necessarily add an extension.
> I wonder if that's what's happening.
> On 9/22/2010 3:00 PM, Wesley Alan Wright wrote:
>> I don't use Webmail, and I don't use MS-Word. That said, in the last
>> couple of days I received a word.docx file as an attachment sent by a
>> WebMail user, and fielded a walk-in faculty member question, "I'm
>> getting word documents sent to me (from webmail? while using webmail?)
>> that I can't open."
>> In my case, the file appeared in Apple Mail as an attachment with a
>> .zip extension. Simply renaming the file with a docx extension fixed
>> the problem for me, but that might not be an ideal solution for everyone.
>> Maybe webmail.uvm.edu needs some mimetype definitions for docx files?
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