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Open Word 03 .doc error - 'File Conversion' Select the coding

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:''Table Normal''; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:''''; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:''Times New Roman''; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}Hello, I have an error when I now open some of my Word 2003 .doc files with a File Conversion error - Select the coding that makes your document readable.

A week prior I did install the Windows Utility that makes future versionsreadable in prior versions.

Bugger hey? Can I take this window away and get back all my text/data in theword file. I have tired all the different codes but no luck. Any ideas??

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  • Jaymie Knight Dec 22, 2008

    I have tried opening it on another computer with Word 03 but no luck, I have tired opening in Word 07 but no luck. I have the file to send someone to look at if required. Will try and reinstall Word 02 but feel this wont work.

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Try opening the files in another computer and check if the problem is still there. But before copying it have it scan with anti virus to make sure that it is not a virus that is making your .doc files unreadable in your computer. there are only 2 possible ways that this things happen 1. either your computer is infected with a virus 2. either your microsoft word installation is damage and needs to be reinstalled.

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Word file not opened
error file conversion. pls help me

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