Can not make changes to Word documents


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Andy

In a directory I have some Word documents and some .reg files.

I can open and save the reg files with no problem.

However, when I open a Word document and save it, when I exit Word, I find the document unchanged with the original file date intact.

What could be the problem ?
 
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dadiOH

Andy said:
In a directory I have some Word documents and some .reg files.

I can open and save the reg files with no problem.

However, when I open a Word document and save it, when I exit Word, I
find the document unchanged with the original file date intact.

What could be the problem ?

It could be that it is saving it somewhere else.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox

In a directory I have some Word documents and some .reg files.

I can open and save the reg files with no problem.

However, when I open a Word document and save it, when I exit Word, I
find the document unchanged with the original file date intact.

What could be the problem ?

It could be that it is saving it somewhere else.[/QUOTE]

"Save" *should* save it to the original file in the original directory,
but perhaps this is a "Save As" and it is being placed in the default
Documents directory...
 
A

Andy

In a directory I have some Word documents and some .reg files.



I can open and save the reg files with no problem.



However, when I open a Word document and save it, when I exit Word, I find the document unchanged with the original file date intact.



What could be the problem ?

It's none of the above.
 
B

Ben Myers

Andy said:
In a directory I have some Word documents and some .reg files.
I can open and save the reg files with no problem.
However, when I open a Word document and save it, when I exit Word, I find
the document unchanged with the original file date intact.
What could be the problem ?

Click "File" and see if there is a "Save as" function. If so, select it and
use
the correct location.

Ben
 
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A

Andy

Click "File" and see if there is a "Save as" function. If so, select it and

use

the correct location.



Ben

Do you think that Word only saves in select locations ? :)

Andy
 
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Paul in Houston TX

Andy said:
In a directory I have some Word documents and some .reg files.

I can open and save the reg files with no problem.

However, when I open a Word document and save it, when I exit Word,
I find the document unchanged with the original file date intact.

What could be the problem ?

Are you looking at creation date instead of modified date?
Word saves files to where ever you set it up to save to.
 
A

Andy

Are you looking at creation date instead of modified date?

Word saves files to where ever you set it up to save to.

I am looking at the file date that Explorer shows.

I followed the recommendation about installing Office 2000 first and then installed Office 2010.

Office 2010 doesn't like another version of Office on the same computer.

Many times when I try to open a doc file, Word 2010 goes thru a 2 minute process of Configuring.

To be frank, I am weary of these kind of antics.

Andy
 
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glee

Andy said:
I am looking at the file date that Explorer shows.

I followed the recommendation about installing Office 2000 first and
then installed Office 2010.

Office 2010 doesn't like another version of Office on the same
computer.

Many times when I try to open a doc file, Word 2010 goes thru a 2
minute process of Configuring.

To be frank, I am weary of these kind of antics.

Andy


The workaround for the configuring issue was already explained to you.
It has to be done for each version of Word installed, if the issue
appears.
 
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dadiOH

Andy said:
I am looking at the file date that Explorer shows.

And what, pray tell, is the column heading for the date that Explorer shows?

I hesitate to mention it, what with you being a programmer and all, but one
can change the columns that Explorer shows by right clicking on the title
bar. Note that the choices differ depending upon what Explorer is showing
in the right pane; i.e., choices will be different for drives than for
files/folders.
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Many times when I try to open a doc file, Word 2010 goes thru a 2
minute process of Configuring.

To be frank, I am weary of these kind of antics.

Believe me, Andy, everyone here knows that feeling.


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dadiOH
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A

Andy

To be frank, I am weary of these kind of antics.

Believe me, Andy, everyone here knows that feeling.
- show quoted text -

You are right.

I am sure that some of the programmers feel guilty for what they write.

:)

Andy
 
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dadiOH

Bill said:
dadiOH wrote:

Are you sure? (I didn't see evidence, but maybe I missed something).

No, I am not at all sure but that is what Andy says. In assembler at that
IIRC. Maybe I should have used an emoticon...is there one for "tongue in
cheek"?

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dadiOH
____________________________

Winters getting colder? Tired of the rat race?
Taxes out of hand? Maybe just ready for a change?
Check it out... http://www.floridaloghouse.net
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Which means?


It's a very commonly used abbreviation (and some people may even use
it as an acronym). It stands for "problem exists between keyboard and
chair."
 
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