Word can't be opened - error message 1712

Suddenly I can't open Word. I receive the error message "The application Microsoft Word can't be opened"  with a code of 1712. Any suggestions on resolving?
 

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Last updated November 27, 2018 Views 23,082 Applies to:
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The article below should help you resolve the issue:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3950998?start=0&tstart=0

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I had this problem too and I quit everything and restarted and that did the trick.

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