Problems saving school documents on Win 7 PC

January 2, 2010 at 20:50:33
Specs: Windows 7
I saved a document from my school website to type on it for an assignment and when i opened in the Microsoft Works Word Processor it is missing words things are in the wrong place. its all messed up. what am i doing wrong?

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#1
January 4, 2010 at 20:13:16
What format was the file saved as? is it ".doc" (Word document), ".txt" (open in wordpad), or another type?
Also, did you save it first, open it and type/resave? (obviously compatible) Or did you type in a form and then save it? (not necesarily compatible) If it was the second type, or if you cannot access the document type, try highlighting the text, copy and paste into a new document you open yourself, thereby insuring compatibility.
You can also download openoffice.org which is a free full office suite that can access more file types and will allow you to resave in more compatible formats including the very printable PDF format.

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#2
January 5, 2010 at 09:24:12
the file was a "doc" and what i did was i clicked on it and it asked me to save or open so i saved it first then i went to my microsoft works word processor to open it and it open with everything messed up. can i ask a question? If I save it on to a thumb drive then try and open it that way would it work?

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#3
January 5, 2010 at 20:33:59
It should not matter where you save it to. Either it was not saved properly, or your MS works version might not be compatible with all MS word types (ie. it may have been saved by an older word program like '95 or '97 version and your newer works may not be backwards compatible) If someone with another version of word opens it and does a 'save as' and saves it in a newer version, then you may be able to see it properly formatted. (I believe that MS work should be more backwards compatible than works)
Also if you can see the text online, you may be able to highlight the text, copy and paste it into a new document and save.

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