Word Table Corruption Error While Editing

Eidolonai December 17, 2017

Microsoft Word tables allow you to organize data in a way that can be easily read and manipulated. It is more like an organization tool, using which you can also sort your data. On occasion, you find issues while editing these tables. One of the prime causes for this behavior to occur is table corruption. Hence, in order to restore lost information, you need to use your recent file backup. But, in case of no backup availability, or invalid state of backup, Word Recovery tools offer a one-hit cure.

Consider a practical example; you are using a complex table in your Microsoft Word document. When you try to edit this table, you observe one of the below symptoms:

. Your Word document start flickering
. The document appears to repaginate
. You encounter an error message:

“A table in this document has become corrupted. To recover the contents of the table: select the table and choose Convert Table to Text from the Table menu”


You observe these issues if one of the conditions is true:

. You have created the table in earlier version of Microsoft Word
. The table in use is corrupted or damaged


To troubleshoot these problems, you need to try these steps:

. Try to open the document in earlier version of Microsoft Word and edit it
. If problem persists, you should try these methods for repairing damaged document:
. Try to open the document with ‘Open and Repair’ feature
. Save the document in another file format and then covert it again in MS Word document
. Leaving the last paragraph, copy all the things from damaged document and paste them to a new one
. To prevent further damage, copy the uncorrupted portions of damaged document to a new one
. If problem persists and you have valid file backup, delete the damaged one and restore from backup
. In case of backup issues, you should use commercial word repair software. Such Word Recovery utilities recover and restore all document objects and provide interactive interface. Also, because of their read-only design, they maintain data integrity.

Stellar Phoenix Word Recovery is an advanced Word recovery software. It supports recovery for files created with Word 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000. The application repairs and restores all objects, like tables, macros, charts, images, drawings etc. It is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.

Addison Philip work as a freelancer and researcher of doc repair & repair word file software.


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