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Consider the following scenario: In Microsoft Word 2013, you open a document that uses one of the following file formats:
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The removal of custom XML markup is the result of a United States court ruling on December 22, 2009. Customers who buy or license Word 2013 will find that the software does not include a particular custom XML tagging implementation.
The following features of custom XML markup are removed in Word 2013:
All solutions that contain custom XML markup will have to be revised. Many of the scenarios that are implemented by using custom XML markup can be implemented by using alternative technologies that are available in Word 2013. These technologies include content controls, form fields, and bookmarks. For example, content controls (in addition to other technologies such as bookmarks) let developers create structured documents and can be used to assign arbitrary values to structured content. These arbitrary values can be used to assign semantic meaning to parts of your content.
For an explanation and more information about content controls, go to the following Microsoft website:
Word content controls resource center
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978951/ )Description of the January 2010 update for Word 2003 and Word 2007
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2445062/ )Error Message when you try to open a document in Word: "The file contains custom XML elements which are no longer supported by Word"
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2445060/ )Custom XML mapping is removed when you open a document in Word 2010
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