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Old 04-03-2013, 09:56 AM
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I have a serious problem with Word in Office for Mac 2011. All my older Word files with the .doc extension from Word X for Mac, 2001 version, won't open properly. When I open any file the files always open as a blank page with no text at all, just some straight lines. I have been using Text Edit software to work around this problem but formatting is lost.
Is there a way to fix this problem or do new softwares not open older Microsoft files?
Any advice would be much appreciated.


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Old 04-04-2013, 12:17 AM
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Word 2011 is designed to be backwards-compatible with .doc files and should be able to open them. If it can't, either the files are corrupt or this is a fault in your Word installation. If the files don't open OK on other PCs/Macs, the problem is the former, otherwise it's the latter.
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