Corrupt table in Word. File not usable. Please help.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by barelyabovewater, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Hello. I have Windows Vista on a laptop and Windows XP on my desk. Both
    systems have been used for a Word document I've been working on.
    This Word document has a contents table and one other freestanding table.
    One of them has become corrupt -- I do not know which one.
    I see a discussion string about this, but the solution proposed there does
    not work for me. When I open the document, I get the error message about the
    corrupt file, but the cursor doesn't work, page down doesn't work, the down
    arrow doesn't work, the links above doesn't work. The moment I click on the
    document to get a cursor, Word no longer responds (I get the not responding
    message up top), and then it just sits there. If I click again anywhere, the
    document goes gray, and all I can do is close it.
    Can you help me recover this document or at least print it out?
    Thank you so much for any help.
    barelyabovewater, Feb 4, 2008
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  2. barelyabovewater

    Charlie42 Guest


    There are separate newsgroups for Microsoft Word, I suggest you post your
    question in one of these two:



    Charlie42, Feb 4, 2008
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  3. Thank you, Charlie42. You directed me to the right place. I received some
    help this morning and was able to recover my information. I appreciate it.
    barelyabovewater, Feb 4, 2008
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    Terry Guest

    Nice to hear that newsgroups are still useful.

    Terry, Feb 5, 2008
  5. barelyabovewater

    fyz Guest

    ::Hi, :

    ::There is a tool called Advanced Word Repair. I have used it to repai
    many corrupt Word documents on my damaged disks successfully. It
    homepage is 'Advanced Word Repair - Powerful Word recovery tool. Recove
    corrupt Word documents. Repair doc files.
    ( I'm not sure whether it will work fo
    your problem, maybe you can just try the free demo.:
    fyz, Jun 5, 2008
  6. barelyabovewater

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Why would anybody use that?
    Word has its own Detect and Repair

    Open Word, click on HELP> Detect and Repair
    Mick Murphy, Jun 5, 2008
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