WD2000: Document with an Embedded Object Continues to Prompt for Save Even After You Set Saved Property

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If the Saved property on the Document object is set to True in Microsoft Word, you can prevent Word from prompting you to save the document when you close the document. This occurs even if you modify the document. However, if the document contains embedded objects (either standard OLE objects or ActiveX Controls), the Save dialog box appears even if you set the Saved property to True.
This behavior occurs when you modify the embedded object but do not save the embedded object. The persistent data of the object is not saved to the document. This "dirty" flag is not reset to False when you use the Document.Saved property of Word.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. After the hotfix is installed, the English version of this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Size       File name   ------------------------------------------------    23-Nov-2002  14:50      1,804  Hotfix.txt    07-Nov-2002  19:20      2,962  Readme.txt    07-Nov-2002  19:05  3,667,096  Winword.msp    07-Nov-2002  19:41  4,684,436  Winword_admin.msp 				
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version     Size       File name   ------------------------------------------------------   02-Nov-2002  07:15  8,826,932  Winword.exe				

NOTE: The following registry changes must be made to enable this functionality. To make the registry changes, follow these steps:
  1. Start Registry Editor.
  2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
  3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value and then add the following registry value:
    Value name: EnableSubDocPutSaved
    Data type: DWORD
    Value data: 0x00000001 (Enable) or 0x00000000 (Disable)
  4. Quit Registry Editor.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

  1. Start Microsoft Word.
  2. Type a line of text and then press ENTER two times.
  3. On the Insert menu, click Object.
  4. On the Create New tab, click Microsoft Excel Worksheet from the list of object types.
  5. Click OK to insert the object.
  6. Type a value in cell A1 of the embedded worksheet and then click outside the worksheet to deactivate Excel.
  7. Press ALT+F11 to access the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) editor.
  8. On the Insert menu, click Module to insert a new module.
  9. Paste the following code in the new module:
    Sub SetSaved()  Application.ActiveDocument.Saved = TrueEnd Sub					
  10. Close the VBA editor.
  11. On the File menu, click Save.
  12. Save the file as C:\Test.doc.
  13. On the File menu, click Close to close the document.
  14. On the File menu, click Open to reopen the document.
  15. Double-click the worksheet and then put a value in cell B1.
  16. Click outside the worksheet to deactivate it.
  17. On the Tools menu, click Macro and then click Macros....
  18. Click to select SetSaved and then click Run to run the macro.
  19. On the File menu, click Close to close the document.

    Notice that you are prompted to save the document.

Article ID: 325619 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 17:18:09 - Revision: 3.2

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