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Can't open flippin Word document that has been e-mailed to me...

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wahwahwah Sat 20-Jun-09 17:50:54

and I need to read it tonight... Any suggestions?

LIZS Sat 20-Jun-09 17:54:22

is it a .docx file ? If so can you save it as a previous version .

wahwahwah Sat 20-Jun-09 18:02:37

It's a .doc and I don't have the option to save it! It won't open or save it when I try to view it. It has been forwarded from one person to another (I think I am the 3rd or 4th person) - would that be the cause?

onagar Sat 20-Jun-09 18:35:49

What exactly does it say when you try to open it.

onagar Sat 20-Jun-09 18:40:32

Also try opening a blank word document and dragging the dodgy one into it. It will ask you what you want to do and you can choose COPY.

Also if you have any other word processors like OpenOffice etc then try opening it in one of them

wahwahwah Sun 21-Jun-09 20:09:22

ould you believe it - I left it running and it faffed about for over 30 mins... then saved it!
Thanks for the advice.

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