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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by cdiehl52, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. cdiehl52

    cdiehl52 Thread Starter

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    Working on a Document in Microsoft word located on desktop. Renamed and it reformatted the document into what look like squares etc., can't get the former document back now. This is a friend's at work so I don't have access. Very important document. What should he do?
    Thank you
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Select all the text and try changing the font. Was it written in English? On a computer with an English operating system or language pack? Or are we dealing with something like Chinese or Arabic?

    Did he deliberately choose a rare or unique font? Not a good idea if you want portability. At least back up the fonts next time.
     
  3. cdiehl52

    cdiehl52 Thread Starter

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    Thank you - he just called and had left out the .mdoc only had .doc?
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    Huh? I don't know what an ".mdoc" is. That's not a Microsoft Word document. Perhaps it was created in another program. He needs to talk to the person who created it.
     
  5. TheOutcaste

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    I don't have Office 2007, but could this possibly be a *.docx file that he renamed rather than saved to *.doc? (or vise-versa)

    If that's the case they just need to rename it back using the proper extension.

    Jerry
     
  6. new tech guy

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    What ever the new extension is (the extension is what comes after the .), just restore the original wording there and it will work fine. Nothing is wrong with the file, if first setting it to .doc does not work, try setting it to .docx .
     
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