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    Saving slow due to FileSave macro (Word 97 SR2)

    We use a FileSave procedure to enforce file naming conventions, which until recently worked fine. Now, documents have begun to take 40 seconds (on average) to save to the network, if text or a field has been added or updated in the document's footer. After checking whether the global template was corrupt, and the individual templates the affected documents were based on, and ensuring that the code in the FileSave procedure wasn't causing the problem, I discovered that any global template with a FileSave macro would cause the problem, even if the macro code only contained ActiveDocument.Save.

    The fault appears to only affect users in certain groups on our Win2K network, but they share file servers with unaffected groups. A user from an affected group will get the problem on a PC that has previously worked fine for a user from another group. Because of this I suspect something funny going on both in Word 97 and on the network side, but my NT knowledge is limited. Has anyone experienced anything similar, either from a Word viewpoint or on the network side?

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    Re: Saving slow due to FileSave macro (Word 97 SR2)

    Did you try and "disable" the FileSave macro and then saving a document?

    Start Word from the run menu "Cathtowinword.exe" /a

    This will start Word without any template, or Normal.dot loading.

    Try and save a file to the network and see if it's still slow. If it is, it's not a Word issue but a network issue.
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    Re: Saving slow due to FileSave macro (Word 97 SR2)

    Yep, tried Word without the global template running, and everything saves fine (ie. you don't have time to make a cup of tea and do the crossword while you wait for it to finish saving.) Running the global template with the FileSave macros remmed out also returns saving to normal speeds.

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    Re: Saving slow due to FileSave macro (Word 97 SR2)

    You have the "fast save" option UNchecked in your normal.dot and any global templates, right?

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    Re: Saving slow due to FileSave macro (Word 97 SR2)

    Yes, Fast Save is unchecked in all templates.

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