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Document Corruption When Using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word namespace  Hot

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Microsoft provides different PIAs (Primary Interop Assemblies) containing official description of generally used Office XP type libraries. These PIAs are competent to make interoperability easier between Office COM type libraries and the code that is managed. The Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word namespace is the .NET wrapper that is used for Microsoft Word objects. The application class and document class of Word namespace allow you to access Word application and its documents respectively. If you are using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word namespace to handle your Word documents, then in certain circumstances, you might observe them corrupted. In such situations, you will need to restore the damaged documents from backup. But if you don't have any valid data backup, you require to use Word Repair tools to repair them effectively.

For an instance, you are using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word namespace to handle Microsoft Word documents. You edit the document but close it without saving anything.

The next time, you encounter a file that gives an exception error such as:

“The message filter indicated that the application is busy ([..] (RPC_E_SERVERCALL_RETRYLATER))”

When accessing the document through Microsoft Word, you come across the similar error message:

“This error message may be the result of a corrupt table in the current document”

You cannot access such document by any of the means.


You are trying to access a corrupted Word document.


Damaged or corrupted Word documents can be repaired by following these techniques:

  • Try opening the affected document using 'Open and Repair' feature of Microsoft Word.

  • If you can open the document, copy everything from it to a new document except the last paragraph mark.

  • Save the document in RTF or HTML format and convert it back in Microsoft Word format.

  • Try to use Recover Text from Any File converter.

  • Try opening the file by creating a link to it.

  • Create a new document and insert the document as a file.

  • If available, use your backup to restore.

  • Use word fix software to repair and restore your document. Word Repair tools use high end scanning algorithms and repair the document without altering its contents.

  • Stellar Phoenix Word Recovery is a robust tool that effectively repairs and restores damaged Microsoft Word documents. It supports word repair for Microsoft Word 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000. This non-destructive tool recovers all document objects such as charts, tables, drawings, macros, drawings, images etc. It is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 and NT.

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