files become encrypted once they're saved



monners
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
i've typed up a few esaay that, onced saved they become encrypted and are
unreadable. please help!!!!

Graham Mayor
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
Are you saving them to floppy? Never ever read from, write to or print from
floppy with Word. This is the most certain method of ensuring document
corruption. Copy to the hard disc and work on the document from there.
This is equally relevant to other removable media such as CDRW.

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monners wrote:
> i've typed up a few esaay that, onced saved they become encrypted and
> are unreadable. please help!!!!

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
I have found that people who have (or are used to) older computers with
teeny hard disks are more likely to do that. And it's darned difficult to
convince them to do otherwise.

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"Graham Mayor" <gmayor@DELETECAPSmvps.org> wrote in message
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> Are you saving them to floppy? Never ever read from, write to or print
> from
> floppy with Word. This is the most certain method of ensuring document
> corruption. Copy to the hard disc and work on the document from there.
> This is equally relevant to other removable media such as CDRW.
>
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> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
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> My web site www.gmayor.com
> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
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> monners wrote:
>> i've typed up a few esaay that, onced saved they become encrypted and
>> are unreadable. please help!!!!
>
>

Graham Mayor
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
First time they lose a week's work they will be convinced quickly enough :)

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JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP] wrote:
> I have found that people who have (or are used to) older computers
> with teeny hard disks are more likely to do that. And it's darned
> difficult to convince them to do otherwise.
>
>
> "Graham Mayor" <gmayor@DELETECAPSmvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uRKUPL0YFHA.2072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Are you saving them to floppy? Never ever read from, write to or
>> print from
>> floppy with Word. This is the most certain method of ensuring
>> document corruption. Copy to the hard disc and work on the document
>> from there. This is equally relevant to other removable media such
>> as CDRW.
>>
>> --
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>> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
>>
>> My web site www.gmayor.com
>> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
>> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>>
>>
>>
>> monners wrote:
>>> i've typed up a few esaay that, onced saved they become encrypted
>>> and are unreadable. please help!!!!

monners
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
thank you for responding, when i save, i just go into file and save as. could
you please tell me what to do using idiot proof instructions? thanks
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"monners" wrote:

> i've typed up a few esaay that, onced saved they become encrypted and are
> unreadable. please help!!!!

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
Save the file to your C drive instead of the A drive.

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MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"monners" <monners@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> thank you for responding, when i save, i just go into file and save as.
> could
> you please tell me what to do using idiot proof instructions? thanks
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> cheers me dears
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> "monners" wrote:
>
>> i've typed up a few esaay that, onced saved they become encrypted and are
>> unreadable. please help!!!!

Amedee Van Gasse
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP] shared this with us in
microsoft.public.word.newusers:

> I have found that people who have (or are used to) older computers
> with teeny hard disks are more likely to do that. And it's darned
> difficult to convince them to do otherwise.

Thank $DEITY for modern puters without legacy hardware like floppy
drives or serial ports.

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JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
In that case yes but I can all but guarantee that if and when I get my next
system, I will still have a floppy drive. It may have to be external but I
have too many floppies and still know people who do not have writers on
their systems.

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MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"Amedee Van Gasse" <nzrqrr.ina.tnffr@rztebhc.or> wrote in message
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> JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP] shared this with us in
> microsoft.public.word.newusers:
>
>> I have found that people who have (or are used to) older computers
>> with teeny hard disks are more likely to do that. And it's darned
>> difficult to convince them to do otherwise.
>
> Thank $DEITY for modern puters without legacy hardware like floppy
> drives or serial ports.
>
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> Amedee Van Gasse using XanaNews 1.17.4.1

Amedee Van Gasse
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP] shared this with us in
microsoft.public.word.newusers:

> In that case yes but I can all but guarantee that if and when I get
> my next system, I will still have a floppy drive. It may have to be
> external but I have too many floppies and still know people who do
> not have writers on their systems.

Good for you, but at least you know what you are doing. Some people
have to be protected from themselves, for their own mental sanity.

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JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
Ain't that the truth!?

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"Amedee Van Gasse" <nzrqrr.ina.tnffr@rztebhc.or> wrote in message
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> JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP] shared this with us in
> microsoft.public.word.newusers:
>
>> In that case yes but I can all but guarantee that if and when I get
>> my next system, I will still have a floppy drive. It may have to be
>> external but I have too many floppies and still know people who do
>> not have writers on their systems.
>
> Good for you, but at least you know what you are doing. Some people
> have to be protected from themselves, for their own mental sanity.
>
> --
> Amedee Van Gasse using XanaNews 1.17.4.1


files become encrypted once they're saved