Google mail allow you to view attachments as HTML

I noticed recently that Google mail allows you to view attachements as HTML. This is a great feature. The last thing I want to do when reading an email in my browser is to launch Word. Google mail allows you to view the following file formats as html: .pdf, .doc, .xls, .ppt, .rtf, .sxw, .sxc, .sxi, .sdw, .sdc, .sdd, and .wml.

Missing from their list is the OpenDocument format which was recently adopted by the State of Massachusetts as the required format.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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