Microsoft Word 2010 saving files as ASD files by default

Posted on 2012-09-06
Last Modified: 2012-09-15
I have a user who is using Word 2010 on her work computer and when you click ctrl-s or select save from the file menu it is defaulting to saving them as the auto save backup file ASD file extension.  I thought for sure she had the "Save files in this format" set to ASD from the File -> Options -> Save pane but ASD is not an option!   It is set to docx still.   Has anyone seen this behavior before?  How do I get it to save as doc or docx by default again?
Question by:dccsp92
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    by:James Murrell
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    by:Stacy Brown
    Go To File > Options > Advanced
    Scroll down to the Save section
    Make sure that "Always create a backup copy" and "Allow Background Saves" are both unchecked.
    Screenshot of Save section

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    It turns out that it was another program that integrates with Word with .  Once the program was removed, everything returned to normal and worked

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    I accepted my own solution because we found the cause and solved the problem.

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