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Microsoft KB Archive/104657

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Error Message “…Edition’s Contents Aren’t Predictable”

PSS ID Number: Q104657 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Macintosh, versions 5.0, 5.0a, 5.1


Word gives the following error message:

There is another Publisher open to the Edition “<edition filename>”. If there is more than one Publisher to an Edition, the Edition’s contents aren’t predictable.


This error message occurs under two circumstances:

  • Two publishers publish to the same edition file.

    Word gives this error message as a warning. The message does not indicate damage to the Word document. Upon updating, the edition file will contain information from the last-changed publisher. To determine the contents of an edition file, double-click the edition’s icon in the Finder.

  • A header or footer containing publisher information was closed.

    Microsoft is aware of the problem with the error message appearing while closing a header or footer, and will post more information here as it becomes available. Despite the error message, the publisher should behave normally, with no special problems.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Word for the Macintosh versions 5.0, and 5.1. This problem was corrected in Word for the Macintosh version 6.0.


“Microsoft Word User’s Guide,” page 733

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