Scratch on Office CD?

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    sportsfan7700 Registered Member

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    For some reason, I can't seem to redownload home & student 07 (need it for updating/uploading resumes, etc). and it needs to be in a word. format Anyone know how to fix a scratched cd?

    Edit: no error given, just says it can't download from my disk. Any advice?
     
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    You can buy "CD repair" kits, I believe. It's like "waxing" the surface. Years ago, I tried them for music CDs. Sometimes it helped. Of course, you might totally trash the CD.
     
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    Maybe try this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246/en-us

     
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    I had used a cd cleaner in the past that did not cost all that much, could I try that before I try the other steps? It seemed to work well in the past.
     
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    Can you work with Open Office if you can't get the disk to work?
     
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    I am not sure. A family member has a copy of the resume and it was put on open office but when it was emailed my contact said she couldn't read it since it was not in ms word format.

    So my question is: 1 how hard is it to transfer ODF files to word until I can figure out what my next plan of attack is? I'm fairly confident the office computer it is run on is an XP.
     
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    Hello

    If I recall, you can just open the ODT (I'd use a copy, just in case) and then save it as a DOC - just check the final document if the original file was heavily formatted.

    EDIT - see Wiki here.

    Should be good to go then...

    HTH

    philby
     
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    This has been solved by probably the stupidest thing ever---a reinstall of Vista. :) Can't believe it was that easy.
     
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