Word XP...why does it prompt me to save when I don't change?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Dome Vongvises, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

    May 13, 2001
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    I'll open a Word file and just look at it, but when I close it, it prompts for a save, even though I don't change a thing. Is this a glitch I should be worried about?
  2. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

    Jul 4, 1997
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    No, not a glitch. Intended. The moment you open a document it still makes a temp copy of it and so that it assumes it's been altered by default. Word 2003 has a tracking method to get around this, but known to be an issue in WordXP.. Service Pack 3 for Office XP is out now.. you can get it at OfficeUpdate.Microsoft.Com, it -may- address that issue.. but it addresses a ton of others. (I believe you already must have SP1/SP2 installed, it is not cumulative)

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