JSI Tip 1558. Word 97 issues: Invalid Document ID?

If you open or save a DMS (Document Management System) file in Word and receive:

Invalid Document ID


The document name or path is not valid. It may contain characters which are not part of the current language of the operating system. Try renaming the file or opening it with the language of the system set to the language used when it was created.


Your DMS does not understand Unicode.

Use Regedt32 to create the following registry path:


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