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Doc downloading disabled in Gmail?

Hashim Warren [PersonRank 4]

Thursday, February 28, 2008
11 years ago2,506 views

MS Word attachments sent to me in Gmail now have only two options – "View as HTML" and "Open as a Google document". What happened to just downloading the file? Does anyone else see this option removed?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I'm still seeing:

View as HTML Open as a Google document Download

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The download link only usually appears after Google's done a Virus scan. If it's a big file it might take longer.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Options at following attachments:
xls: View as HTML Open as a Google spreadsheet Download
doc: View as HTML Open as a Google document Download
ppt: View as HTML View as slideshow Download

ods: Download
odt: Open as a Google document Download
odp: Download ...

Hashim Warren [PersonRank 4]

11 years ago #

oops, it looks like it was the virus scan thing Mrrix32 suggested. False alarm.

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