One day of work lost should be the maximum.
Things to try (no guarantee to work for any of them)
1. New document, type a few lines, then Insert>File this document.
2. Download OpenOffice (www.openoffice.org) to see if it will open the file.
3. Open it in Notepad and do a LOT of copy/paste. You'll lose most formatting and tables and figures, but will get some of the text back.
I've searched on this forum for a solution to the following problem unsuccesfully >
A colleague has just finished working on a .doc using word in Office 2000. We are now unable to open the document at all- the following error message appears "your browser does not support frames".
This seems to be an unsual error as we've found very few instances on the web. We've come across this msoft support page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/210041/EN-US/
but we're still unable to open the .doc.
Its a v important .doc that w desperately need to use.
We've tried d'loading the office 2003 trial to see if an updated version would work but still no joy.......
Many thanks in advance