Word XP documents get corrupted !
Thread poster: gilkain

gilkain
Local time: 16:43
English to French
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Mar 29, 2007

For a few days, we have been experiencing something very strange with our Word documents. For an unknown reason, when we open a Word document, after a few seconds, a whole bunch of strange characters suddenly appear and corrupt the document. This happens on several PCs. I scanned the documents using several well-known anti-virus tools and everything is fine. We did not modify any settings on our PCs (XP XP2, Office XP SP2).
Did one of you already see something like that ?
I can email you an test file to show you if you leave me your email address. I already spent a lot of time trying to fix the problem but I was not successful.
Any idea ?


 

Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 21:43
English to Indonesian
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ooo Mar 29, 2007

try to open it with openoffice.org. it's a free office suite that can be downloaded from the site bearing the same name.

 

Francoise Perigaut
Germany
Local time: 16:43
German to French
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Strange characters Mar 29, 2007

With "strange characters", do you mean this: ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ?
I have this problem too with Word XP, a lot of crashes and when I reopen the document, the last sentence is full of ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ (hidden characters). I delete all those hidden characters and then I can work again with the file, it's not corrupted, but it's annoying because it regularly happens.
I have no idea why, I'd be thankful for any help too.


 

Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 16:43
Member (2004)
English to Slovenian
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I am asking for trouble (g) Mar 29, 2007

... but you can send me as file....

 

Francoise Perigaut
Germany
Local time: 16:43
German to French
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- Apr 4, 2007

Did you find a solution to your problem?
As for me, I switched back to Word 2000, too many problems with Word XP.
Even the import of Word documents in Transit didn't work properly anymore, I always had warnings and filtering problems and then strange ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ in the exported file.
Everything works fine again with Word 2000, I lost so much time trying to solve this problem!

(I first thought Multiterm 7 would work better with Word XP, but I still had the same "run time error" anyway.)


 


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