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When you try to preview a document in the Preview pane, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
This file can’t be previewed because of an error in Microsoft Word previewer.
To work around this issue, preview the document in Windows Explorer or in a different Microsoft Office program. For example, preview a Microsoft Word document in Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint.
For more information about this issue, consider the following scenario:
This file can’t be previewed because of an error in the Microsoft Word previewer.
This issue occurs because you must open another instance of the program to preview the document.
Article ID: 983097 - Last Review: October 12, 2013 - Revision: 5.0