View Full Version : Aaargh MS problem - Word going bonkers..


Michael L
04-04-11, 09:24 AM
I've just spent three hours ( ish ) composing a letter - I tried to save and its frozen - the wee Orange box is just flashing and the edges of the doc ( if that makes sense ) are going grey / bold, grey then bold...

any tips ( 10 fine to the first bloke to say "buy a Mac".)

TIA

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sq225917
04-04-11, 09:39 AM
Try and copy the .tmp file it has created in it's folder, and pray you had autoback turned on.

Michael L
04-04-11, 09:42 AM
^ I have no idea what those words mean... <blushes...

Anex
04-04-11, 10:13 AM
Word is generally quite good at recovering files after a crash. You could force it to close and restart Word, but it depends whether you're willing to take the risk...

Michael L
04-04-11, 10:19 AM
Don't think I have much choice. The dialogue box is ticking / flashing away and I cant seem to do anything to save, though I can minimise etc.

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Cheese
04-04-11, 10:25 AM
If you force-close the program, chances are you can still find the file somwhere on the HD. when you type *wrd*.* in the filename search field. Rename the file into something.doc and all will be well.

Michael L
04-04-11, 10:42 AM
thanks.. here goes......

Interzone
04-04-11, 11:06 AM
Sorry if I've misunderstood but did you do three hours work without saving even once?

Greg
04-04-11, 11:24 AM
<baited breath>

Joe Hutch
04-04-11, 11:30 AM
<baited breath>

ITYM <bated breath> unless you have a hook in your mouth.

Michael L
04-04-11, 12:59 PM
If you force-close the program, chances are you can still find the file somwhere on the HD. when you type *wrd*.* in the filename search field. Rename the file into something.doc and all will be well.

kiss kiss.

Thank you.

Greg
04-04-11, 01:44 PM
ITYM <bated breath> unless you have a hook in your mouth.tru :-D