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I have a few 1990 .doc, created with Microsoft Word 1997-2003 (in my case, probably 1997), and no matter what coding I choose, the text is partly mangled. What can I do to make the files open correctly?


I have Word 2010 for PC.


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For something that old, you may need to use the Word (for DOS) converter for Word. See: http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm
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For something that old, you may need to use the Word (for DOS) converter for Word. See: http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm

Found no applicable app on that page, so I went to tab Word Pages and found an Add-in for batch-converting Word 97 docs to .docx. Unfortunately, the resulting docx was the same as I got by opening directly with Word 2010.


Now, the files I needed are not all that important, so I will just delete them; I have hard copies that seem to be the same as the rogue files, so I will scan.


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As I said:
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Word (for DOS) converter for Word
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As I said:

Missed it. Got it now. Put it in registry. Don't know if it works for Win 10, 64-bit though. And I do not know what to do, if anything than just opening with my Word 2010 (did so, no cigar!).


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Did you extract the CNV file to the folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TextConv?
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Nope, I did not. I looked at the reg file, nd it looked as if it did it, but it did not. So, I did (I put one copy in TextConv and another in TextConv\en-US, just to be sure :-)(but I see the path is not to en-US.)



Opened with MS Word 2010, but, again, no cigar. Perhaps they are WPD files whose extensions i changed at one point in the distant past to make them easier to open? I'll look and see if there is a WordPerfect converter.


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Found no wp converter. Changed one extension to WPD, but, of course, no success. Formatting shows up as, among other characters, �.
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