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I saved one days work throughout the day as a .doc. When I shut the document down I could not re-open it and I received a prompt that the document was in the wrong format or that I had lost some data.

The document “Product Liability-3.doc” could not be opened. The file is not in the right format.
Or could be lost, truncated or in the wrong format.

I have tried nearly everything -

I am using Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Anyone know how I can get around this one.
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Can you view it with preview (select the document and hit space)?
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Nah,
just tried that - I am looking at a blank page - while my other docs are showing text. Incidentally when I look at the size of the document it is showing up as 68KB which is about right.
Also - it is saved as Word 97 Format (doc)
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If u have access to iWork open it in Pages and then use Save As to put it back to .doc
There are the choices in File > Export


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Just tried that -
Tells me IMPORT ERROR - file format is invalid

Is there some trick to have this opened in Pages?

Much Obliged
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In that case i would try Text Edit - if it wont open in that then it may well be corrupted.
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How old is your backup copy?
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All I did going along was to continue to save the file that I was working on - I didn't save the file to any external back-up.
Do you think it may be backed up somewhere in the system??
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I saved one days work throughout the day as a .doc. When I shut the document down I could not re-open it and I received a prompt that the document was in the wrong format or that I had lost some data.

The document “Product Liability-3.doc” could not be opened. The file is not in the right format.
Or could be lost, truncated or in the wrong format.

I have tried nearly everything -

I am using Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Anyone know how I can get around this one.
Thanks
P

Were you using Office 2008? I had something similar happen before I ran all the crazy Microsoft updates. I lost an entire Excel project - two weeks of work. After the crash the file was of size 0.
If you want, you can PM me and send the file to me, I'll see if I can un-currupt it.
I feel for you, man. I've been down this road.
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Hey,
that would be great if you could do that.
I have attached it -
If you get to open it - you can have a marvellous read all about Irish Law of Tort in relation to product liability.
Much appreciated for the offer
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Opened fine for me in NeoOffice. I saved it as an .rtf file that should open in just about any word processor. Can't get the file to upload with that extent, though, so I renamed it to .txt and it's here. Download it, rename to .rtf and see if you can get it into your word processor.
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Give this a try. It's opening in Pages and textedit here. Hope it's all intact.
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Hey,
Jakerich and dtravis7 - you are stars - I opened my document in its entirety - all intact.
You have just saved me two days work - and exams only two weeks away.
Thanks for your time and interest.
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Hey, just glad we could help. I had it all attached and saw the other user had attached one also!

Anyway take care and if we can assist in the future, just let us know.
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That is very helpful
Many thanks once again
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