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    Do I wish to rename the file//backup saves (Word 2000)

    Anyone know of some way, by macro, by add on, by third party app, by which, whenever you open a new or existing word doc, it first asks you what name to give to the doc you intend to create from the blank screen or the old doc you are working on, you can then give the doc a new name, or not, if that's the case, then, as you work on it, it is backed up every minute or some other convenient interval?

    Will

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    Re: Do I wish to rename the file//backup saves (Word 2000)

    Hi Will:
    I'm not sure exactly what you want but:
    1. You can set Tools/Options/Save & set autorecover for 1 minute. This is not a substitute for actual saves, but will generally save you if Word crashes, power failure, etc.
    2. If you want a series of backup documents as you work, you can always press F12, this will save whatever you've done up to that point & let you name it as a new document. Therefore, you can start with MyFile.doc, type something, press F12, & save it as MyFile1.doc. Then repeat & save as MyFile2.doc, etc.

    When you're done & your final work is saved, you can make one last backup & then delete the earlier versions, if you want.

    Perhaps others have some different ideas.

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    Re: Do I wish to rename the file//backup saves (Word 2000)

    Will
    You're getting a little paranoid aren't you. <img src=/S/beep.gif border=0 alt=beep width=15 height=15>

    Let's get this right, you want to ensure that before someone opens a second file, the already open file(s) are saved. Is this what you need

    If this is the case you could hijack both the File New and File Open commands but you would also need to capture someone opening the new file by:
    - following a hyperlink
    - double clicking from Windows Explorer

    Both those paths would be harder to capture but should be doable by capturing the change of window event.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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