Required settings for publishing to Word

Publish

Platform_KC
On Premises

The following tables show the settings required for publishing using specific operating systems (either 32-bit or 64-bit) and versions of Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word 2013 and Windows Server 2012 are both known to work but are not yet officially supported.

Note:

  • When publishing using Contribute, ensure the settings for Client and Live are completed:
    • Desktop System32 (publishing folder) and Desktop SysWOW64 (publishing folder) [Read More]
    • Add registry key and Enable Word macros [Read More]
  • For Word 2007 publishing, you need to type in personal details for the Microsoft Office Installation, in Word Options > Popular > Personalize Your Copy of Microsoft Office. Without these details, Word 2007 publishing fails, with an error message "Document cannot be opened by Word: Line 1080 error, Bad parameter".

Builds Author-it 5.4 and later

Server Operating System

Word 2007

Word 2010 (32-bit)

Word 2010 (64-bit)

Microsoft Server 2003

Client

No Action

No Action

Does not apply

Live Publishing Server

No Action

No Action

Does not apply

Microsoft Server 2008 (32-bit)

Client

No Action

No Action

Does not apply

Live Publishing Server

Desktop System32 (publishing folder)

Desktop System32 (publishing folder)

Does not apply

Microsoft Server 2008 (64-bit) (R2)

Client

No Action

No Action

Enable Word macros

Live Publishing Server

Desktop SysWOW64 (publishing folder)

Desktop SysWOW64 (publishing folder)

Enable Word macros

Desktop System32 (publishing folder)

Builds Author-it 5.4 and later

Desktop Operating System

Word 2007

Word 2010 (32-bit)

Word 2010 (64-bit)

Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

Client

No Action

No Action

Does not apply

Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Client

No Action

No Action

Enable Word macros

Microsoft Vista (32-bit)

Client

No Action

No Action

Does not apply

Microsoft Vista (64-bit)

Client

No Action

No Action

Enable Word macros

Builds Author-it 5.3.530.7964 and Author-it Contribute 5.3.510.7936 and earlier

Server Operating System

Word 2007

Word 2010 (32-bit)

Word 2010 (64-bit)

Microsoft Server 2003

Client

No Action

No Action

Does not apply

Live Publishing Server

No Action

No Action

Does not apply

Microsoft Server 2008 (32-bit)

Client

No Action

No Action

Does not apply

Live Publishing Server

Desktop System32 (publishing folder)

Desktop System32 (publishing folder)

Does not apply

Microsoft Server 2008 (64-bit) (R2)

Client

No Action

No Action

Registry key

Macros enabled

Live Publishing Server

Desktop SysWOW64 (publishing folder)

Desktop SysWOW64 (publishing folder)

Registry key

Macros enabled

Desktop System32 (publishing folder)

Builds Author-it 5.3.5307964 and earlier

Desktop Operating System

Word 2007

Word 2010 (32-bit)

Word 2010 (64-bit)

Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

Client

No Action

No Action

Does not apply

Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Client

No Action

No Action

Registry key

Enable Word macros

Microsoft Vista (32-bit)

Client

No Action

No Action

Does not apply

Microsoft Vista (64-bit)

Client

No Action

No Action

Registry key

Enable Word macros