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I've got one foot into the door but there are still some complications.

If I go to the Remote Site box and click on what I want to view, I get an error message saying "The file ***.*** cannot be opened. The associated program (C:/Program Files/Office/Office/Winword.exe ***.***) could not be found. Please check your file type associations"

What do I do now?

I feel really sorry to ask you for assistance as your time is almost 10.30 PM

Edited by Transcriptionist, 06 August 2009 - 11:28 PM.

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What type of file are you trying to open (extension)?
Do you have MS Word on your computer?
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Yes, we have to use Office 97 because our office did not want anything later than that, and the techies in our office walk with their noses pointed towards Saturn--no point in asking them for assistance. Now that you have guided me so wonderfully, I think that I am able to figure out the problem by myself by a trial-and-error method.

The world may be flat but I am extremely sorry for having asked you to help me at such a late hour--at least by our Indian standards. Let me experiment for a bit based on your advice and then get back to you. I have just managed to get the "Terminology List" and the "Patient List" from the FTP using FileZilla. I shall remain eternally grateful to you for having assisted me with this.

On my next visit to Cupertino, we shall meet. I owe you one, buddy. :)

Bye for now as I have to pick up my daughter from school.

PS. The files are Word documents, Adobe Acrobat files, and Excel files.

Edited by Transcriptionist, 06 August 2009 - 11:47 PM.

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You're very welcome :)
As I said, it all depends on what type of file you're trying to open.
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Thanks buddy. It seems to work fine for *.xls and *.efx file types. Only *.dot files give me problems--something about the "associated program not being found" and "please check your filetype associations." At least, two-thirds of the problem is now solved.

Again, thanks a million for taking the time to help me out. :)

Edited by Transcriptionist, 07 August 2009 - 02:13 AM.

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You're very welcome :)
.dot file is a Word Document Template, so there is nothing to open here.
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Actually there is, because sample templates for various reports are stored in these *.dot files. If I am unable to open them, I wouldn't be able to check out whether the templates being used are correct or not--in the files that I edit.

Edited by Transcriptionist, 07 August 2009 - 06:57 PM.

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You should be able to open, and edit dot file with MS Word.
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Okay. I'll give it a try. Here goes.

If I right click on the word document and choose the option View/Edit (I only need to view and not edit), I get an error message that says:

"The file "xyz.dot" cannot be opened. The associated program (****) could not be found. Please check your filetype associations."


No hassles whatsoever with xls files or pdf files. I can view them in seconds.

Edited again.

I have worked around the problem. If I drag/copy/save the file from the remote site to a local site and then access the local copy with MS Word, it works. Maybe that is what I was supposed to do in the first place, not try to open the file in the remote site. :)

Edited by Transcriptionist, 07 August 2009 - 09:53 PM.

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It should work from both locations, but who cares, since you found the way to do it :)
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Once again, thanks Broni, for having taken the time and energy to help and guide me. :)
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You're very welcome :)
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