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Microsoft Office Word

Word experienced an error trying to open the...

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Full Title
  Microsoft Office Word 

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  Word experienced an error trying to open the file.
Try these suggestions.
* Check the file permissions for the document or drive.
* Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space.
* Open the file with the Text Recovery converter.

This error message can appear for several reasons.
The document may be corrupt or damaged. Use either the Recover Text converter or the Open and Repair feature. Both are available from the Open dialog. The Recover Text converter is in the Files of type: drop down and the Open and Repair feature is available from the Open button (select the down arrow and not the button itself).
Note: If you have opened a file attached to an e-mail, it is recommended to save the file to a local hard disk first before attempting to recover or repair the file.
File permissions may be set so you cannot access the file (read denied). It is even possible you do not have permissions to open anything within the drive or folder the file is saved to. In this case, contact the owner of the drive or folder and request permissions to access the file.
It is possible you have run out of system resources (disk space or RAM) or another program on your system has consumed all the available memory. It is even possible for a program to hav 

Typical location
  C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\

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  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
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Last update: 30-May-2012 9:55 am