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hello Suzanne, how are you?

A short while ago, when I posed my questions about combining documents and the trouble I was having, I suggested that the problem did not lie in what I was doing wrong, but rather the trouble was due to some corruption in the computer.
You replied that this was a possibility, and you gave me a site that would allow me to check  that assumption.
I have misplaced that reply, so I ask  that you send it to me again.
I appreciate your understanding.


The only reply I can find that seems to even slightly meet this description is this one:

"If the procedure works as expected in Word 2003 and 2010, then certainly something is different in 2007. I doubt that it's corrupted--more likely, your hunch that some Track Changes Options setting is different is correct--but fortunately, Word 2007 is the easiest version there is to repair: go to Office Button | Word Options | Resources and click Diagnose."

I also suggested that you post your question in the Microsoft Community:

"The Microsoft Community ( is your best bet. When you ask a question, there's a box to check to be notified of replies. When you get the email, there's a link back to your question.

"In order to ask a question, you must create a profile (which requires a LiveID, which you probably already have), and you can sign in and go to that profile and find all your questions listed. See the Getting Started page ( and the FAQ page ( for more information."

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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

Rotary Club of Fairhope, Friends of the Fairhope Public Library

B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

Awards and Honors
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1999; many Rotary honors

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