Misha Shneerson--also known as "Misha-Cat" and "founder of ActionsPane" recently answered some questions I had about ActionsPane. To preface this, VSTO's support for ActionsPane actually attaches a Smart Document solution to the Word or Excel document behind the scenes. This causes some issues you might run into. Here is our conversation more or less:
Eric: So the wacky AutoRecover property on ActionsPane--why would I ever not set it to true?