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Microsoft Word 2007 opening all docs with field codes toggled off

Microsoft Word 2007 opening all docs with field codes toggled off

Recently, something changed with my Microsoft Word 2007 installation/preferences on Windows XP, such that whenever I open a word document, all the field codes are displayed raw instead of as their expanded value. For example, my header reads:

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I found the control in Word 2007 in the Advanced section of the options dialog under 'Show Document Content':
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"I had the same problem in Word 2010 on Windows 7, and it was also solved the above steps. Note that at the same time I had ActiveX buttons tied to VBA macros and the buttons were converted to pictures and so no longer functioned as buttons. I have found no way to reverse this. It is possible that the two problems occurring together are evidence of some sort of corruption, since I am certain I did not change the field codes setting. Further, this problem occurred when I opened up older documents that could not have been independently corrupted.

This problem occurred after I exited Word but the process was still running and I ended up rebooting."