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A quick Office hint, and a request
Authored by: jelockwood on May 18, '11 02:37:50AM

The old bug that is I believe being referred to, is where Office is using "auto-save" on documents.

Each time it auto-saves Office would effectively open another file (or temporary file) as far as the operating system was concerned and eventually this would result in it having so many file records open that the operating system limit was exceeded and Office could then no longer save even as normal let alone auto-saving. This problem was not a fault of auto-save in general but the way Microsoft Office (for Mac) handled file access. I could also believe that general use of say Word without quitting but openning and closing documents would also eventually result in too many open files.

I have no personal knowledge as to whether Office 2011 still causes this problem however an operating system limit would still exist even in Mac OS X 10.6.7.

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