uninstall/reinstall word for mac 2011

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  1. kenglade07 macrumors member

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    #1
    There is a corrupted file in my word for mac 2011. I want to uninstall and reinstall the app. How can i do this and preserve my preferences such as custom dictionary, macros, etc. l
     
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

    dianeoforegon

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    #2
    Reinstalling rarely fixes problems like this.

    The Maggie:

    1. Create a new blank document in .docx format
    2. Carefully select all of the text in the bad document EXCEPT the last
    paragraph mark
    3. Copy it.
    4. Paste in the new document.
    5. Save under a new file name and close all, then re-open.

    This technique for de-corrupting is known as "Doing a 'Maggie'", after
    Margaret Secara from the TECHWR-L mailing list, who first publicized the
    technique.

    For additional help, you can ask on the Microsoft Word forum.

    Answers -Office for Mac

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macword
     
  3. kenglade07 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, Diane. What a mess. "Maggie," huh? I probably could have thought of a more colorful name.
    Ken



    OTE=dianeoforegon;18484532]Reinstalling rarely fixes problems like this.

    The Maggie:

    1. Create a new blank document in .docx format
    2. Carefully select all of the text in the bad document EXCEPT the last
    paragraph mark
    3. Copy it.
    4. Paste in the new document.
    5. Save under a new file name and close all, then re-open.

    This technique for de-corrupting is known as "Doing a 'Maggie'", after
    Margaret Secara from the TECHWR-L mailing list, who first publicized the
    technique.

    For additional help, you can ask on the Microsoft Word forum.

    Answers -Office for Mac

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macword[/QUOTE]
     

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