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The Allow fast saves option allows Word 97 to save documents quickly byappending changes to the end of a file on the hard disk instead ofrewriting the entire file during a save operation. Since a Background Saveoption has been added to Word 97, the Allow fast saves option is no longernecessary, because the save operation occurs in the background.
To turn on or off the Allow fast saves option, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu, click Options.
Click the Save tab.
Click to select or clear the Allow fast saves check box.
The change you make to the Allow fast saves option remains in effectuntil you change it again.
For more information about fast saves, please see the following articlesinthe Microsoft Knowledge Base:
111277 WD: Change in Document File Size Is More or Less Than Expected
89247 WD97: How Word for Windows Uses Temporary Files
For more information about fast saves, click the Office Assistant, type"fastsave," click Search, and then click one of the topics.
NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on theStandard toolbar. If Word Help is not installed on your computer, pleasesee the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component