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When I save some Word documents I see a little red X surrounded by a circle
to the left of the animated green 'saving' indicator bar at the bottom of
the screen. What the heck does that mean? The red X does not seem to be
any more than a warning or something that provides information. I can't
find any mention of this red X in any of my help books. How can I get rid
of the red X--it makes me nervous.

Thanks for any help.

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Retdean typed:
When I save some Word documents I see a little red X
surrounded by a circle to the left of the animated green
'saving' indicator bar at the bottom of the screen. What
the heck does that mean? The red X does not seem to be any
more than a warning or something that provides information.
I can't find any mention of this red X in any of my help
books. How can I get rid of the red X--it makes me
nervous.
Thanks for any help.


That is almost always an indication that an image has been called for in the
document or file, but it is not located where the document says it is. Thus
it cannot be displayed.

Mentioning your OS and Office versions might well make a difference in the
answers you get here, you know.


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Only if it's in the document itself (see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/RedX.htm). In this case, the red X seems
to be something on the status bar, and the reason no one has answered this
is that presumably no one has a clue. However, since the block next to
Background Save is Spelling and Grammar Status, I would guess that the red X
(assuming it's superimposed on a book) means that there are spelling errors
in the document.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
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Retdean typed:
When I save some Word documents I see a little red X
surrounded by a circle to the left of the animated green
'saving' indicator bar at the bottom of the screen. What
the heck does that mean? The red X does not seem to be any
more than a warning or something that provides information.
I can't find any mention of this red X in any of my help
books. How can I get rid of the red X--it makes me
nervous.
Thanks for any help.


That is almost always an indication that an image has been called for in
the document or file, but it is not located where the document says it is.
Thus it cannot be displayed.

Mentioning your OS and Office versions might well make a difference in the
answers you get here, you know.


--
--
Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
through personal experience does not become a
part of the moral tissue.


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It's a cancel button for the save operation.

I'm guessing Word creates a new file during the saving process and in a last
step replaces the old file with the new one. If you are able to press the
button before that last step occurs, you can cancel the save operation.

Yves

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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Only if it's in the document itself (see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/RedX.htm). In this case, the red X
seems to be something on the status bar, and the reason no one has
answered this is that presumably no one has a clue. However, since the
block next to Background Save is Spelling and Grammar Status, I would
guess that the red X (assuming it's superimposed on a book) means that
there are spelling errors in the document.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Twayne" wrote in message
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Retdean typed:
When I save some Word documents I see a little red X
surrounded by a circle to the left of the animated green
'saving' indicator bar at the bottom of the screen. What
the heck does that mean? The red X does not seem to be any
more than a warning or something that provides information.
I can't find any mention of this red X in any of my help
books. How can I get rid of the red X--it makes me
nervous.
Thanks for any help.


That is almost always an indication that an image has been called for in
the document or file, but it is not located where the document says it
is. Thus it cannot be displayed.

Mentioning your OS and Office versions might well make a difference in
the answers you get here, you know.


--
--
Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
through personal experience does not become a
part of the moral tissue.



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This must be in some version I don't use, as I've never seen this.

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http://word.mvps.org

"Yves Dhondt" wrote in message
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It's a cancel button for the save operation.

I'm guessing Word creates a new file during the saving process and in a
last step replaces the old file with the new one. If you are able to press
the button before that last step occurs, you can cancel the save
operation.

Yves

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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Only if it's in the document itself (see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/RedX.htm). In this case, the red X
seems to be something on the status bar, and the reason no one has
answered this is that presumably no one has a clue. However, since the
block next to Background Save is Spelling and Grammar Status, I would
guess that the red X (assuming it's superimposed on a book) means that
there are spelling errors in the document.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Twayne" wrote in message
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In ,
Retdean typed:
When I save some Word documents I see a little red X
surrounded by a circle to the left of the animated green
'saving' indicator bar at the bottom of the screen. What
the heck does that mean? The red X does not seem to be any
more than a warning or something that provides information.
I can't find any mention of this red X in any of my help
books. How can I get rid of the red X--it makes me
nervous.
Thanks for any help.

That is almost always an indication that an image has been called for in
the document or file, but it is not located where the document says it
is. Thus it cannot be displayed.

Mentioning your OS and Office versions might well make a difference in
the answers you get here, you know.


--
--
Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
through personal experience does not become a
part of the moral tissue.






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It's available in Word 2007 when you open or save a document. Can't say
anything about older versions.

It is only visible if open or save takes enough time. So if you have a fast
computer/network, it's unlikely that you will see it. I noticed that I can
always get it to display when I'm manipulating a 200 page document on a
network share.

Yves

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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This must be in some version I don't use, as I've never seen this.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Yves Dhondt" wrote in message
...
It's a cancel button for the save operation.

I'm guessing Word creates a new file during the saving process and in a
last step replaces the old file with the new one. If you are able to
press the button before that last step occurs, you can cancel the save
operation.

Yves

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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Only if it's in the document itself (see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/RedX.htm). In this case, the red X
seems to be something on the status bar, and the reason no one has
answered this is that presumably no one has a clue. However, since the
block next to Background Save is Spelling and Grammar Status, I would
guess that the red X (assuming it's superimposed on a book) means that
there are spelling errors in the document.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Twayne" wrote in message
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In ,
Retdean typed:
When I save some Word documents I see a little red X
surrounded by a circle to the left of the animated green
'saving' indicator bar at the bottom of the screen. What
the heck does that mean? The red X does not seem to be any
more than a warning or something that provides information.
I can't find any mention of this red X in any of my help
books. How can I get rid of the red X--it makes me
nervous.
Thanks for any help.

That is almost always an indication that an image has been called for
in the document or file, but it is not located where the document says
it is. Thus it cannot be displayed.

Mentioning your OS and Office versions might well make a difference in
the answers you get here, you know.


--
--
Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
through personal experience does not become a
part of the moral tissue.





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Okay. I have a freestanding PC and deal mostly with smaller documents.

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"Yves Dhondt" wrote in message
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It's available in Word 2007 when you open or save a document. Can't say
anything about older versions.

It is only visible if open or save takes enough time. So if you have a
fast computer/network, it's unlikely that you will see it. I noticed that
I can always get it to display when I'm manipulating a 200 page document
on a network share.

Yves

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
This must be in some version I don't use, as I've never seen this.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Yves Dhondt" wrote in message
...
It's a cancel button for the save operation.

I'm guessing Word creates a new file during the saving process and in a
last step replaces the old file with the new one. If you are able to
press the button before that last step occurs, you can cancel the save
operation.

Yves

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Only if it's in the document itself (see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/RedX.htm). In this case, the red X
seems to be something on the status bar, and the reason no one has
answered this is that presumably no one has a clue. However, since the
block next to Background Save is Spelling and Grammar Status, I would
guess that the red X (assuming it's superimposed on a book) means that
there are spelling errors in the document.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Twayne" wrote in message
...
In ,
Retdean typed:
When I save some Word documents I see a little red X
surrounded by a circle to the left of the animated green
'saving' indicator bar at the bottom of the screen. What
the heck does that mean? The red X does not seem to be any
more than a warning or something that provides information.
I can't find any mention of this red X in any of my help
books. How can I get rid of the red X--it makes me
nervous.
Thanks for any help.

That is almost always an indication that an image has been called for
in the document or file, but it is not located where the document says
it is. Thus it cannot be displayed.

Mentioning your OS and Office versions might well make a difference in
the answers you get here, you know.


--
--
Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
through personal experience does not become a
part of the moral tissue.







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