Thursday, December 15, 2005

My First Big Computer Casualty

I came home from work tonight expecting to write the final paragraph of a paper I had to submit online sometime today, then do some studying for the two finals I have tomorrow. Well, somehow, the computer turned my four-page paper into a 107-page paper with one line of text per four or five pages, and I can only see about five lines of my paper. Did I mention I have finals tomorrow? I should really be studying but want to figure out where the hell my paper went. This sort of thing has never happened to me before, so I'm kind of distraught. I need to write the paper again, but part of me hasn't given up hope that my paper in its original form is on the computer somewhere. If this has ever happened to you, let me know how to fix it (or tell me to just give up) ASAP.

My paper giving me the finger - F

5 comments:

Kate said...

never happened to me before, but I would try to cut and paste into a text doc and then paste that back into a new word doc. You'll have to go through and format it all again with paragraphs and stuff, but it should all be there.
There's some way to reset page breaks in Word, but I can't figure it out.
Good Luck!

equippedtofascinate said...

This is why you shouldn't wait till the last minute to finish a project. Like I'm one to talk though.

Anonymous said...

Call the Help Desk at Dell, but it is probably too late.

Natalie said...

Drink egg nogg and say, "f**k it!"

That sucks!

Dustin J. Harder said...

that really really bites, sorry yo.