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Visualforce Word Doc Rich Text Area Field Rendering Issues

I am having rendering issues when I create a word doc from a visualforce page containing a Rich Text Area field.  The spaces after a period render as a  (capital A caret).  It seems this is some type of text encoding translation error.  Any idea how to fix this? 


I have tried using put outputField and outputText with escape="false".  It's a real annoyance to my users to have edit these out before they save the word doc.



Best Answer chosen by Admin (Salesforce Developers) 

Ha!  I found the answer by accident via Google.  Apparently, you need to set the charset to "Windows-1252" in the contentType portion of the Page tag.  The following worked:

<apex:page contentType="application/ms-word; charset=Windows-1252#