Thursday, 9 August 2012

GP 2010 Word template issue and Office 2010

Recently got a horrible but non-intrusive error when trying to print a word template from a batch (i.e. more then one transaction).  The error presented was

Unspecified error Location: Part: /Word/header5.xml, Line: 1, column:0

Click OK 

Word Found Unreadable content in "Check Remittance~5docx".  Do you want to recover the contents of this document?  IF you trust the source of this document, click Yes.




A fantastic article from the wonderful David Musgrave helped me out

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/developingfordynamicsgp/archive/2010/12/08/word-templates-office-2010-and-the-maintain-compatibility-option.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage

The template worked fine for one transaction but presented error when printing from a batch. The reason was because I did not mark the Maintain Compatibility with previous versions of Word option when clicking Save As

Instead of recreating from scratch I did the following:

1. Create a new report template based on the default template.
2. Export the Template to Word 2010
3. Highlight all and delete the body
4. Open a backup of my previous Word Template, highlight all and click copy
5. In the new word template paste the body into it
6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 for the Header and Footer.
7. Import the report back in and test 

This method allowed me to quickly recreated a heavily formated design without having to tell the client and my boss that I need more time.

Thank you David


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