XML file keeps converting to a Word doc

5 pts.
Tags:
Microsoft Word
XML
I send an XML file for my appraisal to a company. However, when I try to open it, it turns into a Word doc, they will not accept that. Is there any way I can "lock it" as an XML file and send it via email? I tried with my Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook accounts but it still won't stay as an XML document. Help!

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

You may be creating an XML but you have all file with that type opening up in Word.  Right click the file then go to properties and see what program is opening this file type. Change it if you need to.  If you are still having issues tell us what is the current file extension and what is the default program assigned to that file type. Also check that the e-mail service is sending the correct mail format.

Discuss This Question: 5  Replies

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.
  • Subhendu Sen
    Generally, if editing purpose, you can open XML file in either Word/Excel/Notepad/Wordpad. If you wish to change, navigate the folder where XML files are, now right click on any XML file. Next in context menu, select open with > click choose default program, now select the tool/software from the list of programs or click Browse to select another, if you not getting from the list. After that click OK.
    107,840 pointsBadges:
    report
  • ToddN2000
    One way to tell if it's truly being converted is after opening the file and viewing it, then closing it, does the file extension change from .XML to .DOC or .DOCX? If not then it 's just using the Word program to view the file.
    103,940 pointsBadges:
    report
  • Subhendu Sen
    Before changing file extension of a file, it is better to take a backup or make another copy of the same file and keep in safe. If the file is not working after changing the extension, then you may loose the entire file, if there is no backup.
    107,840 pointsBadges:
    report
  • ToddN2000
    Yes, changing a file extension may corrupt the file. You may get a warning message stating that it may make it in usable. IF it's being done by another program, that is a different story and one I'd be worried about. My best guess is that Microsoft Word is the default program to open .XML files.
    103,940 pointsBadges:
    report
  • carlosdl
    A couple of things are being mixed here, I think.

    What exactly do you mean by "an XML" file?  Do you mean "a file with XML extension", or a file with XML content (regardless of the file extension)?

    I doubt the file extension would be automatically changed by any program.

    If you provide more details of the exact procedure you are using to generate and send the file, the file extension, the file contents, the file associations in your machine, and the reasons why you believe it is being "transformed", then we will be able to provide more accurate responses.
    84,495 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following

Share this item with your network: