MS Word 2010 can't open old word documents
Posted on 2012-12-29
I need to open MS word documents that I last saved in 1994 through (using the most current version of word at the time). I get a message to the effect that I am trying to open Word 97 documents and that I need to open the trust center and edit file blocking settings, so I did so and allowed word to open and edit all file types (I know this isn't recommended). Of course this is incorrect since I could not have used Word 97 at the time. I still get the error message. Is it possible to open these documents or at the very least convert them to something I can open and edit?
FWIW I get the same error on word files saved through at least 2001. I don't get it for files last saved in 2002.