Printing email attachments

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Intrepid

I am a new user to Windows Vista and I have the Business version. I'm having

trouble with printing email attachments. My attachments are almost always

letters and documents - I never (or hardly ever) receive photos. The

attachments are opened in Windows Photo Gallery and sometimes (not always)

when I try to print the attachments they come out lengthways on the paper and

are stretched out like elastic to fill the page. I can barely read them and I

certainly couldn't use them or forward them to someone else. I tried opening

the attachments in other programs without any success. When I tried to open

them in Word they come out as a jumble of alpha/numeric characters which mean

nothing. I'm also having trouble with attachments that I have scanned and

sent out in emails. Several clients tell me they can't open them or they can

only get the first page or they just won't open. The outgoing attachments are

also sent in Windows Photo Gallery format. How can I fix this? Why can't the

attachments be received and sent in Word?
 
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Roady [MVP]

You care not receiving actual documents but an image of the document; they

probably scanned them. They are not in a "Windows Photo Gallery format" but

in a picture format such a jpg, png or tif. Your default in Windows is set

to open these type of files with Windows Photo Gallery.

They cannot be opened in Word as they are not in a document format but in a

picture format.

When going for the print button in Windows Photo Gallery, you can set your

print options of how this picture should be printed. You probably have it

set to fill the entire page. You can read more about which printing options

are available to you in the Help section of Windows Photo Gallery.

Note that this isn't an Outlook issue. If you feel that Windows Photo

Gallery doesn't suite your needs, you can install a different photo

editor/viewer and set it as your default in Windows. As Outlook will follow

the defaults set in Windows, your image attachments will then be opened with

that application.

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"Intrepid" <Intrepid> wrote in message

news:CB3011E9-EDE5-4FE6-846D-E299324448AC@microsoft.com...
> I am a new user to Windows Vista and I have the Business version. I'm
> having
> trouble with printing email attachments. My attachments are almost always
> letters and documents - I never (or hardly ever) receive photos. The
> attachments are opened in Windows Photo Gallery and sometimes (not always)
> when I try to print the attachments they come out lengthways on the paper
> and
> are stretched out like elastic to fill the page. I can barely read them
> and I
> certainly couldn't use them or forward them to someone else. I tried
> opening
> the attachments in other programs without any success. When I tried to
> open
> them in Word they come out as a jumble of alpha/numeric characters which
> mean
> nothing. I'm also having trouble with attachments that I have scanned and
> sent out in emails. Several clients tell me they can't open them or they
> can
> only get the first page or they just won't open. The outgoing attachments
> are
> also sent in Windows Photo Gallery format. How can I fix this? Why can't
> the
> attachments be received and sent in Word?
 
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intrepid

Can you provide me with some examples of different photo editors/viewers that

I might try and where I might find them.

"Roady [MVP]" wrote:


> You care not receiving actual documents but an image of the document; they
> probably scanned them. They are not in a "Windows Photo Gallery format" but
> in a picture format such a jpg, png or tif. Your default in Windows is set
> to open these type of files with Windows Photo Gallery.
> They cannot be opened in Word as they are not in a document format but in a
> picture format.

> When going for the print button in Windows Photo Gallery, you can set your
> print options of how this picture should be printed. You probably have it
> set to fill the entire page. You can read more about which printing options
> are available to you in the Help section of Windows Photo Gallery.

> Note that this isn't an Outlook issue. If you feel that Windows Photo
> Gallery doesn't suite your needs, you can install a different photo
> editor/viewer and set it as your default in Windows. As Outlook will follow
> the defaults set in Windows, your image attachments will then be opened with
> that application.

> >

> ---
> "Intrepid" <Intrepid> wrote in message
> news:CB3011E9-EDE5-4FE6-846D-E299324448AC@microsoft.com...
> > I am a new user to Windows Vista and I have the Business version. I'm
> > having
> > trouble with printing email attachments. My attachments are almost always
> > letters and documents - I never (or hardly ever) receive photos. The
> > attachments are opened in Windows Photo Gallery and sometimes (not always)
> > when I try to print the attachments they come out lengthways on the paper
> > and
> > are stretched out like elastic to fill the page. I can barely read them
> > and I
> > certainly couldn't use them or forward them to someone else. I tried
> > opening
> > the attachments in other programs without any success. When I tried to
> > open
> > them in Word they come out as a jumble of alpha/numeric characters which
> > mean
> > nothing. I'm also having trouble with attachments that I have scanned and
> > sent out in emails. Several clients tell me they can't open them or they
> > can
> > only get the first page or they just won't open. The outgoing attachments
> > are
> > also sent in Windows Photo Gallery format. How can I fix this? Why can't
> > the
> > attachments be received and sent in Word?


>
 

Brian Tillman

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"intrepid" <intrepid> wrote in message

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> Can you provide me with some examples of different photo editors/viewers
> that
> I might try and where I might find them.


I like this one: http://www.irfanview.com/

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PaulD

"Brian Tillman " <tillman1952@yahoo.com> wrote:


> "intrepid" <intrepid> wrote in message
> news:499AD63A-B993-429E-8B21-39EB7CFE19B4@microsoft.com...
>
> > Can you provide me with some examples of different photo editors/viewers
> > that
> > I might try and where I might find them.


> I like this one: http://www.irfanview.com/


Here is a very NICE newcomer that I think is even better:

http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
 
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intrepid

Thank you, I tried it and it works.

"Brian Tillman " wrote:


> "intrepid" <intrepid> wrote in message
> news:499AD63A-B993-429E-8B21-39EB7CFE19B4@microsoft.com...
>
> > Can you provide me with some examples of different photo editors/viewers
> > that
> > I might try and where I might find them.


> I like this one: http://www.irfanview.com/
> >

>
 
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