Office 2003 Word problem

  Spark6 11:38 17 Sep 06
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In my 'Individual Records' folder for my genealogy research a number of corrupted duplicated records have appeared.

Instead of the individual's name appearing as the record title the first two letters of the christian names are replaced by the alternating current symbol followed by $ symbol and the content of the file is absolute garbage.

Moving the corrupted duplicate file to the recycle bin also moves the true file.

Any thoughts or advice on this greatly appreciated and I shall be back on line this evening.

  Taff™ 12:42 17 Sep 06

These files are temporary files created by the "autosave" feature and you should be able to delete them safely. Have you tried moving just the original files to another folder temporarily and then deleting them?

Alternatively try to delete them in safe mode. It may be that the files are technically "In Use".

  Spark6 19:52 17 Sep 06

The temporary files have now been deleted, the machine has been restarted, and everything appears to be OK. I shall leave the deleted files in the recycle bin for a few days just in case.

Many thanks for your prompt reply.

P.S. Does anyone know where the AC symbol is in Word?

  Taff™ 21:25 17 Sep 06

AC Symbol? Are we talking electrical here?

  skeletal 21:59 17 Sep 06

It is called Tilde and looks similar to the AC symbol, particularly in some fonts (eg Verdana).

Not sure if it will reproduce in this forum (some formatting/characters don’t always) but I’ll try. It is ~

Look for it in character map; you will find it near the top of the grid of characters, just under the lower case “j”.

Skeletal

  Spark6 09:38 18 Sep 06

That's the one.

Taff™. Alternating current symbol.

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