Cant add page numbers, headers or footers to a word 2007 document

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Author: Yuval Sinay MVP
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SUMMARY

The following knowledgebase will help you to resolve the issue "Cant add page numbers, headers or footers to a word document'

SYMPTOMS

When you try to add a page numbers, headers or footers to a Word 2007 document, the operation may fail and
 
the following error message may appear:
 
"The Office Open XML file BuildingBlocks.dotx cannot be opened because there are problems with contents".

CAUSE

Corrupted "BuildingBlocks.dotx" file or/and older version of this file may cause to the problem/s
 
mentioned above.

RESOLUTION

 
 
1. Close any office program that may left open.
 
2. Open the folder  "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks\1033"
 
3. Delete the "BuildingBlocks.dotx" file.
 
4. Open Word and close it.
 
5. Wait a few seconds.
 
6. Open a new blank page, and try to add page numbers, headers or footers.
 
7. Optional: Open the folder  "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks\1033"
       
  Verity that a new "BuildingBlocks.dotx" file, was created.


MORE INFORMATION

 
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

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Article ID: 555843 - Last Review: April 5, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
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  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
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