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I've written a Word 2007 document and now I can't open it.

The error I get is: The file ... cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents. Details: Illegal xml character. Location: Part: /word/header3.xml, Line:2 Column:1511

Any idea how I can recover the file?

Thanks, Sagee.

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And what character is on this position? – Roald van Doorn Mar 1 '10 at 15:46

I ran into the same problem myself. Download OpenOffice from Sun. Open it and then save it to a different file. It worked for me . . . The other option is that there are various vendors selling solutions to correct corrupt .doc and .docx files. This solution was free. . . .

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