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On 07/25/2012 04:00 PM, Andreas Säger wrote:
Am 25.07.2012 21:29, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
On 25/07/12 20:25, Andreas Säger wrote:
Every MS Office user can save the much more compatible doc and xls

One of the major problems with Windows 7 (and possibly Vista - I can't
remember) is that the "Show file extensions for known file types" is
switched OFF by default (God knows why) so the user may not even KNOW
they are working with docx or xlsx instead of .doc or .xls...

This default setting is one of the most serious issues since Windows '95. They know very well why they install it like that. Every knowledgable user knows why this is the one of the first option to be turned off for each new Windows installation.

The problem is that many users are not even aware they can change the setting. Many malware packages exploit this file extension hiding. The last time I reset it I believe I had to drill down about 3 or 4 levels before I could change it.

Jay Lozier

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