[Athen] Save as DAISY plug in question

Sean Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Tue Nov 19 14:36:06 PST 2013

Hi Robert,

A few thoughts that come to mind (as I was dealing with this a few weeks ago):
1. Are you using MS Word 2010 64-bit or 32-bit and do you have the correct Save As DAISY version for the correct version of MS Word?

2. Have you run the validator on the DOCX file and received the "This document is valid" response?

3. Did you load the DAISY styles into the document? Sometimes this works for me.

4. Is there any math content in the document and/or do you have any MathType objects in the document that are empty? We have sometimes had people erroneously include an empty object in the document. Gaeir's suggestion works best to drop the file back to TXT and then back to MS Word as that can remove any MS Word objects that should not be in the document. Faster than trying to go through the document line-by-line.

5. Is there a hidden H1 heading somewhere in the document? This has caused problems for us in the past. Once again, going to TXT and back can solve that problem, although you will have to redo the heading levels.

Take care,

On Nov 14, 2013, at 1:52 PM, Robert Beach <rbeach at kckcc.edu> wrote:

> Hello all,


> I’m using Word 2010 and the Save as DAISY plug in to create a DAISY book from a single file. I keep getting an error that the document is mal formed. Any idea what that means? It is happening on two different computers. The other files that were processed the same way are converting just fine. Any help would be appreciated.



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