I was working on a document in MS Word when all of a sudden the whole formatting went lost. I don't remember the exact sequence of operations I did, and I understand this could be a problem, but I tried the undo button up to the first operation and still the formatting was lost. I tried to exit without saving but still, opening it again gave the wrong formatting. How can it be? Is there a way to get the original formatting back?
By formatting I mean, data into tables, table structures, alignment, index and everything in the document. I tried the "Change style" trick but that recovered only the text, tables, figures and the chapters' superscript at the beginning of every page are still formatted in the wrong way.
I even tried to open the document from another PC but still, formatting was lost.
The only fishy operation I remember is that I converted the document in a .pdf, though the .docx is still there untouched it doesn't have the formatting.
I'm using MS Word 2011 and tried even MS Word 2007.
Thanks for your help