Missing "a:theme" element after download from Word Online RRS feed

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    I have a document created and downloaded from Word Online within the last few days. Now it is placed here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx5CvNGviNcNenV4emJ4bHJYSVE/view?usp=sharing

    Look at the first heading "Created using Word...". If I open the document in Word 2013, the font of this heading is Calibri Light. If I open it in Word 2010 or with the earlier versions, it's Cambria. 
    If you look at the layout of the Title style, you can notice that there is a reference to 'majorHAnsi' ascii theme (w:rFonts/@w:asciiTheme), but there isn't a "a:theme" element where this reference can be defined. So Word doesn't receive any information about this style from the document and uses some build-in styles or the other logic. 
    If the logic changes from version to version, in my opinion, it causes problems. An obligatory "a:theme" would solve the problem. 

    So could you please give some comments about this issue? Is it a bug or a feature?
    And I am also interested in styles that are used in this case in MS Word products. Where can I find information about build-in styles (for example that Word 2013 uses Calibri Light, and Word 2010 - Cambria)?

    Thank you.

    Regards, Katerina Dolgunicheva
    Thursday, November 6, 2014 11:49 AM

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  • Hi Katerina Dolgunicheva,

    Thanks for posting in MSDN forum.

    This forum is for developers discussing developing issues involve Word application. Since the issue is more relative to end-user, I would like to move it to Word IT Pro Discussions forum.

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    Friday, November 7, 2014 8:20 AM
  • As I see it, this question is addressed to Microsoft developers who are responsible for Word Online. This issue is similar to a bug report. But I couldn't find any form for feedback in Word Online or in OneDrive, so I wrote here.
    Friday, November 7, 2014 10:04 AM
  • Hi,

    Based on your description, I could reproduce this issue. Thus, I have collected this information, and submit with internal ways. Someone familiar with this topic will further look at this issue.


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    Monday, November 10, 2014 3:26 AM