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Lately When I open my Word Doucment, a window "File Conversion" pop up and
asked me to select the encoding to make my douc. readalbe, and nothing works.
That has not happened before. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the help in advance.

Edward
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Are you sure the document you are trying to open is a Word document? If so,
try disabling the conversion prompt (Tools | Options | General: Confirm
conversion at Open) and see what happens.

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"amitabha" wrote in message
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Lately When I open my Word Doucment, a window "File Conversion" pop up and
asked me to select the encoding to make my douc. readalbe, and nothing

works.
That has not happened before. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the help in advance.

Edward


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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you sure the document you are trying to open is a Word document? If so,
try disabling the conversion prompt (Tools | Options | General: Confirm
conversion at Open) and see what happens.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"amitabha" wrote in message
...
Lately When I open my Word Doucment, a window "File Conversion" pop up and
asked me to select the encoding to make my douc. readalbe, and nothing

works.
That has not happened before. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the help in advance.

Edward




Thank you Suzanne. This solve the problem.


Ed.
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Default a window"File conversion" pop up in Word Docu. unable to read,

Hi i Have the same problem but it didnt work in mine. Its a word document ive
tried ticking and unticking the General: conversion at Open but still its in
encoded text.

What do you the problem is?

"amitabha" wrote:



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you sure the document you are trying to open is a Word document? If so,
try disabling the conversion prompt (Tools | Options | General: Confirm
conversion at Open) and see what happens.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"amitabha" wrote in message
...
Lately When I open my Word Doucment, a window "File Conversion" pop up and
asked me to select the encoding to make my douc. readalbe, and nothing

works.
That has not happened before. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the help in advance.

Edward




Thank you Suzanne. This solve the problem.


Ed.

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In that case, either it's not really a Word file, or the file has become
corrupted.

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Author of the Word 2007 Bible
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"CRYING FOR HELP" CRYING FOR HELP @discussions.microsoft.com wrote in
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Hi i Have the same problem but it didnt work in mine. Its a word document
ive
tried ticking and unticking the General: conversion at Open but still its
in
encoded text.

What do you the problem is?

"amitabha" wrote:



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you sure the document you are trying to open is a Word document? If
so,
try disabling the conversion prompt (Tools | Options | General: Confirm
conversion at Open) and see what happens.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"amitabha" wrote in message
...
Lately When I open my Word Doucment, a window "File Conversion" pop
up and
asked me to select the encoding to make my douc. readalbe, and
nothing
works.
That has not happened before. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the help in advance.

Edward



Thank you Suzanne. This solve the problem.


Ed.




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Could there be possibly any other way I could retrieve this document? What
if I use another computer would that work? or is the problem the file itself?
Im sure its a word document but now im starting to think its corrupted. How
could this have happened?

"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

In that case, either it's not really a Word file, or the file has become
corrupted.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
http://www.herbtyson.com
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Please respond in the newsgroups so everyone can follow along.
"CRYING FOR HELP" CRYING FOR HELP @discussions.microsoft.com wrote in
message ...
Hi i Have the same problem but it didnt work in mine. Its a word document
ive
tried ticking and unticking the General: conversion at Open but still its
in
encoded text.

What do you the problem is?

"amitabha" wrote:



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you sure the document you are trying to open is a Word document? If
so,
try disabling the conversion prompt (Tools | Options | General: Confirm
conversion at Open) and see what happens.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"amitabha" wrote in message
...
Lately When I open my Word Doucment, a window "File Conversion" pop
up and
asked me to select the encoding to make my douc. readalbe, and
nothing
works.
That has not happened before. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the help in advance.

Edward



Thank you Suzanne. This solve the problem.

Ed.



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Default a window"File conversion" pop up in Word Docu. unable to read,

I guess if we knew exactly how/why files become corrupted, then Microsoft
could fix Word and keep it from happening. One of the most "popular" ways
that files become corrupted is when users save files directly to a removable
disk from Word, rather than closing the file and copying to the removable
disk using Windows Explorer. Another common scenario is that Word
crashes/freezes while a file is open, and AutoRecover either isn't enabled
or misfires, and the improperly closed file no longer looks like a Word file
to Word.

Another thing to try... make a copy of the file and try Open and Repair
(assuming it's an option), which shows up as one of the options in the Open
button's dropdown menu in the Open dialog.

If that fails, yes, it's worth trying on another computer. You never can
tell. I've also had some success getting Word 2007 to open/repair files that
Word 2003 and earlier can't.


--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
http://www.herbtyson.com
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Please respond in the newsgroups so everyone can follow along.
"CRYING FOR HELP" wrote in message
...

Could there be possibly any other way I could retrieve this document? What
if I use another computer would that work? or is the problem the file
itself?
Im sure its a word document but now im starting to think its corrupted.
How
could this have happened?

"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

In that case, either it's not really a Word file, or the file has become
corrupted.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
http://www.herbtyson.com
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Please respond in the newsgroups so everyone can follow along.
"CRYING FOR HELP" CRYING FOR HELP @discussions.microsoft.com wrote in
message ...
Hi i Have the same problem but it didnt work in mine. Its a word
document
ive
tried ticking and unticking the General: conversion at Open but still
its
in
encoded text.

What do you the problem is?

"amitabha" wrote:



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you sure the document you are trying to open is a Word document?
If
so,
try disabling the conversion prompt (Tools | Options | General:
Confirm
conversion at Open) and see what happens.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"amitabha" wrote in message
...
Lately When I open my Word Doucment, a window "File Conversion"
pop
up and
asked me to select the encoding to make my douc. readalbe, and
nothing
works.
That has not happened before. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the help in advance.

Edward



Thank you Suzanne. This solve the problem.

Ed.




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Default a window"File conversion" pop up in Word Docu. unable to read,

I tell people that if I could answer questions like that, I'd be making **A
LOT** more money than I am now. ;-)

--

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Microsoft MVP - Publisher

How to ask a question
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote in message
...
I guess if we knew exactly how/why files become corrupted, then Microsoft
could fix Word and keep it from happening. One of the most "popular" ways
that files become corrupted is when users save files directly to a
removable disk from Word, rather than closing the file and copying to the
removable disk using Windows Explorer. Another common scenario is that Word
crashes/freezes while a file is open, and AutoRecover either isn't enabled
or misfires, and the improperly closed file no longer looks like a Word
file to Word.

Another thing to try... make a copy of the file and try Open and Repair
(assuming it's an option), which shows up as one of the options in the
Open button's dropdown menu in the Open dialog.

If that fails, yes, it's worth trying on another computer. You never can
tell. I've also had some success getting Word 2007 to open/repair files
that Word 2003 and earlier can't.


--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
http://www.herbtyson.com
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Please respond in the newsgroups so everyone can follow along.
"CRYING FOR HELP" wrote in
message ...

Could there be possibly any other way I could retrieve this document?
What
if I use another computer would that work? or is the problem the file
itself?
Im sure its a word document but now im starting to think its corrupted.
How
could this have happened?

"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

In that case, either it's not really a Word file, or the file has become
corrupted.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
http://www.herbtyson.com
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Please respond in the newsgroups so everyone can follow along.
"CRYING FOR HELP" CRYING FOR HELP @discussions.microsoft.com wrote in
message ...
Hi i Have the same problem but it didnt work in mine. Its a word
document
ive
tried ticking and unticking the General: conversion at Open but still
its
in
encoded text.

What do you the problem is?

"amitabha" wrote:



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you sure the document you are trying to open is a Word
document? If
so,
try disabling the conversion prompt (Tools | Options | General:
Confirm
conversion at Open) and see what happens.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"amitabha" wrote in message
...
Lately When I open my Word Doucment, a window "File Conversion"
pop
up and
asked me to select the encoding to make my douc. readalbe, and
nothing
works.
That has not happened before. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the help in advance.

Edward



Thank you Suzanne. This solve the problem.

Ed.




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"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

In that case, either it's not really a Word file, or the file has become
corrupted.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
http://www.herbtyson.com
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Please respond in the newsgroups so everyone can follow along.
"CRYING FOR HELP" CRYING FOR HELP @discussions.microsoft.com wrote in
message ...
Hi i Have the same problem but it didnt work in mine. Its a word document
ive
tried ticking and unticking the General: conversion at Open but still its
in
encoded text.

What do you the problem is?

"amitabha" wrote:



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you sure the document you are trying to open is a Word document? If
so,
try disabling the conversion prompt (Tools | Options | General: Confirm
conversion at Open) and see what happens.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"amitabha" wrote in message
...
Lately When I open my Word Doucment, a window "File Conversion" pop
up and
asked me to select the encoding to make my douc. readalbe, and
nothing
works.
That has not happened before. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the help in advance.

Edward



Thank you Suzanne. This solve the problem.

Ed.



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Any ideas on how all my floppy disks (yes I have a 3.5) and files on my flash
drive all which are word documents have all been corrupted? The files on my
flash drive were put there in May and I worked with them without porblem
going form my work computer to my home computer; the floppies contain files
that I update each year and now everyone of those along with the flashdrive
open with the converted file, encoded text dialog box and tools/options/
confirm conversion open etc does nothing and I don't have a dropdown menu in
my open dialog; anybody have any other suggestions????

"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

I guess if we knew exactly how/why files become corrupted, then Microsoft
could fix Word and keep it from happening. One of the most "popular" ways
that files become corrupted is when users save files directly to a removable
disk from Word, rather than closing the file and copying to the removable
disk using Windows Explorer. Another common scenario is that Word
crashes/freezes while a file is open, and AutoRecover either isn't enabled
or misfires, and the improperly closed file no longer looks like a Word file
to Word.

Another thing to try... make a copy of the file and try Open and Repair
(assuming it's an option), which shows up as one of the options in the Open
button's dropdown menu in the Open dialog.

If that fails, yes, it's worth trying on another computer. You never can
tell. I've also had some success getting Word 2007 to open/repair files that
Word 2003 and earlier can't.


--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
http://www.herbtyson.com
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Please respond in the newsgroups so everyone can follow along.
"CRYING FOR HELP" wrote in message
...

Could there be possibly any other way I could retrieve this document? What
if I use another computer would that work? or is the problem the file
itself?
Im sure its a word document but now im starting to think its corrupted.
How
could this have happened?

"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

In that case, either it's not really a Word file, or the file has become
corrupted.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
http://www.herbtyson.com
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Please respond in the newsgroups so everyone can follow along.
"CRYING FOR HELP" CRYING FOR HELP @discussions.microsoft.com wrote in
message ...
Hi i Have the same problem but it didnt work in mine. Its a word
document
ive
tried ticking and unticking the General: conversion at Open but still
its
in
encoded text.

What do you the problem is?

"amitabha" wrote:



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you sure the document you are trying to open is a Word document?
If
so,
try disabling the conversion prompt (Tools | Options | General:
Confirm
conversion at Open) and see what happens.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"amitabha" wrote in message
...
Lately When I open my Word Doucment, a window "File Conversion"
pop
up and
asked me to select the encoding to make my douc. readalbe, and
nothing
works.
That has not happened before. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the help in advance.

Edward



Thank you Suzanne. This solve the problem.

Ed.






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Default a window"File conversion" pop up in Word Docu. unable to read,

Never ever read from, write to, or print from floppy with Word. These are
the most certain methods of ensuring document corruption.

Always copy to/from the hard disc and work on the document from there.

The same problems will occur with flash drives that are used to access Word
documents directly.

The reason for this is that Word creates temporary files of indeterminate
length in the current workspace. If it is unable to create those files the
medium will be corrupted. You *may* be able to recover some of the content
with file recovery software.
--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
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teachme wrote:
Any ideas on how all my floppy disks (yes I have a 3.5) and files on
my flash drive all which are word documents have all been corrupted?
The files on my flash drive were put there in May and I worked with
them without porblem going form my work computer to my home computer;
the floppies contain files that I update each year and now everyone
of those along with the flashdrive open with the converted file,
encoded text dialog box and tools/options/ confirm conversion open
etc does nothing and I don't have a dropdown menu in my open dialog;
anybody have any other suggestions????

"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

I guess if we knew exactly how/why files become corrupted, then
Microsoft could fix Word and keep it from happening. One of the most
"popular" ways that files become corrupted is when users save files
directly to a removable disk from Word, rather than closing the file
and copying to the removable disk using Windows Explorer. Another
common scenario is that Word crashes/freezes while a file is open,
and AutoRecover either isn't enabled or misfires, and the improperly
closed file no longer looks like a Word file to Word.

Another thing to try... make a copy of the file and try Open and
Repair (assuming it's an option), which shows up as one of the
options in the Open button's dropdown menu in the Open dialog.

If that fails, yes, it's worth trying on another computer. You never
can tell. I've also had some success getting Word 2007 to
open/repair files that Word 2003 and earlier can't.


--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
http://www.herbtyson.com
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Please respond in the newsgroups so everyone can follow along.
"CRYING FOR HELP" wrote in
message ...

Could there be possibly any other way I could retrieve this
document? What if I use another computer would that work? or is the
problem the file itself?
Im sure its a word document but now im starting to think its
corrupted. How
could this have happened?

"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

In that case, either it's not really a Word file, or the file has
become corrupted.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
http://www.herbtyson.com
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Please respond in the newsgroups so everyone can follow along.
"CRYING FOR HELP" CRYING FOR HELP @discussions.microsoft.com
wrote in message
...
Hi i Have the same problem but it didnt work in mine. Its a word
document
ive
tried ticking and unticking the General: conversion at Open but
still its
in
encoded text.

What do you the problem is?

"amitabha" wrote:



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you sure the document you are trying to open is a Word
document? If
so,
try disabling the conversion prompt (Tools | Options | General:
Confirm
conversion at Open) and see what happens.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"amitabha" wrote in message
...
Lately When I open my Word Doucment, a window "File Conversion"
pop
up and
asked me to select the encoding to make my douc. readalbe, and
nothing
works.
That has not happened before. Any suggestions?

Thank you for the help in advance.

Edward



Thank you Suzanne. This solve the problem.

Ed.



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