Thursday, August 29, 2013

Methods to Recover & Repair Microsoft Word Document

Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing tool around the all IT users. Users use it to create and store their content, information, chart, document, report, and many more. All we know that files are prone to corruption in this modern age of technology and Microsoft word is not an exception. So it is recommended to backup all your data to avoid data loss. If you want to recover Microsoft word document then the first question comes in mind how the word document was lost in the first place. If the word document has been lost or deleted then you need to recover it no matter it was deleted by mistake or intentionally. If the word document is exist but you are not able to open it then your document is corrupt or damaged and you need to repair it.

How to recover lost or deleted word document? If you are unable to find your word documents on your machine then it might be possible that you have deleted your document by mistakenly or someone has deleted your document intentionally. If you come under above cases then don't worry! You can recover your lost or deleted word document by following methods:

1. Restore from Recycle Bin: When you delete word document from your machine then document does not delete permanently from your machine; it goes under the recycle bin. Recycle bin works as a container for your deleted documents before they are taken to the recycle centers. So try to restore your deleted word document from the recycle bin.

2. Try to Restore from Email: If your desired word document is not in the recycle bin of your machine then try to restore your document from your favorite email-id. It might be possible that you had mailed your document to someone previously.

3. Try Word Recovery Software: If both above methods do not help you then I recommend you to use any 3rd party word recovery software that meets your requirement and budget. There is plenty of 3rd party word recovery software available online that claim recovery of lost and deleted word document is possible.

How to repair corrupt or damaged Word document? If your word document exists and you are unable to open it then it might be possible that your document is corrupt or damaged. A corrupt or damaged word document shows unreadable characters on the document or strange error message when you try to open it.

Document is Opening: If your document is opening and showing unreadable characters on the document then try following methods to recover it:

  1. Force Open & Repair: When you try to open any word document then MS Word automatically performs Open & Repair feature to repair a Word document when it suspects any problem with the document. However you can also force MS Word to repair the document. Follow below steps to perform manual open & repair on the document.
  • Start the MS Word.
  • Go-to the File option & click Open.
  • A open dialog box will be appear on your screen.
  • Now select the document that you want to open and click on the arrow next to the open button.
  • Select open & repair

Note: Click on the office button to open a document in Ms Word 2007 & 2010.

  1. Save as document in another file format: Try to save as your corrupt word document in another file formats like (.rtf, .txt, .html). After saving the document, try to open newly saved document. If you are able to open it then document was repaired during the file format conversion process and convert back it to the word file format.
  2. Create a new document with safe part: If you are able to determine the corruption portion of your document then try to create a new document with the safe part and recreate the damaged portion on the newly create document.

Document is not Opening: If your document is not opening and showing unexpected error message then try following methods to recover it:

  1. Try to insert the corrupt document in the new document: Create a new word document and insert the corrupt document into it. You can perform this by following steps:
Create new document-> Insert-> Select File-> Insert corrupt document
  1. Try to open the document with WordPad: If problem still persist then try to open the corrupt document using WordPad. Follow below step to open with WordPad:
Open WordPad->Click WordPad File menu-> Open-> Select Corrupt Document-> Open

If you are able to open the corrupt document using WordPad then save the file as word document.

Additional Tips: Here are the some additional tips that help you in recovery of corrupt or damaged Word documents.

Try Open Office: It has been seen that open office is able to open the corrupt MS Word documents without any error messages. Try your luck! It might be possible that you can restore your complete document without any data loss.

Try Word Repair Software: As you have seen in the beginning of the article, there are several word recovery software that can recover lost or deleted word documents same like worddocument repair software that repair corrupt or damaged MS Word files (.doc & .docx). The best part is that most of the software show preview of the corrupt document before actual recovery. 

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Resolve Unrecoverable error in QuickBooks after Installing 2012 R14 update

Are you facing C=224 error in your QuickBooks 2012 or earlier version? If yes then there is good news for you! Intuit has released QuickBooks 2012 R14 update just a month ago that will solve your C type errors problem. According to intuit, If you are using QuickBooks 2012 or their earlier versions then you must be upgrade latest version of QuickBooks in order to use the new tax table update.

What version of QuickBooks you have installed? If you don't know what version of QuickBooks you are using then use any of three described method to know the version of your QuickBooks.

Method 1: See the title bar of the QuickBooks product window. You will get the product edition & version details on the title bar. For you reference, I have attached an image below.

Method 2: You can see the version detail of QuickBooks from QuickBooks product information window. To open this window, click 'F2' from the keyword and see the version & edition details at the top of the window.

Method 3: You can also see QuickBooks edition & version details from the control panel. Follow below steps to proceed:
  • Click on the 'Start' button.
  • Select 'Run' and type 'control' in the open window and click on the 'Ok' button.
  • Now double click on the ‘add & remove’ programs.
  • Locate the version of QuickBooks that you have installed on your system from the list.
Now you are able to know the edition & version of your QuickBooks software.

How to Install the Update? After verifying the version of QuickBooks software, now time comes to update it with new release of QuickBooks 2012 R14. Following steps are required to install this latest release:
  • Download the new release update from Intuit official website and save it on your computer machine.
  • If your QuickBooks application is open then close it.
  • Now double click on the downloaded exe & run it from where you have saved previously.
  • When update is complete then restart your machine.
  • Start the QuickBooks & verify the product information from the above three described methods.
How to resolve QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error? It has been seen that many of the QuickBooks users found 'unrecoverable error' message on their screen when they tried to open their company file after updating this new release ‘QuickBooks 2012 R14’. When they tried to open the company file they would get error message and QuickBooks would shutdown eventually.

You can resolve this error message by performing follow steps:
  • If your QuickBooks is open then close the application.
  • Now open QuickBooks by holding the 'ctrl' button from your keyword.
  • It will force QuickBooks to open without opening any windows.
  • Now open to the 'Help' menu and select ‘update QuickBooks’ option.
  • Click on the 'update now' button.
  • Click on the 'get updates' to complete the update.
  • Close the QuickBooks after update is complete.
  • Now open your QuickBooks again.

Note: Different QuickBooks users may get different error code during opening the QuickBooks after QuickBooks 2012 R14 release.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Top 10 alternatives of MS Word

Microsoft Word is an established name in the field of word processing arena. Most of the PC users use it for their word processing needs. No doubt MS Word is the best word processing software in the market but when it comes to cost, it is a quite bit expensive. So if you don't want to spend money on purchasing MS Word then you will be happy to know that there are so many free alternatives of it available in the market. Some of them are available as online tool while other can be downloaded on your machine. One of the best free alternative among all is OpenOffice Writer. This is an open source and competing with MS Word. The best part is that it supports MS Word file formats. Let's find out more about these free alternative tools.....

Appache OpenOffice Writer: Appache Office writer is a word processing software and available as a part of OpenOffice. It is an open source means user can edit its code according to his/her needs and make it public. The best part of this word processing tool is that it supports various file formats like doc, docx, rtf etc. Look and feel is very simple and easy to understand. Writer supports all the basic features of MS Word like spellcheck, tables, styles, pdf and many more. The latest version of OpenOffice supports many Operating Systems like Windows, Mac and Linux. It takes only 430 MB of space as compared to MS Office which takes large amount of space. You can download Open Office from its official website.

Google Docs: Google Docs is a freeware designed by Google. It is an online tool. To create your document with it, you need to sign-in with your G-mail account. Google Docs supports various file formats like txt, doc, docx, rtf etc. You can create, upload and share your documents online on Google docs. Also you can store at least 5000 document on Google Docs of size 500kb each.

LibreOffice Writer: LibreOffice Writer is word processing software and a part of LibreOffice suit. It was actually the part of OpenOffice but parted away in 2010. LibreOffice Writer has same look and feel as OpenOffice Writer. There are lots of similarities in features of these two writers. The main difference is that LibreOffice has now included some advanced features like Wiki publisher, improved file format support, better template management etc. You can download LibreOffice from its official website.

Zoho Docs: Zoho Docs is an online tool and has great features. It is the best tool for business owners. The functionality of Zoho Docs is almost similar to Google Docs. Using it you can create, upload and share your documents online. You need to create an account on Zoho to access its functionality. Zoho Docs also saves your documents automatically time to time to avoid data loss. The supported file formats are docx, pdf, rtf,txt,html etc. The main issue with Zoho is that it is less users friendly and a bit slower due to its browser based nature.

ThinkFree Online word processor: It is a Java based online application. There is no compatibility issue as it is is browser based. The main advantage of browser based applications is that you can work from anywhere provided you are online but downfall is that you can't work when you are off-line. ThinkFree online has solved this issue by providing a desktop based application so that you can work offline also. You can easily create documents but since it is java based application, it requires java to be installed on your computer. This tool works well on smartphones and tablets too.

Kingsoft writer: It is one of the best free tool among all. It was developed in Hong kong and mostly used by Chinese people. Its functionality and look is almost same as MS Word. Kingsoft writer is highly compatible with MS Word formats. It has ability to create backup of your document after your first save. It also auto save your document time to time. This tool not only supports Linux and Windows but Android based applications also.

AbiWord: AbiWord is also free word processing software which can be run on Windows, Mac and Unix. It supports the file format of MS Word, OpenOffice and Palm OS. The top features of AbiWord are mail merge ability, images, data and time, auto text and insertion of page number. You can download it from its official website.

Jarte word processor: It is based on WordPad engine. It has both paid and free versions. Free version is compatible with both Word and WordPad. Main features are tabbed interface, Windows Vista compatibility; build in spell check and fast loading time.

Peepel: Peepel is an online tool. It supports features basic text formatting features, image insertion, and collaboration with others and also provides different types of templates like resume template, business card, letters etc.

Bean: Bean is a small word processor tool designed only for writing. It is fast and has user friendly interface.
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