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Removing all smartTags of a word docx file

I tried to manually add <w:doNotEmbedSmartTags/> to the settings.xml, open the doc and SaveAs a new doc. The smartTags are gone.
When using openxml 2.16, <w:doNotEmbedSmartTags> and <w:smartTags> are not valid objects in the library.

I also tried to use the following in Macro,
ActiveDocument.RemoveSmartTags
ActiveDocument.EmbedSmartTags = False
and it did not work.

Would there be any other ways to remove all smartTags?

Regards,
Chung

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Hi @ChungLew-8755,
I suggest you try these methods:
Method 1: Remove a Single Smart Tag from Text

  1. Move the insertion point over the text until the Smart Tag Actions button appears.

  2. Click the Smart Tag Actions button, and then click Remove this Smart Tag.

Method 2: Remove All Smart Tags
This method removes all Smart Tags, including Smart Tags labeled by recognizers you may no longer have and Smart Tags recognized in a document opened on someone else's computer. You cannot undo this action.

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options, and then click the Smart Tags tab.
    Note: In Word 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, click Word Options, click Proofing, and then click AutoCorrect Options under AutoCorrect options. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, click Smart Tags.

  2. On the Smart Tags tab, click Remove Smart Tags.

Method 3: Remove Specific Types of Smart Tags
This method removes some Smart Tags, but it leaves the feature turned on.

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options, and then click the Smart Tags tab.
    Note In Word 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, click Word Options, click Proofing, and then click AutoCorrect Options under AutoCorrect options. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, click Smart Tags.

  2. Under Recognizers, clear the check boxes for the Smart Tags you want to remove.

  3. Click Remove Smart Tags.

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Hi @emilyhua-msft ,

Thanks for you reply.

The methods you mentioned are not appropriate to my case. Those methods are only available in Word 2007.

In the newer versions of MSWord, "Remove Smart Tag" buttons are not found.
In the customize ribbon, I do not see any buttons about SmartTag and Actions.

Even I remove all the Actions type in the Action tab in proofing, the SmartTags cannot be removed.

Regards,
Chung

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