RE: word 98 text phoenix (the text that won't go away)

Subject: RE: word 98 text phoenix (the text that won't go away)
From: Steve Shepard <STEVES -at- YARDI -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 08:17:45 -0800

Go to Tools>Options and click on the Save tab.

Make sure Allow fats saves is turned off.

When this feature is turned on, nothing in your document is ever really
deleted, the file is simply appended when you save. Turning of means the
file is saved from top to bottom each time.

When I work in support at Aldus/Adobe, problems importing files from Word
into PageMaker where usually caused by this being turned on. All sorts of
old stuff would show up in the oddest places.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jeffmorris -at- austin -dot- rr -dot- com [mailto:jeffmorris -at- austin -dot- rr -dot- com]
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 5:01 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: word 98 text phoenix (the text that won't go away)
>
>
> Using Word 98 for Mac (Power Mac G3, OS 8.5), I find text I
> have previously
> deleted (not cut, cmd-X, or copied) reappearing sporadically
> as a new text
> insert, either at a point or in place of text selection when
> replacing
> text. It doesn't happen every time or under specific
> conditions. Deleted
> text that reappears may be anything from a single word to an entire
> paragraph. Sometimes the text reappears in its original
> location. I'm using
> the "track changes" tool (but with on-screen highlighing
> toggled off), and
> have set edit preferences "typing replaces selection,"
> "drag-and-drop text
> editing," and "use smart cut and paste." How can I stop this
> unwanted text
> from returning?

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