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),
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 07:15 184.108.40.20631 8,826,932 Winword.exe
: The following registry changes must be made to enable this
functionality. To make the registry changes, follow these steps:
- Start Registry Editor.
- Locate and then click the following key in the
- 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)
- Quit Registry Editor.
: 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
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
at the beginning of this article.