Re: Word oddity

Subject: Re: Word oddity
From: Linda Laurie <LinLaurie -at- CLASSIC -dot- MSN -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 22:04:05 UT

I would bet you that when you crashed, Word saved it as something other than a
.doc file. Even with a .doc extension, Word won't recognize it. Try opening it
as text or some other thing. Maybe you'll get the text back.

Linlaurie -at- msn -dot- com
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-----Original Message-----
From: Technical Writers List; for all Technical Communication issues On
Behalf Of Dianne Walsh
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 1998 12:57 PM
Subject: Word oddity

We just had an entire manual disappear--sort of. My cohort was working
away on some edits when suddenly the graphics got fuzzy. He closed up
the file suspecting an out-of-memory problem and rebooted his machine
to clear the temp files. Now, we can't open the file. Word is giving
us strange messages claiming the file does not have a .doc extension
(it does). We having tried copying the file to another name with the
same result.

Checking the properties of the file, we find that it is all apparently
still there; Word just won't open it. We've never had this happen
before. Has anyone else had this happen? Were you able to get your
file back?


Dianne Walsh
Documentation Manager
MEDecision INC.

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