Word97 Document suddenly displayed boxes instead of characters 
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 Word97 Document suddenly displayed boxes instead of characters

A secretary in our office was typing a lengthy document.  She manually backed
the document up every few pages. She reports that suddenly a message box
popped up giving her two choices (which she cannot recall) and she cliked
on one of them.  Immediately, most - but not all- of the characters displayed
on her screen as little boxes.   She saved what she was doing with a different
name and closed out.  When she reopened both the original and the new named
saved documents, both displayed the boxes.

Any ideas?

Jim



Mon, 25 Nov 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
 Word97 Document suddenly displayed boxes instead of characters


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> A secretary in our office was typing a lengthy document.  She manually backed
> the document up every few pages. She reports that suddenly a message box
> popped up giving her two choices (which she cannot recall) and she cliked
> on one of them.  Immediately, most - but not all- of the characters displayed
> on her screen as little boxes.   She saved what she was doing with a different
> name and closed out.  When she reopened both the original and the new named
> saved documents, both displayed the boxes.

> Any ideas?

> Jim

Hi James,

My guess is, some special font in which parts of the document are
formatted, suddenly crashed. Or, something happened to the printer
driver.

Try this: open the document, select a string of boxes and apply a
different FONT on it (don't use Styles, just yet). If the text now
becomes readable, you can delve into the style that was used.

Hope this helps

Richard (NL)

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Mon, 25 Nov 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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