Windows XP forum: My word document transformed to symbols.

by: Casseyluver June 28, 2009 6:00 PM PDT

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My word document transformed to symbols.

by Casseyluver - 6/28/09 6:00 PM

Hello, all. I ran a search, but could not find this particular problem previously discussed.

OS: Windows XP

Situation:I typed a word document, saved it successfully, made edits,resaved, etc. I attempted to print it, and when I did, it printed as a page of weird symbols. I thought the printer was offline, did a reboot. When I accessed my document again, it was now a whole page of symbols.

It is saved appropriately as a .doc file; luckily, I had sent an attachment to my lap top which sent successfully so I do have a "clean" copy. the problem is, several of my word documents now appear as a page of symbols.

I am running a virus scan as we speak, but in the meantime any hints? Thank you in advance.

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