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Old 02-01-2018, 04:07 PM
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"Document not saved."

What the hell Excel. Why not!?
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This and the crash when enabling content errors are the reasons I save multiple versions of all my workbooks.
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What the hell Excel. Why not!?
Oh! I just got this last week! I was able to salvage what I needed, but my oh my that was a close one.
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I get that quite often. I find that I can save it to my hard drive and then copy the file to the network. Annoying and time waste.
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Perhaps you accidentally hit "ESC" during the save procedure?
And, yeah, could be a full drive. Time to stop hoarding those ten-year-old files.
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Perhaps you accidentally hit "ESC" during the save procedure?
And, yeah, could be a full drive. Time to stop hoarding those ten-year-old files.
I don't believe the former is the case, I was pretty eager to have it save successfully so got that error repeatedly.

I don't think it was a full drive either, I think it's me running out of memory on my PC from having too many spreadsheets open and my computer basically saying f u I'm done. Fortunately got it to agree to save to my local then was able to completely close out of excel, reopen it off my desktop and then save it on the drive.

Definitely a scary error that always seems to catch me having not saved for hours.
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I don't believe the former is the case, I was pretty eager to have it save successfully so got that error repeatedly.

I don't think it was a full drive either, I think it's me running out of memory on my PC from having too many spreadsheets open and my computer basically saying f u I'm done. Fortunately got it to agree to save to my local then was able to completely close out of excel, reopen it off my desktop and then save it on the drive.

Definitely a scary error that always seems to catch me having not saved for hours.
Sounds to me like the network balked the first time you tried to save. And subsequent tries didn't work simply because that's how network glitches behave. Saving to hard drive is the only work-around I know of.
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It's a network issue. Something is screwing up the communication with your device and the network drive.
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Sounds to me like the network balked the first time you tried to save. And subsequent tries didn't work simply because that's how network glitches behave. Saving to hard drive is the only work-around I know of.
Another thing to add to my list of IT complaints!
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I went to Larry Deutsch's nondiscrimination testing seminar last week. He commented that he had upgraded to Microsoft Office 365, and had encountered serious problems with paste-link functionality in Excel.

In prior years, he distributed a 400 page Word document with numerous links to about 20 linked Excel files. This year, he said that no matter how he tried, he could not get the paste-link facility to work properly.

For example, the files acted like the drive letter and folder name were "fixed", even though all of his original files are located in a single directory. The links fail if you simply copied the files to a new computer with a different drive letter or folder name. He had to distribute the 400 page Word document with "pictures" of the data from the Excel files instead of actual links.

I am considering updating to Microsoft Office 2016 (or Office 365), and this sounds like a real show-stopper to me. I'm curious if anyone has experienced similar difficulties - or more importantly if there is a known fix.
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I've also had this. Can confirm it's sort of random.
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