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    clarkerc
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    Inserted graphics are locked out

    When I insert a graphic file into a word document the file cannot be saved to by any other program even if I close the document. Windows won't let me overwrite the file until I close Word.

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    Re: Inserted graphics are locked out

    Insert it again with the "Link to File" UNchecked.

    How's that?
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    Re: Inserted graphics are locked out

    I used Insert:Picture:From File. By default the picture is embedded and not linked. When I do this Windows acts like the file is open exclusively to Word and I cannot save changes to the file from another program until Word is closed.

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    Re: Inserted graphics are locked out

    >Until Word is closed...

    how about if you just close the document you inserted the graphic into?

    You might want to exit Word and your graphics program and delete all temp files on your HDD. Do you know what to look for?
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    clarkerc
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    Re: Inserted graphics are locked out

    Even if the document is closed or the graphic is deleted from the document, the problem persists until Word is closed.
    I know the circumstances of the problem may be unusual, but I frequently need to modify graphics after I've initially inserted them into a document. With this problem I have to change the graphic file name or close Word before saving the edited version. I was wonder if this is a bug with Word.

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    Re: Inserted graphics are locked out

    It's not a bug with Word 97 'cause I tried it and it works fine. You gotta somethin wrong over daya.
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    Re: Inserted graphics are locked out

    Hi clarkerc:

    Did you try Kevin's suggestion of searching for & deleting all temp & ~*.* files? That might help.

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