This may be just another lost document. There are hundreds of reasons for this to happen so I will not list those but move on to the sad part of the story. Here it is. "We only lose what we didn't backup."
Any work worth saving is worth saving in many places and many copies. This way you can go back to the prior version or a good copy.
Those that don't backup eventually learn why so much is written about it.
Then again you will occasionally find someone yell "Don't talk to me about backup, I want my files back!"
Hello, all. I ran a search, but could not find this particular problem previously discussed.
OS: Windows XP
Situation:I typed a word document, saved it successfully, made edits,resaved, etc. I attempted to print it, and when I did, it printed as a page of weird symbols. I thought the printer was offline, did a reboot. When I accessed my document again, it was now a whole page of symbols.
It is saved appropriately as a .doc file; luckily, I had sent an attachment to my lap top which sent successfully so I do have a "clean" copy. the problem is, several of my word documents now appear as a page of symbols.
I am running a virus scan as we speak, but in the meantime any hints? Thank you in advance.