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    Words Version Control (Word 2002/03)

    Greetings,

    I've been using Words Version control lately and have found two annoying problems with it .
    1. When I select a previously saved version I get the current one instead , seems to defeat the entire purpose of saving versions. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>
    2. In some documents (based on templates using Version Control) the/some graphics can disappear!
    Deleting previous versions from the document file fixes the problem. <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15>

    Can anyone shed any light on this behaviour?

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    Re: Words Version Control (Word 2002/03)

    I have never tried using version, but this is what I found. This is from the on-line help, is this the way you are trying to open the file?

    Open an earlier version of a document
    On the File menu, click Versions.
    Click the version of the document you want to open.
    Click Open.
    This version contains all the previously saved versions.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Words Version Control (Word 2002/03)

    Versions stored internally to the file are flaky, and will someday come back to haunt you. To create reliable versions, use File>Save As, and add v2, v3, etc. into the file name (just before .doc) when saving. Seriously.

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    Re: Words Version Control (Word 2002/03)

    Dave,

    Thats exactly what I did, but Word wouldn't display the selected earlier version.
    I'm going to delete these previous versions (they're not much use if I can't use 'em <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15> )

    That this 'feature' may not work as it is supposed to is just ho-hum. But what irratates me is
    that this particular 'feature' trashed graphics put in the header.

    Anyway thanks for your comments, I'll just have another cup of Caffeine Consciousness and think mellow thoughts.

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