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how to stop documents from being stored in the cloud?

  1. #21


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    How about with the Save button below?

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  2. #22


    Yes. I did that and the "Save As" screen comes up.
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  3. #23


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    Well, heck. I'm not sure why it still does either then. Usually after you save the document there first time, it will automatically save there by default each time you click on the Save button as you continue to work on it.
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  4. #24


    I think you misunderstood what I said.

    I saved the first document to E:\Document using "Save As" .(This is the only option I have) If now I open the first document and edit it , then hit save , it will save to the same location of the original document ie in E:\Document. So this is normal .

    Then I created a second new document and hit Save . What I meant to say was the second test document did not save to the new location.

    This means that Save only works for existing docs. With newly created documents the default mode seems to be "Save As"

    Very weird indeed.
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  5. #25


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    That's correct and normal.

    Anytime you create a new document and hit Save, it will behave as "Save as" since it's the first time you're saving that specific document.
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  6. #26


    Brink, I don't recall Win 7 behaving this way.

    If this is the case why even bother changing the Store location because its always "Save As" if new document is saved for the first time. Word will always store in same location as the original after editing a previous document .

    Unless if unchecked a duplicate copy is stored in the Cloud as well.
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  7. #27


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    I think it was the same in W7 with Word 2013. I don't remember for previous versions of Office.

    The Save location for the library is so that you can have it save to the folder you want if you select to save to the library in Word.

    Yeah, if you don't uncheck or turn off the save documents to SkyDrive option, it will also be automatically saved there.
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  8. #28


    OK. Thanks. I don't have experience with Word 2013 in Win7. My other computers run Word 2007 in win 7 .

    Office 2013 and win8.1 is a whole new experience for me.

    Actually I was surprised that when I typed Word in Run from the desktop , it returned an error that Windows could not find Word .After messing around I finally found that I need to type WinWord instead of Word or Word 2013 . Excel is OK but Power point has to be Powerpnt . These are all the little things that gets me frustrated. Oh well .
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  9. #29


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    Yeah, you gotta love these little differences that drive you crazy until you get used to them.
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  10. #30


    Btw I went over to check my other computer running win7 and office 2007 . It behaves basically the same way as word 2013 and win 8.1 except it presents itself differently . The other big difference is no cloud Storage as default . Tks for all the help.
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