RE: Help! Corrupted Word file(?)

Subject: RE: Help! Corrupted Word file(?)
From: "Paul Neshamkin" <pauln -at- helpauthors -dot- com>
To: <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 19:46:00 -0400


If you think that it is a single graphic causing the problem, go after it,
remove it, and see if that fixes the .doc.

But, of course, this begs the question, is the file editable after you get
the insufficient memory error. If it is, and you are not sure which graphic
is the culprit, use the binary method to locate the error -- divide the file
in two, and see which half opens without error. Do the same with the problem
half, saving it into two files, repeat the test, and keep this up until you
find the graphic, or paragraph causing the error. After locating it, correct
the problem with a new version of the graphic.

Let me know what you find.

Paul Neshamkin
pauln -at- helpauthors -dot- com

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Subject: Help! Corrupted Word file(?)

Hi folks,

MS Word 2003 got the last laugh this time. I think the file is corrupt,
but getting an insufficient memory error. I know it's not really
a memory problem, but the only alternative I can find is that it has
something to do with my anti-virus. Right now, I'm running AVG 8 Free
and that's never caused problems before. I suspect the culprit is a
graphic that got hungry and started eating my file.

At this point, I'm stuck with either a) going back to the version four
days before or b) recovering text only and rebuilding the styles,
links, references, index, ToC, and so forth.

Perhaps one of you has a better idea on how to repair this doc without
wasting another week repeating what I've already done to the doc?

And please, no lectures about backups or Word or whatever. I'm in no
position to fix any of that at this point.




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