Microsoft Word 2008 For Mac Running OSX Lion (10.7.5) RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I am using MS Word 2008 on an older MacBook Pro running OSX Lion.  (10.7.5, specifically.)  I was editing a word document as recently as Wednesday but now when I attempt to open it, a window pops up instructing me to convert the file.  

    I have not updated my version of MS Word.

    None of the options for converting the file will open it correctly.  They're either blank or in what looks like code.  When I look at the file information, it says that it is a MS Word 1997 file.  It still shows it was last edited Wednesday.  

    How can I recover the information in this document?  

    I'm unable to attach a screen shot of the window because Windows says my account is not verified but it is a small box in the center of the screen that says "Convert File" in the title bar, says "Convert file from:" below that and has a list of conversion types below starting with "Unicode Text."

    Thank you.

    Friday, August 9, 2013 3:22 PM