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
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  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
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