Word 2003 was unable to read this document. It may be corrupt.

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I have a large (10.5 MB) word document with imbedded PowerPoint, Visio, and excel docs in it that I have 25 + hrs into this week alone.

I tried to open it to continue my editing, but it wont open.

It gives me the error:

 

Word was unable to read this document. It may be corrupt.

Try one or more of the following:

*Open and Repair the file.

*Open the file with the Text Recovery converter.

 

Anyone know of a fix?

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Force Word to recover a file due to steps below, alternative variant to apply https://www.repairtoolbox.com/wordrepair.html Word Repair Toolbox

 

•          In Word 2007: Click the Microsoft Office Button | Word Options | Save | Save documents section | Save AutoRecover information every [] minutes

•          Find Save section (end of list) | Always create backup copy

•          In Word 2003: Pull down | Tools menu | Options | Save tab | Save AutoRecover information every [] minutes

If AutoRecover is turned on, try closing Word and reopening it. An AutoRecover task pane should appear on the left.

 

Otherwise ...

 

•          In Word 2007: Click the Microsoft Office Button | Open | select the Word document |

•          in the lower-right corner of the Open pane, click Open and Repair

•          In Word 2003: Pull down | File menu | select the Word document

•          in the lower-right corner of the Open pane, click Open and Repair

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In order to get rid of following error you need to repair the corrupt file by the help of powerful Word File Recovery which can easily  recovery of deleted or lost word (.doc or .docx) files which are created on MS Windows computers. By using this utility you can easily restore word files as its original data, text format, tables, forms, OLE Objects, images and hyperlinks etc.

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