If you have the later versions of Yahoo email
by ChuckT - 1/23/12 4:25 PM
In Reply to: Email attachments by latin
Assuming you are using Yahoo email, and if you have one of the more recent versions of it (as in the past couple of years) then you already have EASY methods of opening an attachment, such as a Word doc.
When you click on the [Download] button you will see some message that the attachment is being scanned for viruses (at least it is better than no checks at all).
After being scanned and if there were no viruses found you will see a [Continue] button.
Clicking on the [Continue] button will present 3 more buttons to you:
[Open] which will do exactly what you want. There is no saving of the doc, and if you edit that opened doc it will be up to you to save it where you want. Be careful, I can't tell you how many people edit in this mode, close the doc and have no idea where or if the edited doc it. What DOES NOT happen is the doc in the email is not changed.
[Save *] (*with some options) and they are:
[Save] which saves to your Download folder
[Save as] where you decide where to save to and you also can change the name too.
[Save and open] which does the save to Downloads and opens the file. That is a combined step so that your opened doc is the one saved to your PC and not the one existing within your email.
If you selected the first [Save] button you are then presented with three more buttons:
[Open] opening the doc on your PC.
[Open folder] which opens the folder wherever you saved it to, just incase you aren't sure where it when. And finally
[View downloads] which shows the last few downloads you did from within your current open browser.
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