Re: Word 97 "file corrupt" error

Subject: Re: Word 97 "file corrupt" error
From: Beth Friedman <bjf -at- wavefront -dot- com>
To: Uma <uma_catherine -at- usa -dot- net>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 09:45:51 -0500

In our previous episode at 07:25 AM 7/27/00, Uma wrote:


I have a Word 97 document that displays an error message before opening. The
message says that the file might be corrupt and recommends that I cut and
paste the contents into a new file. I tried this but the error message still
comes up.

A few solutions, in order of usefulness or hassle.

1. Make sure you're using Word 97 Service Release 2. This fixes a number of problems with corrupt documents. It's available for free from Microsoft, though you may have to hassle some if you're using an OEM version of Word.

2. Try saving your file as RTF.

3. Try cutting and pasting the non-corrupt portions of your document into a new document.

4. If all else fails, save your document as a Word 6.0 for DOS document (making sure to save a style sheet), then open and convert the Word 6.0 for DOS document. This will do nasty things to the line spacing, and the corrupt bit will probably disappear, but it's never failed to bring back a corrupt document for me.

Good luck!

Beth Friedman / bjf -at- wavefront -dot- com
"The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from." --Andrew Tanenbaum

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