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Subject:RE: Word file won't open From:"Lauren" <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu> To:<jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 21 Mar 2007 16:23:13 -0700
I've only resolved similar problems with Open Office. If the document still
has data, then Open Office should still be able to open it. Check the file
size. It should have the size of a 300 page document and not be just 1K.
If it is small, then your file probably got hosed during a save and there
isn't much hope for your copy of the document.
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> Subject: Word file won't open
> Documentum/Word strikes again...
> A colleague has a 300 page document with about 7 hours of
> edits in it that is refusing to open.
> I have a copy and yep, it's corrupt all right.
> The only luck I've had is opening it in WordPad, but that
> just yields text and a lot of odd characters. I can't see if
> the edits are there or not. Talking to the editor, it sounds
> like most of the revisions she made were changes to styles,
> so it's difficult to say whether the text file that I've been
> able to open actually contains the edits or not .
> I'm in the midst of downloading Open Office. I've seen that
> suggested in the past. Has anyone else got a suggestion?
> Thanks in advance,
> J. Paul Kent
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