Service Pack InformationThis problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain the hotfixThis issue is fixed in the Word 2002 Post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package July 1, 2003. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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' Replace the File Name example with the path to your text file.
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Activate the Post Service Pack 2 UpdateWARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To activate this fix, follow these steps:
- Quit all Microsoft Office applications.
- Click Start, and then click
- In the Open box, type
regedit, and then click OK.
- Locate, and then click to select the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Word\Options
- With the Options key selected, on the
Edit menu, point to New, and then click
- Type DefaultCPG and then press Enter.
- Right-click DefaultCPG, and then click
- In the Edit DWORD Value box, select Decimal as the base.
- In the Value data box, type
1252 and then click OK.
- On the File menu, click
Exit to quit Registry Editor.
When a text file is encoded, it is saved according to an encoding standard, which is a set of rules that assigns a numeric value to each text character in the file.
Many different encoding standards exist to represent the character sets that are used in different languages. Some encoding standards support the characters that are used only in a particular language. For example, a text file written in Simplified Chinese may use the GB2312-80 encoding standard, and a text file written in Traditional Chinese may use Big5.
Because Word is based on the Unicode encoding standard, you can use Word to open and save files in encoding standards for many different languages. For example, you can use Word to open a text file that is encoded in a Greek or Japanese encoding standard on an English-language system.
For more information about encoded text files, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type about encoded text files in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.
Article ID: 290981 - Last Review: Jul 13, 2009 - Revision: 1