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Solved: Corrupt Word Document DOC File?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by XP1, May 17, 2009.

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  1. XP1

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  2. Jubbaloo

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    Try this, open the document in Wordpad Loads of sysbols should appear rather than blocks. Highlight all test and change the font to Arial.

    I've attached the fixed doc also
     

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    Thanks.

    You must be using Windows 7 because I don't think older versions of WordPad will open DOC files. I'm using the WordPad version on Vista, and it didn't work.

    All I get is a bunch of even more jumbled text even after I changed the font. Example:
     
  4. Jubbaloo

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    im using xp wordpad and it worked fine for me. How very, very strange.

    I'm not sure why I could do it and you couldnt but I hope the file I attached was what you were after i'll ponder the mystery further.
     
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