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Running Word for Mac 2011, version 14.7, Mac OS Sierra

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Running Word for Mac 2011, version 14.7
JA: Just to clarify, what's the model of your Mac, and what operating system are you running?
Customer: Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: Word 2011 Update 14.7.0
JA: Anything else you want the Microsoft Office expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I have hundreds of saved 'docx' files that I cannot open
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Jay D replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** will be assisting you today. I am sorry to hear that you are having such troubles and I will try my best to help you. I'm a computer business owner based in Scotland - UK. I have over 10 years experience in computing and a Bsc Bachelors Degree in Computer Science.

I will try and assist you, please give me a few moments to go over the question and I will look into this for you. Please be aware that we are very busy and you may have to wait for a response, replies to you are not always instant. We appreciate your patience.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thanks, Jay. I keep getting a message about "dot.Normal template" -- I've tried Text Edit, etc. to no avail. Your help is appreciated.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I'd like to know the nature of the problem, e.g. "obsolete version of Word," or, "Try using this app" before incurring further costs beyond the $39 I've already committed to.
Expert:  Jay D replied 4 months ago.

Okay i am looking into this for you and will come back to you shortly. Jay

Expert:  Jay D replied 4 months ago.

I believe that office has become corrupted, can you try removing it from the mac and then reinstall office and see if the documents will open, if not we can try a few other fixes. Please try and let me know. Jay