SAXParseException: '[word/document.xml line 2]: Attribute w:cstheme redefined', Stream 'word/document.xml', Line 2, Column 31342(row,col)

I am trying to open an file saved in .xlsx format but gettint the below error today

SAXParseException: ‘[word/document.xml line 2]: Attribute w:cstheme redefined’, Stream ‘word/document.xml’, Line 2, Column 137765

I used to open it without any problem untill yesterday

Can some one help me how to fix this issue


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I am trying to open an file saved in .xlsx

SAXParseException: '[word/document.xml line 2]:

How does this match? Either it is a Excel (.xlsx) or Word (word/document.xml ) file.

You probably need to upload the file for someone to fix. Of course you could try yourself to

  • extract the file document.xml from your document (which is a zip archive)
  • use an XML tool to validate the XML code
  • fix the problem found
  • put the file document.xml back into the zip container.

If you decide to upload your file, edit your question and user the clip symbol to attach your file.

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for a more detailed explanation of methods how to fix the problem - see Tutorial - Fixing .docx files with SAXParse error

Hope that helps.

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