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alert me when saving to temporary file from email

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by AnnoyedStudent, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. AnnoyedStudent

    AnnoyedStudent Flightless Bird

    I have lost countless pieces of University work using various versions of
    Microsoft Word/Excel, by accidently 'saving' documents I have downloaded from
    an email instead of 'saving as'. When I go to exit these documents, I would
    appreciate an alert:

    "This document is only saved to a temporary file. Do you want to save this
    file to your computer now?"

    This would be very similar to the normal 'do you want save?' alerts when a
    document has not previously been saved at all.

    It would save me a lot of time re-doing hours spent on my coursework haha!

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  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    AnnoyedStudent wrote:

    > I have lost countless pieces of University work using various versions of
    > Microsoft Word/Excel, by accidently 'saving' documents I have downloaded from
    > an email instead of 'saving as'. When I go to exit these documents, I would
    > appreciate an alert:
    >
    > "This document is only saved to a temporary file. Do you want to save this
    > file to your computer now?"
    >
    > This would be very similar to the normal 'do you want save?' alerts when a
    > document has not previously been saved at all.
    >
    > It would save me a lot of time re-doing hours spent on my coursework haha!


    Consider R-click and Save As, instead of opening them from the e-mail.
     
  3. If you open files from the preview pane rather than from an open e-mail, it
    will always default to Outlook's secure temp folder. If you open the
    attachment from an OPEN e-mail, you will be offered the option to save to
    the location of your choice.

    --
    Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

    Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
    ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
    How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


    After furious head scratching, AnnoyedStudent asked:

    | I have lost countless pieces of University work using various
    | versions of Microsoft Word/Excel, by accidently 'saving' documents I
    | have downloaded from an email instead of 'saving as'. When I go to
    | exit these documents, I would appreciate an alert:
    |
    | "This document is only saved to a temporary file. Do you want to save
    | this file to your computer now?"
    |
    | This would be very similar to the normal 'do you want save?' alerts
    | when a document has not previously been saved at all.
    |
    | It would save me a lot of time re-doing hours spent on my coursework
    | haha!
    |
    | ----------------
    | This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    | suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click
    | the "I Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the
    | button, follow this link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft
    | Web-based Newsreader and then click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    |
    |
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...-5bd2606da92e&dg=microsoft.public.office.misc
     

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