file save as word 2003 xp pro

Scenario I open a document called test.doc and make a change. I use the  file 
save as  option and call the file test.doc.  It doesn't prompt me to 
overwrite the existing test.doc  shouldn't it?? I belive it did in earlier 
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No - if you open a document and use SaveAs to save it with the same name you 
won't get a prompt. If you use SaveAs to save it with a different existing 
name, you will.

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"Andrew" <> wrote in message
> Scenario I open a document called test.doc and make a change. I use the 
> file
> save as  option and call the file test.doc.  It doesn't prompt me to
> overwrite the existing test.doc  shouldn't it?? I belive it did in earlier
> versions?? 

12/31/2009 3:43:14 PM

You are correct that in past versions you would get the replace or overwrite 
prompt. Evidently this is a change, if you open a file and use save as to 
save it back to same file name, Word does not ask. However if you open a file 
and attempt to save as another filename taht already exists, you will get 
that familiar prompt.


"Andrew" wrote:

> Scenario I open a document called test.doc and make a change. I use the  file 
> save as  option and call the file test.doc.  It doesn't prompt me to 
> overwrite the existing test.doc  shouldn't it?? I belive it did in earlier 
> versions??
12/31/2009 4:17:01 PM
When you open an existing file and make changes, just close the file
and answer yes to the prompt to save changes.  Or save your changes,
then close the document.  There is no need to go through the steps to
SaveAs the existing file name.


On Dec 31, 7:29=A0am, Andrew <> wrote:
> Scenario I open a document called test.doc and make a change. I use the =
> save as =A0option and call the file test.doc. =A0It doesn't prompt me to
> overwrite the existing test.doc =A0shouldn't it?? I belive it did in earl=
> versions??

12/31/2009 5:09:29 PM

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