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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by lschul, Apr 21, 2004.

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  1. lschul

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    Sometimes when I access word files, not sure if it works in excel, the file will be copied with "~" in front of it in place of one or two letters. Any reason why this happens?
     
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  3. RandyG

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    LOL, Candy . . .. read the question!!;):D

    Ischul - When a document is opened in word, it is opening a copy of the document as a temporary file, so precedes the name with a tilde to differentiate between the working document, and the original.

    Sometimes, these tilde files are kept in your computer, and if the original is still there, it is safe to delete the copy.
     
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    Oopsie, I was just scanning threads for the tilde thingy :D :D
     
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