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Old 05-23-2011, 06:20 AM
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I recently opened a document that had been sitting untouched for about a year and a half. While I was reading through it, I found and fixed one typo, so I had to resave. Now the same copy of Word that I used to save it says that it can't open the file without doing some sort of conversion, which works to some extent but loses large chunks of the text.

Does anyone have any idea how I might get my full document back in working order? I'm running Word 2003 on Windows XP. The file is a simple .doc, and I'm not sure if this is the same copy of Word that created the file in the first place, but there's a good chance that it is. I've already looked everywhere that I might have a print-out or another copy of the file, to no avail, so fixing this file looks like my only hope.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
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Hi Squidd,

You could try opening the file using Word's 'recover text from any file' option, which you'll find under File|Open, in the 'Files of Type' dropdown.
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Well, that was a bit better. At least the file wasn't full of gibberish, but it still didn't have the sections of text that are missing. Thanks for the suggestion, Paul.
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