content of my word file changed to symbols

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  1. greentree macrumors newbie

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    Dear All,

    I created a word document all texts not any picture and saved it. Later on I came back and opened it all texts were changed to symbols.

    Is there any way how can I recover it to bring it back to normal.

    Thanks in advance

    Greentree
     
  2. gerlitzappel macrumors regular

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    have you tried changing the font? Highlight everything (Ctrl+A), then select a standard font, like Arial.

    Hope that helps
     
  3. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    I have experienced a similar situation and selecting all and changing the font to a readable style worked for me. Other than that I don't know. I hope that it wasn't too important!:)
     
  4. greentree thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for your reply

    I have not changed the font just i opened Word copied and pasted some text from other file then added some extra paragraphs. It was a normal and simple Word document. all me texts changed like that (vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv%»»~~~#———o%»»~~~#———o%»»~~~#———o
    %»»~~~#———o%»»~~~#———o

    %»»~~~#———ovvvvvvvvvv%»»~~~#———o%»»~~~#———o%»»~~~#———o

    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv%»»~~~#———o%»»~~~#———o
    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
    %»»~~~#———o%»»~~~#———o)
     
  5. gerlitzappel macrumors regular

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    that looks like what you would get when you open a temporary file, I have seen font like that working in Word on a PC. Not sure how to fix, check to see if there is another file in the same folder, or see if you can revert the file
     

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