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On the Insert tab, select Insert Object, and then select Text From File. In the Insert File dialog box, locate and then select the damaged document.

On the File menu, click Open. Locate the publication file. Click to select the publication, and then click Open. If you can open the publication, the publication may contain a damaged object or object placeholder.

Sometimes a file can be damaged in such a way that Word, Excel, or PowerPoint can't open it normally. But all is not lost. The Open and Repair command might be able to recover your file. Click File > Open > Browse and then go to the location or folder where the document (Word), workbook (Excel), or presentation (PowerPoint) is stored.

The following tips and suggestions may help reduce the number of damaged files that occur in Visio and in other programs. Optimize the AutoRecover setting in Visio. Configure the AutoRecover setting to a value that works for you. If your computer stops responding or if you lose power unexpectedly, Visio opens the AutoRecovery file the next time ...