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    Cut, Paste & Surf GCSE

    This one has us stumped

    Some of the pages allow the students to open up a picture in Paint so they can edit it and save it to their home directory etc etc

    However, the program will only open them up with MS Office Picture Manager, which of course does not allow them to add text and colour bits in etc.

    The files are Bitmap Images

    We have changed the file associations etc to force it to open Paint.

    We can open the file in any other application or direct from explorer and will open in Paint quite happily.

    Try to open it in Cut, Paste and Surf and it refuses and uses MS Office Picture Manager.

    Running XP SP2

    It does the same with all accounts - student to administrator. Removing MS Office Picture Manager is not an option as there are other apps that use it.

    Anyone come across this?

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    Re: Cut, Paste & Surf GCSE

    Curious, we have this software (RE KS3 version) but i haven't encoutered the same problem. It's not just MS Office re-instating it's associations is it? There's a few programs that tend to do that pretty aggressively.

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    Re: Cut, Paste & Surf GCSE

    It's not office - I've tried without any Office products - still the same problem except that the template doesn't open in anything at all from within the program

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    Re: Cut, Paste & Surf GCSE

    its not hardcoded to launch pic manager is it?

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    Re: Cut, Paste & Surf GCSE

    Not that I can see - everything points towards Paint, Word, Excell, Powerpoint or publisher.

    Everything else works fine.

    For now I copied the file to the Shared area and gave the teacher instructions how to open it in Paint - Needless to say this is a bit long winded.



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