Problems with Word Online and "Standard" Word

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Hi All,
I often send files to myself as a way of saving documents (wyhen I forget my flash drive, or
have trouble using it.) . Still, it seems like microsoft often saves or translates by default, the files
I attach into their respective office online equivalents, e.g., word documents are saved into word online documents, etc. But then the "standard" machine versions cannot open the online versions. Am I
missing something obvious here, or is this your standard microsoft incompetence?
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Why don't you attach them as 'title.doc.xyz' so their format stays unchanged and when opening the mail just strip off the fantasy extension.
 
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Why don't you attach them as 'title.doc.xyz' so their format stays unchanged and when opening the mail just strip off the fantasy extension.
The strange thing is that I had not even saved the content as a word document. I had sent myself an email with something I had written and somehow windows decided to save the contents of the email as a word file, as an online version of word file.
 
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This is why I hate those latest Windows versions (≥ 8). They think they have to think for you all the time. It's simply annoying.
 
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You could try a different email software.
Or you use another way of saving the file. e.g. dropbox or google drive.
 
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You could try a different email software.
Or you use another way of saving the file. e.g. dropbox or google drive.
Problem is I have a lot of people who know me by my Outlook address. Otherwise, I would change in a second.
But, yes, I will save somewhere else next time.
 
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The other alternative is to zip the files that you're emailing. I haven't heard of Outlook opening them and modifying files inside - yet. Interestingly, one of my co-workers was having a problem with Outlook on his desktop not recognizing a current version of a file and sending a previous version instead. Really odd behavior. I would have liked to debug it further but he gave up after we ran a few email tests.
 
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