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How to clear the Clipboard when exiting Microsoft Word

This week a colleague approached me to consult about a problem he had encountered, where it was necessary to ensure that the Clipboard was empty when Microsoft Word exits. It was part of a legacy Word automation solution that he wasn’t in a position to change just yet, and it would crash if there was […]

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Using Open XML SDK to get Custom Properties from a Word document

I stumbled across a library that I didn’t realize was out there, for working with Microsoft Office documents. It only works with the newer Office 2007 and 2010 files (and 2003 with a compatibility pack), i.e. those using the Open XML standard. Download and install the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5124. I […]

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Delete EXD files to fix “Object library invalid” error

We have a Microsoft Word template that contains macros, which was working fine but all of a sudden in the last few days, whenever you invoke the template you get the following error: If you open the template file instead of invoking a New document from it, you get a more detailed error:   This […]

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