Arggh! Mail.app. Please help.

Cow Loon

Registered
Okay, not only do I not know how to do anything with word files people keep sending me, becuase I don't have word for mac, and it won't let me save the attachment. If I get a text attachment, it opens with textedit. Fine, but if I try to save it, it says "Textedit doesn't save in simpletext format, saving in rtf format." It's a perl script! How can I defeat this user friendliness? Is there a way to save attachments instead of having them opened by an application?
 

endian

Dis Member
To save an attachment, just drag the icon where you want to save it to. For your perl script, try BBEdit Lite www.barebones.com

There are perl programmers that use word? egad! :p
 

Cow Loon

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Wull golly! Who'd a thought? It's so simple. Thanks!

I'm a newbie, and no the word documents and the perl scripts are two separate attachments I get, completely unrelated to each other.

Thanks again.
 

AdmiralAK

Simply Daemonic
Maybe endian already addressed this ... it's late (well not reall only 9:30..but tired none the less) and I am seing things lol.. but in any case ... text edit can save as just plain old text files. Just go into the prefs and you want all files being .txt and not .rtf


good night...going to bed lol


Admiral
 

Cow Loon

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Originally posted by AdmiralAK
text edit can save as just plain old text files. Just go into the prefs and you want all files being .txt and not .rtf
Okay, but the attachment is called something like blah.pl. TextEdit tells me that it will save it in rtf format, and then it says to supply a new name. But I don't see any way to supply a different name.

I can use endian's suggestion though and just drag the file.
 
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