Thursday, August 17, 2006

I Found another bug in Microsoft Office.

Found another bug in Microsoft Office for Windows. This one causes the application to crash. This simple small document (see download link below) I created with Word 2003 will crash Word 2000 when you try to open it. Word 2003 and 2000 are supposed to be file compatible but apparently they are not. I have many clients that still use Word 2000 so this is a huge problem for me.

This document doesn't contain any revision info, changes tracking, or metadata, so that can't be causing the problem. It's also just a few words of text, so no embedded images etc.

If anyone (hello Microsoft?) has a fix for this bug, please let me know.

Download test file (scanned to be virus free): .zip version 16K
.doc version 56K