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Former Member
Nov 02, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Broadcasted mht file disguised as an excel file


Hi experts,

I am broadcasting a query, via mail as an excelfile. The broadcasting works and the receiver of the report opens what looks like an excel file, in Excel. It even has a name that ends with .xls.

However it is a "disguised" file in the format .mht. If I choose "Save as" in Excel when I have opened the file from the mail, it proposes to save it as an .mht-file. If I manually choose to save it as a .xls-file, I can then open it as a u201Crealu201D Excel-file again.

So there is a way to work around the problem, but it is not end user friendly, the end user prefers to receive a u201Crealu201D Excel file right from the start.

Any way to solve this?