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    Bogus Repairs (2003)

    When saving a Word document, I frequently get an on-screen message that Word has made repairs to the document. The message invites me to see the repairs, and when I accept the invitation, no repairs are ever listed. The message interrupts the Save, and once I've looked at the (bogus) repairs, I have to initiate it again.

    This is a minor annoyance, but worrisome because it indicates that something may be going wrong.

    Any information on this?
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    Re: Bogus Repairs (2003)

    That's strange; I generally associate the "repairs" messages with AutoRecovery documents.

    It sounds as though "something" is causing a little corruption to the internal structure of the DOC file (rather than to a visible portion of the document). Can you associate this with the use of any embedded objects or third party add-ins?

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    Re: Bogus Repairs (2003)

    Not really. I don't have any add-ins. I do a lot of mail merge, and I frequently use a macro to insert a footer with filename, page number, date and time. I've wondered if these things are related to the messages, but I haven't been able to pin it down. The message just seems to appear randomly (though I'd bet it doesn't).
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    Re: Bogus Repairs (2003)

    I just got the error message on a new document that has no apparent errors. The document is a simple half-page document created by clicking the new document icon on the toolbar. I DID insert my footer. Maybe that's the problem.
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    Re: Bogus Repairs (2003)

    If you wish, you can attach such a document so that others can investigate it. Take care not to include sensitive information.

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    Re: Bogus Repairs (2003)

    Here it is. Bear in mind that it generated the error message when it was first saved. After that, all was well.
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    Re: Bogus Repairs (2003)

    Can't see anything special about the document. Do you only get this message with newly created documents, or also with existing ones?

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    Re: Bogus Repairs (2003)

    I'm not sure. I notice it most with newly created ones, but I can't guarantee that's the only place I see it.

    Now that I've put the problem on the table, I'll keep a closer watch.
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    Re: Bogus Repairs (2003)

    If the footer is an AutoText entry, try this: re-save it (replace the original) and see if that helps.

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