"Unspecified Automation Error" after applying MS12-060

MS12-060 is a security update that was released Tuesday, August 14, 2012. This update replaced MS12-027. Some may be seeing “Unspecified Automation Error” when running your Microsoft Office VBA code after installing MS12-060. Update: We have redeployed the MS12-060 update that contains the fix for this issue automatically built in.  The update is now available from the…

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Deleting orphaned list templates in a document.

From time to time, we come across support cases where customers need to clean up the list templates in a document.  While working with a document, there are situations when you will want to know how many list tempates are currently in use and when you check that value, it is a much larger number…


Deploy custom templates in Microsoft Office.

When it comes to creating Word documents, everything starts with the template.  You cannot create a document without one and even though the Word application does provide users with many different templates to use by default, there are many scenarios where custom templates will need to be used.  Since many people create their own set…


How to disable the Save to SkyDrive functionality in OneNote 2010.

We have been getting a few support cases lately dealing with finding a way to disable the Save to SkyDrive functionality for OneNote.  Since it seems like this is something other people might also find useful, we decided to create this blog post to explain how this can be accomplished. The first thing to mention…


Error when opening a Word 2007 or 2010 document “The name in the end tag of the element must match the element type in the start tag”

We’ve recently noticed an issue where documents are becoming corrupt after making edits and saving the file.  There have been multiple forum threads related to this particular issue and the purpose of this blog is to try and give you some ideas for how to correct the problem. The one disclaimer worth mentioning is that…


Office 2010 Web Application Workshops and experts coming soon to a city near you…

Thinking about setting up Microsoft Office 2010 Web Applications in your environment? Curious about Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and Word web applications? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, you should consider attending one of the Office 2010 Web Application workshops that will be delivered in cities around the country in the…

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After Installing KB2251419, Microsoft Word 2007 application is crashing

We recently released a security update KB2251419. MS10-056: Description of the security update for Word 2007: August 10, 2010 After installing this security patch, our customers are complaining about Word 2007 application is crashing. This issue happens when you have an “ActiveX control” in Microsoft Word Template and you are creating new document based on…

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June 2010 Cumulative updates are shipped for Word 2010 and Word 2007

June 2010 Cumulative updates are shipped. Following are the KBs for Word 2010 and Word 2007   Description of the Word 2010 hotfix package (Word-x-none.msp): June 29, 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2204026/   Description of the Office Word 2007 hotfix package (Word-x-none.msp, Wordconv-x-none.msp): June 29, 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983313/   Description of the Office Word 2007 hotfix package (Mso-x-none.msp, Word-x-none.msp):…

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April 2010 Cumulative updates for Word 2007

Happy Patch Tuesday !!!  Today we released Cumulative Updates for Office. We fixed number of issues for Word in this cumulative update.  Here is the link  981045 Description of the Office Word 2007 hotfix package (Word-x-none.msp, Wordconv-x-none.msp): April 27, 2010http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;981045 Issues Fixed ========== When you use the Paste link feature in a Microsoft Office Word 2007…

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