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Saving doc. Files

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Shiran, Oct 17, 2011.

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  1. Shiran

    Shiran Thread Starter

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    Hi There
    I cannot save doc. & xls file by the same name after doing any modifications, It prompts me to save as "copy of (original name of the document)" I tried by reinstaling ms office but still the same

    Can anyone help me

    Thanks
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    I may not have a solution, but it may others to help you if we knew ...

    Exactly where are the files stored when you first open them?

    Are the original files properties set to be read only?

    Exactly what kind of error message do you get if you try to "Save as" using the original file name?

    Might help if we knew which version of MS-Office you are using and the operating system.
     
  3. Firebreather

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    Try Open Office. Not sure if that will help though.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Don't use OpenOffice. That name was stolen and copyrighted by Oracle. Use LibreOffice which is the "real" OpenOffice by the real OpenOffice developers.
     
  5. Firebreather

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    Thanks for the info! (y)
    I didn't know that! :eek:
     
  6. Shiran

    Shiran Thread Starter

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    Thankx CWWOZNIAK
    This doents happen always, I use Office 2007, when i try to modify any office doc from any folder it says the file already exist & AUTOMATICALLY gives a name as "copy of (perticulers docs name) I reinstalled MSOFFICE even in a different folder but it didnt solve the problem

    ANY HELP

    Shiran
     
  7. DaveA

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    Shiran,
    If it is telling you that the file already exists, then you are using "Save as" and not "Save".
     
  8. Firebreather

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    I agree with Dave. Try using the desktop shortcut for a change. Press ctrl+s.
     
  9. Shiran

    Shiran Thread Starter

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    DaveA

    I always use "save" but this happens once in a while. its funny but true

    :)
     
  10. DaveA

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    YES, I am always right but I have made many a mistake.

    Remember that they are listed next to one and another and one can select the wrong one at times.

    Are you using the Save icon, or the Save within the menu?
     
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