OLE Link to Word 97-2003 File May Fail with OLE_E_CLASSDIFF Error on Open

Symptoms You may encounter an OLE_E_CLASSDIFF (0x80040008) error on calls to OleRun or IOleObject::DoVerb when attempting to bind to a Word document saved as an OLE link.  This occurs when the following conditions are true: The document linked to is a Word 97-2003 document (*.doc). Word 2007 was used to create the link. The OLE link…

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Unable to Update Metafile Presentation for OLE 1.0 Object in Word (2002/2003/2007)

Summary When you insert an OLE 1.0 Object into a new document using Word 2002 or Word 2003, the object will display fine on the initial insert. However, if you edit the object and update the presentation data, the metafile displayed by Word may not get correctly updated. So the object appears unchanged even though…

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