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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: lost files
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:38:22 GMT
On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Shirley Fabel <srfabel@cccomm.net> wrote:

> I had corrupt files on my computer and have had to have it stripped 3
> times and reloaded.  They could not put Microsoft  Word back on (it came
> with the computer) and installed Open Office instead.  I still had my files
> after the 1st stripping but lost some important ones after the 2nd
> stripping.  Is it possible they are still somewhere in my computer?  If
> not, is it possible to scan documents and send them to Open Office?  If I
> can do that, will it be possible to edit them after they are there?
>
> Shirley Fabel
> srfabel@cccomm.net


 Hi Shirley,

So sorry to hear about all your computer woes.

To try to answer your questions:

"Is it possible they are still somewhere in my computer? "

I am NOT really trained in this area, but I would say your files might
still be on your computer somewhere in some form. This would depend a lot
on how your computer was stripped (and multiple times at that). So this is
not easy to say. You should probably ask your tech to help you on this one.

 "If not, is it possible to scan documents and send them to Open Office? "

If you scan your documents, you can probably save them or have them saved
as PDFs or possibly some other format that you could then "do" something
with.  You would need to check on output formats provided to you.
OpenOffice can directly import MS Office formats, for example. And, if your
scanned output is PDF, you could  see if the Oracle PDF Import Extension
would work for you...

http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/pdfimport


For further help with anything like this, I'm sure you would find the
OpenOffice forums helpful:

http://forum.openoffice.org/

Good luck.

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