“Hi folks, I am using 2013 edition of Microsoft Office Suite in my system for maintaining my Office files. And I have so many Word documents created and saved on my computer. Till yesterday I didn’t face any issue with my MS Office Word. But, yesterday evening, when I tried to open one of my Word document, which was saved in .docx format, I received an error message saying “The file contains custom XML elements that are no longer supported by Word. If you save this file, these custom XML elements will be removed permanently.” I accidentally clicked OK, after which the custom elements did not display in my Word document. As that Word document is very much needed, please can anyone suggest me a solution to recover my Word document? Thank you…!”
Well, the versions of Microsoft Word that are distributed after January 20, 2010 no longer support the custom XML markup that may be contained within .docx, .docm, .dotx, .dotm, or .xml files. However, the new versions of Word 2007, Word 2010, and Word 2013 can still open these files, but any custom XML markup is removed.
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One should know more about the Microsoft Word application. SO, here are the things that you need to know about your MS Word tool. Custom XML markup in a Word file is visible as pink tag names surrounding the text in a document
The deletion of custom XML markup is the result of a US court ruling on December 22, 2009. Usually, the customers who purchase Word 2007, 2010, or Word 2013 from Microsoft after January 10, 2010, for use in the United States and its territories must use the updated software that doesn’t include a particular custom XML tagging implementation. One should know what the features are not affected by the update. SO, here are the features that are not affected by the update
- Open XML standards are not affected.
- Ribbon XML and Ribbon Extensibility are not affected.
- Custom XML markup, which is stored within Word 97-2003 document files is not affected.
- Content controls are not affected. Content controls are a common method of structuring document content and mapping content to custom XML parts.
- Custom XML parts are not affected.
- The Word object model is not affected by the update. But, some object model methods that deal with custom XML markup may produce some different results.