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Old 11-28-2009, 09:28 PM
wornways wornways is offline Windows Vista Office 2007
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Default Disable "do you also want to save changes to the document template?" harassalog.

We're using MS Word 2007 on Vista 64 systems. I've created a template (.dotx) from which we can open Word documents that are pre-formatted in a particular way in order to maximize productivity. The template is also linked to one other file that contains single-source header information that, when updated, also updates the same information in all documents saved from this template. This way, if company information changes, such as phone number, contact, web site, or address, every document saved from this template--going however far back its use goes--will also be updated.

This sort of thing allows company documentation to be very well organized and seamlessly updated from a single source. We can just open the template, start typing in various areas of the document meant to contain particular pieces of information, and save. When we save we're prompted to name the file (.docx), and everything seems to work great.



The problem is this. Every time we reopen the .docx file created from my customized .dotx file, we are bothered with this profoundly annoying and unnecessary harassalog the first time we save:

"do you also want to save changes to the document template?"

The answer is "No". It's not necessary. When an update to the template is necessary, I take care of the update myself.

In fact, all we have to do is open such a .docx file without changing anything, and before we can close the unchanged file, we're bothered with an apparently related harrasalog:

"Do you want to save changes to (template name).dotx?"

Nothing changed? What are we saving changes to? This document was created FROM a template. There is no reason for the .docx file to be bound to its originating .dotx file indefinitely.

Let's assume that we're apt users who know what our .dotx files are linked to, and who know what template our .docx files were created from. Let us also assume that we want our original template to not be updated unless we do so directly and that we want the default answer to this annoying dialog to be "No".

Is there a way to disable this harassalog?

If not, perhaps there's another approach.

Is it possible to setup the template such that when the a .docx file is saved from that template, it will cease to be linked to the template from which it was created? We only need the .docx file to be linked to the header file that contains the updatable company information.

Any meaningful help or insight would be appreciated.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:15 AM
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[b]I would check first to see how you are initially Saving your documents:

What do you see THE FIRST TIME YOU (SAVE) when you click Save As, checking what you have in in Save As Type: <Document Type> as opposed to just Save

I am wondering if you are NOT each time you are Saving, you are saving as Template
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:47 AM
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[b]I would check first to see how you are initially Saving your documents:

What do you see THE FIRST TIME YOU (SAVE) when you click Save As, checking what you have in in Save As Type: <Document Type> as opposed to just Save

I am wondering if you are NOT each time you are Saving, you are saving as Template
Hi zyzzyva,

First question: I save the initial document simply by using Cntrl+S, or Save. Since the document that's initially opened is a template, doing a Save is the same as doing a Save As. There aren't any problems here. This works fine.

After the document is saved, every time it's opened again, the behaviors I've described above ensue. Some of these documents are opened and worked on time and again for several months--so you can imagine the annoyance.

Second question: I'll tell you what I see the first time I use Save As upon reopening the document saved from the template, but we don't want to Save As every time we reopen our documents because we would end up with a proliferation of duplicate files that would become impossible to manage.

I just tried it--I get the same "Do you also want to save changes to the document template?" harassalog after using the Save As dialog to name and save the duplicate file.

I am definitely not saving the xxx.doTx file as another xxx.dotx file. When I open the xxx.doTx file, I open it with a double-click, and right away, before even entering content, do a Cntrl+S, at which point I'm presented with the Save As dialog, which saves the new file as yyy.doCx. As I said before, there is no problem with this process, and we're not bothered with any template related harassalogs.

It is only when yyy.doCx is reopened that the behaviors I originally described ensue, whether or not changes are made.

Our entire office is desperate to find a permanent solution to this problem aside from migrating to Open Office (I've checked and none of these template related problems occur in Open Office).
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:08 AM
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I found that if you select 'Styles' tab > 'Change Styles' > 'Style Set' and click on 'Reset Document Quick Styles' before saving it disables that annoying prompt.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:09 PM
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I may be a little late to this thread, but I struggled with this for about 6 hours and finally found a solution for my system and thought I would share in hopes it saves somebody else some grief. My setup is Windows 7 and MS Office 2007 with the constant save prompt happening in Word.

Here is my solution:
Launch Word and click the Office button in the top left.
Click Word options at the bottom of that menu.
Click Add ins on the left.
Click the Go button for COM add ins
Remove the checkmark for Bluetooth **(see options below if not allowed)
Click OK and close out of word.
Launch Word and problem should be gone.

** If you cannot remove the checkmark, you need to launch Word as an Administrator. To do this, close out of Word, find the executable in Program files\Microsoft\Office\Winword.exe or Word.exe and right click. Choose run as Administrator.

If this works and I have saved you lots of time and stress, sign up for an account and post a reply with loads of gratitude and well wishes.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:31 PM
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If this works and I have saved you lots of time and stress, sign up for an account and post a reply with loads of gratitude and well wishes.
Grantmo, Thank you! I have looked and looked and LOOKED for this answer, and for some reason NOBODY could figure this out. The replies always said something like, "You must be opening the document wrong..." or "There must be a corrupt macro..." or something overly complex. Why didn't anyone, even some of the most advanced Microsoft techs, explain this disabler? How did you figure that out? Never mind, it doesn't matter...just THANK YOU!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:11 AM
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Grantmo, I'm adding my heartfelt thanks. I have no idea how you managed to link "Send to Bluetooth" with this annoying message, but I'm glad you did.

I'm working on a freelance project and created a template for the client... and every single time I was saving documents created from that template, I was getting that annoying "do you want to save changes to the document template." I was beginning to think my computer had been infected by some dangerous macro, even though it's new and has virus protection installed. I was not looking forward to explaining to the client that they had to be careful not to save changes to the template every...single...time... they updated a document made from this template.

What a crazy fix... and I agree with MelCooley -- why does it seem when I have run into similar problems in the past, have the Microsoft techs simply told me I was doing something wrong that I knew good and well I wasn't doing, and were otherwise completely unable to resove the issue? Anyway, thanks again for fixing an incredibly annoying problem.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:05 PM
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Thumbs up Kudos to Grantmo

Grantmo - Lots of gratitude and well wishes from here! Saved me hours of frustration. Gracias!!!
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:34 PM
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Add-Ins are programs that are added to Word. The blue-tooth add-ins seem to cause more than their share of problems.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:58 PM
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Talking Awesome- Word Template Notification Toggle FIX (Works for Cisco Webex)

GRANTMO!!! Awesome fix it was driving my Project Assistants absolutely crazy.. Our problem however wasn't the bluetooth being added to the mix it was that we installed Cisco's Webex software to all of our PC's So our fix is very similar but here it is...

Launch Word and click the Office button in the top left.
Click Word options at the bottom of that menu.
Click Add ins on the left.
Click the Go button for COM add ins
Remove the checkmarks for WebEx Connect Word AddIn 1.0 and WebEx Productivity Tools
Click OK and close out of Word.
Launch Word and problem should be gone.



And of course you may need to run this in Admin mode to get the results but BOTTOM LINE.. It fixes it.. Who knew that the app Plug-ins would screw up the way that Templates get saved.. GREAT GREAT AWESOME!!

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Old 05-05-2012, 08:26 AM
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Default Grantmo you are a genius

If this works and I have saved you lots of time and stress, sign up for an account and post a reply with loads of gratitude and well wishes.

I did and I am. May generations of your progeny be blessed!
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:54 AM
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Cool Another Solution

It's all related to the COM add-ins. Is Microsoft going to fix this anytime soon? I recently upgraded to Snag-IT version 11.0.0 and Acrobat Pro 10 and I started receiving these errors. Turned off both Add-ins and the Snag-IT ended up being the culprit.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:25 PM
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It's all related to the COM add-ins. Is Microsoft going to fix this anytime soon? I recently upgraded to Snag-IT version 11.0.0 and Acrobat Pro 10 and I started receiving these errors. Turned off both Add-ins and the Snag-IT ended up being the culprit.
No, Microsoft is not going to fix it. It isn't their problem. It literally is caused by the people writing the Add-In. Most Add-Ins do not cause these problems.

If they did fix it, it would be by keeping others from writing programs that work with Word.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:18 PM
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Here is my solution:
Launch Word and click the Office button in the top left.
Click Word options at the bottom of that menu.
Click Add ins on the left.
Click the Go button for COM add ins
Remove the checkmark for Bluetooth **(see options below if not allowed)
Click OK and close out of word.
Launch Word and problem should be gone.

** If you cannot remove the checkmark, you need to launch Word as an Administrator. To do this, close out of Word, find the executable in Program files\Microsoft\Office\Winword.exe or Word.exe and right click. Choose run as Administrator.

If this works and I have saved you lots of time and stress, sign up for an account and post a reply with loads of gratitude and well wishes.
Grantmo, you're a GOD. I found your post after reading about 40 others, and shortly after assembling screenshots of all of the Word option settings from two seemingly identical machines, one getting this infuriating prompt and one not. I'd intended to spend all evening poring over both sets, to deduce the answer -- which would have been fruitless. THANK YOU for posting the solution. May the wind be always at your back.

It's profoundly embarrassing to this Word ubergeek that the basic idea for the fix never occurred to me. The rule of thumb for investigating peculiar behavior in Word is always to first disable all add-ins and then (assuming the addin-free Word behaves properly) reenable them one by one to pinpoint the culprit. But since I write only VBA add-ins & not COM add-ins, I would never have thought to look at the latter. I will now, always!
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by grantmo View Post
Here is my solution:
Launch Word and click the Office button in the top left.
Click Word options at the bottom of that menu.
Click Add ins on the left.
Click the Go button for COM add ins
Remove the checkmark for Bluetooth **(see options below if not allowed)
Click OK and close out of word.
Launch Word and problem should be gone.

** If you cannot remove the checkmark, you need to launch Word as an Administrator. To do this, close out of Word, find the executable in Program files\Microsoft\Office\Winword.exe or Word.exe and right click. Choose run as Administrator.

If this works and I have saved you lots of time and stress, sign up for an account and post a reply with loads of gratitude and well wishes.
"A little late" but your post still helps people today. Fixed my problem, great detective skills.

Thanks!

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