MS Word files corrupt after Search & Replace

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Franco
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MS Word files corrupt after Search & Replace

Post by Franco » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:56 am

I was testing the Demo Version of Advanced Find and Replace to see if this is what we need for our company prior of buying it.

I found out that our Word 2003 files became corrupt after using search and replace on them (.doc and .dot)
Further investigations showed that this happens when a word from the header (or footer) is beeing replaced with more or less characters then the original string. :(

Example:
Replacing the word "car" in the Header or Footer of an word document with the word "cat" is working fine as both words are the same lenght. Replacing the word "car" with "me" or "card" will corrupt the file

The "Search/Replace in MS Office files" Option is checked everywhere in the Options

thanks for a hint
Franco

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Re: MS Word files corrupt after Search & Replace

Post by Abacre » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:08 pm

You can get corrupted files is "Search/Replace in MS Office files" option is not checked. Because in this case it considers files as binary files.
But it should work with headers if "Search/Replace in MS Office files" option is checked.
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also go to menu Action - Save Configuration As.
Then send us resulting configuration file.
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Re: MS Word files corrupt after Search & Replace

Post by zlatan24 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:41 pm

Franco wrote:I was testing the Demo Version of Advanced Find and Replace to see if this is what we need for our company prior of buying it.

I found out that our Word 2003 files became corrupt after using search and replace on them (.doc and .dot)
Further investigations showed that this happens when a word from the header (or footer) is beeing replaced with more or less characters then the original string. :(

Example:
Replacing the word "car" in the Header or Footer of an word document with the word "cat" is working fine as both words are the same lenght. Replacing the word "car" with "me" or "card" will corrupt the file

The "Search/Replace in MS Office files" Option is checked everywhere in the Options

thanks for a hint
Franco
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Re: MS Word files corrupt after Search & Replace

Post by Ansari443 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:05 pm

One more update:

I upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. This did not fix the problem.

However, I did install Windows Virtual Machine with Windows XP. In the XP environment I installed Word 2007 and AFR 7.6. AFR and 7.6 in XP virtual machine work perfect. This is a bit of a long ways to got to get it to work, but it does work.

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