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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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From: Technical Writers List; for all Technical Communication issues On
Behalf Of Dianne Walsh
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 1998 12:57 PM
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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
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