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Word 2013 Issues: Open File; Save As; One Drive, etc.

Q: Word 2013 Issues: Open File; Save As; One Drive, etc.

Hello. I recently switched to Word 2013. It's taking some getting used to.
In prior versions of Word when I would "save as" or "open" I would get a folder list. If it were the first time since I had opened the program it would be my default setting: in my case, "My Documents." If I had opened a document and tried to "save as" it would show the most recent folder I had opened.
In Word 2013 instead of a folder list I get a list of recent documents. I also get a choice of Recent Documents, One Drive, Computer and Add a Place. This requires that I go through extra clicks to get to the proper folder. Is there a way to switch to a folder view?
By the way, what is this One Drive business?
Do I need to Add a Place each time I open a folder?
Thank you.

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A: Word 2013 Issues: Open File; Save As; One Drive, etc.

You can select a default folder to save to, or set the default to Computer, and then navigate to the folder you want to save to -- File>Options>Save, check Save to Computer by default. You can select your default folder here as well.
When Saving As, you should be seeing a list of recent folders you've saved to, to the right of the OneDrive and Computer options.
If you have an outlook.com, live.com or hotmail.com email address, you can download the OneDrive application to your desktop and use it to save and sync files and folders to storage in the cloud. If you don't have email accounts with any of those, you can ignore the OneDrive option.

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Hello Everyone,

I'd like to write a .bat file that will save and close all open Word documents, then quit Word or terminate the Word process.

How in the world would I do that? I'm a complete novice at .bat files!

Also, could the .bat file be triggered only after Word has been unused/idle for a specified time?

I look forward to your responses!


A:.bat file to save and close all open Words docs, then quit Word


Killing the word process wouldn't be too difficult but that would be on a schedule rather than x amount of idle minutes.
I don't believe a .bat file would be able to save any open workbooks though.

Are you able to provide some background on why this is needed and maybe there is an alternate method?


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I'm running Word 2013. Up till a week or so it worked fine, but now it freezes completely whenever I try to save or save as a document, new or modified, in my C:\Users\Tom\Documents folder, even though it does seem to save or save as correctly if I choose subfolders in ...documents or other separate folders.

I have tried running Word in safe mode. No help.

I have done a complete repair using control panel/programs...no help. It seemed to have uninstalled MS Office 2013 completely and reinstalled it completely, and nothing improved. One minor problem I have with this is that I've lost my product key from the original version, and I can't retrieve it from Dell, where I bought the machine, so I can't activate the reinstalled MS Office 2013! It'll run till next Tuesday, then it'll be dead. My bad, but that's not what's causing me this grief.

I have checked the hard drive with AVG PCTuneup disk doctor and found no errors. I've defragged with that routine also; no help.

I've tried running Word with and without first launching any browser. The problem occurs whether or not I've launched a browser.

To my untrained eye, it seems as if whenever I try to point Word to my normal ...documents folder, to retrieve a doc stored there so I can work on it, or save a new doc there that I've just created, or "save as" a doc I've retrieved from a different folder, Word can't find that spot on my hard drive. But i... Read more

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Formerly using an older version of outlook I did not have this issue. This started when I upgraded to 2013.

I have some form letters prewritten and saved as Word docs in a folder on my desktop. When I want to email one of these word documents to someone I start a new email and attach the document.

The document starts with "Hello, ". I used to be able to attach a document like this, open it, and add a name, such as "Hello Joe,". I'd then simply click save and close the Word doc. The change would be there and I can email the attachment. Now in 2013 outlook, when you make the change to the name and hit save, it wants me to save the document to a location on my computer (my docs, desktop, etc.) rather than to the attachment.

It is a pain to first have to open the word doc, change the name and save it, and then attach it to the email after the fact.

Is there a way to enable saving the changes in a word doc after it is attached? I can still make changes to an Excel sheet and save the attachment like I used to; I just cannot do this with a Word doc.

Any ideas would be appreciated.


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I'm a former IT Systems Technician, and my girlfriend is a work-from-home writer. I've recently migrated her PC's original processor and ram from an HP motherboard to an ASRock board, linking the original WD Caviar Blue 1TB drive to the board as a secondary drive to collect documents and storage from, while running Windows 8.1 (up to date) on a Seagate Barracuda 250GB for the main OS and programs drive.

With those specs out there in the open, now it's time to get to the root of the problem.

As a work-from-home writer, my girlfriend depends on the ability to save her documents to Microsoft's OneDrive and upload them to her publisher, but with this error showing up, she cannot get them to save. I have never seen such a message in my many years of IT service, and I'm completely baffled.

I am the administrator... So now I turn to you guys for help.

A:Microsoft Office Word 2013 unable to save?

Do have have more than 1 version of Office installed on the machine? The error message seems to be indicating that there are 2 or more MS Office products installed that are in conflict with each other.

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My PC has problem displaying flash drive icons correctly in file open and file save dialog boxes.

On my Dell Inspiron, there are 4 flash drives (Compact Flash, SD, Memory Stick, and xD/SM). The 4 drives' icons display fine from Windows Explorer but all 4 drive icons are missing in File Open and File Save dialog boxes. The problem exists in every application's file open and file save that I checked so I'm thinking it's a problem with Vista and not with specific application.

I'm running Vista x64 Home Premium.

Has anyone else encounter this problem? Does anyone have a solution for fixing these missing icons?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Need Help: Missing Flash Drive Icons in File Open/Save Dialog box

update the drivers of the flash drives, i think its MS Controller driver.. should solve that out

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In Word 2013 I am hooked on event DocumentBeforeSave. When user wants to save document, backstage view is displayed with possible locations and also recent folders. After user selected one of recent folders, event DocumentBeforeSave is triggered. Where is the information about selected path stored? I need to display Save dialog(Dialogs[WdWordDialog.wdDialogFileSaveAs]) directly in this event, but first I need to know which path user selected. Otherwise default path is selected and it could be counfusing for the user.

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One of my user is having this problem on her Windows XP PC:

Dell GX260 with Windows XP Professional running 512MB RAM, Office XP, Acrobat 5.0

When opening a Word file & edited in Word XP, the user cannot SAVE or use SAVE AS the file, when try to exit out the file, get prompt to either SAVE, CLOSE, or CANCEL the file, at that point it will still not save the file, the only way to exit the file is to hit CLOSE to exit.

I initially thought this might be a Word Xp problem, so I ran the repair tool in Office XP, that did not fix it.

I then uninstalled Office XP, reinstalled Office XP, but that also did not fix the problem.

I then ran the Office update to download the latest patches from MicroSoft, but that also did not fix the problem.

I then UNINSTALLED Acrobat 5.0 from the PC, that FIXED the problem.

WITHOUT Acrobat 5.0 on her PC, the user was now able to open & edit a Word file, and able to SAVE the edited file, also able use SAVE AS to save the file as a new copy.

I then reinstalled Acrobat 5.0 thinking the previous copy of Acrobat 5.0 on the PC might be corrupted, as soon as Acrobat 5.0 was back on the PC, the same problem with the SAVE feature came back in Word XP.

I then installed the patch update for Acrobat 5.0, that did not fix the problem.

At this point, I am out of clues on how to fix it....The user tried Acrobat 6.0 before on the same PC, but decided to reverse back to Acrobat 5.0 because of format problem with 6.0.......so Acrobat 6.0 is no... Read more

A:Unable to Save/Save As/close Word XP file with Acrobat 5.0 installed

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Hi all,

Thanks in advance for reading and for any suggestions.

I've been experiencing an annoying issue with Word 2013 in that it almost, but doesn't quite open files. This happens inconsistently, maybe once for every 30 or so files I open. I open the document in the usual fashion but its window doesn't appear. If I right click on Word on the Task bar I can see the preview of the file's window, but it is blank. I can close the document from there, and next time I try to open it it will invariably work.

I've attached a screenshot of this happening. If I click on the blank preview the screen blinks and it seems that focus has gone to the document (as I have to click a couple of times on another active window to bring focus back to it).

Has anyone else experienced this, and figured out a solution?



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Hi All,

I work on a web application that has Excel and Word documents in it.

At the moment when a user opens these documents in IE9 they get presented with a dialog box asking:

What do you want to do with "filename"?

The user is presented with Open, Save and Save As as the options.

Unlike previous versions of IE there is no check box to tick to remember the user's choice so it comes up every time.

I really need to get rid to this box. Does anyone know how to disable it?



A:How to get Excel and Word documents to open without the Open,Save,SaveAs box opening

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Click Start => My Computer => Tools => Folder Options => Click on File Types tab => In the file types list => click Excel => click Advanced => UNcheck clear the Browse in same window check box (or click to clear the Open Web documents in place check box) => Click OK

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I have a computer running windows 8.1 and Office 2013. Every time we double click to open a PDF attachment in Outlook e-mail, Outlook tried to convert it to Word format to open it and it makes a mess of it! I can save the file and then the system uses Adobe to open it, but that seems a bit awkward especially since another machine running Windows 7 and Office 2013 does not have this problem.

Stranger still, Outlook will preview the file using Adobe but then not use Adobe to open it. Are there some settings in Outlook because the operating system opens the attachments properly?


A:Outlook 2013 uses Word to open PDF attachment

Check your association for pdf Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol in Windows 8

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Trying to figure out a global issue with are new  Windows 7 image at work in IE.  We have old PC's that we are replacing and on the PC's we are using an updated Windows 7 image but has the same IE 11 version 11.0.9600.18738CO on both images.
 The difference though is that there is no security prompt to open PDF files on the old image.  On the new one we get the prompt to Open, save or save-as and trying to find a way to remove it.  Our guy that built the image did not set the Group
Policy intentionally if there is one for this.  I can't find a way to remove the prompt in GPedit.msc, missing the "Launching applications and unsafe file" is missing but yet i see the option under security settings in IE.  The radio buttons
are grayed out from making changes in that window.

Any thoughts?

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Trying to figure out a global issue with are new  Windows 7 image at work in IE.  We have old PC's that we are replacing and on the PC's we are using an updated Windows 7 image but has the same IE 11 version 11.0.9600.18738CO on both images.
 The difference though is that there is no security prompt to open PDF files on the old image.  On the new one we get the prompt to Open, save or save-as and trying to find a way to remove it.  Our guy that built the image did not set the Group
Policy intentionally if there is one for this.  I can't find a way to remove the prompt in GPedit.msc, missing the "Launching applications and unsafe file" is missing but yet i see the option under security settings in IE.  The radio buttons
are grayed out from making changes in that window.

Any thoughts?

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I have a user who has an off and on problem with a particular mapped drive and PowerPoint, Excel, and Word (all 97). The drive letter is R and it's where plenty of data is stored for multiple people to use (those who have rights). She'll use the File>>Open command and move to the R drive. Sometimes there is no problem. Other times the mouse cursor will turn into an hour glass and hang the machine.

I haven't had any luck finding anything on this type of problem. Any ideas? We're running NT Server 4 on all servers and Win98SE on all clients.

A:Word/PPoint/Excel file open prob w/mapped drive

This sounds to me like the integrity of the user's connection to that drive is the problem, and has nothing to do with the programs themselves.

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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We have recently moved to Word 2013 using SharePoint - unlike previous versions of Word, ie 2007 and 2010, we have found that if you open a document in word, mark up the changes, close the document and then the same person opens it at a later date that if they try to do anything in track changes it actually tracks over existing tracks - this is something that it should be doing, at least it didn't in previous versions of Word.
Wondering whether this issue would happen to be because of SharePoint and its versioning of documents? Has anyone encountered this, and if so, how can we fix. This is a major issue as a good percentage of our documents are done in track changes.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Word 2013 track change issues

SharePoint is making a new version of the document when changes are made when versioning is turned on in SP. Its not writing over 'tracking' as the new version has no tracks. Previous versions of the document should be available. I've not had extensive interaction with this feature but do know that you can set how many versions to keep. I would be interested to know what happens when you turn versioning off.

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I've got some strange behavior going on with .doc files at the moment. Whenever I try to open a .doc file from Windows Explorer or a desktop shortcut, Word opens with the error message "Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions. * Check the file permissions for the document or drive. *Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space. *Open the file with the Text Recovery converter."

After clicking OK, the .doc file then opens in Word, apparently with no problems at all (I can edit, save, etc.). So basically the error message seems to be wrong, since the file does open properly.

I can open .doc files from within Word (File -> Open) with no error message.

The issue is more of an annoyance than anything else (since the file eventually opens up just fine), but I imagine it'll just become more irritating as time goes on. Any suggestions on how to resolve it? I've been poking around in the Folder Options -> File Types in Explorer without a clear sense of purpose.

I'm running MS Word 2003 SP3 on Windows XP Service Pack 3. If you need any further info, please let me know.

Thanks for your help!

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After using Office 2013 for the better part of two years - today I go to do a Quick Print (to my PDF Printer) on a Word attachment within a Outlook email and get this annoying message:

Office has detected a problem with this file. To help protect your computer - this file cannot be opened.

Then if I click on the Show Help button - I see this:

"The Office File Validation feature has blocked this file from opening as it may contain harmful content.
More information about this error message online."

Then I try another email and another - ALL give me the same message.

I have gone into the Trust Center settings in Word and Outlook and turned off everything I could find on Protected view, added all local drives as Trusted locations etc etc and NOTHING worked.

I do not see any references to Office File Validation and need to find a way to stop it.

I cannot find any way to print any Word doc to any printer - if it is an attachment within a email.

My gut feel is that this last Office Update pack (Sept 2016) via Windows Update -which I applied a few days ago - has now compromised my scene.

Anyone else come across this - with any way to shut this crap off?


A:Outlook/Word 2013 - Cannot open ANY docs due to Protected View


The normal workaround for trouble printing directly from an attachment or link would be to first save the document locally on the computer (e.g. desktop) and then print it.
That usually works when attempts to print just do nothing...

HOWEVER HOWEVER from the warnings you're seeing, it sure sounds as if, in this case, you may be dealing with a potentially malicious file.
Email attachments are a common means of ransomware transmission these days.
But it could contain a malicious macro distributing a range of malware.
As such, I do NOT suggest downloading or saving or opening or printing the document in question without more data.

Disabling security features and lowering Trust Center settings sounds like a dangerous strategy, until more information can be obtained.
Those security settings are in place to help protect you.

I'm also not quite clear of the scope of the issue. At first it sounded like you reported only a problem with "Quick Print" of a specific attachment. Then you said you "cannot find any way to print any Word doc to any printer'.

So, perhaps you could please clarify for us a bit?

Also, what happens if you use the workaround (save the document to the desktop and then try to print) using a KNOWN, SAFE document attachment (as opposed to the one(s) that is/are throwing up the security warning)??


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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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I haven't had Microsoft Office 2013 a week now and I already am having problems with opening documents that are in Microsoft Word's native format (docx). The problem lies within Windows and not word it seems. While the icon for docx files show the Word 2013 icon, it refuses to open with Microsoft Word 2013. Windows tells me that it does not know how to open docx files. It worked flawlessly since its install last Wednesday downloaded right from Office.com with the user name that was provided to me by KVCC, the college I attend. Office 2013 licenses are provided to all students as of 2016. Not even a week later, it is messing up. Word can still open .doc & .odt files but not docx files. There are a number of results on the internet where a problem with Office 2013 not being able to open docx files, but none are the problem I face, windows not knowing how to open it.

A:windows won't open docx files in Microsoft Word 2013 anymore

Have you right clicked the file and selected open with?

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Good morning,

I recently upgraded from Office 2010 Pro to Office 2013 Pro. However, after the install, all of the office products are showing as <NAME> (desktop) - i.e. Word (desktop), Powerpoint (desktop). Yet, when they are opened, the program is shown as Word 2013, Powerpoint 2013, etc. When I try to pin a file to the taskbar, it pins it under the Word (desktop) program, but when I open that file, it opens in Word 2013.

I am able to pin both Word 2013 and Word (desktop) to my taskbar. I am ONLY able to pin files to Word (desktop), but files only open using Word 2013. Both options open the same program. It is frustrating to have one program pinned just to have files pinned, only to have those files open in another taskbar "tile."
Why are they separate? Is there any way to get rid of one?

Any assistance is GREATLY appreciated!


A:Updated to Office 2013 Pro: Word (Desktop) vs Word 2013

Hi PrimetimeHero welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It does seem that you have a duplicate set of short cuts to your Office products.

Normally it is best to store your Office product files in your Documents Library, under their various Folder titles such as Word Documents, Excel Spreadsheets etc. This keep them all in the one area for easy location.

Check to see whether you have duplicate copies of the actual files & if so make sure they are up to date & correct & delete one of them. Then delete the duplicate Shot Cuts then open your Documents Folder in your Documents library. Then locate a file in Documents such as Word xxx & if you want to have a short cut to it on your Desktop, right click on it & use Send To (create Desktop short cut).

As your information is not really clear, perhaps you could post back with more info on where your various Office files are actually located.

Below is a screen shot of my Documents Folder to expalin what I have been saying.

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Hi All

Does anyone here know how I change the settings for when my computer opens an online word document.

I used the setting to 'always' open the word document rather than have to select from the choice of open or save.

However, I now need to have the save option back does anyone know how I can go about this?


A:Net Word Doc Open/Save

Alexb123 said:

Hi All

Does anyone here know how I change the settings for when my computer opens an online word document.

I used the setting to 'always' open the word document rather than have to select from the choice of open or save.

However, I now need to have the save option back does anyone know how I can go about this?

CheersClick to expand...

Do you mean on a network that a word opens in read view versus print view? If so in word go Tools>Options>uncheck "Allow starting in reading..."(see attached). Hope that's what you meant.

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So I recently installed Windows 8 and Office 2007 (including Excel 2007). I then decided to participate in the Office 2013 trial, so I downloaded and installed that on top of everything. It worked correctly, and I could open files normally. Then I deleted Office 2007 in an effort to save space, and now I'm encountering problems.

Basically, every time I try to open an Excel file, Windows 8 gives me the "How do you want to open this file?" dialogue. I check "Use this app for all .xls(x) files" and click "Keep using Microsoft Excel" and the dialogue closes but the file doesn't open.

The only way I can get excel files to open now is by going to the Metro menu and opening Excel 2013, then opening the file from there.

Is there a way to fix this issue without resorting to the workaround method?

Thanks in advance!

A:Excel 2013 Issues (can't open files directly)

Hi.............I also found this with excel but word works ok......Did you get a answer to the problem.......



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Says I can't open document because 'word has insufficient memory' -- I'm assuming this is related to the 62% resources free on bootup...should be 80 if i remember (this is win98) -- any ideas other than that as to why it won't save/open?

and if you agree its the resources problem - how to fix? This is my cousin's old machine...IBM Aptiva...i think it's a duron, only 64mb dedicated system memory...88 included onboard vram.

A:Word won't save or open files

I got system resources free up to 88% but it still won't open documents. If I open a document straight from my documents, it will open. But the 'open' command won't work in Word. I can't use the 'save' or 'save as' command.

I can open recent files though in the 'file' menu. Any ideas? Seems really weird.

Also, appears to be true in all Microsoft applications, not just Word.

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When I click save as in the file menu or even just click save for the first time in a new document nothing happens. No save as box, no error messages, nothing. However if I close the program I get the do you wish to save changes box and then the save as window opens. Is there anyway I can get it to just save normally. As i'm sure you can imagine its a real pain to have to quit word whenever I want to save something, not to mention the fact that i'm taking a crap shoot as to wether it will actually save my document or force me to lose everything.

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I have a problem here. I can open microsoft word, excel, etc. with no problem, however, when I try to open a previous document or save-as (through file-open) it will crash when I select a different folder in the open box.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Office and getting all of the updates and I still have the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I cannot work until this is fixed!!!

A:Word Crashes When Trying To Save As Or Open

This may be caused by a recent Office patch. See my post to this thread to see if your problem matches those discussed by MS:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/50060/windows-patch-causes-problems-with-hp-kerio-software/Regards,A Happy OpenOffice.org user,John

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This is a weird problem I've not seen before and I could use some help or someone to point me in the right direction. I searched the forum with no luck.
I'm assuming this is an issue related only to my machine and not an IE7 problem.

When I click on this link (or one in similar format on the same page), the new window will initially begin to open. Then the new browser instance is redirected to another site....which seems fine & the page switches to the new address, then suddenly the window disappears and the "File Download-Security Warning" box appears and asks if I want to save the file or find a program online to open it with:
Program Name: browserRedirect
Type: Unknown File Type
From: ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net

Clicking on "Find" takes me to the Windows File Association web page where it says that windows does not recognize this MIME type.

Here's the actual link:
If I need to register a file type, I don't where to start! I scrolled through all the file types in My Computer and honestly, I'm at a loss as to what to do.
Could this be related to some corrupted mime file or something?

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A:Ie7 Link Won't Open - Prompts Me To Save The File Or Find A Program To Open It With

First try this :Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users * Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation. * An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program. * If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Udates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.) * When done, select "Scan for Harmful Software". * There are three scanning options. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next". * When done, a Scan Summary will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK". * Make sure they all have a checkmark next to them and click "Next". * A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu. * Click Preferences and then click the statistics/logs tab. * Click the dated log and press View log. A text file will appear so you can see the results. * Select close to exit the program. * Scan in SAFE MODEIf that does't work please run Online Microsft test (IE required) to rle further issues.

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Just started having trouble opening and saving word files on Mac

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While trying to save a document or open on in word, it just freezes and says it is not responding. I had a trial version of word so I bought microsoft office and reinstalled it, and all my other office programs work except for word. I have run a virus check and have no viruses.

I have windows 7

I have read a few threads on what people have recommened, but don't quite understand what they are saying.
Please can someone help.

A:word freezing when trying to open or save document

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Whenever I try to save any document in any Office 2013 program, nothing happens. When I press File>Save as F12, or ctrl+s, (on a new document) nothing happens. Any normal way to save a file, even saving customizations, does nothing. I just get the "working" mouse for a half a second. Nothing opens, but I can still work in the document (so I know it didn't just come up in the background). Has anyone else had this problem? Is there any way to fix it?

Relevant: I have Office 2003 installed. I've heard that causes problems. I'd be willing to uninstall them both and reinstall in the recommended order, but I'd lose my customizations. I can't save my customizations, because that requires the save as dialog.

A:Office 2013 won't open "save as" dialog.

Does this problem occur with both version of Office or only with Office 2013. Also are you having any problems with any other programs on your computer.

You could try repairing Office 2013. To do that open Control Panel, select Programs & Features, scroll down to Microsoft Office 2013, right click on it & select Change & this will show a couple of Repair options for you to try.

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I want to be able to drag a file from explorer, desktop, web browser link, etc; into Word 2013 and/or 2016.

Software of importance
Windows 10 x64
Office 2013 x64
Office 2016 x64

So to start off after upgrading from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10, I was no longer able to drag and drop files from one app into an open Word window and load them. Single files or multiple files, drag and drop no longer worked.

Ohkay; so first I tracked down the registry hack to totally disable UAC. That was fine but Word no longer was able to load/convert PDF files, giving me the Word cannot load filter PDF... issue. And of course most Microsoft base software suddenly no longer works.

I turned UAC back on and now I can once again load/convert PDF files in Word (and use calculator and Edge etc), but again can not drag/drop multiple files.

I've got the sole account (excluding "special") set as an Administrator with UAC set to the lowest possible setting.
I have also set a custom shortcut on the taskbar loading the program with full elevated privileges.

Any thoughts on how to leave UAC set to 1 in the registry AND be able to drag and drop files from A to B?

A:Windows 10 Drag/Drop any file to Word 2013 and 2016 fails

Problem solved, needed to switch to x64 version of office. X32 and X64 are not exchangeable via explorer.

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Can you recommend a good tool to open .mpp files created inh MS Project 2013?

A:Open .mpp file created with MS Project 2013

Hi Vivian, there are many viewers out there that will help you do the trick:

Seavus Project Viewer - seavusprojectviewer.com
Moos Project Viewer - moosprojectviewer.com
K-SOL - www.projectreader.com
Steel Ray Project Viewer - www.steelray.com

PS If you are looking for a free solution (although I wouldn't recommend it), you can find a list of freeware at: http://listoffreeware.com/list-of-best-free-mpp-viewer-software/

Hope this helps.


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When I receive an email with a word attachment in Microsoft Outlook it gives me a warning that there may be a virus and I need to save the attachment to my computer before I can open the file. Is there a setting I can change so that it will open in Word much like other attachments open in their respective programs. I am using Outlook 2007 and Windows XP. Thank you.

A:Solved: Word will save but not not open in Microsoft Outlook

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I Am Unable Tosave A Word File I Keep Getting A Message

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A:I Cannot Save Word File

It would seem your Word installation is corrupted. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling Word?

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I have a file in MS Word. Periodically I add to it. Lately, when I add to it and try to either save or close it, I get a message that says:
Cannot save. The disk is full or too many files are open.

My hard drive isn't anywhere near being full. And the only file open is Word.


A:Why can't I save this Word file?


This Microsoft document covers the situation you describe: Q113908.
There are a number of things that can cause those errors.
For instance, Word may be exceeding the number of sub-files it can open.
To save your work you may be able to save it as in RTF format.


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I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how to make the 'Libraries' folder structure appear when doing a file open file save. In both case I can see the folders labeled Desktop, Documents, Downloads, etc. but I cannot see the Libraries folder.

Is this possible? How?

Thank you,


A:Solved: Question: How to see libraries in the File Save/File Open form

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Hi guys,

I have a question that has stumped me so far. Here is the scenario: I am dealing with a spreadsheet that has several tabs on it. In each tab, there are several word, powerpoint, and pdf documents that are embedded as objects. My task is to write a macro, that will for each document (keep in mind its an embedded object that needs to be opened), open it with the appropriate program, and save it using a pre-assigned name (the name of the column heading and the row it is in) to a predetermined folder path. This process needs to be duplicated about 200 times. I'm not sure if this is even possible, but I know enough about vba to believe that it is. I've been working on it since yesterday, and I can't seem to tie the pieces together. Can anyone help on this?


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Our company uses ownCloud. To access our ownCloud, we use Internet Explorer 11. Inside our ownCloud there are documents created and shared among users. When I click a Word document, a pop-message appear  -
"Do you want to save abc.docx (567 KB) from xxxxowncloud?  Save   Cancel   
How can I open the document that would launch Word automatically without getting this pop-up message?

Thank you.

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Inside .acc file is a simple text, but the mighty Excel tries to open it like some kind of database. It is asking for accounts, sources, passwords etc. and finally it cannot open it at all. It can open this file if I change extension to something else like .txt or .xls. How can I turn off this useless function of Excel 2013? The Excel of 2003 just opens it without any question.

A:Excel 2013 cannot open simple text file with .acc extension

Hi gacuxz, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

MS changed Office file extensions from version 2007. This website might it explain it for you.

Microsoft Office file extensions list

When you have opened the file in question, by the method you mention, have you tried saving it, using the Save As option, with a file extension listed in the Save As options list.

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I have Password Safe and have all of my password saved in MS Word in a "letter." I would like to safe this "letter" to CD for safekeeping but can't seem to accomplish this task. I try to use "save as" and identify my CD Writer drive but it won't work. (I get a message saying something about it won't work. Does anyone know how I can save this MS Word file/"letter" on my CD? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Save MS Word File:

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I just got a new lenovo with XP. I was using Word 2007 which is new to me. I was working on a document that I had e mailed to myself. I opened the document from e mail and worked on it. I hit the save icon periodically. I was looking for the 'Save as' option which I have since found, but at that time I couldn't find it so I couldn't rename the file and save it where I wanted it. I saved again via the icon and closed the file. It asked me if I wanted to save changes. I clicked yes. Now, I cannot find the file anywhere. Did it save changes or delete it?

I did a search for files by the name the computer gave it which had %20 between each word.

I searched for files modified in the last 24 hours.

I looked, unsucessfully, for TEMP internet files.

Does anyone have any suggestions or knowledge of what might have happened?

Thankfully, now I know where the Save as option is hidden for future files.

A:Word 2007 Where did it save file?

Hi, Welcome to TSG!

Did you look at the file in the e-mail to see if that is updated?

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Hey all, I was wondering if you can save a Word document as a PDF file and if so, how?


A:How to save a Word document as a PDF file?

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I am having the exact same problem as in the post "Solved: Can't find Access Query when using Word mail merge." I am using Office 365 so I have the newest versions of both Word and Access.

When I try to mail merge starting with Access (right click the query and export to word merge), it tells me it "Could not find file 'C:\Users\Jeanne\Documents\My Data Sources.mdb'" I have a folder called My Data Sources. And yes, the database I want it to go to is in that folder. Of course the folder doesn't have a .mdb after it. What file is it looking for and why? The Access database ends in .accdb. I found some hint somewhere that that might be a problem, but I can't find how to fix it.

When I start the merge from Word, it finds the database fine, but only tables are listed. The link mentioned in the other post is broken, so I can't check that out.

I feel like I'm saying to my son "I'll see you at home" and he says "I can't find the dog." What dog? We don't have a dog, and I never said anything about a dog!!!

I am getting thoroughly fed up with Access! I am fairly tech savvy and can teach myself to do just about anything in excel just through trial and error or looking it up online, but every little thing I try to do in access gives me all sorts of problems!

A:Solved: Access 2013 Query to Word 2013 Mail Merge

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On Microsoft Word 2010, when you go to either the Open or Save as dialog boxes, you see a folder tree called "Microsoft Word", under which in my computer has Templates. In Microsoft Excel, it has a similar affect, showing "Microsoft Excel". I want to remove this tree from view, and ONLY want to see "Computer" (or "This PC" on Windows 8.1). Is this possible, and if so, how?

Can this be done locally and/or through group policy?

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I have searched up and down and around the web for a fix for this with no luck.
Hope I am posting this in the correct place..

Whenever I request a "File|Open" or "File|Save" from any application, the
mini-Windows-Explorer dialog box that opens freezes and hangs the entire
application. Happens with almost all applications. Not limited to just Microsoft programs.
It does not matter if I like change the download folder or if I rt click always the same.

Back when it was under warranty Hp tells me to just restore to original settings. I hate to do that. But I am about to see that this might be the only fix for it. (But I am hoping not.)

I think it started a long time ago when I was changing the USB ports I used for my external Hard drive and it changed drive letter. (maybe maybe not.. just seems I remember that being something that had happened when I first recall things hanging...) anyway I have all drives in the place I want them now and this issue still happens even if I dont have that external drive plugged in.

If I need to post more info please just let me know.
Thanks so much.
Appreciate the help...

A:File open & File Save dialog box hangs

wanted to add this picture since it just happened..

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can easily access?
I believe the format it likes is .WAB, but I can't save my Access database in that format!

A:How do I add the Value pack to Access 97 or save a file that MS Word

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