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automated save and close

By john ·
One of our users (the boss) almost always leaves a word document (an important one) open when he leaves at night. Is there a way of making word save and close a file at a specific time so that the file can be backed up? We?re running Windows XP on the workstations and Windows 2000 server on the server.

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by Power Natto In reply to automated save and close

The document can be saved without closing the program or system.

From Tools menu, select Options, then the Save tab, select 'always create backup copy' and you might also select 'save auto-recover evbery "x" minutes'. That way the file is saved if you time the station shutdown for a specified time.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to automated save and close

you probably need to have open file backup capability. it is extra cost item probably. what are you using for backup?
or, you could use first suggestion and at least get the backup copy, er, backed up...
what happens if you restrict his login times? would word get saved i wonder? you could kick him out between say 1 and 2 am.

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by zd(SA) In reply to automated save and close

You could also write a nice backup system that creates scheduled backups of whatever files you include as backup documents. But, you need to know a programming language for that. In fact. You could even write all this in Excel (using a macro script) providing that the excel document is loaded at startup.

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