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    Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    To prevent the file "copy of Test.doc" being produced in Word you need to clear the check box from Tools > Options > Save > Always create backup copy

    I don't recall seeing anything similar in Excel, but I might have missed it <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    Thanks. I can
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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    I've only seen that style of naming if one copies and pastes a file back into the same folder. Is there any kind of macro or other automation running in Word and Excel that might somehow be doing that? Does it matter how you open the file (e.g., double-click in Explorer, right-click Open in Explorer, or File Open in Word or Excel)?

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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    No I don
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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    If you open a word document or excel book with the Open as Copy command and later save this copy with Save as and another name, you will have this Copy of .... saved also.
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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    Francois,

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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    Do the creation dates yield any clues?

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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    When you have the open dialog window open, you have a little arrow next Open on the open button. If you click on the arrow you will have the choice between Open, Open Read-Only, Open As Copy and (maybe grayed out) Open in Browser.
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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    Leif,

    That is a good question but unfortunately I can
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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    Francois,

    Thanks, I found it but I have never opened any files by that method.

    Again, thanks.
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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    If you are selecting multiple files to open in Windows Explorer by using CTRL key remember it may not take much more than a tiny nudge of the mouse (depending its sensitivity) to create "Copy Of" files while CTRL key is still pressed. Same thing can happen when selecting files in Word, Excel, etc Open File dialog. This used to happen to me a lot a while back before I knew that selecting files with CTRL key and dragging was shortcut for copying files - I'd find all these mysterious "Copy of" files in the folder. That's the only explanation I know of for this phenomenon.

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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    HTH,

    Thanks, that may be the answer but I still don
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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    Is this at work or at home?
    Are you on a network?
    This will happen if the file is a read only file or in use, but the system should be asking if you want to make a copy.

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    Re: Copy of (Office 2000 SR-1 )

    Dave,

    This is at home but I do have a small 3-computer network hooked up. However, I am the only user of these files and I never work on them on more than one computer at a time. I always work on them on my XP Pro machine. Later after I have finished working on them and they are closed down, I will copy them to the other machines so that I have backup copies incase of an emergency.

    These files aren
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