Old 28-08-2005   #1
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convert MDI to DOC???

Hello,

I have accidently saved my important document in word as a MDI file and now i cannot edit it with word. It opens with microsoft imaging program but when i try with word it says choose the right decoding, none of them work, they all give out mumbo jumbo. Is there a way to convert? or get it working with word???

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Re: convert MDI to DOC???

Can't you rename the file to a DOC extension?
Be sure that you are able to view the extensions of files in Windows Explorer
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Re: convert MDI to DOC???

This is very odd, word should open any format that it can "save as". Have you tried renamin gthe extension to a .doc and opening it. When you saved it to the wrong file type, did you receive a warning that some characters may not be available later on. If such is the case it may be that you saved it as a different type and now the unicode characters are gone.
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Re: convert MDI to DOC???

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Can't you rename the file to a DOC extension?
Be sure that you are able to view the extensions of files in Windows Explorer
When i do that, it sas it needs to install a converter but comes up with an error after half a minute.

What happened was that "microsoft office document image writer" was printer default, a member of my family tried to print it, and it auto saved it as a mdi file, we then lost the original doc file to a harddrive crash and cud only recover the the mdi file.

Anyway it isnt as urgent now, becos that member of the family has redone it in doc.

Thanks anyways
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Re: convert MDI to DOC???

MDI = Microsoft Document Imaging or sumthing similar. yes it's when u print to that printer, effectively turns into an image.

If you had chosen tiff, you prolly could have OCR'ed it. but you can't OCR an MDI
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Ok mate.

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