|I was able to duplicate your problem in Word 2003. |
I then DAGS on the issue and found this site:
I followed the instructions and recovered my document.
To run the macro, I opened my document, went to Tools...Macro...Visual Basic Editor and pasted the code in.
Note: As per the instructions, you must select the boxes before running the macro.
A 300 character document took about 8 secs, so I'm assuming a large document is going to take a while.
P.S. Put this in your back pocket just in case:
It apparently covers the same issue but the other site worked, so I didn't read this too carefully.