Microsoft Word/Header issue



My problem is related to word header error. In my all guides i have header containing the chapter name and guide name. the language set for the UI of Office is US English. But my client uses Office (German version. when i share guides with client he sees the following error in the header in German language:

Error! Use the Home tab to apply Titre 1 to the text that you want to appear here.

i tried the solutions provided at microsoft community, but it did not help resolve the problem any way.

Could you please provide me a workaround to resolve this error.


ANSWER: I've not come across this error, and only have an English (UK) version installed, so I'm guessing I'm not going to be able to help very much - but I am happy to try - would it be possible to see a sample document which I can then try to get to duplicate the message?  My email is

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QUESTION: Actually this error is found at client end, we didnt even notice this error in the document shared by client. As per my company norms, i might not be able to share the doc.

Any solution is appreciated. This happens only in the documents created by client in German version

Yes, I would expect it to only error on the German one (otherwise you would already have seen the error) - it may well be one of those issues that is hard to get to the bottom of.  I can see that a lot of posted documents online have this message, but couldn't spot any suggested solutions - I understand company confidentiality - this is why I suggested a sample document - if your client can get the error showing in a mocked up document, that would perhaps be possible to share - but I suspect I may still draw a blank.
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions of Word from 2 onwards

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