Error "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened" in Microsoft Word

Document created by butlerj Support on Nov 30, 2018
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ISSUE
When opening downloaded DocuSign document in Microsoft Word the following error occurs: 

We're Sorry. We can't open <file name>.docx because we found a problem with the contents.
The file is corrupt and cannot be opened
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RESOLUTION
The Download DocuSign Document action should be configured with the "Save PDF document as" set to "URL" and given the .pdf file extension when retrieving the document.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • The file type for files downloaded using the DocuSign Download Document action is .pdf
  • A common cause of this error is uploading a .docx or .txt document to DocuSign, waiting for it to be signed and then downloading the document using the option to overwrite the current item.
  • For other file types and programs, this error may appear differently.  For .txt files the file will open and the data will appear corrupted.
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