Title pretty much sums it up. Working on a doc template for a library, have a bunch of quick parts already inserted for various columns of the content type. If I add a multi-line text field, it will crash Word. I've tried to see if it's the "unlimited length" switch in the column settings, but that had no effect. I tried inserting any of these fields into a plain blank doc, and it crashes Word as well, so I don't think it's a cumulative effect of adding a lot of fields from SharePoint to the doc. Update - my multi-line field is set to plain text. Single-line entries work, but the character limit of 255 is too short for what i need.
Update from Microsoft.
First reported to them around the 13th of September.
Exists in Office post v 7101.
KB2817537 and/or kb2817579 appear to have something to do with.
Per Microsoft, no fix until Office cumulative update in mid December (round the 13th or 15th).
Problem can manifest itself the way I see (full crash when attempting to insert the quick part). Also, in preexisting templates, the created doc may just not save.
No documentation of bug/issue exist on Microsoft's site yet because it's so new.
That's all I have. I will be looking at breaking my multiline into a string of single-line entries to get around the problem for now. Reverting Office versions would be an unworkable solution here.