Software runs successfully on Windows 8, 7 x32 and x64, Vista x32 and x64, 2003/XP
We are here to provide technical support to our customers.
This is a collection of frequently asked questions about WordPipe.
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Q. How can I use WordPipe on a SharePoint site?
A. Map your SharePoint site as a network drive.
Q. How do I generate a hyperlink report?
1. On the
Actions tab, check Generate a hyperlink report
2. Add a single search/replace row, with Find what of *, Replace with of nothing, and check the Look In location Inside hyperlink addresses
3. Drag and drop your files or folders to the Files to Process tab.
4. Click [Search Only]
5. At the end of processing, the Report can be found on the Hyperlink Report tab, and can be saved to disk by clicking the Save icon.
Q. Can you replace text and keep a special font?
A. If the text has a font it will be retained. But WordPipe can't apply or remove a font, unless you place the replacement on the clipboard (formatted correctly) and then use ^c as the replacement text.
Q. I get the message "Access to code modules disallowed. See the help
file under Code Modules security"
A. See here
Q. How do I update Word 2007 hidden text?
A. Open Word 2007,
set the Tools\Options\View option to "display hidden", close Word 2007, then run
WordPipe on the set of files.
Q. Why doesn't WordPipe update document properties?
small number of document properties (such as the original author) are protected
by Microsoft Word and cannot be changed
Q. How do I disable AutoRun macros while I run WordPipe?
A. WordPipe does this for you.
A. WordPipe does this for you.
Q. Error: The disk is full. Free some space on this drive, or
save the document on another disk
A. This MS Word error message has nothing to do with the disk being full! It indicates that the document may be partially corrupted. The solution is to open the document in Microsoft Word, save it to RTF format, then close the original, open the RTF version and save it as .doc format again.
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A. This is a known issue with Microsoft Word. WordPipe does not modify the mail merge data at all.
A. Check only the "Body' search location (uncheck the Header and Footer locations) - it seems that even just searching these sections seems to force Microsoft Word to repaginate the document. This is a Microsoft Word issue.
If you try to replace an all uppercase string (e.g. XXXX) in a document with a mixed case string (e.g. FileName), then Microsoft Word helpfully makes all letters in the replacement string uppercase (e.g. FILENAME). On the other hand, if the original string had mixed case (e.g. XxXx or xXxX) or was all lowercase (e.g. xxxx), then the case in the replacement string is preserved.
If the original text is all uppercase, then the workaround is to select the Match Case checkbox in WordPipe.
Prior to replacing, copy the replacement image to the Windows clipboard (First put your new image into a Microsoft Word document, then select it, and click Edit Menu\Copy. That saves it to the clipboard)
To find a graphic, set the search text to
and set the replacement text to
Note: You type ^g and ^c literally - they are not special characters
There is a trick to this! You can only change the Header OR Footer at a time, because the new Header or Footer has to be on the clipboard.
In Microsoft Word (not in WordPipe):
Then, in WordPipe (not in Microsoft Word):
Yes - set the Search Type to 'Use Wildcards',
Check the Search Location of 'Header',
Set the Find What text to
And put your new text in the Replace With field. You can also put the text
In the Replace With field, and copy your new header to the clipboard before starting. WordPipe will then paste in the new text for you.
Q. When I Replace With the Clipboard Contents (^c), the formatting changes
A. The style name from the source (usually Normal) is taken from the Target document. Create a new style in the source document (e.g. Fred), so when it is pasted there is no matching style name in the target document, and Word is forced to apply the actual formatting rather than matching style names.
A. This error indicates that Microsoft-Word has hung or is waiting for a response from the user. You can try using [Alt+Tab] to transfer control to Microsoft-Word and deal with the error manually. If this fails, start Task Manager with [Ctrl+Alt-Del], and go to the Processes tab. Sort by Image Name, select winword.exe and then click the [End Process] button. Remove any other copies of winword.exe you see.
A. This error indicates that Microsoft-Word has hung or is waiting for a response from the user - usually because you have other documents or an Microsoft-Word dialog open, or are using Microsoft-Word as an email editor (ignoring the warnings displayed at the start of the job).
A. This indicates that the document is protected from changes (this is different to a password on open), and that you have not provided the correct password.
A. This occasionally occurs when Microsoft Word is trying to display a dialog box, such as for a missing mail merge data file (note: WordPipe does NOT pause for missing passwords. If you have not specified the correct password, these files are logged for manual handling). Simply press [Alt+Tab] to get to Microsoft Word, then clear the dialog box. Once this is done, WordPipe will resume at normal speed.