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I have several users who are reporting that .prf files are getting created when they save Word documents to their C:\ and even a few network folders.  Any ideas why this is happening?
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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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You're sure it's Word causing the problem?
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402581033.aspx
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by:judie_rahman
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Hi - well, I'm not sure that Word is "causing" the problem per say but it's always Word files (.doc) that have been duplicated but with a .prf extension.  

I am attaching an example, one is a .doc file and I tried to attach the .prf file but this system wouldn't accept it.  
5MA-Logo-Lables-Lg.doc
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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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Thank you judie - try this to upload the prf file..... rename the file to .txt or something..... and then try uploading it.  When I download it, I'll rename it....
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by:judie_rahman
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GREAT idea! Here is the file.
5MA-Logo-Lables-Lg.txt
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by:randhammack
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I am having the same issue. Whereas, every Word document I save locally creates a .prf file. This doesn't seem to happen with Excel.
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it is Office 2003 SP3
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by:visualfilesis
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Hi. Did you get anywhere with this? I have exaclty the same problem. It doesnt appear to be every document though - just random ones. Any ideas? cheers
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One user we set the default html editor in IE to notepad, it was Word and that corrected the problem. However on my PC, I still have Word and the problem went away. So, I am not sure if our desktop team pushed some kind of update. Can't always get a straight answer from them.
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Thanks Randhammack. I'll give this a go and see if the .prf files stop appearing.
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Hi randhammack. Thanks for this, I have now resolved the issue by swithcing the HTML editor to Notepad from Word.
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