I cannot save any MS Office Word documents
Posted on 2010-08-27
I am running MS Office 2007 Profession (x86) on Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). I have been running MS Word just fine for over 2 years. Yesterday my computer did an automatic update and now I cannot save any Word documents. The save and save-as commands do not respond. If I make change and try to exit, Word prompts me to save my changes (save changes, Yes, No, Cancel) but selecting yes has no action. (This problem also persists with MS Office 2010.)
I am running Word in the normal, out-of-the-box setup. If I start Word running as Administrator, then everything works fine but running as an Admin is not acceptable long term (among other things it breaks any applications that use office automation to call Word docs).
I have deleted the normal.doc, I have uninstalled (completely) and re-installed Office. I removed Office 2007 and installed Office 2010 and the problem persists.
Something has changed in my Office Word setup. How can I get the normal functionality back?