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Right-to-left characters in a field that is contained in a table may cause InfoPath 2003 to quit unexpectedly

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Microsoft thanks you for taking the time to send us information about the program error that you just experienced. After investigating error reports provided by users like you, our engineers devised a workaround for this problem. This article contains information that may help you avoid this problem in the future.

Error signature

This article describes a program error that can have the following error signatures:
 Application name  Application version  Module name  Module version  Offset
 Infopath.exe      11.0.6252.0          Ntdll.dll    5.1.2600.1217   00008e20

Additionally, other offsets are possible.

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When you work in the program that is listed in the "Applies to" section, the program quits unexpectedly, and you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Microsoft Office InfoPath has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Please tell Microsoft about this problem.

We have created an error report that you can send to help us improve Office InfoPath. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous.
To see what data this error report contains, click here.
Note To view the details of the error signature, click the link in the following text:
To see what data this error report contains, click here.

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This issue may occur if a field in a table contains right-to-left characters such as Arabic, Hebrew, Indic, or Thai.

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To work around this issue, change the property of the field that contains right-to-left characters to have right-to-left text direction. You can change this property while you are in design mode for the form.

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More information

The Office Error Reporting dialog box appears when an error occurs that causes a fatal event in the program. The dialog box includes a button to send the information about the fatal event to Microsoft. Microsoft gathers information about these types of events in a database to try to identify the cause. For more information about the Microsoft Data Collection Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
283768� End User Privacy Policy in Application Error Reporting

289508� HOW TO: View the error signature from Office Application Error Reporting if program quits unexpectedly

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Keywords: KB870819, kbbug, kberrmsg, kbtshoot

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Article Info
Article ID : 870819
Revision : 2
Created on : 9/12/2011
Published on : 9/12/2011
Exists online : False
Views : 323