While you can repair documents in the latest version of the suite (Office 365 and Office 2016), the ability to repair documents has been around for years, including on Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010, and Office 2013. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to repair Microsoft Office documents when you experience problems, such as: errors opening or saving a document, your computer freezes while opening a document, or the file contains unreadable characters or repeated redoes and page breaks.

How to repair Microsoft Office documents

After clicking the Open and repair button, Microsoft Office will try to repair your documents.

You’ll rarely come across errors when using a Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other files, and that’s because Microsoft Office automatically tries to repair documents as they’re being opened. However, it will come the time when you’ll need to repair a file manually. Are you still not using Microsoft Office or you’re stuck with an old version? Get the latest version of suite with an affordable Office 365 subscription. Did the tool repaired your damaged Office document? Let us know in the comments below. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.