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Shazami 02-26-2007 06:18 PM

Office Software

I finally received my 8800 today and am pretty excited...

Now I'm wondering if I'm missing something...

According to Cingular's webpage for the 8800, i should be able to view / edit office docs like word / excel / powerpoint... So I try transferring one of my old files to see... Nope... no go...

Am I missing something or do I have to pay for the software myself?

b00st3d 02-26-2007 07:06 PM

you can view them when they are sent as attachments if you are on a BES for sure and i think possibly if you are on BIS.

Rhack9 02-26-2007 07:23 PM

I am on BIS and am able to view Word docs. Haven't tried editing any yet, so can't speak to that.

Shazami 02-26-2007 07:30 PM


I'm on BIS too...

It's balking at me...

You using 2003 or 2000 ??

Rhack9 02-26-2007 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by Shazami

I'm on BIS too...

It's balking at me...

You using 2003 or 2000 ??

2000. But like b00st said, I've only viewed them as email attachments.

VidGameKing 02-26-2007 07:40 PM

Hey I'm on BIS and I can view and edit the files that are sent via attachment. I wish I could save the files, and access them away from email.

Shazami 02-26-2007 08:04 PM


Just strange...

Okay, I'll convert down to 2k and see what happens...

Shazami 02-26-2007 08:06 PM


Still no go...

I try to open something... it says "unrecognized document format"

So this tells me I'm missing some software... is that right? :)

nef 02-27-2007 05:51 PM

Powerpoint files I have not tried, but word and excel (2000, 2003) work fine viewing. Haven't tried editing. Pdf files work fine so long as they are not password protected. I tried emailing myself a copy of Stinsondog's awesome tips and tricks pdf for the 8800 and gives me an error when trying to open it complaining that it is password protected. Anyone else get that?

Shazami 02-27-2007 06:11 PM

ah, lol

I figured it out :)

It hates me... LOL

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