See D2002: You Are Prompted to Save Changes When You Close a Document Even
Though You Have Made No Changes
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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>> I open the document, make no changes and try to close it; I am prompted to
>> save changes. This is annoying and causes me problems synchronising
>> of files e.g. in briefcase. I recently installed a newer version of Word
>> (2003) but this does not happen only once the first time it is opened by
>> newer version, but repeatedly with oft-changed documents.