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Re: TECH? Another List question

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Saturday, January 25, 2003, 17:18
On Saturday 25 January 2003 10:40 am, Roger Mills wrote:
> A week ago, I received a batch of files from another, so far unknown to us, > conlanger. They were all .doc files, and all opened successfully in > Wordpad except one (the largest 350KB) which simply produced a blank > Wordpad page, the lovely little hour-glass thingy, then nothing, nothing, > nothing, and freeze-up. He re-sent the file a day or two later, same > problem. What's going on? His problem (as I suspect) or mine (perish the > thought)???
Ask said conlanger to resend the document in a different format, such as RTF or even HTML. MS .doc format should never be trusted as an exchange format, since it changes with each iteration of Word. :Peter