Word 2007 Shift F5


L

leahl

I read in a book that the Shift F5 remembers the last 3 locations where text
was edited. It also stated ..."This setting is persistent, too. When you
open a document, if you want to retun to the last location you were editing,
press Shift + F5."
I press Shift F5 before I cLose the document and it returns me to the last 2
locations that were edited -not 3. Also, when I open the document, pressing
Shift F5 did nothing. Any comments?
 
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S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

Unfortunately, Shift+F5 does *not* work on opening a document in Word 2007.
 
J

Jay Freedman

leahl said:
I read in a book that the Shift F5 remembers the last 3 locations
where text was edited. It also stated ..."This setting is
persistent, too. When you open a document, if you want to retun to
the last location you were editing, press Shift + F5."
I press Shift F5 before I cLose the document and it returns me to the
last 2 locations that were edited -not 3. Also, when I open the
document, pressing Shift F5 did nothing. Any comments?
Word does remember three locations, including the one you were at when you
first press Shift+F5. Continuing to press Shift+F5 three or more times
should cycle among the three locations.

In Word 2007, the mechanism for saving the last location in the document
file on closing is broken. In previous versions, the file stores a bookmark
named \PrevSel1 (see http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/GoBackFix.htm).
Apparently when the code to write the new docx file format was designed,
someone forgot to require the storage of this bookmark, so there is no
information in the reopened document about where to return to.

It would probably be possible to write a set of macros to store and retrieve
the bookmark correctly, but I haven't seen it yet. The Microsoft development
team knows about this bug (I told them myself, more than a year ago), so
let's hope it gets fixed in an update.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
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J

Jaime

Jay,
Thanks for your postings on the Shift+F5 Word2007 bug. You have tracked this
one for more than a year.
Is there an MS official list of bugs and their status? I found more info on
other sites than on the MS site on bugs like this! If MS knows about the bug
it would only be fair that they post a status somewhere!.
Thanks
Jaime
 
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Jay Freedman

Hi Jaime,

There is no comprehensive, official _public_ list of known bugs. There is an
internal bug database, but it's available only to Microsoft employees (which
I'm not, nor is any MVP).

The only official publications about bugs are the ones that make it into the
KnowledgeBase, and those articles never say anything about status other than
"this is a known issue", "there is a hotfix", or "this is fixed in Service
Pack xyz".
 

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