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Solving Problems While Starting or Working with Word 2003, 2002 or 2000 

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Microsoft Word 2003, 2002 or 2000 might exhibit unexpected behavior while starting up or working with them. Sometimes, these issues are related to system drivers or settings. However, if you encounter problems while trying to open a specific document, it is possible that the file is damaged. Thus, you will need to restore from backup or use commercial Word Recovery applications.

Following are the general troubleshooting methods to solve problems that you encounter while starting or working with Word 2003, 2002 or 2000:

  • For solving font related issues, you should make sure that a non-generic/text printer is installed as your default printer.

  • Check if you encounter the problems with a specific document. If it is, consider the further described methods to resolve it.

  • When you open a document, ensure that you are not using Recover Text Converter to do so.

  • Check file (global template) for corruption. If this is the case, rename it. Also, check that the attached template has not been moved or renamed.

  • The document might be damaged, try inserting the complete document contents to another file, leaving the last paragraph mark.

  • Scan your system with a powerful anti-virus software.

  • To resolve Word startup problems, try starting with /a switch. This prevents automatic loading of add-ins and global templates.

  • Try disabling auto macros.

  • You should attempt to empty the Startup folder.

  • Turn off the COM add-ins.

  • You should try renaming the data key in Windows Registry.

  • Perform steps like checking the printer driver and updating video driver.

  • Try running the system in Safe mode.

  • Repair or reinstall Word.

  • Opening document on WAN connection might introduce errors.

  • Try disabling anti virus scan.

  • Try deleting registry keys for COM add-ins.

  • If issue is document specific and it is damaged, use word repair tools to scan and repair them.

  • Word Repair software perform safe document scanning by providing intuitive interface and complete documentation. These are advanced applications that repairs and restores damaged Word documents in all cases of corruption.

    Stellar Phoenix Word Recovery is the premier quality software to repair damaged Word documents. It supports word fix for files created with Word 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000. The application repairs and restores all objects, like tables, macros, charts, images, drawings etc. It is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 and NT.

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