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Word 97 - Rubbish in document after savi

By mberrisford ·
A customer called me the other day complaining that whenever she saved a document, the next time she opened it, a bunch of nonesense appeared before and after her typed words. I told her to delete the normal.dot file but that did not solve the problem. Here is the text of a sample file she emailed me. The only thing she actually typed was "This is a test." Any ideas would be appreciated.
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cw$so
This is a test.
Normal
Normal
Default Paragraph Font
Default Paragraph Font
Linda Finucan
Linda Finucan
C:\My Documents\test.doc?䀀老
Times New Roman
Times New Roman
Symbol
Symbol
This is a test
This is a test
Linda Finucan
Linda Finucan
Linda Finucan
Linda Finucan
This is a test
Linda Finucan
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Linda Finucan
Microsoft Word 8.0
This is a test
_PID_GUID
{35F4236D-DB3C-11D4-8DD4-EBB62E2EB931}
{35F4236D-DB3C-11D4-8DD4-EBB62E2EB931}
Root Entry
ICROSOFT SHARED\VBA\V
ICROSOFT SHARED\VBA\V
li1Table
li1Table
*\Z13a48f2cc
*\Z13a48f2cc
-0000-0000-C000-00
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by Al Hedstrom In reply to Word 97 - Rubbish in docu ...

I suspect the "Save As" mode is haywire. Go to Tools | Options, Save tab at the top. The Save Word Files items should be set for Word Document. If that's set correctly, explore the Compatibility tab. All the boxes should not be checked, less unusual circumstances.

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by mberrisford In reply to Word 97 - Rubbish in docu ...
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by Kevin Holden In reply to Word 97 - Rubbish in docu ...

Also, check to see if there are any strange macros in the system in any of the Office programs. A macro that is activated during the save process could be retrieving the document properties that are listed and writing them to the document.

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by mberrisford In reply to Word 97 - Rubbish in docu ...
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by cathig In reply to Word 97 - Rubbish in docu ...

She is seeing the binary header for the document. When she goes to File...Open, her Files of Type is set on Recover Text From Any File. Just change that to All Files, or All Word Documents and the problem will go away.

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