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Hi,

Got new computer but I can't read my old .doc files. (w98). On starting up, it "configured" , or let me select language, etc. Nothing works, messed up text then readable further down the page. Any ideas? Thanks, L-D

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Hi,

Got new computer but I can't read my old .doc files. (w98). On starting up, it "configured" , or let me select language, etc. Nothing works, messed up text then readable further down the page. Any ideas? Thanks, L-D

Hi and welcome to DaniWeb.

What program are you trying to use to open them? Word, open office, wordpad,notepad ect. This will help us determine the problem.

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Hi and welcome to DaniWeb.

What program are you trying to use to open them? Word, open office, wordpad,notepad ect. This will help us determine the problem.

Hi!!

Word (2003) has a window come up that says...

File Conversion - (filename)

Select the encoding that makes your document readable.

(radio button) Windows (default) (radio button) MS-DOS (radio button) Other encoding

There is a small dropdown list on the right with languages, os. Can only make choices when Other encoding is selected. Others faded.


Below is a preview window with the doc text. Then OK Cancel / buttons.


Nothing seems to work. Saving as a text file didn't work.

Thanks. L-D

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