RE: Word97 Document Corruption Utility

Subject: RE: Word97 Document Corruption Utility
From: "Steve Hudson" <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 13:01:36 +1000

Simple answer - no.

Complex answer, with any document, if revnum > a lot of editing then CLEAN

Kill all section breaks.
Cut n paste all bar last para mark into fresh document and save over old.

How do they corrupt? Well, as many ways as you can count, but mainly through
style definition changes leaving "manual styling" baggage lying around
orphaned in the binary document. List templates even more so, so some help
can be achieved with blowing away all lists and list templates, and

I once had a document saved in a version control db, that was two keystrokes
from complete corruption. No matter what two keys you typed, and where you
typed em, the document would freeze, word would crash, and the document was
totally unreadable. I scanned that saved version for EVERYTHING I could
think of, there was no clue at the user layer of any bad stuff at all :-(

Steve Hudson
Lead Technical Writer
Wright Technologies (Aus)
steve -at- www -dot- wright -dot- com -dot- au
(612) 9518-1822
The best way to predict the future... is to create it!

-----Original Message-----
From: bounce-techwr-l-62124 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-62124 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Faulk, Merv
Sent: Tuesday, 8 May 2001 05:42
Subject: Word97 Document Corruption Utility

From time to time, my Word97 documents tend to get corrupted. I
have managed to get them back, however, does anyone know if there is any
way you can track that, to see when the megabytes go ballistic on you? If I
knew immediately when it happened, that would do two things.
First of all, you'd know what caused it. Secondly, you could just click
"Undo" and nip the problem in the bud. Any thoughts on this?


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