Word 2002 Annoying Problem

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Old 11-09-08, 06:20 AM
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Word 2002 Annoying Problem

There are some documents which when I open to view and without doing any changes, they ask before closing the document "Do you want to save the Changes"

Not all documents ask for that.

Is there a setting I missed to avoid this annoying message?

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Might be a header, footer, or body copy field looking to update the date?
 
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Old 11-09-08, 08:42 AM
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I never play with the fields or header / footer, I have no need for them.

I just make a new document and save it after I do my work and then when I try to view my doc, some they ask me again if I want to save it.

It is strange why it will do it in some docs

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Old 11-09-08, 09:00 AM
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Hi kolias,

MSWord considers that you changed the document if you modify a single and small detail, including the place where you are closing the document--> Example: you are opening your document in the header of Page one and closing it in the middle of the page two, Word will consider it as a change because the next time, it will open the document in the middle of page 2, different from the header of page 1.
 
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Old 11-09-08, 09:07 AM
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Yup, Patricia nailed it. Any minor change like she mentioned will ask for you to save the document.

If you open a document and do not scroll down the page or place your cursor somewhere, it will not ask you to save it when closing. But, if you do any of those, it will.

Completely normal.
 
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Old 11-09-08, 10:47 AM
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I knew about all the above, however in my case this particular document I have now contains a 16 lines movie decription and when I open it, no mouse movement, I just hit ALT+F and then X to close it and then ask me what I said.

I have encounter many other documents with similar results in the past few years but never had the time to investigate.

Would it help to send you this small doc? If yes how I attach it to my reply?
 
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Old 11-09-08, 11:34 AM
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Hi kolias,

IMO, the fact that the Save Changes question doesn't happens all the times means that there is a type of change happening.
Anyway, this fact will depend of the settings of your program / computer and not with the file
You can check your Save options for this program--> MS Word--> Main Menu --> Tools--> Options--> Save--> Check the selected options
Remember--> Always change the settings one step each time, so you will remember the modification and you will undo it easily
 
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Old 11-09-08, 11:41 AM
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I have a new version of Word now, but the same thing used to happen to me with the older version. Didn't matter if it was one page or twenty, and all I did was open it and sometimes closed it right away without doing anything, and yet on occasion, it would ask if I want to save the changes, and I always asked it, "what changes" LOL!
Anyway, don't know what to tell you about the why, but it's not just you, and there's no settings to change as far as I know. Guess it's one of life's mysteries!
 
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Old 11-09-08, 11:59 AM
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Now I agree with Shadeladie

It happens occasionally for no reason and there is no fix.

Thank you all
 
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Old 11-09-08, 05:53 PM
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There are settings you can change

This is from the MS Office Knowledge Database

PROBLEM
When you open a Microsoft Word 2002 document and then close it immediately, you may receive the following error message:
Do you want to save the changes to Document_Name? This behavior may occur even though you have made no changes to the document.
CAUSE
This behavior may occur if you have Smart Tags turned on. Word automatically scans your document and tags various text items according to your Smart Tags settings, and therefore modifies your document.
WORKAROUND
To disable the automatic text tagging by Smart Tags, follow these steps:
1. Start Word.
2. With a blank document open, click AutoCorrect Options on the Tools menu.
3. On the Smart Tags tab, click to clear the Label text with smart tags check box.
4. Click OK.
 
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Old 11-09-08, 09:29 PM
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Thank you Patricia, it worked!

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Old 11-10-08, 05:33 AM
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Glad to know it worked
 
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