RE: Having a peculiar problem with Word - please advise

Subject: RE: Having a peculiar problem with Word - please advise
From: Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: 'Keith Hood' <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 16:07:37 -0800

Keith Hood wrote:

> Yes to the first two questions. Don't know about the third.

Damn. Ok, then, I guess it's the XML-processing issue that people have been talking about recently: Apparently, there's a particular XML tag that Word 2010 generates but Word 2007 doesn't understand.

If you don't mind using the old .doc format, saving the original document in that format is supposed to fix the problem. If you must use .docx, the solution I've read is:

Rename the original .docx file to .zip. Unzip it. Inside the "Word" folder is a document.xml file. Open it with your favorite text editor.

Find all occurrences of:

<w:t xml:space="preserve"> </w:t>

And replace them with:

<w:t xml:space="preserve">[ALT-255]</w:t>

(that "[ALT-255]" is the character you get by holding down the ALT key while you type 255 on the numeric keypad; it'll just look like a space).

Save the document.xml file. Zip everything up and rename the .zip file to .docx.

-Andrew

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RE: Having a peculiar problem with Word - please advise: From: Andrew Warren
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