WordPad won't open a wordpad document. Why?

I received a .doc and it shows as a wordpad document.
My wordpad won't open it. I get an error:
unable to load the graphics controller filters.......do you want to continue with the document conversion?

choices are yes, no, X = close and all of those choices make it hard to exit the error message.
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nickg5Asked:
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basbasbasConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It seems like your file is not a WordPad document but a Word document! Wordpad is able (most of the times) to load the plain text, but is unable to load the graphics ...
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basbasbasCommented:
By the way, you can open the document with Microsoft Word bij right-clicking on your file and choos 'Open With'. Then select Word in the list of progams or browse to the 'word.exe' executable.
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nickg5Author Commented:
ok I don't have Word on my system. I do now though, just installed it. The document received was WordPad though.
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