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Sudden onset of weird characters and lost text in Word

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by patnode1956, Jan 3, 2008.

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  1. patnode1956

    patnode1956 Thread Starter

    Jan 3, 2008
    My Word files are suddenly going haywire. Periodically I will be scrolling through a document, and where there was once text, there is now strange characters. Chunks of text have disappeared.

    If I close the file and reopen, the file seems to revert to where it was with no loss. But it freaks me out.

    Was also working with some tables in Word and the program on its own started adding new rows and wouldn't stop. Had to shut down.

    Software and Adware are up to date. Haven't see this with other programs, but haven't tested it much.

    Already tried removing and reinstalling Word. Haven't see same prob when opening same docs on other computers.

    Is this a software problem? Display? Input hardware?

    Running Word 2000 on Presario Notebook. Windows XP.
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