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Gdetrailer

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Posted: 02/01/21 07:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lovemountains wrote:

Thanks for all the responses!

When I try to SAVE AS on my new computer with Microsoft 365, I have the following choices: 1. Save a copy online 2. Rename 3. Download as PDF 4. Download as ODT.

Yesterday, I wanted to print one of documents on my flash drive, so I used it on my husband's computer, and had no trouble opening it and printing the document. He has WORD 2016 Teacher and Student, which I had on my old laptop.


Something isn't right..

ODT files are Apache OPEN OFFICE document file format (say that twice fast).. SEE HERE for more details.

While MS Office can save ODT, it is not the "default" format of MS Office.. DOCx is the default of newer MS Office word docs.. The default may have been changed by accident..

You can save to PDF and print it if you like also..

Saving to One drive might be forced now days as MS wants everyone to use it.. I suspect that the default drive location may have gotten changed by accident like the file format.. But you should be able to change that also..

See HERE for detail on save as..

You should be able to select "This PC" instead of One Drive..

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I'd be interested in hearing what the current file types are that you're having problems with. Are they actually docx? Or something else?


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HappyKayakers wrote:

I'd be interested in hearing what the current file types are that you're having problems with. Are they actually docx? Or something else?


You do have a valid point..

MS office general behavior is to save in the same file format of the original document that was opened..

example is opening a txt file, Word will choose to save in txt even if you use "save as"..

Open DOC file and save or save as should default to DOC..

Open DOCX and Word will default to DOCX for save and save as..

I suspect in OPs case they may be opening a ODT file and Word is defaulting to saving in ODT.. But even if this is the case, they should be able to select to save as a DOC or DOCX format and also be able to select "MY PC" and save to their "library" on their PC..

However, in all Office versions I have used, I know that you CAN also modify that behavior.. You can set the default save to ANY of the file extensions that Office supports..

For instance, when my company moved for Office 2000 to Office 2013, not everyone in the company had Office 2013 since it was a rolling change and could not open new DOCX files.. MS had not come out with the Compatibility pack for Office 2000 that gave the older OFFICE DOCX support at the time. I simply set the default file format to DOC and compatibility problem was solved..

OP may not actually be able to see what the real file extension at the end of the file since MS OS by default is set to HIDE "Extensions for known file types" which to me is a big security risk since you may unknowingly open a malicious file or attachment exe file (since the extensions are hidden you will never know that it is a executable program file).

Extensions for known file types can be easily unhidden safely..

* This post was edited 02/04/21 09:33pm by Gdetrailer *

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Posted: 02/08/21 08:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had researched online about my problem with Microsoft 365 not "seeing" my flash drive before I posted on RV.net.

My files are not corrupted because I can OPEN and SAVE them on my husband's computer which has Office 2016. I can then SAVE them to ONE DRIVE, and access them on my computer with Office 365.

When I use 365 on my computer, my document is automatically saved to the cloud as I type, but I've never seen an opportunity to give my document a name!

I do our taxes with TURBO TAX and I can OPEN last year's taxes on the flash drive and SAVE this year's tax files on it.

I appreciate you taking time to respond to my problem! I will probably purchase Microsoft 2019 and give up on 365.

* This post was last edited 02/09/21 06:37am by lovemountains *   View edit history

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lovemountains wrote:

I had researched online about my problem with Microsoft 365 not "seeing" my flash drive before I posted on RV.net.

My files are not corrupted because I can OPEN and SAVE them on my husband's computer which has Office 2016. I can then SAVE them to ONE DRIVE, and access them on my computer with Office 365.

When I use 365 on my computer, my document is automatically saved to the cloud as I type, but I've never seen an opportunity to give my document a name!

I do our taxes with TURBO TAX and I can OPEN last year's taxes on the flash drive and SAVE this year's tax files on it.

I appreciate you taking time to respond to my problem! I will probably purchase Microsoft 2019 and give up on 365.


I believe if I remember correctly there IS a way to stop Office 365 from automatically saving to the cloud.. I bumped across that somewhere, if you did a internet search using "stopping office 365 from saving to the cloud" I suspect you will find your answer on breaking that bad habit.. Oh, sure 365 will whine about not having "features" and you will no longer have "auto save" but in the end, it is YOUR documents and not MS's..

MS WANTS everything to be "in the cloud" for some reason and you might want to do your homework on Office 2019, it to may have the same issue and you may need to "opt out" of that feature..

You should also be able to buy an additional Office 2016 license and use the existing media to install it instead of buying 2019..

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Might be a good idea to go to Office 2016 ... that's what I bought a few years ago, and have had ZERO problems ... I use it with Windows10-Pro on an ASUS i7 laptop.

I also use Ext SSD backups and never use the cloud for anything intentionally. Altho, I know the web is a version of the cloud, I still save everything on personal backup, and not cloud.

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Posted: 02/09/21 07:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I uninstalled Office 365 today, and got my money back at Costco.

I purchased Microsoft Office 2019, but when I tried to install it, Microsoft said that I had two unused copies of Student and Teacher 2016 on our account!

So I installed one of them on my new computer, and it's working great! Now I can return the 2019 version.

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lovemountains wrote:

I uninstalled Office 365 today, and got my money back at Costco.

I purchased Microsoft Office 2019, but when I tried to install it, Microsoft said that I had two unused copies of Student and Teacher 2016 on our account!

So I installed one of them on my new computer, and it's working great! Now I can return the 2019 version.


AWESOME!

I am shocked that MS just shot themselves in the foot by telling you there were extra unused licenses you had..

Personally, you are not missing anything, newer versions just add in a lot of unneeded bloatware gadgets and 365 is marketed to those folks who try to impress others by having the newest shiny gadgetry that they don't need and don't have a clue how to use or why they have have it.. BUT, they have it none the less.

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Gdetrailer wrote:

lovemountains wrote:

I uninstalled Office 365 today, and got my money back at Costco.

I purchased Microsoft Office 2019, but when I tried to install it, Microsoft said that I had two unused copies of Student and Teacher 2016 on our account!

So I installed one of them on my new computer, and it's working great! Now I can return the 2019 version.


AWESOME!

I am shocked that MS just shot themselves in the foot by telling you there were extra unused licenses you had..

Personally, you are not missing anything, newer versions just add in a lot of unneeded bloatware gadgets and 365 is marketed to those folks who try to impress others by having the newest shiny gadgetry that they don't need and don't have a clue how to use or why they have have it.. BUT, they have it none the less.


365 has a lot of features that are useful for group work, and the advantage of having cloud storage that you can open from anywhere. The latter is a big deal for people who work from more than one device. The autosave is also a big deal for those who work on very large documents or elaborate Excel files.

I've had it for years to make my work stuff simple, but not sure I'm going to keep it in retirement.


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coolmom42 wrote:

and the advantage of having cloud storage that you can open from anywhere.

Make that "anywhere as long as you have an internet connection."


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