Re: unreadable text in ms office

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by VanguardLH, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Guest

    mike wrote:

    > ive recieved recently some e-mails ive saved to ms office but they appear to
    > be unreadable with peculiar font although its in a code,any ideas anyone


    How did you save anything to a suite of *programs*? Did you perhaps
    mean that you created some document files using MS Office? If so, WHAT
    version of MS Office might that be? Please be more vague in your posts
    because details just get in the way of providing useful replies. ;-p

    Did you perhaps save your document files in .docx format using Word 2007
    (or another "x" format using one of the other components of Office
    2007)? And are you now trying to read those documents using a prior
    version of an Office component (that doesn't have support for the "x"
    format)?

    docx is yet another new Microsoft properietary document format that
    showed up in their Word 2007 that isn't even compatible with prior
    versions of Word. Don't save in .docx format. Save in the older .doc
    Microsoft proprietary format that everyone can understand (which
    includes Microsoft products before Office 2007). You have the choice of
    saving in doc or docx format for your own files. Alternatively, and
    when receiving docx files, install Microsoft's "Office Compatibility
    Pack for 2007 Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats". That
    let YOU read .docx files (if you don't have Word 2007). You can't
    guarantee that anyone else has that utility installed to read your .docx
    files or that they even use Word to read a .docx file (since lots of
    non-Microsoft products can read the older .doc format).

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100444731033.aspx?pid=CH100626291033
    http://office.microsoft.com/search/redir.aspx?AssetID=DC101298101033&CTT=5&Origin=HA100444731033

    ..docx is an XML-formatted document that is then compressed (using the
    ..zip algorithm) into a smaller file. That is probably why it appears as
    a .zip file by any application that looks inside the file (to determine
    filetype by *content*) rather than rely on its filetype (the filename's
    extension).

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100069351033.aspx
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100444731033.aspx?pid=CH100626291033
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA102406831033.aspx?pid=CH101778931033

    Don't use a document format that you or your recipients cannot decipher.
     
    VanguardLH, Mar 12, 2009
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