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John
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:27 am    Post subject: Save As dialog box keeps popping up and won't close
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Folks - Usually I can figure out the solution to problems by fiddling around
and searching but this one has my stymied.

I use Office 97, and in the last few weeks, in Word and Excel, whenever I
open a file and start working on it, the "Save As" dialog box comes up (by
itself, not prompted) and will not close no matter what is done. The only way
to get out of it is to brink up Task Manager and use it to close the
application.

In Googling for a solution, I have found this question asked a few times in
various forums. In some there was no solution offered, in others there were a
few suggestions, which I've tried without fixing this.

I have tried: system restore to before the problem started, I have
uninstalled the couple small things I recently put on the system (PrimoPDF,
Filebox Extender), I uninstalled and reinstalled Office 97. I have tried
disabling autosave in both Excel and Word.

Any thoughts or suggestions welcome.
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Dave Peterson
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: Save As dialog box keeps popping up and won't close [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Maybe you have a "helpful" macro in a workbook that opens each time excel
opens--or when MSWord opens.

Chip Pearson has some notes on how to diagnose startup errors:
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/StartupErrors.htm

And Jan Karel Pieterse has more notes:
http://www.jkp-ads.com/Articles/StartupProblems.asp

John wrote:
>
> Folks - Usually I can figure out the solution to problems by fiddling around
> and searching but this one has my stymied.
>
> I use Office 97, and in the last few weeks, in Word and Excel, whenever I
> open a file and start working on it, the "Save As" dialog box comes up (by
> itself, not prompted) and will not close no matter what is done. The only way
> to get out of it is to brink up Task Manager and use it to close the
> application.
>
> In Googling for a solution, I have found this question asked a few times in
> various forums. In some there was no solution offered, in others there were a
> few suggestions, which I've tried without fixing this.
>
> I have tried: system restore to before the problem started, I have
> uninstalled the couple small things I recently put on the system (PrimoPDF,
> Filebox Extender), I uninstalled and reinstalled Office 97. I have tried
> disabling autosave in both Excel and Word.
>
> Any thoughts or suggestions welcome.

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Dave Peterson
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Jon Peltier
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Save As dialog box keeps popping up and won't close [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Look under Tools > Add-Ins. Anything installed that might be doing this?

- Jon
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"John" wrote in message

> Folks - Usually I can figure out the solution to problems by fiddling
> around
> and searching but this one has my stymied.
>
> I use Office 97, and in the last few weeks, in Word and Excel, whenever I
> open a file and start working on it, the "Save As" dialog box comes up (by
> itself, not prompted) and will not close no matter what is done. The only
> way
> to get out of it is to brink up Task Manager and use it to close the
> application.
>
> In Googling for a solution, I have found this question asked a few times
> in
> various forums. In some there was no solution offered, in others there
> were a
> few suggestions, which I've tried without fixing this.
>
> I have tried: system restore to before the problem started, I have
> uninstalled the couple small things I recently put on the system
> (PrimoPDF,
> Filebox Extender), I uninstalled and reinstalled Office 97. I have tried
> disabling autosave in both Excel and Word.
>
> Any thoughts or suggestions welcome.
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