Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Revision data removed error in Word 2002 and Word 2003

It had been a while since I came across this error, but I just did, and I had to dig deep to remember the very simple solution.

Sometimes when a document is passed between Word 2002 and Word 2003 and track changes are used, you get this weird "revision - data removed" error. And then you can't open the document in Word 2002. But you can this weird window when opening the document in Word 2003.




















I don't know what the user does necessarily to cause this (because I have lots of users exchanging documents between Word 02 and Word 03 with track changes) - but when you see it, the simple fix is to select all and past the entire document into a new blank document. And then resave it. Whatever code that is causing the problem is eliminated.

2 comments:

Rohit Lal said...

Save the document in .rtf format. This will remove any password protection you may have for this document.

Delete the original file with the error.

Then save the .rtf document again back into Word format. The document should open without any problem now.

John Samuel Vekal said...

Thanks Rohit lal,its working for me