saving as rtf, then reopening and save as doc.
The idea is that rtf saves everything, except corruption. Worth a try (but keep the old document!).
I have a table in a Word 2002 doument (on XP) that has the peculiar ability to become partly invisible! Within a large document, which is laid out in portrait, there are several pages of tables, which are shifted to landscape. No problem setting up, but here's the trouble.
The right side of the table will disappear onscreen, as well as when printed or PDF'd. The last few inches on the right side of the document seem to disappear under a masking layer, which approximates the right border of the portrait pages. As I shift the table left or right, the table displays more or less info, but always only to the invisible line.
I've deleted my "normal" file - no change. I've removed section breaks and paragrahs, looking for a corrupt one - no change. I've recreated the table in another document countless times and ways (from scratch, pasted without formatting, imported to, and then from Excel, placed as OLE) and brought it back to the main doc, still with the same results.