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    First of all, I have an old version of Word (2000), running happily under Windows XP.

    I have a file that when I double-click it and open it in Word, if I select File->Save As, it will ONLY allow it to be saved as a template (a .dot file) -- the "Save as type" box is greyed out. I thought this was happening with all of my files, but it is only files that I created from a single file. I'm not sure what's causing this, but maybe people here can help. The regular "Save" works great; it's just "Save as..." that is broken.

    (In the Options, the "Save Word files as" is set to *.doc, so it's not that...

    Thank you!

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    There are several possible causes for this problem. Try Phil Rabichow's Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word.


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    In the old days, the inability to save as anything other than a .dot file often indicated the presence of a macro virus.

    I don't have time to do a lot of research on this issue at the moment, but a quick Google search turned up a page from Boston College that looks like it might be helpful. Here's the link. Take it with a grain of salt; I haven't read the entire page, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of the instructions. But at first glance, it appears to be worthwhile.

    http://www.bc.edu/offices/help/secur...acrovirus.html

    Do post back and let us know if that page, or any information in the link Hans provided, is helpful to you (or if you find another solution).

    Good luck!

    Jan
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    Quote Originally Posted by janbphd View Post
    In the old days, the inability to save as anything other than a .dot file often indicated the presence of a macro virus.

    I don't have time to do a lot of research on this issue at the moment, but a quick Google search turned up a page from Boston College that looks like it might be helpful. Here's the link. Take it with a grain of salt; I haven't read the entire page, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of the instructions. But at first glance, it appears to be worthwhile.

    http://www.bc.edu/offices/help/secur...acrovirus.html

    Do post back and let us know if that page, or any information in the link Hans provided, is helpful to you (or if you find another solution).

    Good luck!

    Jan
    I will look up the links to let you know. It only happens when I edit a certain document or copies thereof, so I suspect that something is amiss in the document.

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