Saving changes to a previously created template




I am having a frustrating time updating my paperwork to bring it all up to
date, please read below.

firstly create your would be template
save as - or .dotx
then close the template and close word down.
open word
open the template you just created
make changes to template

at this point this is where I have a problem!
try and save the template with the changes with the same name
I get a message saying
Word cannot give a document the same name as an open document,
Type a different name for the document you want to save.

this worked perfectly fine in office 2003, so how are you to update or save
you template, it seems pointless to keep saving it as a different file name
each time you want to make a change.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

How are you opening the template? Using Office Button>Open or Office
Button>New. If you use Office Button>Open and then just use Office
Button>Save, you should be able to do what you want.

Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via


Thank you Doug for pointing that out, it works fine within word, I was
reopening the file from recent items from my windows start menu, when I
opened it within word as you rightly stated it works a treat.

Kind Regards


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