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File Translation

File Translation is the part of File Exchange that enables you to open documents that were created by applications that are not installed on your computer. This feature works with PC and Mac OS files, using mappings in the PC Exchange tab and translation preferences in the File Translation tab of the File Exchange window.

To use file translation

1.
Double-click an icon for a file created by an application not installed on your computer.

2.
One of two things happens:

  • If the file cannot be opened by any program on your computer, a dialog box like the one in Figure 14 appears. Click OK and skip the rest of these steps—you'll have to install a program that can open the file or take the file to someone else's computer and open it there.

    Figure 14. A dialog box like this appears when you double-click the icon for a document that cannot be opened by any of your installed applications.

  • If the file can be opened by a program on your computer, a dialog box like the one in Figure 15 appears. Continue to step 3.

    Figure 15. This file translation window enables you to select an application to open a document—but only if the application that created the document is not installed on your computer.

3.
Select an application to open the file.

4.
Click OK. The file opens (Figure 16).

Figure 16. In this example, Internet Explorer is displaying a JPEG file created with Adobe PhotoDeluxe. (Now you know where Wickenburg is.)



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