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File cannot be saved in Word (2003)
Thread poster: Estefanía González

Estefanía González  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Dec 10, 2007

Hi everyone,

I am proofreading a file and whenever I want to save it Word crashes instantaneously. The same happens when I select the file contents and then try to copy them.

Any help would be appreciated

Kind regards,


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi Estefanía Dec 10, 2007

I would suggest opening the file in OpenOffice and re-saving as a doc.


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Mikhail Makarov  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:29
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I've met with the same problem Dec 11, 2007

Hi Estefania
The same problem: I had Word 2000 installed on my PC when I received a complex Word 2003 file (with contents, illustrations, macroses, etc.) to be translated. The only solution was to install Word 2003. I think that your file is of the next generation of MS Office and, unfortunately, you need the same upgrade.


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Haiyang Ai  Identity Verified
United States
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Try to reinstall Word? Dec 12, 2007

M$ Word is relatively stable, especially Word 2003 and onwards. What's your OS and Word version? Have you tried to reinstall Word? Are you working with OpenOffice(in Linux)?


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