This file cannot be previewed because of an error

Discussion in 'Word Errors' started by David, May 7, 2010.

  1. David

    David Guest

    When I go to open a file in Word 2007, I cannot preview any Word document in
    the preview pane. The error is: "This file cannot be previewed because of an
    error in the Microsoft Office Word previewer". This function will work if I
    start Word with the /a switch (winword /a). I ran diagnostics and all was
    fine. This is a clean install on Windows 7 and Office 2007. I am seeing some
    issues out there but no definite fixes. I have only a PDF as an add-in and
    disabling it does no good.

    Microsoft...what's the deal??

    David
     
    David, May 7, 2010
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  2. It's broken in Word 2007 and has never been fixed. It's been fixed in W2010
    though.

    --
    Terry Farrell - MSWord MVP

    "David" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > When I go to open a file in Word 2007, I cannot preview any Word document
    > in
    > the preview pane. The error is: "This file cannot be previewed because of
    > an
    > error in the Microsoft Office Word previewer". This function will work if
    > I
    > start Word with the /a switch (winword /a). I ran diagnostics and all was
    > fine. This is a clean install on Windows 7 and Office 2007. I am seeing
    > some
    > issues out there but no definite fixes. I have only a PDF as an add-in and
    > disabling it does no good.
    >
    > Microsoft...what's the deal??
    >
    > David
     
    Terry Farrell, May 7, 2010
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