word XML Parsing error-Microsoft Support


(Last Updated On: March 9, 2019)

“The XML data is invalid according to the schema”

You may find the above error when trying to update the office.

This issue may start if you open a word document with unknown or different programs. It is usually a document which is loaded with all the tables or other formatted labels.

In order to fix this issue, you can try to repair the word document.

The word can be repaired using the following steps/

File >> open >> select the document and click on >> “open and repair

word open and repair

Word program repair can always be done using the same steps provided below.

If you still have this issue persisting on your computer even after fixing with a document level repair, it is time to call for office repair.

Know the steps to repair an Office program to fix office xml parsing error.

At the first step, one need to open the list of installed programs to search and repair the office program.

The office program is in different versions like office 365, 2016 or 2013 with relevant editions.  The popular editions are Home edition, Business edition, premium, personal , home and student, home and business, professional or professional plus.


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Word XML parsing error can also occur if your document is having macros enabled. The word parse error may be a conflict with the program compilation. The other source to resolve this is to disable or uncheck the addins for this office program. Addins can create issues if they are not compatible with the version of your office program.

The latest office program would need the latest version of third party addins to keep your program functional.

Additionally rename the extension for the compiled file from zip to xml after the document is formatted correctly. Saving the document to the known file types also fixes the xml issues.


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