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Old November 21st 06, 02:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
John Collins
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I use an Excel document that is stored on a server, not my local
machine. Many people access and change the document, but with exclusive
access or read only access. The document is not shared. Track changes
is not turned on. Protect workbook is not turned on. Nevertheless, when
I open the document, change it, and try to Save it, I get the following
dialog box:

"The file Example.xls may have been changed by another user since you
last saved it. In that case what do you want to do?"
o "Save a copy."
o "Overwrite changes."
OK Cancel"

How do I get rid of this question. It is driving me nuts and also
appears to be preventing VLOOKUP functions from other workbooks from
behaving properly.

Thanks,

John

P.S. The entire question seems rather moronic. "MAY have been
changed"? At least tell me whether or not another user changed it since
my last access. If not, there is nothing to ask about. If it WAS
changed by another user, then it happened BEFORE I opened it, which is
something that commonly happens with lots of files all the time. If a
warning of this dire occurrence is necessary, then the time to warn me
is when I OPEN it, not after I have spent time altering something that
might not be what I thought it was, and then let me know after I am
finished working.
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Old November 21st 06, 02:44 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Gord Dibben
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Default getting rid of copy/overwrite prompt on Save

John

Have a look at this KB Article

"The file may have been changed..." error when you save workbook to network
server in Excel 2002

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=324491

Myrna Larson also reported that she got this error when opening a workspace
(*.xlw) file.

Opening the workbooks individually solved the problem.


Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 18:05:42 -0800, John Collins > wrote:

>I use an Excel document that is stored on a server, not my local
>machine. Many people access and change the document, but with exclusive
>access or read only access. The document is not shared. Track changes
>is not turned on. Protect workbook is not turned on. Nevertheless, when
>I open the document, change it, and try to Save it, I get the following
>dialog box:
>
>"The file Example.xls may have been changed by another user since you
>last saved it. In that case what do you want to do?"
> o "Save a copy."
> o "Overwrite changes."
> OK Cancel"
>
>How do I get rid of this question. It is driving me nuts and also
>appears to be preventing VLOOKUP functions from other workbooks from
>behaving properly.
>
>Thanks,
>
>John
>
>P.S. The entire question seems rather moronic. "MAY have been
>changed"? At least tell me whether or not another user changed it since
>my last access. If not, there is nothing to ask about. If it WAS
>changed by another user, then it happened BEFORE I opened it, which is
>something that commonly happens with lots of files all the time. If a
>warning of this dire occurrence is necessary, then the time to warn me
>is when I OPEN it, not after I have spent time altering something that
>might not be what I thought it was, and then let me know after I am
>finished working.


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
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Old November 21st 06, 11:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
John Collins
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Default getting rid of copy/overwrite prompt on Save

Excellent, thank you. I will try the fix.
John

Gord Dibben wrote:
> John
>
> Have a look at this KB Article
>
> "The file may have been changed..." error when you save workbook to network
> server in Excel 2002
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=324491
>
> Myrna Larson also reported that she got this error when opening a workspace
> (*.xlw) file.
>
> Opening the workbooks individually solved the problem.
>
>
> Gord Dibben Excel MVP
>
> On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 18:05:42 -0800, John Collins > wrote:
>
>> I use an Excel document that is stored on a server, not my local
>> machine. Many people access and change the document, but with exclusive
>> access or read only access. The document is not shared. Track changes
>> is not turned on. Protect workbook is not turned on. Nevertheless, when
>> I open the document, change it, and try to Save it, I get the following
>> dialog box:
>>
>> "The file Example.xls may have been changed by another user since you
>> last saved it. In that case what do you want to do?"
>> o "Save a copy."
>> o "Overwrite changes."
>> OK Cancel"
>>
>> How do I get rid of this question. It is driving me nuts and also
>> appears to be preventing VLOOKUP functions from other workbooks from
>> behaving properly.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> John
>>
>> P.S. The entire question seems rather moronic. "MAY have been
>> changed"? At least tell me whether or not another user changed it since
>> my last access. If not, there is nothing to ask about. If it WAS
>> changed by another user, then it happened BEFORE I opened it, which is
>> something that commonly happens with lots of files all the time. If a
>> warning of this dire occurrence is necessary, then the time to warn me
>> is when I OPEN it, not after I have spent time altering something that
>> might not be what I thought it was, and then let me know after I am
>> finished working.

>
> Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

 




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