Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by yasser.sha » Thu, 20 Apr 2006 07:18:38


Hello!

I have a word document, when I open the document I am welcomed with
symbols, Different sorts of symbols like $______**&-------=~` etc but
no Txe is written there I can only numbers are shown... I guess the
file is some what encrypted or some thing like that. But I want to view
the text, so Is there any way to view the text ? ?
I tried to select all the text and change the font, but of no use, then
I chnaged my strategy and tried to Save the file in different formats
offered by MS Word but all in vain... SO if any one of you could help
me...... I shall be thankful to him ... ..
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by Yasse » Mon, 24 Apr 2006 04:29:12


Hello!

I have a word document, when I open the document I am welcomed with
symbols, Different sorts of symbols like $______**&-------=~` etc but
no Txe is written there I can only numbers are shown... I guess the
file is some what encrypted or some thing like that. But I want to
view
the text, so Is there any way to view the text ? ?
I tried to select all the text and change the font, but of no use,
then
I chnaged my strategy and tried to Save the file in different formats
offered by MS Word but all in vain... SO if any one of you could help
me...... I shall be thankful to him ... ..

Please do help me this time.. .... I mean reply me this time, I shall
be greatful to you...

 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by JoAnn Paul » Mon, 24 Apr 2006 06:24:54

Where did you get this file?

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JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by ANONYMOU » Mon, 24 Apr 2006 09:25:01


Yasser,

I don't think the file is encrypted because encrypted Word files don't
normally let you see anything in Word unless you have opened in Notepad!
in which case you will only see binary characters without knowing
whether the file is encrypted or not.

I suspect the language of the file is somewhat different from your
computer. For example, if the file was emailed from China, then US
users may not be able to decipher the characters properly in US English
system. I am simply speculating this.

hth
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by Yasse » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 04:22:10

Its a sample apptitude test file..... actually, there are symbols in
the file, and no text. . . Numbers are being displayed, I am not sure
if the are in proper order, I mean they are where they should be. . May
be the file is encrypted or.........? I have tried to open in different
ofrmats, I even tried the RECOVER TEXT option, in the OPEN dialogue
box. . .

So please help me out, I need to open this file, its urgent, and
important.
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by JoAnn Paul » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 06:14:45

If the file was encrypted I would think the source of the file would have
said so and told you how to decrypt it. You should contact the source and
tell them that the file is either corrupt or encrypted and ask them for
suggestions.

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by Yasse » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 02:18:04

Well, I didn't had much response from them, so thats y I asked u people
for help...... So please kindly help me........ They were saying that
what can we do, either ur WORD is not working properly or there some
thing else, we can't help u at this............

So please u help me at this, as its important. . .
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by JoAnn Paul » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 05:44:15

Can you send the file on to me? Let me see if I can open it. If I can, the
problem is on your end. If I can't, the problem is on their end.

If you'd like to accept my offer, email the file to jl dot paules at gmail
dot com.

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by ANONYMOU » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:40:06

Have you got the latest Word on your system? It is very likely that the
file was created in Word 2003 but you don't have it on your system. Do
you want to send me the file to see if I can open it and downgrade it to
Office 95-2002 or something similar to make sure you can open it.

My email is:

xfsgpr (at) yahoo (dot) com

Replace the obvious to obvious.

hth
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by Yasse » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 06:34:24

Yes I have sent you the file, hope yiu are successful in sorting it
out, and I have WORD 2000 installed at my PC. . .
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by JoAnn Paul » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 07:32:27

I have been trying my best to figure out what's going on with this file. I
don't think it's encrypted but it's definitely not legible the way it is. If
Yasser hadn't said otherwise, I would have thought it was in a different
language with its own alphabet.

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by ANONYMOU » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 09:18:11


I have checked the file. The Application Form/Resume is likely to be in
URDU or some other Arabic languages? The sender is from Pakistan -
Maersk Pakistan (PVT) Ltd and the author's code/employee # is CD5001.
The file was created on 13th January 2005 at 11:14:00 (presumably local
time).

I can't open the file as all of my software packages are in English
using Western Character Sets.

Sorry, I can't be of any help.

Regards,
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by JoAnn Paul » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:03:29

That's pretty much what I thought too. It's not in English - but it's not a
resume. I spoke (via Gmail Chat) and it's a sample aptitude test.

Hmmmmmm, maybe a fellow MVP................

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by Yasse » Fri, 28 Apr 2006 06:32:03

R u sure ab8 the language being URDU or Arabic, I am not much sure
about that. Its true that the file is from PAKISTAN Mearsk (PVT), but
URDU...........I m not sure.
Because the softwares there in Mearsk, all are English compatible
softwares and no one uses, Urdu or Arabic....
 
 
 

Does Any on Know how to decrypt a word doc

Post by JoAnn Paul » Fri, 28 Apr 2006 09:35:55

Yasser -

I'm going to try to contact that MVP from Pakistan that I told you about.
Hopefully he'll be able to recommend something.

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]