I have used open office (on my mac) as well as ms word on the uni computers for writing. I have (in hindsight quite stupidly) always been saving and working on these documents directly from my USB stick. For some reason some of my .doc files can no longer be opened. When I try to open them using open office I get a message about ASCII Filter Options and then the document itself is just a bunch of symbols. When I try MS word it comes up with a message saying "Word cannot start the converter mswrd632.wpc" and then I get a bunch of symbols.
Im in a tight spot and would really appreciate any help. Please email [email protected] if you want me to send you the files.
Edit** changed to £20