Select encoding to make your document readable.

Discussion in 'Word Documents' started by Gareth, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Gareth

    Gareth Guest

    I have a large amount of documents stored on my hardrive, occassionally when
    I go to open some of these documents I am presented with the following
    dialogue box 'select the encoding that makes your document readable'.
    However, there is no encoding available that makes the document readable and
    so the document is lost.
    Can you please help, I have spent hours trawling the WWW and the Word
    Knowledge Base but cannot find any suggestion of 1) why the problem occurs in
    the first place or 2) how to rectyfy the problem when it occurs...
     
    Gareth, Jun 6, 2005
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. Hi =?Utf-8?B?R2FyZXRo?=,

    > I have a large amount of documents stored on my hardrive, occassionally when
    > I go to open some of these documents I am presented with the following
    > dialogue box 'select the encoding that makes your document readable'.
    > However, there is no encoding available that makes the document readable and
    > so the document is lost.
    > Can you please help, I have spent hours trawling the WWW and the Word
    > Knowledge Base but cannot find any suggestion of 1) why the problem occurs in
    > the first place or 2) how to rectyfy the problem when it occurs...
    >

    Apparently, the internal structures of the documents have been damaged, so that
    Word is no longer recognizing them. Are you able to open them by choosing
    "Recover text from any document" in the File type list in the File Open dialog
    box?

    Cindy Meister
    INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
    http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
    http://www.word.mvps.org

    This reply is posted in the Newsgroup; please post any follow question or reply
    in the newsgroup and not by e-mail :)
     
    Cindy M -WordMVP-, Jun 8, 2005
    #2
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. JoAnn Paules [MVP]

    How do I select encoding that makes a document readable

    JoAnn Paules [MVP], Jan 29, 2006, in forum: Publisher Newsgroups
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    148
    Purvey
    Jan 30, 2006
  2. Ellen
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    74
    Ellen
    Jul 19, 2005
  3. Denny
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    195
    Herb Tyson [MVP]
    Sep 10, 2005
  4. emma_jayne
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    204
  5. bob

    select encoding that makes your document readable

    bob, Jan 23, 2009, in forum: Microsoft Office Misc.
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    328
    ababyc
    Apr 17, 2010
Loading...

Share This Page