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Old 12-11-2016, 10:12 AM
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Anyone ever have their entire Word document open as all pound signs? How do you fix this?


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Old 12-19-2016, 07:54 AM
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I have. If I remember correctly, I went to an earlier version of the document and opened it. (Not ideal, I know, but better than losing it all. :/ )
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:04 PM
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:40 PM
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I've had this happen when I tried to open a document originally created in Word 2003 in a system that had Word 2007. This happens when it opens the document in Wordpad instead. You can fix it by right clicking the document, select "Open with" in the drop-down list and choosing "Microsoft Office Word." Once you do this, the next time you open a similar document created in an earlier version, it would automatically open it in Word.
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Old 12-27-2016, 05:34 PM
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Anyone ever have their entire Word document open as all pound signs? How do you fix this?


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Curious if you were successful in finding a solution to this. My first reaction, is to right click on the document and try to open a previous version if one exists!

Where was your document saved? If you copied to a drive or external usb stick etc, try taking the file, copying it back to your pc, and opening it. Good Luck!
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:05 PM
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Nothing worked. I ended up rewriting the entire piece. I have it set to save periodically, but it didn't actually do it.
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:21 PM
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I've had the same thing happen a few years back. Like you, I had to rewrite the entire thing. Talk about a pain.....
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:48 AM
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I use Google Docs which syncs everything to an online drive. Had my fill of problems with Word and can't remember a saving issue since I made the switch
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