[Bug 12380] Microsoft Word Viewer 2003: Cannot associate with *.doc files

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Sat Apr 12 19:26:07 CDT 2008


--- Comment #2 from Bamm Gabriana <bammzilla at gabriana.com>  2008-04-12 19:26:07 ---
> What is the wrong path being sent? Is KDE/Gnome sending the Unix path to Wine
> instead of the Windows path?

Sorry for the late reply, lost access to the Internet for a few days. Yes KDE
is sending the Unix path to Wine; can't test for Gnome at the moment.

Here's what I did: I whipped up a quick Visual Basic program whose only line is
"MsgBox Command". This will display whatever is given as the command line
parameters. I compiled it as "param.exe". I then created a Wine shortcut to
param.exe, and associated *.doc files with it. After clicking on a document on
the desktop, a message box popped up with the following message:


Wine should automatically translate a Unix path to the corresponding Windows
path. I was hoping to see the following result:

z:\home\bamm\Desktop\test.doc OR simply,
d:\Desktop\test.doc (since I have D: mapped to my home folder in winecfg).

Curiously, this bug only affects certain apps. Examples are Word Viewer, Excel
Viewer, and IrfanView.

Powerpoint Viewer is not affected, for some reason. One can associate pptview
with ppt files and the files are opened with no problem. However I do not
understand how PPT Viewer got it right, since my test above shows that a random
windows program like param.exe gets sent the Unix path.

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