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I loaded Microsoft office on my home computer about 2 years ago from a copy we used at work. I retired, the company sold and I started my own business. It has worked fine until about a week ago. I have several documents I use that I use the main body of the letter but change names and dates in them on a month to month basis. Recently Word wont let me save any changes to any of my documents. I tells me "a file error has occurred" I have uninstalled and reinstalled it and still does the same thing. I tried using the repair tool but nothing seems to work

This does appear to be a fairly common issue - see for some discussions around this (as you can see, the issue goes back a few versions) - it would APPEAR to be related to the document, so uninstalling/reinstalling etc would not make a difference (as you have found).  POSSIBLY an additional fix to try would be to select all, then paste to a new document and save that

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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions of Word from 2 onwards

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