No. of pages automatically increases in a MS Word document possibly due to a Macros problem
Thread poster: chopra_2002

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Mar 27, 2014

Hello Experts,

I have Windows XP and MS Office 2007. It was working fine but it has developed a problem today. As and when I open a Word file, the number of pages goes on increasing automatically and a file consisting of 34 pages spreads into 200 pages and the whole text is disturbed.

I guess that it is related to Macros as I installed a font conversion software for which I needed to enable Macros in order to convert the fonts. I enabled Macros by going to Trust Center. I was able to convert the fonts but have ended up a major problem mentioned above.

In order to fix it, I went to Word Options - Trust Center - Trust Center Settings - and then checked Disable all macros with notification. In addition to it, I also checked - Trust access to the VBA project object model.

But the problem is persisting. What is the reason and what should be done?

I look forward to your advice.



Addition: In an effort to get rid of this problem, I uninstalled the font conversion software but there was a message after uninstallation that some of the files need to be deleted manually. Also, the tool bar of this software is shown in Add-inns despite the fact that it has been uninstalled.

[Edited at 2014-03-27 20:21 GMT]

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Rolf Keller
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Always keep backup copies of normal.dotm and normal.dotx Mar 28, 2014

chopra_2002 wrote:

what should be done?

Replace normal.dotm and normal.dotx by backup copies.

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