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Compatibility issues in Office 2013

Office 2013

Get more information about issues displayed in the Telemetry Log about possible compatibility issues in Office 2013 products, including Excel 2013, Word 2013, and Outlook 2013.

Last modified: September 11, 2013

Applies to: Office 2013 | VBA

 

The following tables list information about issues presented in the Telemetry Log. For more information about the Telemetry Log, see the article Troubleshooting Office files and custom solutions with the Office Telemetry Log.

These messages can appear if the file contains a control that may not be supported in Office 2013 or on the computer operating system.

Table 1. Issues displayed in Telemetry Log about controls

Event ID

Applications

Additional information

Title

Description

10000

All Office 2013

Warning: Visual Basic 6.0 Controls

The file uses a Visual Basic 6.0 control that does not work in 64-bit versions of Office or in 32-bit versions of Office that are running on a device that uses an ARM processor. Replace the control with a supported control if you want it to be available to Office applications in those environments.

10001

All Office 2013

Link

Controls: Visual Basic 6.0 Control on 64-bit OS

The file uses a Visual Basic 6.0 control that does not work in 64-bit versions of Office. Visual Basic 6.0 runtime files are 32-bit and are supported in the 32-bit OS or in WOW emulation environments only.

10002

All Office 2013

Link

Controls: Visual Basic 6.0 Controls on Device with ARM Processor

The file uses a Visual Basic 6.0 control that does not work on a device that uses an ARM processor.

10003

All Office 2013

Link

Controls: Microsoft Calendar Control

The file uses the Microsoft Calendar control (Mscal.ocx), a feature of previous versions of Access that is not available in Office 2013. The control will not work because it is not installed on the host computer. Use other date picker controls as an alternative, like the Date Picker Content Control (in Word 2013) or the Windows DatePicker control (in the Windows Common Controls).

For more information, see Replacing the Calendar Control in Access 2010 Applications.

10004

All Office 2013

Link

Office Web Components

The file uses an Office Web Components (MSOWC.dll) control. The control will not work because the Office Web Components are not installed on this computer and are not included with Office 2013. To use this control, install the Office Web Components separately.

For more information, see HOW TO: Find Office Web Components Programming Documentation and Samples

10005

All Office 2013

Link

Controls: Unregistered ActiveX Control

The file uses ActiveX controls that are not registered on the host computer. To use the control, register it on the host computer.

These messages can appear if the add-in or macro-enabled document code uses an object, member, collection, enumeration, or constant that has been removed from the application’s object model.

Table 2. Issues displayed in Telemetry Log about removed members

Event ID

Applications

Additional Information

Title

Description

10103

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

Link

OM Removed: Custom XML Feature

The Custom XML feature is removed from Word. The following methods and properties are hidden, and if accessed, return run-time error:

  • XMLNodes.Add method

  • Document.XMLHideNamespaces property

  • Document.XMLSaveDataOnly property

  • Document.XMLSchemaViolations property

  • XMLSchemaViolations object and all its members

  • XMLSchemaViolation object and all its members

  • Application.TaskPanes, if the wdTaskPaneXMLStructure constant (5) of the WdTaskPanes enumeration is specified

  • Options.PrintXMLTag property

  • View.ShowXMLMarkup property

  • XMLChildNodeSuggestions collection and all its members

  • XMLChildNodeSuggestion object and all its members

  • Selection.XMLParentNode property

  • Range.XMLParentNode property

10113

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Removed: Smart Tag Feature

The SmartTags feature is removed from Word. The following objects, methods, and properties are hidden, and if accessed, return a runtime error:

  • SmartTag object and members

  • SmartTags collection and members

  • SmartTagAction object and members

  • SmartTagActions collection and members

  • SmartTagType object and members

  • SmartTagTypes collection and members

  • XMLNode.SmartTag property

The following methods are hidden, and if accessed, fail silently:

  • Document.CheckNewSmartTags method

  • Document.RecheckSmartTags method

  • Document.RemoveSmartTags method

The following properties are hidden, and if accessed, always returns FALSE:

  • Document.EmbedSmartTags property

  • Document.SmartTagsAsXMLProps property

  • Options.LabelSmartTags property

  • Options.DisplaySmartTagButtons property

  • EmailOptions.EmbedSmartTag property

The following property is hidden, and if accessed, always returns true:

  • View.DisplaySmartTags property

The following properties are hidden, and if accessed, always returns an empty collection:

  • Application.SmartTagTypes property

  • Document.SmartTags property

  • Range.SmartTags property

  • Selection.SmartTags property

10115

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Removed: AutoSummary Feature

The AutoSummary feature is removed from Word. The following method and properties are hidden, and if accessed, return a runtime error:

  • Document.AutoSummarize method

  • Document.ShowSummary property

  • Document.SummaryViewMode property

  • Document.SummaryLength property

10116

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Removed: Barcode Feature

The barcode feature for envelopes is removed from Word. The following properties are hidden, and if accessed, always return FALSE:

  • Envelope.DefaultPrintBarCode property

  • MailingLabel.DefaultPrintBarCode property

10117

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Removed: Window.DocumentMapPercentWidth Property

The Window.DocumentMapPercentWidth property is hidden in Word. If accessed, the property raises a run-time error.

10122

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Removed: Application.FileSearch

The Application.FileSearch was removed in Office 2007. If accessed, this property will return an error. To work around this issue, use the FileSystemObject to recursively search directories to find specific files.

10145

Excel 2013

OM Removed: Application.FileSearch

The Application.FileSearch property was removed in Office 2007. If accessed, this property will return an error. To work around this issue, use the FileSystemObject to recursively search directories to find specific files.

10154

Excel 2013

OM Removed: Smart Tag Feature

The SmartTags feature is removed from Excel. The following properties are hidden, and if accessed, always returns FALSE:

  • Application.SmartTagRecognizers property

The following objects, methods, and properties are hidden, and if accessed, return a runtime error:

  • SmartTag object and members

  • SmartTags collection and members

  • SmartTagAction object and members

  • SmartTagActions collection and members

  • SmartTagOptions collection and members

  • SmartTagRecognizer object and members

  • SmartTagRecognizers collection and members

The following methods are hidden, and if accessed, fail silently:

  • Workbook.RecheckSmartTags method

The following properties are hidden, and if accessed, always returns an empty collection:

  • Workbook.SmartTagOptions property

  • Worksheet.SmartTags property

  • Range.SmartTags property

  • IRange.SmartTags property

  • DialogSheet.SmartTags property

  • IDialogSheet.SmartTags property

10155

All Office 2013

OM Removed: ToolbarButton.Edit Method

The CommandBar Button Editor has been removed. If called, the method silently fails. Custom images can be applied to legacy CommandBar buttons using the CommandBarButton.PasteFace method, or the CommandBarButton.Picture and the CommandBarButton.Mask properties.

These messages can appear if the add-in or macro-enabled document code uses an object, member, collection, enumeration, or constant that behaves differently from previous versions of Office.

Table 3. Issues displayed in Telemetry Log about behavior changes

Event ID

Applications

Additional Information

Title

Description

10100

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Behavior Change: Options.RevisedLinesColor Property

Change Bars have been become interactive components of the user interface and are not distinguished by color in Word. If accessed, the Options.RevisedLinesColor Property (Word) property always returns the value for wdBlack (1).

10101

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

Link

OM Behavior Change: Custom XML Feature

The Custom XML feature is hidden in Word. Word does not support the embedding of custom XML in documents. Some APIs associated with accessing the Custom XML remain but are changed:

10104

Outlook 2013

Link

OM Behavior Change: CommandBars Feature

CommandBars in Outlook have been replaced by the ribbon component of the Fluent user interface. If accessed, the Explorer.CommandBars and Inspector.CommandBars properties will return null. To customize the user interface in Outlook, use the IRibbonExtensibility Object (Office) object and the RibbonX extensibility model.

10105

Excel 2013

OM Behavior Change: Application.Hwnd Property

The Application.Hwnd Property (Excel) property is changed. If accessed, the property returns the handle of the active window in Excel rather than handle of the top-level window. To access another window in Excel, use the Application.Windows Property (Excel) property.

10106

Excel 2013

OM Behavior Change: Application.FormulaBarHeight Property

The Application.FormulaBarHeight Property (Excel) property is changed. If accessed, the property reads and writes the height of the formula bar associated with the active window in Excel. To change formula bar height for another window in Excel, set the Application.FormulaBarHeight property after activating the window.

10107

Excel 2013

OM Behavior Change: Workbook.Protect Method

Window structure (height, width, minimized or maximized state) cannot be protected in Excel. If called, the Workbook.Protect Method (Excel) method does not protect the workbook window structure regardless of the value of the Windows parameter.

10140

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Behavior Change: Table.AllowPageBreaks

The Table.AllowPageBreaks property is hidden, and always returns TRUE. To achieve the same behavior, use the ParagraphFormat.KeepTogether Property (Word) and ParagraphFormat.KeepWithNext Property (Word) properties.

These messages can appear if the add-in or macro-enabled document code uses an object, member, collection, enumeration, or constant that has been hidden in the application’s object model.

Table 4. Issues displayed in Telemetry Log about hidden members

Event ID

Applications

Additional Information

Title

Description

10108

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Document.EditionOptions Method

The Document.EditionOptions method is hidden in Word. This method was intended to support the infrastructure for Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office and was not intended to be used directly within user code.

10109

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Document.UpdateSummaryProperties Method

The AutoSummary feature is removed from Word. If called, the Document.UpdateSummaryProperties method raises a run-time error.

10110

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Comment.Delete Method

Commenters can reply directly to other comments in Word. If called, the Comment.Delete method functions similar to previous versions of Office by deleting a single comment and leaving all replies in the document. To remove an entire thread of comments, use the Comment.DeleteRecursively method. To reply to a comment, use the Comment.Replies.Add method.

10111

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Comment.Author Property

Comments in Word are now associated with contacts. If accessed, the Comment.Author property behaves similarly to previous versions of Office. To access the name of a commenter, use the Name property of the Contact object associated with the comment.

10112

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Comment.Initial Property

Initials of commenters are not displayed with comments in Word by default. If accessed, the Comment.Initial property behaves similar to previous versions of Office. However, printed documents still display initials for comments.

10114

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Comment.ShowTip Property

ScreenTips associated with comments in Word are shown by default. If accessed, the Comment.ShowTip property always returns FALSE.

10118

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Options.BackgroundOpen Property

Large web documents cannot be opened in the background in Word. If accessed, the Options.BackgroundOpen Property (Word) property always returns FALSE and cannot be set to any other value.

10119

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Document.ApplyQuickStyleSet Method

The Document.ApplyQuickStyleSet method is hidden in Word. If called, the method continues to function the same as it did in Office 2007 by changing the Style Set for the document. To use the new features of Office 2010 and above, replace with the Document.ApplyQuickStyleSet2 Method (Word) method.

10120

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Document.SaveAs Method

The Save As feature behaves similarly to previous versions of Word. If called, the Document.SaveAs method behaves similarly as it does in Office 2007. And SaveAs2 method is added to the Document object that contains the properties introduced in Office 2010. To use the new features of Office 2010 and above, replace the Document.SaveAs method with the Document.SaveAs2 Method (Word).

10121

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Assistant and AnswerWizard Features

The Assistant and AnswerWizard features have been hidden in Word.

The following properties are hidden but remain part of the object model for backward compatibility. It is not recommended to use them in new Office solutions:

  • Application.Assistant property

  • Application.AnswerWizard property

The following properties are hidden. If accessed, they return a run-time error.

  • Global.Assistant property

  • Global.AnswerWizard property

10123

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Options.WPHelp

The Options.WPHelp property is hidden.

10124

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Options.SetWPHelpOptions

The Options.SetWPHelpOptions property is hidden. If accessed, the property returns an error.

10125

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Options.WPDocNavKeys

The Options.WPDocNavKeys property is hidden. If accessed, the property always returns FALSE.

10126

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden:Options.BlueScreen

The Options.BlueScreen property is hidden. If accessed, the property always returns FALSE.

10127

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Options.AllowFastSave

The Options.AllowFastSave is hidden. If accessed, the property always returns FALSE.

10128

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Application.DisplayStatusBar

The Application.DisplayStatusBar property is hidden. Use Application.CommandBars("Status Bar")Visible instead.

10129

Word 2013Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Document.HTMLProject

The Document.HTMLProject is hidden. If accessed, the property returns an error.

10130

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Document.Versions

The Versions feature is removed, and as a result, the Document.Versions property is hidden. If accessed, the property returns an error.

10131

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Document.Route

The Routing Slip feature is removed, and as a result, the Document.Route method is hidden. If accessed, this method returns an error.

10132

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Document.HasRoutingSlip

The Routing Slip feature is removed, and as a result, the Document.HasRoutingSlip property is hidden. If accessed, the property returns an error.

10133

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Document.Routed

The Routing Slip feature is removed, and as a result, the Document.Routed property is hidden. If accessed, the property returns an error.

10134

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Document.RoutingSlip

The Routing Slip feature is removed, and as a result, the Document.RoutingSlip property is hidden. If accessed, the property returns an error.

10135

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Diagram OM

The Diagram object and the properties and methods associated with the Diagram object have been hidden. If accessed, the following members generate errors:

  • Shapes.AddDiagram

  • Shape.Diagram

  • Shape.DiagramNode

  • Shape.HasDiagram

  • ShapeHasDiagramNode

  • ShapeRange.DiagramNode

  • ShapeRange.HasDiagram

  • ShapeRange.HasDiagramNode

10136

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: ShapeRange.Activate

The Word Picture object is hidden, and as a result, the methods used to convert a picture to a Word Picture object were also hidden. These methods included the following:

  • InlineShape.Activate

  • Shape.Activate

  • ShapeRange.Activate

If used, these methods generate an error.

10137

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Shape.Activate

The Word Picture object is hidden, and as a result, the methods used to convert a picture to a Word Picture object were also hidden. These methods included the following:

  • InlineShape.Activate

  • Shape.Activate

  • ShapeRange.Activate

If used, these methods generate an error.

10138

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: InlineShape.Activate

The Word Picture object is hidden, and as a result, the methods used to convert a picture to a Word Picture object were also hidden. These methods included the following:

  • InlineShape.Activate

  • Shape.Activate

  • ShapeRange.Activate

If used, these methods generate an error.

10139

Word 2013

OM Hidden: Shapes.AddChart

The Shapes.AddChart method is hidden. It remains part of the object model for backward compatibility, but you should not use it in new applications. Use the Shapes.AddChart2 method instead.

Note Note

The Shapes.AddChart2 method applies a default title to the new chart. If you need to change the title of the chart after it has been added to the file, use the Chart.ChartTitle property or edit the title manually.

10141

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Application.ShowWindowsInTaskbar

The Application.ShowWindowinTaskbar property is hidden. If accessed, the property always returns true.

10142

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: HangulHanjaConversionDictionaries.BuiltinDictionary

The HangulHanjaConversionDictionaries.BuiltinDictionary property is hidden. If accessed, the property returns NULL.

10143

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: Template.AutoTextEntries

AutoText is now a type of Building Block. You can access Building Blocks by using the Template.BuildingBlockEntries Property (Word) or Template.BuildingBlockTypes Property (Word) properties.

By default, AutoText is saved in normal.dotm

10144

Word 2013, Outlook 2013

OM Hidden: View.RevisionsMode

The View.RevisionsMode property is hidden. Instead, use the View.MarkupMode Property (Word) property.

10146

Excel 2013

OM Hidden: ISlicerCache.ClearManualFilter

The method ClearManualFilter of ISlicerCache object was marked as hidden. It remains part of the object model for backward compatibility, but you should not use it in new applications.

10147

Excel 2013

OM Hidden: _Application.ShowWindowsInTaskbar

The property _Application.ShowWindowsInTaskbar has been hidden. It remains part of the object model for backward compatibility, but you should not use it in new applications.

10148

Excel 2013

OM Hidden: _Application.SaveISO8601Dates

The property _Application.SaveISO8601Dates has been hidden. It remains part of the object model for backward compatibility, but you should not use it in new applications.

10149

Excel 2013

OM Hidden: SlicerCache.ClearManualFilter

The method ClearManualFilter of SlicerCache. object was marked as hidden. It remains part of the object model for backward compatibility, but you should not use it in new applications.

10150

Excel 2013

OM Hidden: _Application.Assistant

The property _Application.Assistant has been hidden. It remains part of the object model for backward compatibility, but you should not use it in new applications.

10151

Excel 2013

OM Hidden: _Application.AnswerWizard

The property _Application.Assistant has been hidden. If accessed, the property returns a run-time error.

10152

Excel 2013

OM Hidden: _Global.Assistant

The property _Global.Assistant has been hidden. It remains part of the object model for backward compatibility, but you should not use it in new applications.

10153

Excel 2013

OM Hidden: Shapes.AddChart

The Shapes.AddChart method is hidden. It remains part of the object model for backward compatibility, but you should not use it in new applications. Use the Shapes.AddChart2 method instead.

Note Note

The Shapes.AddChart2 method applies a default title to the new chart. If you need to change the title of the chart after it has been added to the file, use the Chart.ChartTitle property or edit the title manually.

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