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Whenever i open word 2003 it gives a message ' word can not open the existing file" Normal.dot

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Was it made (the file) with word 2003? If not that might be your problem. You can always open it with Open Office Writer (free), it's compatible with everything.

available here:

http://www.openoffice.org/product/writer.html

Good luck

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