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Subject:Re: MS Word help From:Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 09 Jan 2001 21:25:14 -0500
"Salmonsen, Lori" wrote:
> I am working on a Word document that I can no longer open. I am getting an
> "access is denied" error. I have MS Word version 97 SR-2.
> The problem started when I was trying to reduce the file size. It was a 14MB
> file for no obvious reason. It only has headings in it with no content and
> no graphics. To try to reduce the file size, I deleted a version of the
> document in the File>Version window. There was one file listed. I selected
> it and deleted it. Then I did a Save As. When I checked the file size, it
> was reduced to 162k, which is about what it should be for the amount of
> The problem is that there was a problem when I tried to open the file again.
> I got an illegal operation message. When I try to open the file, it tells me
> it is still being used.
Try the old "x insert" trick.
Type an X in a new document, backspace and then do an insert | file.
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