Convert File Window Interrupts Publishing to Microsoft Word

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When you're publishing to Microsoft Word, a Convert File window may unexpectedly interrupt the publishing process.

This can happen when Word is configured to Confirm file format conversion on open. To correct it, click Cancel to close the Convert File window, then do the following for your version of Word.

Word 2010 or Later

  1. In Word, go to the File tab on the ribbon and click Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab on the left side of the window.
  3. Scroll down to the General section and uncheck the box to Confirm file format conversion on open.
  4. Click OK to save the change and close all instances of Word.
  5. Republish your course.

Word 2007

  1. In Word, click the round Microsoft Office button in the upper left corner and choose Word Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab on the left side of the window.
  3. Scroll down to the General section and uncheck the box to Confirm file format conversion on open.
  4. Click OK to save the change and close all instances of Word.
  5. Republish your course.