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GP Fault Saving to Word for Windows 2.0 File Format


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c


If you save a Word for Windows document in the Word for Windows 2.0 file format, a general protection (GP) fault error may occur in WINWORD.EXE.


This happens if your document contains an endnote, footnote, or annotation within any of the following document elements:

  • Table of contents
  • Table of figures
  • EMBED or LINK field


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Word for Windows version 6.0. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Word for Windows 95, version 7.0.


  • Move the endnote, footnote, or annotation out of the table of contents, table of figures, or the EMBED or LINK field.
  • Instead of saving the file in Word for Windows 2.0 format, save it in Rich Text Format (RTF).

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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