Solved Document comes up with squares and other funny characters

December 17, 2013 at 13:33:37
Specs: Windows XP
I saved my document under .doc but when I open the document, the words come up as squares and other funny characters.

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#1
December 17, 2013 at 13:45:17
"I saved my document under .doc"
What program are you using?

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#2
December 17, 2013 at 13:45:31
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What program are you using, eg Word, Open Office, NotePad, etc?

Is this a document that you had created yourself or something you were editing and then tried to save? It sounds as if it was in the wrong format but it is difficult to say more without the requested information.

EDIT:
Seems I overlapped with the previous response.

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#3
December 17, 2013 at 23:48:27
Yeah if you open the document with the same software you used to create it there should be no problems. But if for example you created it with Word and viewed it with notepad it'd show the formatting characters that Word added but notepad doesn't understand.

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#4
December 19, 2013 at 11:27:48
Have you now solved the problem? If so we'd be interested in what you did.

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