Problem opening a Word 2000 file


OSNN Addict
Hi all

I use MS Word 2003 and i am having a problem opening which i thought was a Word97 or Word2000 or WordXP file.

When i open it in Word2003 it just looks like this below. (this is only a part of it)
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I downloaded MS Office Word Viewer 2003 thinking i needed an addin for Word2003 but the same happens.

any ideas what am i doing wrong?

thanks in advance


Blame me for the RAZR's
Folding Team
ok can you give us alittle more info.
what is the extension on the word file?

what is the word file suppost to be (like what is in it in general sometimes people change ext to get by email filters and such.)


OSNN Addict
I found i had the same word file on a backup disc, it's a Word 2000 .doc file and it opens ok.
so i suppose the first file must be corrupt or something, cant understand how Word2003 still tried to open it though.

will remember in future to give more info when in posts.

thanks again anyway