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Word Document date property defaulting to an incorrect value.

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Within a SharePoint document library we have a custom column that is a date (Inactive date). If you look at the properties from within SharePoint on a document the date is empty. If you open the document in Word 2007 and look at the properties the date has acquired a value, always the same value 30/11/1999. If you save the document and look at the properties in SharePoint again it now has the value.  Unfortunately in Business terms this now shows that the document is “In Active”. I traced the date back to the template document on the library. I edited the template document by removing the date and saving it. If I then create a new document and save it again the properties in SharePoint show an empty date. However if I then open the document again in Word the date appears. This problem does not occur with word 2003. How can I stop the date defaulting to this value when a document is opened in Word?

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