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Postby asmecher » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:10 am

Hi Jozoraz,

Just to clarify -- you said below
when i open the .doc file directly from the location it is stored on server, everythink is ok.
but also
and there is no difference if i open the file directly or download it and then open.
Is the file corrupted in your files_dir when you open it directly on the server?

Unfortunately I don't have a Windows machine to test with at the moment, so this will have to involve some investigation on your part -- but I'd suggest saving the file to disk and doing a binary compare against the original file as it should have downloaded. It's possible that PHP warnings are getting inserted into the document somehow; try disabling the display of PHP warnings and errors in your system's php.ini and redirect them instead to a log file. Then check to see if the download is resulting in any errors or warnings.

I'm at a loss for any reason that .doc files would fail where .pdf files would work; is the .doc file larger than the .pdf files that succeeded?

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Postby jozoraz » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:19 am

and there is no difference if i open the file directly or download it and then open.

i meant: if i click on the link for downloading a file, there is a dialog window "open or save to disk".

the files stored in the directory on the server are all ok.
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Postby jozoraz » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:35 am

thanks for the hint. now i got it solved. it was my mistake
in the php.ini i set the "auto_prepend_file = root.ini" variable.
i used it for some testing and forgot to remove it afterwards.
in this way some text was attached to the document and was corrupted.

thank you
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