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Article ID: 2633585 - Last Review: March 9, 2012 - Revision: 6.0


When you open a Microsoft Word 2010 document in Microsoft Word 2007, spaces are missing between some words in the document.  


To resolve this problem, install the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 3 (SP3). To download the service pack, visit the following Microsoft website:
The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 3 (

Or, you can install the service pack through Windows Update. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
Microsoft Update (

  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007 (Home and Student version)
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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