Custom XML markup is removed when you open a document in Word 2013
- Word Document (.docx)
- Word Macro-Enabled Document (.docm)
- Word Template (.dotx)
- Word Macro-Enabled Template (.dotm)
- Word XML Document (.xml)
- Word 2003 XML Document (.xml)
- Word 97-2003 Document (.doc)
- Word Web Pages (.html)
- Rich Text Format (.rtf)
- All user interface elements that relate to custom XML markup are removed.
- All object models for custom XML markup return the following errors when they are accessed: That method is not available for that objectThat property is not available for that object
- When you open a file that contains custom XML markup, the markup is removed when you save the file. When you open a file that contains custom XML markup, you receive the following message: This file contains custom XML elements, which are no longer supported by Word. If you save this file, these custom XML elements will be removed permanently.
Note The behavior of the message can be controlled through Group Policy by using a policy that is called CustomMarkupWarning.
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:
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Article ID: 2761189 - Last Review: 10/09/2012 05:57:00 - Revision: 5.0