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Subscriber Ed Kostyk had a problem when using Word with Netscape 4.75. Whenever he would try to open a Word document attached to an e-mail (from within Netscape), he would get the message "Unable to launch application. The application was not found." However, if he first saved the attachment to a disk file, then he could double-click on the saved file and the document would open in Word with no problem.
This appears to be a problem with Netscape, not with Word or with Windows. You will want to check your settings in Netscape. Follow these general steps in Netscape:
If the above steps don't work (and you double-check your settings), then you may have a problem with Windows. If the documents open fine in another e-mail program, such as Outlook Express, then you know it is a problem with Netscape. If the files don't open correctly with other e-mail programs, then you may need to remove and reinstall Word to make sure it is registered properly with your operating system.
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