Windows XP and word 2002 refuse to recognize changes on a document made on a different machine.
March 30, 2012 4:39 AM Subscribe
Windows XP and word 2002 refuse to recognize changes on a document made on a different machine. What gives?
posted by IndigoJones to computers & internet (7 answers total)
I composed a document on Machine A (Windows XP and Word 2002). I put it on a thumb drive. I moved it to Machine B (Windows Seven, Office 2010 saved as Word 2002) and worked on it there. I saved it to that same thumb drive, returned it to Machine A -
Machine A does not recognize any of the changes.
Wait, it gets worse. I return to Machine B, open a fresh Word document, give it a new unrelated name, copy and paste all the material, save it as Word 2002, return again to Machine A, open it - it comes back with old unchanged document.
Yes, I rebooted the machine.
It wouldn't matter except that I've got an old printer that machine B cannot connect to. That, and the precedent.
Thoughts, advice, solutions, painful memories? It's all welcome