word document was corrupted

Microsoft Word 2007
August 27, 2010 at 18:25:23
Specs: Windows, ?
Word document was corrupted on boss's computer. When retrieved it had foreign symbols and some paragraphs with underscores between the letters of words. I've put an example.

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I was wondering if there's a quick fix to this?

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September 4, 2010 at 16:59:33
For the example that you provided, the quickest fix would be:

Select all of the text in which you want the Underscore eliminated.

Choose Edit...Replace

Put an Underscore in the Find What field, leave the Replace With field empty and click Replace all.

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