Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'Some ways to avoid some Word 2008 crashes' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Some ways to avoid some Word 2008 crashes
Authored by: JNorris on May 09, '08 08:13:20AM
Since "Save As..." seems to have a palliative effect, I have to ask: Does Word 2008 have Microsoft's deadly "Fast Save" option and, if so, is it enabled (as it is by default in previous versions)?

That is, is it turned on in the Windows Word in which the crashsmashing documents are created, and/or in the Word 2008 in which they're edited?

If so (in either or both) the larger solution may be as simple as disabling Fast Save.

Quoting an authoritative source: "Fast Save (which should really be renamed "Fast Corrupt"!) works by appending changes made since the last save to the end of the file, while retaining all of the original information. ... [S]ooner or later the whole thing goes bang."

[ Reply to This | # ]
Some ways to avoid some Word 2008 crashes
Authored by: Anonymous on May 09, '08 09:32:25AM

car crash of a program....3 years between releases and they still cant program things to work, pathetic. I too have light needs but also have noticed the problem with saves and save as....track changes can be lost using the simple save option....but it seams to be random....nice!

[ Reply to This | # ]