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Aaargh MS problem - Word going bonkers..

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Michael L, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Michael L

    Michael L Banned

    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

    M
     
  2. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Try and copy the .tmp file it has created in it's folder, and pray you had autoback turned on.
     
  3. Michael L

    Michael L Banned

    ^ I have no idea what those words mean... <blushes...
     
  4. Anex

    Anex Señor Member

    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...
     
  5. Michael L

    Michael L Banned

    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.

    M
     
  6. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    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.
     
  7. Michael L

    Michael L Banned

    thanks.. here goes......
     
  8. Interzone

    Interzone pfm Member

    Sorry if I've misunderstood but did you do three hours work without saving even once?
     
  9. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    <baited breath>
     
  10. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

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

    Michael L Banned

    kiss kiss.

    Thank you.
     
  12. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    tru :-D
     

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