Compiled RTF file crashes Word 7 when comparing documents

When I compile, formatted as SMF and saved to word compatable .rtf file, I cannot compare it with another document in Microsoft Word 2007. The document can be opened in word, edited, and saved, but the resulting document still causes word to crash when trying to compare.

The document I am trying to compare to is the original file imported into scrivener.

Alright, this is going to sound dumb but: what do you mean when you say “compare”? If it opens, edits, and save, what is it you are doing that causes the crash?