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Reading from MS Word tables with .NET

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 15, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Windows Application
In my project I need to get data from MS Word tables and insert it to database. I found on the net how to open word document to get tables. But when I start to read table row by row it gives me an exeption 'Cannot access individual rows in this collection because the table has vertically merged cells'. How can I read from merged rows or maybe is there a beter way to complete this task?

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