WD97: How to Disable the Fast Saves Option

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Many third-party programs that are used to check Microsoft Word for Windows files (such as Grammatik) do not work correctly if the file is saved with a fast save, rather than a normal save. A fast save appends changes to a document at the end of a file, rather than rearranging the entire file to insert all changes every time you save the file.


To turn off the Fast Saves feature in Word 97 for Windows, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. In the Options dialog box, click the Save tab.
  3. Click to clear the Allow fast saves check box.
For additional information about the Fast Saves option, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
170406 WD97: Allow Fast Saves Option Not Selected By Default


Article ID: 71999 - Last Review: August 23, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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