BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-28-2007, 12:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
BlackBerry Genius
 
TBOLTRAM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Model: 5S
OS: 8.1
PIN: & Teller
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 5,240
Post Thanks: 71
Thanked 113 Times in 78 Posts
Default Office 2007 Attachments

Please Login to Remove!

Has anyone heard when Office 2007 attachments will be able to be read on the BBs? I got a docx attachment that could not be opened last week and I wonder if any has any information when a software update would be coming.
Offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 12:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
theBorg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Silicon Valley
Model: 83/81
PIN: TO
Carrier: AT&T 8310, 8100, 7100
Posts: 614
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

What's the docx file type? A doc attachment is an MS Word attachment. That can be viewed on a 7100t - a lesser device than your 8830. Possibly your file extension is incorrect?
__________________
--------------
8300 Curve: viigo, gmail, google maps, way too many emails/day
Offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 03:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dubai, UAE
Model: 8100
Carrier: du
Posts: 16
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default docx

.docx is the standard for word 2007

you will need BES 4.1.4 before you can view these documents on a BB
Offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 12:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Model: 9700
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 3
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Is there any third party software that can open .docx on the Blackberry without having to use BES?
Offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 01:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Les Armitage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Rufford. West Lancashire. UK
Model: 8800
Carrier: Vodafone
Posts: 82
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TBOLTRAM View Post
Has anyone heard when Office 2007 attachments will be able to be read on the BBs? I got a docx attachment that could not be opened last week and I wonder if any has any information when a software update would be coming.
Why MS does this I don't know. I use MS Office and BB. I set the options in MS Office to save files as MS Office 2003 - done.
__________________
Les Armitage [8800/8100/8700/7130/
Offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 01:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
snowskier79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Model: Curve
PIN: No thanks, yo tienen una pluma.
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 1,759
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Les Armitage View Post
. . . I set the options in MS Office to save files as MS Office 2003 - done.
Our organization has not migrated to '07 yet but this is a great tip!
Offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 02:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Nickster248's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Courtenay, B.C.
Model: 9800
OS: 337
PIN: 2333C6FD
Carrier: Telus
Posts: 315
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott303 View Post
Is there any third party software that can open .docx on the Blackberry without having to use BES?
DataViz will be coming out with a version of DocumentsToGo specifically for the Blackberry, and will include Office 2007 Documents:

Documents To Go for BlackBerry: Word, Excel & PowerPoint on your BlackBerry Smartphone

Until then, it's best just to have Office 2007 save documents in Office 2003 format, as someone has already mentioned.

Nick
__________________
Nick

BB PIN: 2333C6FD on a Torch 9800
Offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 03:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Not to get off-topic, but I had to download a file on my desktop to view the docx. What make it so special for word 2007?
Offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 09:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Model: 8700g
Carrier: TMO
Posts: 27
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The new 2007 file format is XML rather than the old proprietary Microsoft format. It is much more portable, stable and recoverable. Not to mention a fraction of the size.
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 04:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: O2
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nickster248 View Post
DataViz will be coming out with a version of DocumentsToGo specifically for the Blackberry, and will include Office 2007 Documents:

Documents To Go for BlackBerry: Word, Excel & PowerPoint on your BlackBerry Smartphone

Until then, it's best just to have Office 2007 save documents in Office 2003 format, as someone has already mentioned.

Nick

Saving in 2003 format does not fix the problem you still get the same error if using the o2email push facility.
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 05:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830: BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

I will have to try. It seems that anything related to Office 2007 (including Outlook) is an issue
__________________
------
Follow @akosnitzky on Twitter

LET'S GO CANES!
Offline  
Old 02-04-2008, 03:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
centrekin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mississippi
Model: 9630
OS: 5.0.0.591
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 102
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by musy View Post
.docx is the standard for word 2007

you will need BES 4.1.4 before you can view these documents on a BB
Musy is right, after doing some research on RIMS site I found this:

BlackBerry Search Results

After informing my boss about this; it appears that I might be installing 4.1.4 as well..
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.