SOME but not all of the Word 2003 .doc files on my computer suddenly will not open in Word, even though the extension is correct.
Instead they open in Notepad, with a small amount of readable text at the top but the rest of the file completely jumbled.
On files being emails to me, if they are saved in Word 2003 as rtf, they open fine. If sent as .doc -- same problem: Notepad, and jumbled.
What could be causing this, and what can I do about it?
One file I just looked at has on the last line Microsoft Office Word Document 0 Word.Document.8. See attached. Any clue there?
Running Win XP, SP 1; anti-virus is Kaspersky.