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What good is the Discuss option on documents when you can point out and correct, but you cant save your corrections ???
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what version of Office do you have?
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i believe it is XP
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I'm actually in the process of testing out SharePoint this past week or so. What I'm finding is that the level of functionality changes drastically as you go from Office 2000 (little) to Office XP (better) to Office 2003 (great).

I have Office 2003, and when I 'discuss' a doc, there's a discussions toolbar that opens and I can tag comments to the doc - and they're saved in the metadata with the doc. I can't do comments right in the doc itself, as this is only supported for html documents.

You should check if you've installed the Sharepoint add-in for Office. Goto Add/Remove programs, select Office from the list, and click the 'change' button. You want to make sure that the Office Tool called 'Windows Sharepoint Services Support' is installed on the client. It also required IE 4 or higher I believe, but I'm using IE 6.

This is from the Sharepoing Help:
The Web Discussions feature enables anyone with discussion permissions to attach comments to a Web page or any document that can be opened with a browser. Comments appear with the document but are stored on a discussion server. The discussions are threaded.

Note  The term Web page is used generically here to refer to any file you are viewing with a browser.

Anyone reviewing your Web page can use the Web Discussions toolbar to view and reply to any discussion. The Web Discussions toolbar is available in Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later to users of a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible client program, such as a Microsoft Office 2003 program.

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