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How to Recover a Lost ASD File in Microsoft Word 2007 or in Word 2003? Microsoft Word Crashed

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Recently a co-worker flipped out over the fact that Microsoft Word suddenly crashed on him, taking along an important document that was worked on for 4 hours and for some reason not saved during that time. While a better question would be as to why the document, an important one at that, wasn’t saved throughout that entire period, desperate times called for desperate measures. As it was, Microsoft Word saved the document as an ASD file; the trick was to get it to open in Word.

After doing a bit of research, I came across the following article whose contents I’ve copied for everyone’s benefit.

ASD files are automatic backups of the original file, so word setup the backup file, you need to find the original file or select the file and when the dialog box comes up for what to do with it, select to choose a program from the list, and select word.

1. Click Start, and then click Search.
2. Click All files and folders in Search Companion on the left side of Microsoft Windows Explorer.
3. In the All or part of the file name: box, type the file name that you want to find.
4. In the Look in box, click My Computer, and then click Search.
5. If the results pane does not contain the file, continue with the following steps to search for all Word documents.
6. In the All or part of the file name: box, type *.doc, and then click Search.
Manually recover AutoRecover files
To search for AutoRecover files, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, and then click Search.
2. Click All files and folders in Search Companion on the left side of Windows Explorer.
3. In the All or part of the file name: box, type *.ASD.
4. In the Look in box, click My Computer.
5. Click Search.

If you find any files that have the .asd extension, follow these steps: a. Start Word.
b. Perform one of the following actions:

i.  In Word 2007, click the Microsoft OfficeButton, and then click Open.
ii. In Word 2003, click Open on the File menu.

c. In the File of type list, click All Files .

d. Locate and select the .asd file.

e. Right-click “Open With” and locate from programs where Microsoft Word is.

f. Open with Microsoft Word.

 

If Word finds the AutoRecover file, the Document Recovery task pane opens on the left side of the screen, and the missing document is listed as document name [Original] or as document name [Recovered]. If this occurs, perform one of the following actions:

i. In Word 2007, double-click the file in the Document Recovery task pane, click the Microsoft Office Button, click Save As, and then save the document as a .docx file.
ii. In Word 2003, double-click the file in the Document Recovery task pane, click Save As on the File menu, and then save the document as a .doc file.

Source(s):

Remove All Hyperlinks in Microsoft Word or Excel

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Word

1. CTRL+A and then CTRL+SHIFT+F9

2. Credit to http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/1323/remove-all-hyperlinks-in-word-or-excel/

Go to “Insert” > “Module” and in the pop-up window copy:


Sub RemoveHyperlinks()
Dim oField As Field
For Each oField In ActiveDocument.Fields
If oField.Type = wdFieldHyperlink Then
oField.Unlink
End If
Next
Set oField = Nothing
End Sub

Then click “File” > Close and return to Microsoft Word

You can now run the Macro in Word by going to:

Tools > Macro > Macro and then Run “RemoveAllHyperlinks”

Excel

You can do the same in an Excel Document:

Hit [ALT]+[F11] to open the Visual Basic Editor

Go to “Insert” > “Module” and in the pop-up window copy:

Sub RemoveHyperlinks()
'Remove all hyperlinks from the active sheet
ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Delete
End Sub

Then click “File” > Close and return to Microsoft Excel

You can now run the Macro in Excel by going to:

Tools > Macro > Macro and then Run “RemoveAllHyperlinks”, this will delete all URLS on the selected worksheet.

Microsoft Word Solution to Error “there was a problem sending the command to the program”

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Have you ever run into the error from Microsoft Word that “there was a problem sending the command to the program?” Well, worry no more! Here’s a solution.

Usually this is caused by the corruption in a specific registry key that’s associated by Microsoft Word. Deleting that key (backing it up first), and then restarting Microsoft Word should cause it to regenerate the key and its values, and this new uncorrupted key should solve the problem. No worries, there is no data loss whatsoever from this method.

This solution was found on Microsoft’s knowledge base website here (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921541):

Delete the Word Data registry key

A screenshot on what you should do. Too many have complained about not finding this :-)

A screenshot on what you should do. Too many have complained about not finding this 🙂

To view these options in Word 2002 or Word 2003, click Options on the Tools menu.

To view these options in Word 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.

Note When you delete the Word Data registry key, Word resets several options to their default settings. One such option is the “most recently used file” list on the File menu. Additionally, Word resets many settings that you customize in the Options dialog box.

To delete the Word Data registry key, follow these steps:

  • Exit all Office programs.
  • Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  • Locate the following registry subkey, as appropriate for the version of Word that you are running:
    • Word 2002:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0WordData
    • Word 2003:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice11.0WordData
    • Word 2007:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0WordData
    • Word 2010:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0WordData
  • Click Data, and then click Export on the File menu.
  • Name the file Wddata.reg, and then save the file to the desktop.
  • Click Delete on the Edit menu, and then click Yes.
  • Exit Registry Editor.
  • Start Word.

If Word starts and works correctly, you have resolved the problem. The problem was a damaged Word Data registry key. You may have to change several settings to restore your favorite options in Word.

If the problem is not resolved, restore the original Word Data registry key. Then, see the “Delete the Word Options registry key” topic.

To restore the original Word Data registry key, follow these steps:

  • Exit all Office programs.
  • Double-click the Wddata.reg icon on the desktop.
  • Click Yes, and then click OK.

Voila! Your problem is solved!

Shortcut key – Remove all Hyperlinks in Microsoft Word Document

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How to remove all hyperlinks in a Microsoft Word document:

For Windows Users:

CTRL+A

CTRL+SHIFT+F9

For Mac Users:

COMMAND+A

Option 1: FN+COMMAND+SHIFT+F9

Option 2 (easier): COMMAND+6