Hi I have 'open office' set up to open .doc files and this happens as expected if I click on a .doc file in windows explorer.
But for some reason, if I am sent a .doc file as an email attachment and I click on it, it opens in notepad++ and just contains a bunch of squares. Rather than text. (If I first save it and then open it it displays in open office....)
I an using thunderbird as my email prog.
I've been into propereties and checked that 'open office' is set to open files of type .doc
hmmm ... strange.
But I think, u could get better replies, if you ask this in a thunderbird-forum.
The only thing I can think of is that the font they are using in the .doc is not listed among your font types.
hope it helps :~)