how can I open a prn file?

January 15, 2011 at 09:58:43
Specs: Windows 7
somehow office WORD 2010 saved a word file I was drafting as a prn when I tried to print it (I'm still adjusting to Office 2010!). Now I can't open it although I can see it shaded in Windows Explorer. I NEED to open that document. How do I do it? help!

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January 16, 2011 at 10:05:43
You cannot open a .prn file as a document as it contains printer control codes for the printer it was meant to be printed on. All you can do with it is send it to a printer to be printed.

You should have saved the document as .Doc file before trying to print it. You may be able to recover the text from the .prn file using Words text recovery function but you will lose all the formatting.


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