Can no longer save a file as .docx


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mrwednesday

Hi guys, just found these forums and I'm hoping someone can help me.

I've been using MS Word 2010 for work and just today was working on
document that crashed Word while I was in the middle of putting i
together. I ended up having to stop the process through task manager
re-open Word, and recover the files.

I then attempted to save the recovered file as a .docx and Word the
started getting weird. I would choose to save it as a .docx and instea
of doing so, the program simply opened up the Save As... dialog bo
again. I attempted it again and the same thing happened. It looked lik
it was stuck in an endless loop of some kind.

So I decided to save it as a .doc (Word 97-2003) format and it save
just fine. I then converted it back to Word 2010 and attempted to sav
it and it did the same thing again.

I also attempted just to create a new document and paste the contents o
this doc in and save it as a new .docx, but all I see is the sam
behavior.

I am not having any problem creating new documents and saving them i
.docx format, btw. Just this document and apparently its contents ar
the problem, but I can't figure out what to do.

I am attempting to Repair office at this point through Windows, but I a
wondering, is this something wrong with what I'm doing, or has Wor
itself become corrupted or broken? I need help fast
 
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Stefan Blom

When you tried copying and pasting the document content, did you remember to
exclude the final paragraph mark? (To see paragraph marks, ¶, as well as other
nonprinting marks, click the ¶ button on the Home tab.)
 
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Peter T. Daniels

It seems that, very occasionally, Word2007 documents pop themselves
into "Read Only" mode (so that to save the changes, you have to change
the name, i.e. "Save As"). Unless there's a way to get out of "Read
Only" mode, what you need to do is Save As something else, delete the
problem file, then rename the file back to the name you want it to
have.
 
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Stefan Blom

Good point. Sometimes files become read only for no apparent reason. Clicking
the Unblock button in the File Properties dialog box should take care of the
problem, but it may not be a permanent fix.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
 
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Peter T. Daniels

(a) Where would I find File Properties? It doesn't seem to be Office >
Prepare > Properties, because there's no "Block/Unblock" there.
(2007.)

(b) Once you tell me where to find it, how will I remember what to do
the next time it happens, many months from now?
 
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Stefan Blom

Right-click the icon for the affected Word document in Windows Explorer and
click Properties.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
 
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Peter T. Daniels

[extended low whistle] Wow, so it has nothing to do with Office
whatsoever!
 
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Stefan Blom

Correct. The Unblock button is often activated for files that you have
downloaded from a web site, for example.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP





Peter T. Daniels said:
[extended low whistle] Wow, so it has nothing to do with Office
whatsoever!

Right-click the icon for the affected Word document in Windows Explorer and
click Properties.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

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