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Hello,

I am on a deadline and had was just finishing up a document in Word for Mac 2011 (I was pasting in URLs as endnotes) when most of the text changed to chinese characters and some other random coding, like vertical lines between letters. It seems like most of the document has been ruined; I can see some of my words in there but they are random and not in the the right order. I opened he doc in text and it has the same problem. Does anyone have any help to offer? I have a deadline, right... about... now.
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

Trust Word Preferences shows save document every ten minutes. Simply a matter of locating the final saved version and modifying that. Good Luck.

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Ok, thanks for that. Unfortunately, the file is not in Autorecovery (there is only one file there, and it's from October 2011). However, I followed the instructions to open a corrupted file, and was able to open the file. This is a sample of what was in it:

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Needless to say, that's not my original text and I have probably just introduced a virus to my Mac.

Any other ideas out there?
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I don't know if you found a solution - but if time is of the essence - I'd highly recommend checking with the gurus over at the Word for Mac forums.Office for Mac Support | Office For Mac
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