For a customer, we've created a content type (document set) with multiple managed metadata fields. Within the docset, word-content types have been made available which inherit their metadata. We've noticed that when the sum of the selected MM values (filled in in SharePoint) is higher than 50, Word gives an error on 'missing properties - correct the invalid or missing properties...' in the DIP. As long as the sum is higher than 50, it is not possible to save the document. The user first has to adjust the docset MM, then update the doc, and then set the MM correct again... which isn't really userfriendly.

Is anyone aware of a limitation in office on maximum 50 MM values? Has anyone found a solution/workaround for this?

  • The limit is 190 Managed Metadata columns inside a single list! Does indeed sound like a Word issue. See technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx#Column – Lars Fastrup Jan 18 '17 at 11:18
  • I'm aware of the SharePoint 2013 limitations, but we're not hitting those limitations. The issue at hand is on the Office-side. I can perfectly select more than 50 items in SharePoint, but then Word won't allow any new updates. So issue is on the Office side here. – Jim Ongena Apr 10 '17 at 11:30

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