Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Jan 28, 2011
    Posts
    4
    AutoSave(?) is IRRITATING!! - MS Office for Mac
    I hope someone can help me.

    I have a Macbook 2.1 with a 2ghz Intel Core 2 Duo running OS 10.5.8

    My issue is this:

    Ever since i began using the MS Office Suite for Mac, about every 3 minutes, if I'm idle or I'm using my external Apple keyboard, a "Save As" window pops up. If I'm in the middle of taking notes or something and don't pay attention and press enter, then it saves the file. Then I realize that the file name is different and have to save as again to name it back to the old file name and go hunting for the mis-named file.

    This is very irritating. I have tried removing autosave and autorecover and that didn't do anything. None of the automator scripts seem to be related.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    -Lori

  2. #2

    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    6,868
    Specs:
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, New AppleTV (4?)
    So this doesn't happen when you use the MacBook keyboard? Just an external?

    If that's the case I'd say it's likely a sticky/stuck CMD/CTRL key on your external that's the cause
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Jan 28, 2011
    Posts
    4
    No, it happens when I use my macbook keyboard as well, but only if I'm idle, not as I'm typing.

  4. #4

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,524
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Which version of MS Office are you using? The symptoms you describe are strange because the "autosave" feature of MS Office 2008 and 2011 are completely transparent. Since the pop up is using the "save as" feature, that is even more strange as it should just do a "save".

    The only thing I can think of off hand is if you're using a template with a built in macro (Office 2004 and 2011) that is doing that. Especially if the macro is assigned to your normal template.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Jan 28, 2011
    Posts
    4
    I am using Office for Mac 2008.

    This happens even if I begin a new blank document.

  6. #6

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,524
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Quote Originally Posted by lorimomof4 View Post
    I am using Office for Mac 2008.

    This happens even if I begin a new blank document.
    It can't be a macro since Office 2008 does not support them. I have no idea of what could be causing that, however, what I suggest is to completely uninstall 2008 and reinstall. Use the Office 2008 uninstaller, do not attempt to uninstall by dragging files to the trash.

    After reinstalling 2008, go to update and download the patches and service packs again.

  7. #7

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    22,018
    Specs:
    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB Flash Storage, 3.3Ghz, 16GB memory, OS X.11.5.
    Go into Word Preferences > Output and Sharing > Save and see what time structure is set up for saving and change it to something more manageable.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Jan 28, 2011
    Posts
    4
    I completely disabled the autosave feature and I am still having the issue.

    I found a new wrinkle:

    I had to install office 2007 on my Windows 7 virtual machine in Parallels 6 for a class I have. I am having the same problem when I'm working in Access there.

    Note: I only have this problem in MS Office applications, but I have it in all of them.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    -Lori

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. word on mac autosave issue
    By rmikec in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-07-2014, 11:17 AM
  2. Word for Mac 2011 autosave fails
    By joh0369 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-25-2013, 10:57 PM
  3. Will the OS X Lion autosave feature work for Microsoft Office?
    By Nosrettap in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-10-2011, 10:12 PM
  4. How irritating..
    By Chris H. in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-09-2009, 12:06 AM
  5. Irritating Speech
    By mclaire in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-09-2008, 03:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •