PowerPoint 2008 changes "Date Modified" date for ppt files

PowerPoint 2008 changes "Date Modified" date for ppt files

Post by mcic » Thu, 06 Mar 2008 02:49:24


I suspect this is a bug - but PowerPoint 2008 is changing the "Date Modified" field on my ppt files, even if I just open them without making any changes to the file.

Surely, the program shouldn't be making changes to a file when the user has not pressed "saved" or anything and it creates problems when trying to work out when a file is last modified.

The behaviour is correct with pptx files (Last Opened date is changed, but Date Modified remains unchanged).
 
 
 

PowerPoint 2008 changes "Date Modified" date for ppt files

Post by » Wed, 30 Jul 2008 03:16:28

When will this be fixed? Every time mac user simply look at a file, the date is changed. This is wreaking havoc on our servers - we can no longer keep track of which presentations are "the latest". Microsoft - please fix ASAP!!!

 
 
 

PowerPoint 2008 changes "Date Modified" date for ppt files

Post by CyberTa » Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:25:15

With all due respect for the issue, you are not communicating with MS in
this news group. The folks here are simply users of the product. We merely
attempt to assist others in the use of the product - none of us have the
power to "fix" or change anything about the software design.

For a matter as critical as what you describe you would be better off using
Help> Send Feedback to be certain that MS is actually apprised of the
problem. You might also do well to contact MS Technical Support for the most
up-to-date status on the matter:

< http://www.yqcomputer.com/
&c1=505>

Regards |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac


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