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PUB2: Large Publications May Become Corrupt

PUB2: Large Publications May Become Corrupt

Q103700

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The information in this article applies to:

 - Microsoft Publisher for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a
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SYMPTOMS
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A large publication may become corrupt if you draw objects on the
scratch area, save, switch to another page, print the publication, and
then save again. The next time you open the publication you may
receive the following error message:

   Application Error
   MSPUB caused a General Protection Fault in module MSPUB.EXE
   at 0009:1315.

This problem usually occurs with very large publications that contain
many objects.

STATUS
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Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed
at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft
Publisher for Windows, version 2.0a.

MORE INFORMATION
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Steps to Reproduce Problem
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1. Create a large publication (20 to 50 pages long, with 25 to 60
   objects per page).

2. Save the publication and exit from Publisher.

3. Restart Publisher and open the publication.

4. On page one, draw some objects on the scratch area. The objects
   should not touch the page.

5. Save the publication again.

6. Switch to page two.

7. Print the publication.

8. Save and close the publication.

9. Try to open the publication again.

The error message appears, and you cannot open the file.

For additional information, please see the following article here in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q148843
   TITLE     : PUB2: How to Recover Information from a Corrupt Publication

Additional query words: 2.00 2.00a mspub pub20 win31 gpf gpfault
2.00a corruption corrupted