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Cannot find the saved revised document in Word document

Question: Cannot find the saved revised document in Word document

I was working on a Word document that someone sent me by email in form of rar and saved the document. I now can't find the revised file and I have lost about 8 hours of work. Any ideas on where I can find this file? I looked in the email that was originally sent, but it is still the old file. I have also done searching on my computer with no luck. Help, I'm desperate!!! I have Word 2007. Please give me reply as soon as possible.

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Answer: Cannot find the saved revised document in Word document

If you were only hitting "Save" and not "Save As" the document is likely, unfortunately, gone. You can try opening Word by itself and going through recent documents to see if it shows up. If you opened it directly from the email and the email was in Outlook, you might be able to find it in the Outlook Secure Temp Folder. To get to this folder, the easiest way is to send yourself a PDF file, open the PDF from the email then go to File | Properties and on the General tab (this is from memory, so I might be off a little bit) you'll find a location that you can click on. In this folder, you have a slight chance of finding the modified file. The only other option you have, that I can think of, would be digging through your temp folders hoping to find a .tmp or .doc file in there that has the content, but I give that about a .01% chance of happening. Good Luck!

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I pulled a real bonehead move. I had opened a daily report from yesterday to use as a shortcut for today's. When I was done with the changes I clicked yes to save as opposed to saving as a new document.
Is there any way to recover the document prior to the save?

Answer:Saved over word document.

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Hi all could anyone through some light on this each time my son opens word instead of opening a new blanc document it opens the last one that was opened/saved in word nothing major just an irratating problem.I think he uses word 2003 not sure on this as he is out so cannot check this.

Answer:Word keeps opening the last saved document

Create a new blank templateThen just click on save not save-as {template}If you get what I meanIs he saving it as a template all the time He should not be.

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I apologise if this message, my first, appears in the wrong forum but I cannot find an instruction to start a new thread except by opening an existing one.

Whilst using Word to try to continue writing a saved document the document disappeared when an unknown key was accidentally pressed. According to the files listing, the file was still saved, however, only a blank document is downloaded from the files listing. If the folder "My Documents" is opened from the Desktop, the file is listed with a file size of about 19k and, if the cursor is moved over the filename, the first sntence of the document is displayed indicating that the contents are correctly saved somewhere in the computer. This problem only occurs with one file.

The program used is Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.2720) on my Dimension 4100 computer

Please can anyone tell me how the correct file can be located and downloaded?


My System

Dell Dimension 4500, 2.53GHz processor, 1024Mb, XP, 160Gb hard disk, 80Gb hard disk, Roxio CD R/RW, Blueyonder Broadband & LAN, Dell Photo All-in-One printer. Iomega 500Gb hard disk
Dell Dimension 4100, 1GHz processor, 256Mb SDRAM, ME, 20Gb hard disk, Adaptec CD R/DW, HP Deskjet 840C, Scanjet 3300c, Blueyonder Broadband & LAN.
Dell Inspiron 8600, 1.4 Ghz processor, 512Mb SDRAM, XP, 40Gb hard disk, Philips CDRW/DVD disk drive, Blueyonder Broadband &LAN.
Netgear Router

Answer:Word Cannot Open a Saved Document

You will have to check your temp file locations or your cached files. You may get lucky, but i wouldnt count on it.

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My girlfriend was using an email service on IE and opened a document (via IE) and worked on changes, all the while clicking the save icon to save progress.

Where on the hard drive are these files typically saved? We've since tried to re-open the file after shutting down the computer and can't find it anywhere.

Speedy help would be very much appreciated!

Answer:Where online word document was saved to.

It's a bit unclear what the service was she was using but maybe you could try this..

Go back into ha service and create or work on another document.
Instead of clicking on the Save icon, look for a 'Save as' option.
Clicking on that option should bring up the path where the documents will be saved to by default.

Hope that helps some.

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My daughter worked for hours on a report, and when asked if she wanted to save the changes, she hit No by mistake. Is there any way possible to retreive her unsaved work?

Answer:Word: Document not saved; is it retrievable?

I'm afraid not! When you are working on a project what ever it might be most programs are not saved to hard drive automatically. They are stored in whats called a temporary cache file until save. When the program is closed the caxhe file is released.
I have done that myself a couple of times not thinking and it's devistating. Sorry!

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Whilst using Word to try to continue writing a saved document the document disappeared when an unknown key was accidentally pressed. According to the files listing, the file was still saved, however, only a blank document is downloaded from the files listing. If the folder "My Documents" is opened from the Desktop, the file is listed with a file size of about 19k and, if the cursor is moved over the filename, the first sentence of the original document is displayed indicating that the contents are correctly saved somewhere in the computer. This problem only occurs with one file.

The program used is Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.2720) on my Dimension 4100

Please can anyone tell me how the correct file can be located and downloaded?


My System

Dimension 4500, 2.53GHz processor, 1024Mb, XP, 160Gb hard disk, 80Gb hard disk, Roxio CD R/RW, Blueyonder Broadband & LAN, Dell Photo All-in-One printer. Iomega 500Gb hard disk
Dimension 4100, 1GHz processor, 256Mb SDRAM, ME, 20Gb hard disk, Adaptec CD R/DW, HP Deskjet 840C, Scanjet 3300c, Blueyonder Broadband & LAN.
Inspiron 8600, 1.4 Ghz processor, 512Mb SDRAM, XP, 40Gb hard disk, Philips CDRW/DVD disk drive, Blueyonder Broadband & LAN.
Netgear Router

Answer:Word Cannot Open a Saved Document

What is the file type? If you can change the file type to what it's meant to be, that may work.

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My sister was typing a paper in Word (the Office XP version) and accidentally saved over her original document because she forgot to change the file name. Is there a way to recover the original version? Thanks!

Answer:Accidentally saved over document in Word

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I am having the following problem with data loss in Word documents.

I have a 3 person Network One Windows 98, One Windows XP Professional and One Windows XP Home. The Network is a Per-to-Per Network working using at 10/100 Switch at 100Mbs. Every thing has been working fine until the other week.

What happens is Word Documents are Created and Saved on the 98 PC in Office 200, then the user of XP Professional opens them in Office XP and changes them and Saves them to the 98 PC, then the user of the XP Home PC opens them in Office XP and saves them to the 98 PC. He then opens the file again alters the data and then saves it, under another name to the 98 PC.

This is where the problem occures, if you access the new file that has been created all the data has been lost and jumbled letters are all that is in the document.

What is strange is that, this does not happen every time, only about once every 10 documents. I dont think it is a virus as I have updated the virus scanners on the XP machines and checked them, the 98 machine does not have a virus scanner on it as it does not access the Internet. Equaly thought it could be a virus that Norton is not detecting, but it could be something else.

Does any one have any idea, what might bwe

Answer:Word Document losses all its data after it has been Saved

Could it be that your XP user is set to save documents in the later (XP) format by default? The earlier version of Word may not be able to read XP documents correctly.

Try getting your XP user to save using 'Save As ...' from the 'File' menu, when the 'Save As' dialog box opens click in the box labelled 'Save as type:', scroll down to find the file type for Word 2000 (or whatever your earlier version of Word is called) and select then click on the 'Save' button.

If this does the trick you might consider changing the default file type in XP. You should be able to do this from the 'Tools ... Options' menu - click on the 'Save' tab and change the entry in the box labelled 'Save Word files as:' (at least that's how it's labelled in Word 97, hopefully the same in XP).

I don't have XP so I'm basing this on my experience with Word 2000, Word 97 and earlier versions - all of which are used by different users around our office network. We sometimes have this problem with documents received from clients.

Deej, UK

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This afternoon, a user at our computer was manipulating a few Microsoft Word documents (Windows 98) and accidentally saved one of the document after having deleted all of the text in the file. She closed out of the program, and I do not know how to recover the original document.

When I open my original document, nothing is there. I cannot find the deleted data.

Is it possible to revert back to the last saved version?

Thanks so much for your help and time in advance!
- Michelle

Answer:Word document saved in deleted state - help!

Sorry to tell you this but I think that you are probably out of luck. Did you happen to ever email the document to anyone? If so, Maybe Outlook still has the file in one of its memory caches or messages. Word offers a limited degree of protection for its documents by re-saving them as Temp files but they are indeed only temporary and usually only available during the current Word session. In addition to this, since the document was saved, it is possible that the temp file that once existed was also overwritten with a new temp file of the modified document. Sorry about your lost document....believe me, it's happened to everyonoe at one point or another. My own Word disaster incident involved a massively time-consuming term paper written in college years ago.


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I saved a MS Word document in MS Office 2010, Home and Student, to a folder. Later when I tried to open the .docx document. I got the message that it could not open the document and I needed to identify the program which should be used.I seem to have a problem with linksI tried to carry out a diagnostics check on the Word 2010 installation but could not find how to do it.Please can you help.Regards,George.

Answer:I saved a MS Word document in MS Office 2010,

Did you check the Properties of the file?Go to the directory/folder where the file is located.Select the file, but do not open it, just highlight it.Right click on the file.A window/menu should open.At the bottom click on PropertiesAnother window/menu should open.Near the top will be two lines:Type of File:Should say something like, Microsoft Office Word Document.Open With:Should say Microsoft WordIf the Open With: does NOT say MS Word,click the Change button next to it and select MS Word from the window/menu that should appear.MIKE

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I'm using MS word 2007 on Vista. Months ago, I made a document then saved and later then whenever I open MS Word, it appears "that document" as a template. How can I erase that document and go back to a blank .doc page?

Answer:MS Word.. My saved document becomes default template

Hello sirivarin,

Welcome to the forums.

Only thing I can think to cause this is that you inadvertently saved the file with the .dotx extension. If you need to keep the file, open it and save as a .docx file, then delete the file with the dotx extension.

Please keep us posted.


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I opened a word document from an email (attachment) and worked on it and hit "Save". I am unable to access all the work, and the "Search" is unable to find the document.
Can someone guide me how I can retrieve the file?

I am a newbie and I would appreciate any help urgently.


Answer:Word document saved in Outlook email

The easiest way to figure out where your document went is to open an email message that includes an attachment, open the attachment, then go to File--> Save As. The Save As default path is always the same for emails, and the reason the search doesn't find it is because it is hidden in a temporary internet file folder. (Something like C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLK) Chances are as soon as you click Save As, you will see the document sitting in the temp folder. Then instead of saving the dummy doc you opened, simply right click on the doc you want, and hit copy. Then paste it somewhere (like your desktop for easy access), and there it will stay! Hope this helps!!

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I had two versions of a document saved on my computer; one on the desktop, one in a file folder in My Documents. I thought I was working with the document in the file folder in My Documents (we'll call it the "My Doc" file), but I was actually working with the desktop file (Desktop). I wanted to update and save My Doc while keeping the other version (Desktop) as it originally was before the update (making a sort of archive of progress with the document). But, instead of doing that, I got confused and saved Desktop as the changed, new version, and then, in a effort to make sure I was saving the right document, did a Save As and saved (and replaced) the My Doc file. So my questions are:Is there anyway that I can revert to the original document (before I Save and Save As'd the documents), in either the Desktop or My Documents? Is there an AutoRecovery file or something like that that may have been preserved before I saved both documents as the new, changed file?

Answer:How do I revert to a previously saved version of a Word document?

What type of document created by what type program?If it was word using Word 2003 upwards then you may be able to revert if you had document tracking option switched on (it isn't normally on by default). Type in document tracking in your world help menu to learn about it if you are using Office 2003 or later.

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I am having a nightmare. After working on a MS Word 2007 document all day (and saving it several times) I seem to have managed to accidentally save the final version as an old version, completely losing what I have been doing all day.
I started off the day with the original document (titled version 1). I had opened this and saved a new version (version 2) which I could edit. I added lots of information and pages to the version 2, saving all along. I then (luckily) printed the finished version2. BUT when I went to close down word I somehow very stupidly was not concentrating and have ended up with both files being exactly the same copies of version 1. I therefore seem to have lost all of the work I put into version2. Is there a way of retrieving this? Please please please help me! Both files were saved in My Documents. I am using MS word 2007 and have Windows XP Pro.


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I have an End User using GMAIL to email a word document.

End User did the following:

Opened Gmail.
Opened Attached Word File
Worked on the word file in word for several hours.
Clicked "Save" every 10 minutes or so but did not click "Save As".
The End User then closed Word.

We are trying to find where Word would have saved that document.

Does anyone have an idea?


Answer:Solved: Word document saved from web mail lost.

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Word perfect freezes when I try to open a saved file. It has done it in previous versions, so the conflict is in my computer. I have deleted all temporary files as recommended. This has not cured the problem.No point buying new version - it did it in 12, 4x, and when I trialled new suite.

Answer:Word perfect oft freezes when I try to open a saved document

Try the free Apache OpenOffice instead:

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I'm going to tell the whole story incase the answer is somewhere lost in one of the steps I took. I'm writing a paper for school and it needs to be on Word 2007. I have two accesses to this type of Microsoft Word. At my boyfriend's house and at school. I started it at my boyfriends house and didn't have my flash drive, so I e-mailed it as an attatchment to my yahoo e-mail. When I was at school, I opened it and worked on it again. I saved it. Later still at school, I opened it, worked on it again and saved it. As I was saving it I realized that the one I had originally opened from my boyfriend's house was the file extention .docx and the file extention my school uses, even though they both are Microsoft Word 2007, was .doc. So I saved it twice just incase one file wouldn't open. When I got to my boyfriends house, I opened the .doc file. It came up and I finished my paper. Throughout working on it, I randomly and continually clicked the "save" button. Not the "save as". When I was finally finished, I went to upload it onto the internet to turn it in like I always do, and I couldn't find it. I of course closed the program before I realized I couldn't find it, so I couldn't try to resave it as something else. I know I saved it more than once. I looked everywhere I can possibly think of!! The recent documents, my documents, everything.

I really need help. Please someone tell me there's a way to find it. It mus... Read more

Answer:Lost But Saved Microsoft Word 2007 Document

It "saved" to a temporary folder. If you've searched the whole drive for the file name and it didn't show up, then it has already been wiped out. When working with e-mail attachments, you need to save it to a known location before making changes to it.

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Dear Forum,I don't know what started this, but lately I have to search for the document and open it after opening a file that is supposed to be saved. Word opens with a blank gray screen, then I have to manually open the document. Thanks for any insights!Mike 

Answer:Word opens a blank document when I click on a saved file?

Try this link.

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Can anyone help???

I was working on a major report I received via email for work and didn't realise I was saving it in the temporary internet files and I need to recover it....can someone help me, I am desperate?????

Answer:I need a word document I accidentally saved in temporary internet files

Hi Elise. . .


If possible, go to the email and download it again and save it to your documents folder.

All files that are downloaded first go to the temorary storage area then are copied out to your chosen location. How do you know it is "stuck" in the temp IE file area?

What is the path (if known - like c:\users\<user name>\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files) and what is the name of the file?

Regards. . .



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I've constructed a Word 2007 which is fine to look at and it saves fine. But it shows up as BLANK on Print Preview and when I print it out, it's just a blank piece of paper that comes out. Very alarming. (All of the data is in text boxes, and I noticed before that when I insert arrows, for example, they don't print out. Perhaps graphics are the problem? It won't recognise either graphics or text inside graphics) Advise.

Answer:Saved Word document not showing on print preview or printing out

Please see if one of these help you: How to troubleshoot damaged Word documents Fix Print & Printer problems with Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services | The Windows Club

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I am trying to save a word document containing a .oft font as a editable template to send to the office, and the font will not display correctly when saved, it converts into a different one but still has the downloaded font name displayed. The font is installed on all computers, confused as to why this is happening; would this be related to the font license? It is listed as editable? I have read you can't embed .oft fonts in word, which i presume would solve the problem(?). I was wondering if anyone knows how to fix this and embed the font or at-least save it so the font displays correctly.

Answer:Problems saving .oft text, displays wrong when saved in word document?

Or is there is a way to convert open type font file to true type font file? Please help.

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When saving a Word 2007 document as a webpage (htm, html), an extra folder is automatically created besides the hmtl document itself. This folder contains background information like pictures, wallpaper etc. Is there a way to prevent that folder from being created in the first place? I've got Word 2000 on another computer, and when I save my word documents as html files over there, that extra folder is not generated. The only time that folder is created in 2000 is if my documents contain pictures, wallpaper etc. In Word 2007, it is created all the time, even though my documents are just plain text.

Answer:Solved: Word 2007, saving document as html document: how to get rid of extra folder?

Managed to find the solution, it was very simple after all. One has to save the document as a filtered webpage and click "yes" when a box pops up warning you that you will use certain featuers which are specific to Office2007, such as the background. Then the document will save without that extra folder and files.

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I am running XP and Word 2000 and Nortons. Word will crash if you leave the document open for a while (there is no specific time frame) and then select close (icon). The error - Microsoft Word for Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close. The details are: AppName: winword.exe
Modname: kernel32.dll
modvers: 5.1.26002180
offset 0001eb33

This has pretty much happened since I got this laptop. I have reformatted and reinstalled everything (due to another problem) and still have the same problem with word. I have used the same CD on other computers to install word and they do not have the same problem.

I use a variety of templates and plain documents in my work and can not pin point it to one template.

If you leave Word open with a document (no matter what size) and come back to it later this is when the problem happens. I started to get around it my saving first then closing, but this no longer works. The save completes and then I select Close and this is when it happens - you get the dreaded pause and then you hear the whirl of the computer and then you get the Microsoft Word for Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close. Firstly I could put up with it but is now just a nusiance.

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This is just one of those odd quirks I have run into. When I open a new document in Word, then open an older file, the new document closes and only the old one is displayed.Using Microsoft Office 2010, specifically Word.Windows 7 64-bitA bit of explanation, I often do research/writing for school or for fun. This issue has always happened, just one of those small annoyances.Here is the exact thing that is happening:1. I open a new (blank) word document, by clicking on the Word icon or by selecting "Open New Document" in the Word program.2. I open an older (saved) Word document, by clicking on the saved file, not by using the "Open" function in Word.3. The New (empty) document disappears, only the older document is open. I must now open a new empty document to write in. What I want to happen:1. Open new document2. Open old document3. Both new and old document are open (2 windows).Other notes in no particular order:- Word has always operated like this. Just wondering if there is a way to stop it.- I am not using the "Open" function in Word to open the older file, I am opening the older file by double-clicking it in the File explorer. When I use the "Open" function in Word, it does the same (basically "closing" the new file in order to open the old one). - I tried searching through Word's settings but couldn't find anything that seemed to relate to this behavior.- As per regular Word behavior, the new document is auto-na... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Word Question (Opening old document closes new empty document)

Yes, you are right. That is normal for MS Word.Do this:Open a new document. Type something. Even a single space. Save it with a name you want. Now open an older document. Both documents can be on the screen or cascaded.If memory is not an issue, you can haven two instances of Word.

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I have two questions regarding documents created in Word 2007...

1) Can links be created within a Word document? For example, can I click on and item my table of contents and have the document jump to that particular section of the document?

2) Also, is there a way to make sections of the document hidden until the user clicks a specific word or graphic in the document?

I'd like to specify a particular instruction and include a "Show example" link that would make a detailed example appear for those who needed the extra help.

Thanks everyone!

Answer:Word 2007 - Links within a document? Hide/Show sections of a document?

If you created table of contents through References - Table of Contents, you can hold Ctrl and click on the item in that table, word will take you there. This feature is standard.

Also, to navigate inside document you can use bookmark option.
Insert bookmarks. Word 2010 Bookmarks
Then insert Hyperlink - in the window select second tab "Place in This Document" and choose your bookmark.

As for hiding parts of document, I do not think that is possible.
You can create that in HTML document with javascript, but not in Word document.

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I have Win7, FF, AVG and MB and am using Word 2007. Whenever I open a saved document Word persists in opening a blank screen (toolbars at top) before it opens my document. I've searched the forums, Googled the problem and tried a few remedies but nothing has worked.

Can anyone solve this for me please?

Answer:Solved: Word 2007 opens blank page before opening saved document

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Is there any free software out there that will allow me to scan a document and convert it into word/excel and allow editing?

Answer:Converting scanned document from image to a word/excel document

you are going to want to search for OCR programs.

Try "freeware OCR" in google or check out


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Hey guys! Is there anybody knows a program that can convert (copy) words in an image to a real document that can be edited from Word?


Answer:Which software can convert an image of a document to a real document (MS Word)?

If you have MS Office, as I think you do, you might try out this link:

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Hi all.

The other day whilst in the throws of fixing another unrelated problem I came across a strange and annoying Word Document problem.

When I bought this word document up it present a very unusual icon. It was grayed out and part of the title contained a ~$ then the name of the document.

When I tried to open it, the word document only opened up to the gray page just before it should turn white displaying the text, and there it froze.

Nothing worked after that! The freeze was so bad that the only way to close the window was to turn the computer off at the tower.

After rebooting I tried it again 2 more times with the same problem freeze occurring in the Word document.

Today I again found another document that caused the same problem, this time the icon for that document was normal but right beside this icon was another malformed grayed out ~$(name) icon.

When I tried to open either of the 2 icons I got the same freezing up problem, just as before.

I tried a previously suggested step in that I opened "Word" and from there navigated to where the bad files were located.

In turn I only hi-lighted each, and at the bottom of that window clicked on the arrow for the drop down box.

I was advised that one of the presented options was to repair the file. No such option was present.

So there you have it. Any advice on this problem please?


Answer:[SOLVED] Word document freezes computer and document is corrupted

Hi all.

Just to advise that I am going to mark this topic as a fashion so to speak.
I may resurrect it at a later stage if the problem re-presents it's self.

In a nut shell. I spent a lot of time today searching sites and performing tests including searches on my computer program.

I ascertained that all the aforementioned "defective " Word documents originated in the same folder. After performing several search functions with the criteria as ~$.doc no other such files were found on my computer, other that the already mentioned.

All tests suggested would not repair the said documents.

I have now deleted the offenders and I will monitor the situation. If I run into problems again I will re-post.

Thanks anyway.

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This might be kind of tricky.

We're trying to streamline our RFQ-to-Quote process, which currently utilizes a combination of digital forms and hand-written forms passed among several departments. My boss asked me to modify the RFQ form to save him some typing (because he has to retype all the information in the final Quote), and I--not understanding the complexity of the process--very stupidly told him that it could be done fairly simply using form fields and bookmarks. He's been kind enough to grant me a lot of leniency because for him anything would be better than the current situation, so as long as I can improve on what we use now, he'll be happy.

I thought about creating form templates for each of the departments, then as the original RFQ circulated from one department to the next subsequent forms would be appended to it to create a rolling document. I'm not too happy with the that idea; there's all sorts of room for user error. I thought about creating a single document template containing every department's form, but a) I don't want any single department to be able to modify information gathered during another department's process, and b) certain departments must generate a variable number of copies of their form.

I told my boss the best way to accomplish a secure and low-maintenance RFQ-to-Quote would be to create a stand-alone Quote Generator application, but we both agree the effort is not condusive to the timeframe by whic... Read more

Answer:Word 2000: Creating a Master Document of document templates

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On my previous computer with Windows 2000, I was able to make incremental backups of a Microsoft Word document while it was being created by me. The advantage of this was that if an "accident" happened and the document was lost or corrupted before it was completed or saved to a folder, the partially completed document could be retrieved from a special folder somewhere in C-drive. I was able to specify how often a new backup was created (ex.: every 3 minutes, ex.; every 10 minutes, etc.). It is possible that this special folder also contained backups of all previously saved Word documents, which were also being re-backed up every few minutes. -- I cannot find any reference to this on my new computer (Windows XP and Microsoft Word 2002) in the Windows search engine, or in the Word user interface "Help". I cannot remember how I found this feature on my previous (W~2000) computer. -- Thanks

Answer:Word document incremental backing up while the document is being created

I just found where to set up this feature (Word user interface > tools > options > save and also file locations. BUT I STILL NEED HELP BECAUSE THE FEATURE DOES NOT SEEM TO WORK.

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Dear all previously i have posted for Trojan issue and subsequently received responses from your team on time Now i am interested to know or get rid of issue with word 2003, installed in windows home basic 7 platform.......I work in several Word 2003 documents (on Windows 7 platform) at the same time. When I open the first document it stays open (maximized). If I open a second document, the document opens, but then immediately minimizes down to the task bar. Same result if I open a third document. If I click on the minimized documents to open them again, they open and stay open. why I am seeing a button for each open document in the Task Bar. with Thanks 

Answer:word document minimizes on taskbar if i open second document!!

Right-click on the START button - Properties - Taskbar - Group Similar Taskbar Buttons

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Can anyone help - When typing a word document my laptop keeps sending the document when I start typing. Not sure why. Any help appreciated

Answer:When typing a word document my laptop keeps sending the document


I don?t know what you mean with laptop keeps sending the document but if you have this issue with office word or some other office application, try to check some forum where you can find discussion about similar theme.

I can not give you any precise answer but it is maybe because of office specific settings or you press accidentally some key on the keyboard and on this way interrupt symbols entering.

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I am wondering how to make an hyperlink, from a main document, to a sentence of a sub document that got included through {INCLUDETEXT \\....docx} in the main document?

I posted yesterday this question in another forum.

I do not know how long it will take to get a reply in the other forum. I post the link to the details also in this forum, in order to speed up the process of getting an insight about a posible approach or solution for this problem. I hope this does not violate any of this forum's rules.

Thanks in advance

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I work at a small non-profit and we have updated two computers with new computers running Windows 7. We use MS Word 2003. I have checked all threads on forum related to this issue, but nothing seems to correct our problem. I would be grateful for any help.

Description of issue: With a Word document open, one should be able to click "File" > "Send To" > Mail Recipient As Attachment", or any of the other mail options, and have the email composition window of Thunderbird pop up. What happens is that Word is attempting to send the attachment via Windows Live Mail. The computer basically freezes. If you try and abort or get out of Word, and error pops up stating you can't close Word until the email has been sent. Finally, you have to force a shut down of the computer.

Internet Explorer shows Thunderbird as default email client. I have check all of the other obvious places for setting the default email client, but I can't seem to find a conflict anywhere on the computer showing Windows Live Email as default client.

As a side note, this employee was using Outlook Express as their email client prior to the computer upgrade and all setting were imported into Windows Live Mail, which was initially used. The employee did not like Windows Live Mail, so I installed Thunderbird. It is used as the default email client and the only issue has been with Word. Additionally, I know that the document could be sent from Windows Explorer by right-cli... Read more

Answer:Can't send Word Document via Thunderbird from open document

Might try uninstalling Word, then reinstalling it.

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I used mail merger to create 25 letters to different locations and different people. The source used for the names and address's were from an excel file. I used "Edit Individual Documents" in order to get all the letters in one document. Now the problem is i need a backup of each letter on my computer and i have no clue if its even possible to save each page in the master document as a unique document. If not, is there a way of saving each unique document of a mail merger?
Thanks in advance.

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URGENT!! (Isn't it always?) I need to convert a multiple tab excel document to a word document. I read that I can save as a pdf, then convert to word but I have only Adobe Reader. If this can be done, is there a way to conserve the original format and the links in the excel doc?I would prefer leaving in excel but the customer needs a word document. Also, just in case I can convince to leave in excel -- is there a way to print the excel file as one document without printing each tab separately? If so, how do I ensure the formatting looks good to print as a regular 8.5 x 11 document?Thanks for any help.

Answer:Converting an excel document to word document

Depending of the size and shape of your Excel sheets can't you just open Word and Insert File?MIKE

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I have problem, when I put link to .XPS document in MS word document, i can't open this link, nothing hapens , links to other file types works fine. XPS document opens without problem with IE when opening file from folder. I tried to lower security setings in IE hidden security zone "my computer" , but this wont help. There is no problem in Windows 7 with xps links. But i need it to work in Vista. I think it's some kind of security problems. Any ideas ?

Vindows Vista32 SP2
MS Office 2007 SP2

Answer:Can't open .XPS document link from word document

Will this be any help:

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I have enrolled in college after 35 years away.  My professor is posting all documents in Word form.   I have Works.  Can I convert them to open into Works?  Can anybody walk me through it step by step?  I have Word installed, but haven't "bought" the program (free trial that came on computer).  When I try to save the word document and change the save as, I don't get any options except Microsoft Word 97 and All Files.

Answer:How to convert a Word Document to a Works Document

What version works and word?

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"How can I convert an Excel document into a Word document?"

Answer:How can I convert an Excel document into a Word document?

When you Paste into Word,Select Paste Special,It should offer you the choice of Unformatted TextOrWhen Paste into Word,look to lower right corner of your paste areathere will be a small Drop BoxClick on the Drop Box and select Keep Text OnlyMIKE

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When using word and going to edit, find to locate a word, the whole screen is taken over by find, and it appears to be searching for the word but you can not see the document, is there a setting that needs to be change on this?, Also when you hit cancel it finds the word, But while using the Find option you cant see the document at all. Any suggestions?

Answer:MS Word, Using Edit-Find, can't see document

Better run Word troubleshooting:

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I saved a Word document in documents folder. I can't see the document in the folder nor in the search. When I save a new document with the same name, I get a message 'File already exist'. I tried using the 'Show hidden files and folders' option, but I still don't see the Word document.

Please help.

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I have a document that is hundreds of pages long.

Within this document there are certain sentences, phrases that repeat and I need to find them in a practical manner.

Now I could go through manually, look for lines I suspect are repeated elsewhere and search for them, but that would take forever.

Is there any practical way to do this with Word 2010, Windows 7 Index or some other piece of software?

Answer:Word Document find and replace, find duplicates

Hello qochi, welcome to the forum.

Lots of information here to use in 'Search and Find' :
Find and replace text by using regular expressions (Advanced) - Word -
One simple word of advice - before proceeding, please save a copy of your document.

Please post back to let us know if that fits your needs.

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I opened a word 2010 document from an email in windows live mail desktop version and made some lengthy changes. Now I cannot find the document on my windows 7 system anywhere.

Please help


Answer:I cannot find a word document I opened as an email attachment

The file will be located in a folder somewhere in
C:\Users\(youraccount)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet

"\AppData" is normally hidden
"\Temporary Internet Files" is normally a hidden protected Operating System

You'll have to remove the checkmark (if they're hidden) in Windows Explorer:
Organize - Folder & Search Options - View

Good luck in finding it, though.

The correct way is to save the attachment first, then open it
from the saved location, if you wish to edit it.

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I opened a word 2010 document from an email in windows live mail desktop version and made some lengthy changes. Now I cannot find the document on my windows 7 system anywhere.

Please help


Answer:I cannot find a word document I opened as an email attachment

a very obvious question which is.. did you save it in your computer? you may also check the recent docs you opened by going to file>recent

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I just ran the Document Inspector on a Word 2007 document. It reported that "Custom XML data was found". I don;t know what that is and I never intentionally created any. But before I allow the Inspector to remove it, I'd like to see what it is.
How can I find it?

Answer:How to find "Custom XML Parts" in a Word (2007) document

Hope that helps you out.

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(1) How can I determine the source of objects pasted into Word documents?
(2) If this is not possible, is there a way to retain source information when pasting an image into Word, without linking or embedding the file (i.e. I dont want the image to make the file too big, and I often move around files so links break)
I am using WinXP and Office 2003 was just replaced with Office 2007.
Thanks in advance.

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We have an issue that just developed. I have several Windows XP computers and two Windows 7 Professional laptops. All were working fine editing and saving files to our Window NT server. Now we get a "Document not saved" message. There is a file created, but it has "0" bytes and cannot be opened. The message states that MS Excel cannot open that file becuase it is not a valid "xlsx file. I have run virus scans on all of the coputer using Kaspersky Internet Security 2010. Found some minor bugs that were removed. Files can be saved to individual hard drives and then they can be cut and pasted to the server. I thought the permissions may have gotten changed on th eserver, but I reset those.

Answer:"Document not saved" to server from Word 07 and Excel 07

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I have a client with a problem creating new documents from the File > New > Word Document dropdown from Windows Explorer window. If I set her default font to Times New Roman it will stay for creating new documents from within Word. If she goes the other route mentioned above to create a new document it will always default to Courier. Also when she tries to save the document with the Save As item it defaults to txt instead of a .doc file. I am thinking there are two different templates for these two seperate ways of opening or creating a document.

OS is XP Pro
Word 97 SR-2B


Answer:New word Document from File > New > Word Document


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I'm creating a document in word 2007 at one point of the document I want to insert a link or icon that points to a separate word document, when the master document is saved both documents are saved as one file so that i can distribute it to other people not linked on a LAN. I don't need the second document to be seen but launched on a separate window when the link or icon is clicked.
Can somebody please help I've seen this on emails and PP presentations but I'm not sure if it can be done in word, I would think so!


Answer:Solved: Word document within a word document

Not hard at all. Open the attached - I have included the instructions to show either the other text (or at least part) or just the icon.

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Does anyone know which format is quicker to 'rip'.The size of the document is around 60 pages containing Tables, Thumbnail pictures and text.Many thanks.Angry ;)

Answer:Word Document V PDF Document

What do you mean by rip?

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I am not sure if this is possible in word, but say I have document A. I place document A within document x, document y, and document z. Is it possible to make changes to document A and have the changes updated automatically to documents x, y, and z?
I hope this makes sense.


Answer:Word Document within another document

The only simple way is to go to Insert, Object, Create from file and choose to insert your file as a link (these are 2003 instructions - would be similar in 2007, though.) However, you will then get a questions about the file having links and do you want to update...every time you open the file.
You could also just insert some text and hyperlink it to the other file.
Finally, someone could probably write some VBA that would insert the file and update it every time you opened it.

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I ghosted in a new 320G disk to replace my 160G disk and when I tried to save files in Excel, Word and Powerpoint got this or a similar message. I finally found someone at Microsoft who had some product knowledge and here is the simple answer.

Go to Start
type offline in the search window
Disable offline files

Yep, it was that simple.

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can you please tell me if there is any way to retrieve a document that was not saved? My computer shut down ( I think it over heated) then I restarted it a few minutes later, and of course the document that I was working on was not there............Is is on my hard drive? Can someone retrieve this?

I have an acer computer windows vista home premium
thank you kindly

Answer:Retrieving a document that was not saved

what was you using to create the document - some have an autosave/recovery option and save the file every x minutes - Word does Openoffice

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I have a user that about two weeks ago just out of the blue had an Excel document give the error "Document not saved" when she pushed the save button. I tried everything under the sun I could think of but nothing fixed it. The next morning it just worked and we didn't worry much more about it. Jump forward to today. It is happening again to a different file. All other Excel files are opened and saved fine except for this one. We can open it up, make changes but it won't save. We can open it up and save it on other computers just not this one.

Background: She is on a Windows 7 computer with Office 2007. It is an Office 97-03 document. It has always worked before and all other documents work fine.


Answer:Document Not Saved in Excel

Out of curosity, are all the documents the user is having problems with, 97-03 Office documents, and the ones the user is having no issues with, Office 2007 documents?

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Hello, 1st post.
I have scanned a document( application form ) using a reasonably modern flat bed scanner. I have saved the document in a folder. What do I need to do in order to be able to fill in that application form and save changes for ongoing editing ?
I am using XP home edition.

Answer:Editing saved document

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I opened a document from my email (Microsoft Exchange) that I had worked on from home. However, I started this document at work and had it saved in its own folder. When I opened the document from my email, I continued working on it and saved throughout the process. Now, I can't seem to find the new, saved version of the document anywhere. Why is this? Is there somewhere I can look to see if it's there? I checked my temp folder (Start -> Run -> %temp%), and it wasn't there. Please help!


Answer:Saved Document Gone Missing

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Can I open a document that was saved on a mac and sent to me on my windows 7 ?

Answer:how can i open a document saved on a mac

What type of document is it, Word doc, text doc, etc?If you don't have the MS Office suite loaded on your Win 7 computer you could try downloading the Open Office Suite or you can download the Office viewers from Microsoft's

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I get this message when trying to save ONE particular docment that I have named 2005C4LEAVERECORDS
It is on a network drive but I do not have the same problem with the other files on that drive
I have tried "save as " another name on the same drive as well as my C drive but the problem persists
I do not have any imbedded images, macros etc that I am aware of - the file is only 394kb

Answer:Excel - Document Not Saved


It's possible the file could have become corrupt. Perhaps copy and paste your data to a new workbook and try saving again.


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I have an excel 2000 file (size: 12.5MB). The file is stored on a NT file server. The server is connected on a switch (A). The client PC that tried to access the file is on a BNC cable connection that connects to a 10Mbps hub and this hub connects to another 10Mbps hub and this hub goes to the switch (A). The problem happened when the user tried to update the Excel file. He opened it from the server. He made some modifications to the data and then he pressed the saved button. Excel 2000 begun saving (file.xls) and finally the following error message appeared on screen: "DOCUMENT SAVED SUCESSFULLY. CAN NOT REOPEN THE SAVED DOCUMENT DUE TO LOW MEMORY. PLEASE CLOSE THE DOCUMENT". If I press OK button then the document will be damaged and will not be opened again, so I tried to save it again. I pressed the save option but instead of saving it, I noticed that the SAVE AS dialog box appeared. I thought that something wrong is going on. I saved the Excel file on the SERVER using another filename (file2.xls). The saving process was successful. I closed Excel 2000 and I loaded again. I tried to open the Excel file (file.xls) but the opening failed with the following error message: "FILE file.xls is not in recognizable form ". After that I tried to open the file2.xls and I SUCCEEDED IN OPENING IT WITHOUT PROBLEMS.

RAM 128MB)

Question 1: Is the problem to do with the NETWORK?
Question 2: Is the problem to do with... Read more


Day: To my knowledge this has to do with network refresh not being done often enough. But I'm not a network person, so I really have no idea!

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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I was working in Word 2000 and I accidentally saved one document over the top of another one so that the first document seems to be lost. I had saved the original document several times but stupidly saved something completely different under the same name. The programme assumes it is just a revision of the document so auto recovery and the recycle bin don't work. The computer hasn't been switched off so I was wondering if it is possible to somehow undo the last save I made.

Please help me if you can!

Answer:Retrieving a saved over document

Welcome to TSG, Ellie.

I'm sorry that it is probably bad news. You cannot unless you want to pay hundreds of dollars for potential--mind you--POTENTIAL data recovery.

However, I always like to ask:

Did you copy this anywhere else?
Did you email it to anyone and it might be in your sent items?
Did someone email it to you?
Were you at work and this was on a network drive so that you could possibly ask your network administrator to retrieve a backup copy?

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I am usually VERY careful about stuff like this, but this one slipped past me, and I clicked "Save" before I realized what I was doing.

I created a document called "March and April" several months ago on Windows 7/Word 2007, using my flash drive. I spent 6 hours updating it at a relative's house today -- on a different computer -- using Windows 10/Word 2013. I saved it by the same name on my flash drive.

When I got home tonight, I decided to make a few more changes to it using my laptop; however, I didn't realize, initially, that my laptop still had the OLD version open and on the screen. So, when it asked me if I wanted to save March and April, it did, and overwrote all the work that was already on my flash drive.

I didn't realize I had done it until I closed the document, so Undo is not an option. I have already looked for a Previous Versions option, and it doesn't exist. I have not backed anything up. I don't have Dropbox. I've already tried Recuva. There are no shadow versions, either.
So, my question is, if I take the flash drive back over to my relative's home, open Word and then click on the "March and April" listed in Recent Documents, which version will open? The last one that was on the Windows 10 PC? Or the one that's on my flash drive? Or could I try it without the flash drive?


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I hope I can explain this adequately. I use a website ( from which you can save an image on your harddrive. I went to save and the usual window opened up which was "documents library" though basically "my documents" folder - I saved to a folder within this location. When exiting the website and going to "my documents" folder, it was not there. I realized at this time, actually, that I've had this problem before. Though the file was definitely saved, it does not show up even in a search of the entire C drive. Returning to Ancestry, this time, instead of saving to the default folder, I went to C - users - my user name. This time there was a "Documents" folder in the list. Not "My Documents" - just plain "Documents." THAT was where the previously saved file was. I still cannot find it anywhere on my harddrive with a search, nor is there any plain "Documents." folder when I try to access it outside the saving process. I read this discussion on the difference between "documents" and "my documents" and it seems as if there's not really supposed to be a difference. My experience doesn't jive with that, but I have NO idea what the answer is. If it was just an Ancestry document, it would be annoying rather than important. However, my son also lost a work-related document he thought he saved in somewhat the same situation. Can someone please explain this (in somewhat simple terms) so... Read more

Answer:Saved document lost

Hello Clairespin, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

In Windows 7, the Documents feature is actually a virtual library (which is why you couldn't see it when you searched for it) where you can link to files from different locations on your computer.

For example, I have a data folder on a separate partition where I keep all my personal data. If I then right-click this folder and select Include in Library it will appear in the library I choose even though it hasn't been moved to the library.

Libraries just make it a lot easier to keep tabs on your personal files by allowing you to look in one location for them rather than several locations on your hard drive.

By default, the Documents library includes your My Documents or Documents folder and the Public Documents folder, but you can add any other folders you want.

You might like to read this Microsoft article: How to organize computer files and folders: 9 file management tips

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hi experts,
I have a file server running server 2008 and in there I have a shared folder named patients. in that folder I have PDF files. from another computer I mapped a network drive to that shared folder and I used to be able to make changes to the pdf files and save them but now all of a sudden I can't! I get this message below BUT however once I click ok on the message it takes me to the mapped network drive and i'm able to click on save and it saves the changes???

Adobe Acrobat

The document could not be saved. The file may be read-only, or another user may have it open. please save the document with a different name or in a different location.
one thing to note is when I go to the file server and look at the properties of the shared folder the Attributes Read-only is checked! I uncheck it click apply, go back to see the properties and the check is there again on read-only!!
what is the problem?

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I need to recover a Word document. I have auto-save on my computer but I so not find an earlier version. I accidentally saved over the old document. However, both the original document and the new saved one were in my USB. Is there any way I can recover my file? Please help and thank you in advance

Answer:Recover Previously Saved Document

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We have a user running Wordperfect Legal Edition v8, on an XP machine, on a peer-to-peer network.

His Wordperfect save path is C:\MyFiles. He has timed backups at 10 min intervals going to C:\MyFiles\Backup. His assistant's pc is named Clare.

O9/3, he opened a document that was on Clare's pc. After edits, he clicked Save. The path came up in the dialog box as
"c:\Documents and Settings\Eric Larson\NetHood\c on Clare\" He wanted to change it, but it just changed back again to this again. Finally, he just clicked "save". Then he printed and closed. When he went to edit it, the file could not be found. Doing a search on his entire hard drive, and on Clare's, yielding no file.

This whole thing happened two more times, on 9/10 and on 9/13, with two other docs. Am I correct that WP first erases the file that already exists before it then saves the 'new' version that they have on their screen? So in these cases, network problems may have caused a save failure, which resulted in the original and the edited versions both being gone?

Also, a key question - there are *no* documents in the backup folder with these dates (in fact none from the past couple months), even though his edit sessions were more than 10 minutes. Why would this be?

thanks for your insight! kimmer

Answer:Document not saved - no backups to be found

I do not know what the cause of the problem may be, but I would suggest that the files be copied from clare to his machine then opened from there. Then after saving on his machine, then copied back to clare. At the very least, this will show whether it is a WP issue or a networking one.

He could also use "Save AS" and give the filee a sligtly different name to save on his local computer.

The Automatic Backup is to be able to recover if there is a crash in WP or your system. If WordPerfect is closed normally, the backup files are deleted. It was not designed to cover those people who regularly fail to save.

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Received and excel file thru email. I saved it to my documents, but when trying to make changes and save get 'Document Not Saved' error. The file is not read only or right protected. I'm running out of ideas, hoping somebody here can help.

Answer:Excel 2003 'Document Not Saved'

Open a new Excel workbook, copy and paste the data and then save the new workbook?

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I've never had this problem before, so I don't know if it's got to do with how Windows 8 is set up, if there's a bug with OneDrive, or what, but I spent all day typing up a document- saving it several times throughout -before I saved it one last time to unplug my computer and take it to my bedroom. When I plugged it back in again, started it up, and opened the document to go over it again, the entire document was blank. I could highlight a huge chunk of the paper, but there were no words, no indentations, and no separate paragraphs. My font had been Calibri, and now it says that it's Courtier New. What's happened? OneDrive online won't even open it, and when I copy the invisible text to a new page, to see if the page itself is maybe corrupt, the only thing that pastes is one line like someone tapped the enter button on a brand new page.
This frustrates me to no end, and it's happened before. In the past, I've caught it quickly enough that I can access it on OneDrive before it updates itself online, and I can save it. But the messed up file updated itself too fast for me to salvage anything this time.
In the past, I've also had this happened when I attempt to open OneDrive too quickly after restarting my computer. The whole page is blank, because the text hasn't been loaded yet because my computer was still connecting with OneDrive... or something... but then all I had to do was wait and open the document again and it would be fine. But now? Is it really anything to do with th... Read more

Answer:Missing text on a saved document

Which program are you using for writing. Also you say that "could highlight a huge chunk of the paper, but there were no words, no indentations, and no separate paragraphs" Font maybe set to white so it's invisible, can you change it's color in that program ? What kind of text file is it ? Can you open it with another text editor ?

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Why is it that when I saved a Wordpad document, it automatically saved it as a MS-DOS Application which Windows says it can't open, and is there any way I can I open it. It took me literally hours to write everything down, and even if I could remember every word, I don't want to spend all that time writing it out again. I would appreciate any advice you can give me.

Answer:Wordpad document was saved as a MS-DOS Application.

Well...first of document file can be saved as an application (and expect to work).

A Wordpad document should be saved as a text file, with a file extension of .txt. It can never be saved (and expected to function properly) as a file with an .exe ending, since those are programs, not documents.

What is the full filename (file + extension)?

Example: I have a file titled List, which I create in Wordpad. When I save it, it will appear as List.txt in whichever location I choose to save it.

I guess I have to wonder...where did you get the idea that you created a file and saved it as an MS-DOS application? Did you get an onscreen message stating such?

What was the exact message you received from Windows when you created this wordpad file?


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I hope someone can help I am running XP Professional and have a cannon D646UEX scanner which up untill now has been working ok but now any document I scan comes up in computer language of squares ect.
I would be grateful for any assistance to get it back to normal
Thank you

Answer:scanned document saved in computer language

Okay, what does it open with?

What is the filetype/extension?

it will be in an encoded format which needs to be opened with a certain piece of software (e.g. .doc files open in word and if you open them in notepad they look like gobbldeygook)


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So I saved a report I was working on only on my USB drive, which I just realize I lost. I was wondering if there was a way to recover the document from the PC I was working on ?
Thanks in advance
P.S : Working on Windows 8

Answer:Recovering a LibreOffice document only saved on a now-lost USB

Hi Lilins, welcome to TSG.

If you never saved it to the hard drive and it was only ever on the USB, then it's unlikely you'll be able to find anything on the PC. There's a slight chance that a temp file might have been saved to your computer, but it's unlikely it's still there in a usable format after you've closed the file and removed the USB. But you could try searching for a phrase in the document, or the document title, to see if there's anything salvageable.

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I've had this issue using Overdrive Media Console and I've finally figured out why I'm unable to download audiobooks but I've got no idea how to fix it. I've written to their support but they keep saying to do the same thing which gives the same result!

What happens is - I check out a new audiobook which is about 14000 Kb (?) but when I click "download" it was a 4.20 Kb file and when I clicked save it only showed the option of saving as an .odm document.
When I looked at the option of "all files" overdrive only showed as a setup.

Overdrive support says to -
1. In Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options.
(Please Note - Windows Explorer can be found by clicking "Start >
Programs > Accessories", and Windows Explorer should be towards the
bottom of the list).
2. Select the 'File Types' tab.
3. Scroll down to the 'ODM' file type.
4. Make sure that the extension is set to open with OverDrive Media
Console. If it is not, click the 'Change' button and select OverDrive
Media Console.
5. Click 'OK' as needed to save the changes and exit the open windows.

That doesn't change it - it still opens as an .odm document.

Please - does anyone know how to get it to open as OverDrive Media


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I was biulding a website when the software crashed but I managed to press save!

The only problem is that it has saved my work as a blank file so I need to try and undo this save so I can go back to all the work I saved last time!

I had spent 10 hours on this website project!

hope you can help Tobi

Answer:recovering previously saved version of a document

closing duplicate, view this thread

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If I save an Excel file to my server, I frequently get a 'Document not saved' error. The file does not save and a TMP file appears in the save location instead. Similarly, if I open an Excel file on the server and then save it, I get the same error, the original file vanishes and a TMP file appears. This problem occurs about 75% of the time.

I can save Excel files to my c-drive without problems. I can also copy files from my c-drive to the server, so this is the workaround. I can reproduce this problem using two different desktop PCs that are connected to my network.

Details of my setup:
Desktop PCs: MS Vista Home Premium SP1, running Microsoft Office 2007, fully patched
Server: HP MediaSmart EX470, running Windows Home Server, fully patched and up-to-date

Sound familiar anyone? Any ideas gratefully received. Thanks!

Answer:Excel 'Document not saved' error when saving to server

Eureka! After 30+ hours of wrestling with this, and with the help of users in other forums, I have fixed it. For the record, here&#8217;s what I did:

This was not a server issue. Although I had the problem on two client PCs, the problem was on both of these machines. Having downloaded and run Process Monitor, I discovered that at the time of error, there were other processes going wrong (NAME NOT FOUND errors in ProcMon). One PC had one faulty process &#8211; MSI webcam software by Sonix. The other PC had two faulty processes &#8211; Sonix webcam again and Groove (part of MS Office). By uninstalling those bits of software, the problem is fixed. As we are not big webcam / Groove users, we are happy with the solution here.

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When I open a saved word document or New blank document, the document is filled with columns or checks fully filled in the document.
How can I avoid this? How to modify the settings. Thanks in advance.

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I was wondering if the above can be achieved?
My scenario is I have an issues log and the file name is saved as the issue title is there a way to get the saved file name into another workbook appearing as a hyper link back to the original?

I am assuming VBA will be needed and added on to the code below which i already have, the code takes the value of C9 (the issue title) and saves it in the right folder.

If Range("C9") = "" Then
Msgbox "Please ensure you fill out the Issue Title. Thanks"
Saveactiveworkbook.saveas "C:\filename\filename\ & Range("C9")"
Msgbox " Thank you, your issue has now been saved."

Answer:automatically populate saved excel document as a hyper link in another workbook?

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I'm using word 2010.
I have a Mailmerge document (actually a company letter with header and footer, used by a package called "Cash4Windows" [C4W]). This document usually has the recipients name and address etc. inserted by C4W.
The document is a template - "xxx.dotx".
What I want to do is strip out the Mailmerge fields and save the document as a normal Word 2010 document, 'cos the User wants to have a blank standard company document available.
I've spent a long time fiddling with the Header and Footer to get just what the User wanted, and I know i could just cut-n-paste the Header and Footer into a new document, then save it as "xxx.docx", but when I looked on various help sites the normal method in Word 2010 seems to be
on the ribbon tab
Select Mailings
Select "Start Mail Merge"
Select "Normal Word Document"
then save the Word document.
I've tried this and it has absolutely no effect, as when I close and reopen Word and select the previously saved document, I still get the "Opening the document will run the following SQL command" splash screen!
I've tried saving the "normalised" document with various different extensions, but nothing seems to get rid of the SQL.
I've also tried opening the VBA editor (Alt+F11) to see if I can find the SQL, thinking that if I can delete the SQL it might cause Word to avoid the prompt, but I can't even find the SQL!!!
I know I'... Read more

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As above.

Is there a software upgrade i need to do.

I have the password. comes up with...

"Word experienced an error while trying to open this file"

Thanks in advance


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The problem occurred without warning after many previous instances of trouble-free copying of Notepad text into MS Word 2010. Here?s an example of what happens:-1. I type a sentence into Notepad.2. I then attempt to copy and paste it into an open MS Word file.3. The cursor in the resulting MS Word file stops blinking on completion of the ?paste? process. A few seconds later, MS Word indicates ?not responding?.4. I press CTRL + ALT + DEL to open the Task Manager.5. On doing this and clicking on the MS Word document in the Task Manager and selecting ?End Task?, a message box stating ? WINWORDC.EXE is not responding?, with 3 option buttons, pops up. One of the 3 option buttons is ?Close program?.6. When I click on ?Close program?, another message box pops up saying ?WINWORDC is trying to recover your information?. Then, a few seconds later, the MS Word document closes (but without saving the text copied from the Notepad file).

Answer:MS Word 2010 loops / copy Notepad text into MS Word document

You could try the repair option to Microsoft Office 2010. To access it, go to control panel/program and features. Right click on Microsoft Office and select "change". Select "Repair" then continue. Good luck!

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In Word 2010 there is a direct option to share and save any word file to SkyDrive directly simply by configuring your Windows Live ID. To Save your any doc file to SkyDrive follow the steps given below one by one and get your docment saved on your account directly from your desktop:
1. Open any Word document which you want to save to skydrive.
2.Click on File menu and then select Save to SkyDrive.
3. In the right panel th SkyDrive login page will start retrieving. As the page retrieves it will prompt you for Login credentials of yourWindows Live ID. Just give your ID and Password and login.
4. As you get login you will see your folders already present on your SkyDrive. Now you can save the document file to that folders or you can create a new folder and then click on SaveAs.
Now you can share and use your documents from anywhere in the world directly from your desktop via Office 2010. Happy Windows Computing !!!
Source: UnlockWindows

Answer:Share by saving a Word document to SkyDrive in Word 2010 directly.

Nice tip, arvind_kumar.

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When I download save or display a word document which is locked some of the fonts change and this makes the documant look bad and as a result it is not paged correctly.
I am using Windows 7 and MS Office Home & Business 2010.
If I use a different computer which is XP and 2003 the document displays correctly, if I copy this to the Windows 7 PC the document font is changed.
The lock document is a form which has been locked for easy completion.

Any assistance would be appreciated.


Answer:Word 2010 changes some fonts in a downloaded locked word document

Found the problem, Windows7 and or MS Office Home & Business 2010 is missing the particular font the document wanted, it was Arial Narrow, once this font was added to the windows/font folder, the document opened correctly.

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i cant open that document any more please help its my project due tomorrow, when ever i try to open its says that it protected for editing

Answer:i accidently locked my word document with a pass word, help

Is it saved as read only, or protected with a password? Theoretically you should be able to do a save as to a .rtf, if you can open it read only.:: mike

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I am developing an add-in for outlook that consists of creating a customized send button next to the standard one. when outlook is configured to use the word editor, when I add the customized send button to the command bar of the mail in edit mode, the add-in is also added in word document. The reason is that the word editor is activated in outlook. How can I tell my add-in not to add the button in word as well. I don't want to deactivate the editor word. There must be a way how to detect the opened application. I searched for my problem on the internet and people said to test if the kind of the document is word mail or word document. Here's part of my code that didn't work correctly:

//event triggered when item is opened

private void Inspectors_NewInspector(Outlook.Inspector i)


//some code to test if it is a maiitem, etc.

Word.Document document = (Word.Document)i.WordEditor;

if (document.Kind.ToString() == "wdDocumentEmail")



The problem is that the button is still showing at word level. Visual studio is not launching the condition on all the windows. So he?s adding it in word as well, although word document is a wdDocumentLetter.

I have 2 options in mind:

1- The code must not be called at new inspector level. Because this trigger is not launched in the case of the word document

2- The inspector from which we get the word editor is not the right one for word document (Word.Document ... Read more

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How do I insert text into a word document at different angles rather than just straight across. Thanks

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Use the Wordart tool, create a text box and type your text in there then alter to any angle you wish. j.

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I'm using Wins2000 professional. Every time I open a new document in Word I get three pages. I would like to know how I can get it back to only one page when I open up a new document.

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hmmm, that's a weird one.

Have you added any new macros to your template??

Anyway, try doing a search on your system for and when you find it, rename it to normal.old and then start Word again and see what happens.

If you did not make any changes to your template, and the above works, then you can just delete the normal.old

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When I try to in large an image on word it stops responding how do I fix this problem

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What version of word are you using? What do you consider large? Have you tried to compress the image? If your running other processes your PC may be running out of memory.

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I have Microsoft Office Beta 2007, and I have copied and pasted some sensitive data on the document and saved it on my hard drive, but I want to know if I can password it since I will be lettin a freind use my pc. I trust him, but just for safety reasons.

Answer:How to put a pw on a Word Document

This should do it...

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Can someone help me figure out an easy way to get a PDF file into a Word 2007 document. I tried copy the file to my clipboard, but nothing copies into my document when I try pasting it.

Answer:Getting PDF into a Word document

hi, there's a few ways to do it, either with software, or online which is probably easier if you don't do it that often.

suggestions: google "convert .pdf to .doc software" for a software search or
follow this link which i normally use: (quick, easy, no installations)


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When I double click on a word document to open it, unless my current Microsoft Word 97 is already open, it attempts to open it under Microsoft Word version 2.0a. How can I fix this?

.......I got this fixed.

I have now assigned the correct program file butI get the error message xxxx.doc is not a valid win32 application. How can I fix this?

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Closing this - please just use the original topic, don't start a new one.

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Every time I  try to get a blank document on word, there are two pages from an old document that keeps coming up so I have to scroll down to a blank page to start my document.  I have no idea what to do to correct this....any suggestions.Thank you  very much.........grace creel

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