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Microsoft Word 2003 Doesn't Have "Save As" Function

This has been compared to advising you to take the battery out of your smoke detector because it buzzes when there’s smoke in the room. Darryl Roberts06 Apr 2016, 15:58 The "read only" box in the properties for my Word documents has never been ticked - yet I cannot save a document after a few saves Unsaved files in Word 2013 The difference here from Word 2010 is that, when you choose not to save, an AutoRecovery backup file is created on the spot. Click the link Check for Updates, install all of the updates(might have to go back if the computer needs to be restarted). check over here

The Microsoft Knowledge Base article “WD2002: Frequently Asked Questions About ‘Allow Fast Saves’” explains the theory behind Fast Saves, but this is not something you need to worry about, even in Philip Cohen08 Mar 2013, 06:40 Get the latest (14 Feb 2013) Microsoft Windows 7 service update and the problem is fixed; at least it has been for me ... nothing happens. Elizabeth B.31 Aug 2012, 22:06 Why after YEARS is this still happening but Microsoft remains silent about it? 140mhd20 Aug 2012, 13:13 We too are experiencing this issue, it is primarily http://www.techimo.com/forum/technical-support/170881-cannot-save-save-microsoft-word.html

You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. It's worked on both Office XP and Office 2003 for me. Alan 14 Jan 2013, 14:22 Yes, it's very random in turning docs both in Word and Excel read only. I never have my Preview panel enabled and I keep facing this problem.

  1. Any ideas?
  2. In both cases, however, Word is talking about performing a task “in the background.” That is, it can go about its business while you continue working.
  3. After spending $150.00 for tech support the problem was solved.
  4. The Save tab of the Word Options dialog in Word 2007 Figure 3.
  5. Did a Repair and did not work.
  6. red2678, Aug 18, 2011 #6 Intellectualini Thread Starter Joined: Aug 18, 2011 Messages: 4 Sir, you are a genius!
  7. If you get a prompt to save Normal.dot every time you close Word, see “You are prompted to save the changes to the Normal.dot global template every time that you quit

I deleted them, thenn emptied the recycle bin and low and behold...I could open documents without that awful "read-only" message. Username or email: I've forgotten my password Forum Password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Community Forum It never made saving much faster, anyway, as even Microsoft admitted. CyberTaz View Public Profile View message headers Find all posts by CyberTaz Find all threads started by CyberTaz « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Tools Show Printable Version

Thanks! Select the option to Repair, and restart the system. Now, you will be able to save your file. I have Windows 7 system.

Go to starthave this option enabled, Word retains the previous version of your document every time you save it.

Sick and tired of this rubbish. see here Click on the Microsoft Word and a window should pop up saying its fixing/repairing microsoft word. 5. This way I get a new editable version. It will not stay in checked.

Same with save. check my blog Do that by going to "run" and type 'normal.dot' and delete all those files. Windows is still 'reading' the file (similar to another networked user viewing it at the same time as you). I don't have Tools/Options/Save Tab.

I am using Word 2007 on Windows 7, and since going to a gov't supported network it has been much worse. cecilia e. Did a full Uninstall / Install -again- and did not work. this content Thank you for any guidance you can provide.

I figured it must have something to do with that, because Explorer wouldn't let me delete or rename the duplicate files I was forced to make - it told me they Not sure which caused the problem. Hide the preview panel in the top right corner of the document library and all read only docs will open normally.

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I have Windows XP system. SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. Mark,The process you describe is exactly what I did. Do a backup of the registry first so you have a fall back.

I had noticed the preview pane had recently come on (never used before) and thought this was possibly the result of an update. Very annoying. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. have a peek at these guys so happy now.........

This problem can lead to lost data, lost time, and a lot of stress.Dear Microsoft... Intellectualini, Aug 18, 2011 #5 red2678 Joined: Aug 17, 2011 Messages: 34 How about: Tools - Customize - Commands. Barnhill. Rerun Word 2k3 and see if that helps.

Additionally, it does tend to happen a little more frequently with documents containing tables, headers/footers, or Table of Contents/indexes. Corey I default to .xlsx for saving (Excel 2013), but regularly have to save as .xls, .csv, or .txt. I am so grateful. However if you opened Excel first and then, say opened the file by picking it in the Recent list, it opened fine.

nothing happens. These new versions show a different page to open or save documents instead of the classic dialog box. I do a lot of file conversions but I only ever use a few formats (xls, xlsx, txt, csv, maybe sometimes a few more). Therefore it is a problem with Windows 7 or at least a problem with files created on XP …I’ve tried creating a new Word 2003 file on Windows 7 and copying

If you want to save your documents in a different directory, you can permanently set it as default file save location. It seems that Word periodically, and without warning, converts a file to "read only" while it is being used. Working, saving to hard drive ok, then all of a sudden it's either read only or an error message appears telling me it can't save the file. What it doesn’t do: AutoRecovery is not a substitute for saving manually.

The only solution (other than stop buying and using Microsoft products) is to turn off the preview pane. Box comes up, asking if I want to save the changes to my document. Just use the browse button and select your desired location. If the last backup was 9 minutes ago, you will lose 9 minutes’ worth of information.

Found all folders were found to be set to Read-only. Paul15 Jul 2014, 22:18 Thanks to naveen 02 Jul 2013, 10:35- once I closed the preview panel files would open and not be in read only mode. Box comes up, asking if I want to save the changes to my document. Reply Reply With Quote February 26th, 2007,08:36 PM #4 michael_27 View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Junior Member Join Date Feb 2007 Posts 1 Hi.

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