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SharePoint makes Office Document custom fields unreadable

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 27, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

We're using WSS 3.0SP2 with a Document Library that has document-level columns (fields) added. The columns (fields) are defined as single-line text; nothing fancy. In SharePoint we can set the field values no problem. When we pull the documents back out of SharePoint to the file systsem, and look at the Custom Fields, the values are unreadable gibberish. They look like graphics lines and boxes and the Type is set to Unknown.

Any ideas why this is happening and how to fix it?

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