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Assume that you have two Microsoft Office Word 2007 documents and these documents both have a table which contains more than 128 rows. When you try to compare the documents, the document compare operation takes a long time, and you receive the following error message:
Word was unable to compare the documents.
To resolve this issue, apply the following update:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2597961/ )Description of the Word 2007 hotfix package (Word-x-none.msp, Wordconv-x-none.msp): February 28, 2012
Registry informationImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756After you install the hotfix package, follow these steps to enable the hotfix:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
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