Word document already in use

  User-194862 21:52 06 Sep 04

I have installed Windows XP and every time I open a document in word I get a dialogue box telling me that the document is being used by me (i.e. my name) and asks do I want to make a copy. I press cancel and it goes away. Also, do I have to go through the login screen as a user. I'm the only one who uses it?

  VoG II 21:57 06 Sep 04

Please can you give the exact message that you get with Word.

For the login annoyance, Start, Run, type in

control userpasswords2

and click OK. Untick Users of this computer must enter a user name and password, click OK then restart your computer.

  User-194862 22:08 06 Sep 04

C:\...\(filename).doc is being used by (my name). Do you want to make a copy?

Obviously ignore the brackets.

  Taff36 08:00 07 Sep 04

I remember this. You`ve got Office (or Word 97) haven`t you? It might affect Word 2000 as well If I remember correctly. I`ve had the same problem with this combination at the office. I`ll find the solution and post back for you.

  Taff36 08:05 07 Sep 04

Bingo - Word 97. I have a batch file that I can send you that fixes this problem. Use the yellow envelope to send me an e-mail and I`ll send it to you. Still looking for the knowledge base article anyway.

  Taff36 08:18 07 Sep 04

Check this article click here Do you have Office 97 SR2 installed? If not start here.

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