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    Open doc - strange view (Word 97)

    Opening docs is in Word97 is now giving me strange document views.
    If I open a doc using File>Open, the document opens with a whole lot of strange formatting information but does not display in the correct formatted view. For instance bold characters do not appear bold and there is no correctly spaced layout. However, if I then close the document and reopen it using File>recently used file list, then it opens with everything formatted correctly. Also, the document opens in the correctly formatted view if I open it by double-clicking in Windows Explorer.

    What is causing this?! I'd be grateful for any help.

    John

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    Re: Open doc - strange view (Word 97)

    If you select File | Open..., does the Files of Type dropdown read "Retrieve text from any file" or something like that? If so, select "All Word documents" from the list; that should solve your problem.

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    Re: Open doc - strange view (Word 97)

    Problem solved! Many thanks, Hans.
    John

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