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    My brother-in-law is going to be receiving e-mails with attached Microsoft MapPoint (*.PTM) map files.
    I understand if one does not have MapPoint loaded, you can not open these files.
    Is there any way of opening them or having the sender convert to (*.PDF) file so it can be opened.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Richard Spring

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    The sender could save as a HTML file; this will automatically convert the map to a graphics file (probably .gif).
    And if the sender has a PDF creator, that could be used.
    But the added functionality of the MapPoint file will be lost - the map will become a static image.

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    MapPoint also has an option to "Send to Mail Recipient as Picture" which embeds a bitmap graphic into the email.

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    [quote name='StuartR' date='16-Apr-:49']MapPoint also has an option to "Send to Mail Recipient as Picture" which embeds a bitmap graphic into the email.

    StuartR[/quote]



    Thank you Hans and Stuart. Once again your expert knowledge did the trick.
    I will pass the information on to the sender.

    P.S.

    This new format takes a little getting used to. First time I have seen it . Been gone for while.
    Richard Spring

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    If this is a relatively short-term affair, you might also note that Microsoft will let you download a 30-day trial of the whole shebang: MapPoint 2009 itself! If you have the bandwidth and/or time to download it, you might like to give it a shot to see what it can do, and whether or not you might find it a useful investment for your own purposes.

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