What Are the Limitations of the "Recover Text from Any File" Converter?
The "Recover Text from Any File" converter has its limitations. Document formatting is lost, along with anything that is not of a text nature. For example, the converter does not convert graphics, fields, and drawing objects. However, headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, and field text are retained as simple text.
To use the "Recover Text from Any File" converter to recover text from a Word document, follow these steps:
On the File menu, click Open, and then select the document that you want to recover.
In the Files of type box, click Recover Text from Any File (*.*), and then click Open.
Note When you change the selection in the Files of type box (on the File menu, click Open) to Recover Text from Any File (*.*), Word retains this setting and uses it the next time that you open a document. To avoid this behavior, reset the Files of type box to Word Document (*.doc) after you finish recovering your damaged document.