Exporting to Word, new quirk

Tonight something new is happening. I have always been able to export to Word with no probs, but tonight when I do I get garbage like this at the top of the first page:

{\fonttbl\f0\fmodern\fcharset0 Courier;}

And other symbols throughout the copy. Have I reset something of done something wrong?

See the first line: \rtf1
That’s RTF code.
Somehow you are not exporting to Word, but to RTF.
Check your Compile Draft dialogues carefully.
You probably have made the wrong export selection.
If that’s not the problem, is Word the culprit?

I’ve exported to rtf and that code didn’t show up then, either.

I’ll check the Compile Draft. Thanks.

That looks as though the resulting file is being opened by Word as plain text, or that the export is going wrong somehow and the document has been corrupted. What version of Word are you using? If this continues to happen, please zip up the project and send it to me at support AT literatureandlatte DOT com, making sure that the project is set up so that all I need to do is hit Compile Draft to create a file that does this.
Thanks and all the best,

Did the doc file accidentally lose its file extension? That isn’t easy to do on a modern Mac, but would certainly cause the file to be treated incorrectly by Word.