Why am I asked to save changes to Word doc I viewed but did not ch

Why am I asked to save changes to Word doc I viewed but did not ch

Post by UmljaGFyZC » Mon, 03 Apr 2006 21:54:58


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 versions
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 the
newer version, but repeatedly with oft-changed documents.
 
 
 

Why am I asked to save changes to Word doc I viewed but did not ch

Post by Jezebe » Mon, 03 Apr 2006 22:54:09

The most common reasons are --

1. a DATE field in the document: this updates to the current date/time
whenever the document is opened. In most cases you actually want a
CREATEDATE field anyway.

2. Printing the document: this updates the 'date last printed' property.

3. A macro that queries the DocumentProperties collection. Merely reading a
document property by macro makes Word think that the document has changed.
(These is easy to remedy within the same macro code.)

 
 
 

Why am I asked to save changes to Word doc I viewed but did not ch

Post by Suzanne S. » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 00:24:40

See D2002: You Are Prompted to Save Changes When You Close a Document Even
Though You Have Made No Changes http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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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
versions >> 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
the >> newer version, but repeatedly with oft-changed documents.