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I saved a Word 2007 document as Word 2003 and sent it to myself at home as an e-mail attachment.  When I try to open it on my home computer (XP Pro, SP 3), which has Word 2003, all I get is a page of musical notes (see attached file).  When I open the file in WordPad, the document's original text is there.  I got onto my work computer, using GoToMyPC, but the same thing happened when I dragged the file onto my home desktop or copied and pasted it onto the desktop.
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You have only supplied a picture, so we can't analyse it or even see if it happens to anyone else, but it looks like a font problem to me.
What font does it say that it is, and does changing the font make any difference?
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Changing the font fixed it.  Any idea what caused this and how to keep it from happening"?  When e-mail this document to my customer, I don't want to have to tell him that he has to change the font in order to read it.
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Perhaps the specified font is not on your system, and Word's best guess was wrong.


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That's it!  Thanks!
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