The main function of Smart tags is to recognize a type of data, such as name, date, telephone number, and more. It saves your time and increases productivity. Smart tags are purple dotted underlines that are highlighted when MS-Word identifies that type of data. But when smart tags get corrupt or destroyed, they make the word document also corrupt. If the MS-Word application gets corrupt, data that resides in it cannot be accessed. It becomes quite tough to restore data from the corrupt word document. If you have a backup, then make use of it. Otherwise, go for a third party word recovery
software to repair word file.
To further clarify this issue, let's consider a practical example. When you make an attempt to open MS-Word 2003 document, you get an error message as written below:
“Word was unable to read this document. It may be corrupt. Try one or more of the following:
* Open and Repair the file.
* Open the file with the Text Recovery converter. (<Path>\<Filename).”
After receiving this error message, data of the word document cannot be accessed. Cause:
The primary reason for the occurrence of the above error message is the use of corrupt or destroyed smart tags in MS-Word document. Resolution:
For resolving above error message, either you have to install the latest Microsoft Office 2003 service pack or hotfix. After installation of the hotfix, you need to set the RepairSmartTags registry key to activate the hotfix. For activating the hotfix, follow the below mentioned steps:
1.Close all the programs related to MS-Office 2003.
2.Select Start >> Run.
3.Enter regedit, click OK.
4.Locate and select the below registry key:
5.After selecting the specified registry key, click on Edit menu and select New, and then click DWORD Value.
6. Type RepairSmartTags, and then click ENTER.
7. Select an option Modify, by right clicking on RepairSmartTags.
8. Enter 1, in the Value data box, and select OK.
9. From the File menu, select Exit so that you can close Registry Editor.
Follow the steps carefully while modifying the registry. If you modify the registry incorrectly, you may face serious problems. Thus to solve the above issue, without any problem, you need to opt for a third-party Word Repair
software. These third-party tools repair word file easily and instantly. These tools are easy to understand and simple to use.