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I noticed in the Microsoft MOS, that the authors define "save" as a verb and
specifically say not to use the word as a noun. No comment about use of the
word as an adjective, as your colleague suggests.
Based on this, I'd go for your original wording about saving edited
--------Kevin Freeman wrote:
In writing a manual, a colleague suggested using the word "unsaved" for
talking about files that have not been saved.