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Word 2003 SaveAs not releasing old file


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kkmcg

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Hi,

I have a problem with Word 2003. I am writing code that saves the current document using the saveAs command, then deletes the old version. For some reason in Word 2003 when the SaveAs command is used it does not release the hooks into the old version of the file.

Even if I try to do it manually (File | Save As...) when I go and look at the file Word still has the original locked and will not allow me to delete it until I close the new version of the word document.

Any ideas?

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peterm

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I think you will find untill word is closed it keeps both files opened
and you can't delete an open file
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That seems to be the case in 2003, but in previous version this was not the case. Is this a new Microsoft 'Feature' for 2003? Is there a work around?

Thanks,

KM
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Not that I know of, Microsoft does have a discussion group on word

http://www.microsoft...exp=&sloc=en-us
This is just one
Cheers
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