Article ID: 325619 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q325619
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
If the Saved property on the Document object is set to True in Microsoft Word, you can prevent Word from prompting you to save the document when you close the document. This occurs even if you modify the document. However, if the document contains embedded objects (either standard OLE objects or ActiveX Controls), the Save dialog box appears even if you set the Saved property to True.
This behavior occurs when you modify the embedded object but do not save the embedded object. The persistent data of the object is not saved to the document. This "dirty" flag is not reset to False when you use the Document.Saved property of Word.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. After the hotfix is installed, the English version of this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Size File name ------------------------------------------------ 23-Nov-2002 14:50 1,804 Hotfix.txt 07-Nov-2002 19:20 2,962 Readme.txt 07-Nov-2002 19:05 3,667,096 Winword.msp 07-Nov-2002 19:41 4,684,436 Winword_admin.msp
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------ 02-Nov-2002 07:15 22.214.171.12431 8,826,932 Winword.exe
NOTE: The following registry changes must be made to enable this functionality. To make the registry changes, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Steps to Reproduce the Behavior