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Old 08-02-2015, 09:31 AM
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I've been working on a large project and, unfortunately, it became corrupt. When I copy parts of the document to another blank document, it allows me to save it; however, after I add a particular section, it no longer lets me save the document (I'm assuming it becomes corrupted again).


What would be the cause of this? Is it that copying and pasting content from a corrupt document is actually just transferring corrupted content? Is the specific section actually to blame, or is just where things happened to give out (correlation =/= causation)?




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Often the corruption is contained in the last paragraph mark in the document.
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I've been working on a large project and, unfortunately, it became corrupt. When I copy parts of the document to another blank document, it allows me to save it; however, after I add a particular section, it no longer lets me save the document (I'm assuming it becomes corrupted again).
The solution may depend on the form of corruption.

Corrupt documents can often be 'repaired' by inserting a new, empty, paragraph at the very end, copying everything except that new paragraph to a new document based on the same template (headers & footers may need to be copied separately), closing the old document and saving the new one over it. However, that won't necessarily be effective if the document contains corrupt tables.

Corrupt tables can often be 'repaired' by converting the tables to text and back again or by saving the document in RTF format, closing the document then re-opening it and re-saving in the doc(x) format
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To add to what others have said, if you want to isolate a corrupt part of a document, you can cut it in half (giving the halves new names), see which half that still displays symptoms of corruption, and continue the cutting of that half until you have isolated the corrupt table or text range.
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