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Has anyone had trouble converting documents

Posted By: sent to you from Word 2007 if you have on 2007-04-28
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Word 2000.  These seem to be putting a .doc extension after all of my documents now.  Anyone have a fix?  I have an account that I can't use the .doc extension, and when I back that extension off, I get a message saying "this document may not be usable".  Is this a Vista issue?  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

in advance for any help in this OMG matter!  I'm about ready to  , and I have just gotten it to grow to a length that I like.

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