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Word 2010 adds "Description:" to alt text on pictures

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Hi,

I have Word 2010, and am experiencing a strange thing when saving a Word 2010 document in .doc (Word 97-2003) format.

If I create a new document, insert a picture and add alt text to that picture, when I save it in .doc format (rather than .docx) it adds "Description:" to the beginning of the alt text.

Why does it do this?

Is there something I can do to stop it happening, other than save it in .doc format before doing any editing?
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Word 2010 moved the alt text field back to an intuitive place, but made things even more confusing by creating two fields for alt text. To add alt text to an image, Select the Format Picture... option.

With the Format Picture menu open, select the option for Alt Text in the sidebar. Two fields will appear, one labeled Title and one labeled Description. For best results, add appropriate alt text to the Description field, not the Title field. Information in the Title field will not be saved as alt text when the file is saved as HTML.

       see this link for more details:  http://webaim.org/techniques/word/  
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