If your VSTO solution crashes after running for a while…

February 23, 2018

…and the problem isn’t reproducible. I was confronted with a request to trouble-shoot such a situation, not long ago. A large organization contacted me and this was the problem description.


BUG: Migrating VSTO Word 2008 document to later versions of VSTO

August 29, 2013

I attempted to upgrade a Word 2007 document-level customization, created with VSTO 2008 to VSTO 2012 and Word 2013 the other day. Even after following all the migration steps, I was still getting an error message for the Document Designer: “Designer failed to load correctly. Do not use the Designer to work on the document […]


PowerPoint 2013: Change in default save type

December 21, 2012

Mostly, I work with Word and that’s what this blog is usually about. But I do program inter-Office with Excel, PowerPoint and Access, when the need arises. Of those, PowerPoint is my least favorite – I find the object model impenetrable and always have to ask questions of my colleagues in the PowerPoint forum… One […]