Neat time-wasters for DEC enthusiasts

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Dec 14 23:20:47 1998

On Mon, 14 Dec 1998, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> The one down side is that while they are text files they all end in .DOC,
> which Netscrape seems conviced it has to download instead of viewing.
> Anyone know how to fix that? I don't think I've ever run across a .DOC
> file on the web that was actually MS Word, but find a LOT of text files
> like that. I'd like to simply be able to open them in the web browser!

In Communicator (the version I have is 4.6) goto Edit:Preferences, then
goto Navigator:Applications. Scroll down to Microsoft Word documents and
hit the Edit button. Change the MIME type to text/html then click on
"Handled by Netscape (internal)" (either hit tab once you've entered
"text/html" or hit the OK button then go edit it again to select this).
Once you've done this then Netscape will always try to view .DOC files as
ASCII, even if it is a word document. To download a true word document
you would need to press Shift when you click on the object on the screen
and Netscape will pop-up a Save-As window. Or you can always go back and
edit the file type as an application/ms-word.

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