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Microsoft Word/Word 2007 template issues


I have a template in 97-03 version. We open it in 2007 and go to save it as a new 97-03 document. when we then open the document we find that the styles "Based on" font seems to have changed and more styles have been created. When we "Open & Repair" this document it mentions a "Styles 1" issue, which it fails to fix.

Any ideas if this is a word 07 compatibility bug and if there is a patch. It saves fine in .dotx, and is find in word 2010 to save at 97-03 format.

I haven't come across this issue myself, and despite a long search have not found anything that directly relates to this problem.  Based on your own findings, I would agree with you that it appears to be a bug in office 2007 that has been fixed in office 2010, but I wasn't able to find any obvious patches for office 2007 that would resolve it - sorry not to have been able to give a better answer.  It may be worth posing the question in the Word section of as there are many other experts who view and reply to that forum.
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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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