Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by laynehoover, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. laynehoover

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 23, 2015
    I have a 1 WORD file of about 1.2 GB. It doesn't open - I get an error message that 512 MB is the limit. Is there ANY way I can open the file using WORD, or anyway that I can partition the WORD file into smaller files?? Or any other way? I downloaded OpenOffice hoping that would work but it won't open a file this big. I have some charts within which are JPG images (accounting for the size) that it will be very difficult to lose!
  2. ericgibbs

    Senior Member

    Jan 29, 2010
  3. tjohnson

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    Dec 23, 2014
  4. masoncole

    New Member

    Jul 24, 2015
     Use WordPad (which is found under the "Accessories" tab) to open the document. Open the program and select the corrupted file. Then go to the "Save as" area and select ".rtf" as the file format. Then try to re-open in Microsoft Word.

     Open a blank Word document, then open the "Insert" menu and select "File" (in Word 2007, go to "Object," then "Text from File"). Select the corrupted file and then press the "OK" button ("Insert" in Word 2007). The document should then insert itself into the new blank document.

     Launch Microsoft Word and then press the "Open" button. Instead of selecting your file, go to the bottom and select "Open any file" (or "Recover Text From Any File" in Word 2007) and then select your corrupted document.

     Use another program to open it. If you have an alternative word processing program, like Word Perfect or Open Office Writer installed on your computer, try opening the corrupted file in those programs.


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  5. thomaspatel

    New Member

    Jul 28, 2015
    If solution below appeared ineffective, then make use

    Open Word

    Click on the Office Button -> Open

    Single-click on the file you want to open

    In the lower right corner, where the Open button is, click on the arrow beside it and select Open and Repair

    If it is indeed a corruption then MS Word would complain file is corrupted.

    From the gibberish you posted, it is likely that the file was saved in an older format of Office document without proper UTF8 encoding instead of a file corruption.

    Do the following to do some checking (assuming you are using office 2010):

    * Back up your file before attempting, and if any of them fixed your issue, you don't have to try other options

    1. Open the file in office word -> save as into rtf file -> close the office -> re-open the rtf file (does it display properly?)

    2. Open the file in the office word along with another blank office document -> press ctrl+home -> press ctrl+shift+end -> press shift+LEFTARROW -> press ctrl+c and paste into the blank office document (does it display properly?)

    3. Try to remember what the supposed original language of the document is, then change your computer's region and language into that specific country's setting by going to control panel -> Regional and Language Options -> restart your pc and reopen the document.