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    Opening Docs shows code, not actual appearance (Word 2000)

    Any time I try to open a file by navigating from within Word 2000 to the specific folder, the document opens showing the codes (font, etc.) and not how the document appears. If I double click from Explorer or select one of the previous files on the most recent accessed list in Word, everything is OK. In other words, if I double click on XYZ.doc in explorer or click on one of the most recently used files, everything looks fine. But, if from within Word, on the same file, if I use File Open and find the file and open it, everything is in a regular font and the codes for document control show. I'll admit to installing StarOffice recently to run some tests. It would be a very poorly behaved program if Sun corrupted some of Word's functionality. Is such a thing possible? (I know, anything is possible, but has anyone heard of Sun doing this or specific causes for my problem?)

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    Re: Opening Docs shows code, not actual appearance (Word 2000)

    Hi Mark:
    In the File/Open box, look in the "Files of Type" & make sure it doesn't say "Recover Text from Any file". This setting is sticky, meaning it will stay the way you set it until it's changed.
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    Re: Opening Docs shows code, not actual appearance (Word 2000)

    Phil,
    Wow! Right you are. Switching the setting back to Word document set everything back. Thanks for your quick response.
    How could the setting get set to "Recover Text etc."? I certainly didn't do it consciously.
    Mark

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    Re: Opening Docs shows code, not actual appearance (Word 2000)

    Most of what I do is unconscious. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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