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    Can't load RTF on Word 97 , please help !!! (Word 97)

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    Re: Can't load RTF on Word 97 , please help !!! (Word 97)

    The first thing I'd try is create a sample RTF file, save it and try to open it again. If that doesn't work, something is probably going on with Word (re-install?). Next I'd try using WordPad to open a COPY of those pesky files. If that doesn't work ... <gulp> <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: Can't load RTF on Word 97 , please help !!! (Word 97)

    Hi,

    Do you have a backup of the file? If so, and if you can open it, highlight entire document EXCEPT for last paragraph mark, copy that and paste it into a new document. Save and see if you can open the new saved document.

    Or, you might be able to work directly with the backup. If so, I suggest you immediately save the backup so if you run into trouble again, you still have a version of the document.

    Hope this is some help. Good luck.

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    Re: Can't load RTF on Word 97 , please help !!! (Word 97)

    That error sometimes results from problems with long file names. Try shortening the name to something like testfile.rtf and see if Word can figure it out. You might also just need to restart Windows. (I'm starting to sound like a consultant. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> ) Finally, see if someone else can open the document and re-save it in Word native format. Generally speaking, I don't keep anything in RTF format any longer than necessary!

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