I have a read/writeable CD-Rom. Why can't I save a Word document t


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Guest

When I try to save to CD-Rom it says I don't hace access, contact
administrator. I am the administrator. What do I do now?
 
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Graham Mayor

Save to the hard drive and copy to the removable media.

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Gordon

4catsme said:
When I try to save to CD-Rom it says I don't hace access, contact
administrator. I am the administrator. What do I do now?
The ONLY way you can do that (and even then it's not recommended) is to
format a CDRW disk for packet writing. To do that you will need a
third-party CD burning application such as Nero as the native XP Cd burning
function won't do it.
 
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Charles Kenyon

If you want to be able to use your documents, when working within Word, act
as if your floppy drive does not exist! (This applies to CDRW/CDR drives as
well.)
Don't use Word to:
Open a document on a floppy
Print a document on a floppy
Edit a document on a floppy
Save a document to a floppy (not even a copy)

Word regularly trashes documents on floppy drives!

Instead, work on the document using your hard drive. Copy it back and forth
using Windows.

I know that for some with shared computers (libraries, schools) this is a
tough prescription. All I can recommend for that is to use a brand new
formatted disk each time you save and don't do any editing.
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Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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Guest

Ok, I understand the theory. When I open the document in word (which is
where it is now), what format am I saving it as on the hard drive? RTF?
When I tried that it copied onto the CDRW as a word document. Since it is my
resume and references I am usually asked to send as RTF anyway. Where did I
go wrong? Also, will it always be 'read only'
 
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Uncle Joe

You should be fine if you:

(1) Save the word document file as .RTF
(2) Copy the .RTF file to CD-ROM

Yes, files copied to CD-ROM will always have
a read-only designation.

This can be overcome by copying the .RTF
file back to a hard drive and opening MS Explorer.
Find the subject .RTF file, highlight it, right-click
on the file, choose Properties, and uncheck
the file's read-only attribute. Then close the file.

Good luck!
 
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