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Default "versions" feature in ms word

you know how in ms word 2003 there is this option called "version" in the
file menu? well, i started using it like a month ago because i found it
usefull for keeping older versions of some of my files. now a days i am
testing Windows Vista and i am using MS office 2007 beta 2. in ms word 2007
i can't seem to find the versions option. can someone please help me find
the "versions" option in ms word 2007 and tell me where it is and stuff so
that i can use it.

and if there is a better newsgroup to post this in please tell me that as
well.



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Default "versions" feature in ms word

As I understand it, Versions has gone from 2007 - and a very good decision
too.

Using Versions in 2003 is basically keeping all your eggs in one basket -
and carrying on loading those eggs in until the basket breaks or the eggs
fall out!

If the older versions are important, keep them properly backed up in
separate files and on separate media.

--
Margaret Aldis - Microsoft Word MVP
Syntagma partnership site: http://www.syntagma.co.uk
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.word.mvps.org

"Steven Wabik" wrote in message
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you know how in ms word 2003 there is this option called "version" in the
file menu? well, i started using it like a month ago because i found it
usefull for keeping older versions of some of my files. now a days i am
testing Windows Vista and i am using MS office 2007 beta 2. in ms word
2007 i can't seem to find the versions option. can someone please help me
find the "versions" option in ms word 2007 and tell me where it is and
stuff so that i can use it.

and if there is a better newsgroup to post this in please tell me that as
well.



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Default "versions" feature in ms word

i don't want that though.
i like the versions feature.
i saw something about it in word 2007 but i'm not sure how it works because
its set up a lot differently.
"Margaret Aldis" wrote in
message ...
As I understand it, Versions has gone from 2007 - and a very good decision
too.

Using Versions in 2003 is basically keeping all your eggs in one basket -
and carrying on loading those eggs in until the basket breaks or the eggs
fall out!

If the older versions are important, keep them properly backed up in
separate files and on separate media.

--
Margaret Aldis - Microsoft Word MVP
Syntagma partnership site: http://www.syntagma.co.uk
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.word.mvps.org

"Steven Wabik" wrote in message
...
you know how in ms word 2003 there is this option called "version" in the
file menu? well, i started using it like a month ago because i found it
usefull for keeping older versions of some of my files. now a days i am
testing Windows Vista and i am using MS office 2007 beta 2. in ms word
2007 i can't seem to find the versions option. can someone please help me
find the "versions" option in ms word 2007 and tell me where it is and
stuff so that i can use it.

and if there is a better newsgroup to post this in please tell me that as
well.



from,
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Hi Steven:

As far as I know, Margaret is correct: There is no Versions feature planned
for Word 2007. Word 2007 cannot keep multiple versions in a single file.

Microsoft made this change because adding versions to a file caused the file
to corrupt. Users then lost the original file and ALL its versions.

If you keep using the version feature, you will soon lose everything: the
current version, and all of the previous ones.

When a document *corrupts*, it's not like spilling coffee on it. You can
read some of it. When a file corrupts, you can't read *any* of it. So you
can't *fix* it either.

Now, right at the moment, you don't know whether to believe me or not. If
you stop using the Version feature now, with luck you will never have to
find out :-)

Hope this helps


On 7/7/06 3:46 AM, in article
, "Steven Wabik"
wrote:

i don't want that though.
i like the versions feature.
i saw something about it in word 2007 but i'm not sure how it works because
its set up a lot differently.
"Margaret Aldis" wrote in
message ...
As I understand it, Versions has gone from 2007 - and a very good decision
too.

Using Versions in 2003 is basically keeping all your eggs in one basket -
and carrying on loading those eggs in until the basket breaks or the eggs
fall out!

If the older versions are important, keep them properly backed up in
separate files and on separate media.

--
Margaret Aldis - Microsoft Word MVP
Syntagma partnership site:
http://www.syntagma.co.uk
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.word.mvps.org

"Steven Wabik" wrote in message
...
you know how in ms word 2003 there is this option called "version" in the
file menu? well, i started using it like a month ago because i found it
usefull for keeping older versions of some of my files. now a days i am
testing Windows Vista and i am using MS office 2007 beta 2. in ms word
2007 i can't seem to find the versions option. can someone please help me
find the "versions" option in ms word 2007 and tell me where it is and
stuff so that i can use it.

and if there is a better newsgroup to post this in please tell me that as
well.



from,
Steven





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Hi Steven,

The 'equivalent' of versioning in Word 2007 includes using a Sharepoint (site) library with check-in/check-out type functionallity.
My understanding is that for folks moving to Word 2007 (once it's released) there should be a tool of some sort to separate the
versions into different files along the lines of the MS Office Binder 'unbind' tool that started in Office XP after MS Binder was
discontinued.

Unfortunately, the 'help' page for the 2007 Versioning feature, using Sharepoint, is a bit 'slim' at present
http://officebeta.iponet.net/en-us/s...215761033.aspx


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"Steven Wabik" wrote in message ...
i don't want that though.
i like the versions feature.
i saw something about it in word 2007 but i'm not sure how it works because its set up a lot differently.
--
I hope this helped you,

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office system products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends


LINKS to the 2007 Office System

1. Read about it, try it, or watch the movie
the 2007 Microsoft Office system info,
online Test Drive, or downloadable beta is at
http://microsoft.com/office/preview

2. Already have 2007 Office System Beta 2?
Send Microsoft your feedback (with pictures)
http://sas.office.microsoft.com/

3. Use the 2007 OfficeOnline website without Office2007

a. Install the ActiveX access control
http://office.microsoft.com/search/r...XT101650581033
b. then visit http://officebeta.iponet.net





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well, i have been using it for over two years now and i have used the
feature with over 1120 files and none of them are currupt so far.
well, one or two got corrupt while transfering it to a ppc runing wm 2003
via activesynce 4.7 but luckely that was only a copy.
everything was readable in it though.
some of those files have from 10 to 20 versions in them.
"John McGhie [MVP - Word and Word Macintosh]" wrote in
message ...
Hi Steven:

As far as I know, Margaret is correct: There is no Versions feature
planned
for Word 2007. Word 2007 cannot keep multiple versions in a single file.

Microsoft made this change because adding versions to a file caused the
file
to corrupt. Users then lost the original file and ALL its versions.

If you keep using the version feature, you will soon lose everything: the
current version, and all of the previous ones.

When a document *corrupts*, it's not like spilling coffee on it. You can
read some of it. When a file corrupts, you can't read *any* of it. So
you
can't *fix* it either.

Now, right at the moment, you don't know whether to believe me or not. If
you stop using the Version feature now, with luck you will never have to
find out :-)

Hope this helps


On 7/7/06 3:46 AM, in article
, "Steven Wabik"
wrote:

i don't want that though.
i like the versions feature.
i saw something about it in word 2007 but i'm not sure how it works
because
its set up a lot differently.
"Margaret Aldis" wrote in
message ...
As I understand it, Versions has gone from 2007 - and a very good
decision
too.

Using Versions in 2003 is basically keeping all your eggs in one
basket -
and carrying on loading those eggs in until the basket breaks or the
eggs
fall out!

If the older versions are important, keep them properly backed up in
separate files and on separate media.

--
Margaret Aldis - Microsoft Word MVP
Syntagma partnership site:
http://www.syntagma.co.uk
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.word.mvps.org

"Steven Wabik" wrote in message
...
you know how in ms word 2003 there is this option called "version" in
the
file menu? well, i started using it like a month ago because i found it
usefull for keeping older versions of some of my files. now a days i am
testing Windows Vista and i am using MS office 2007 beta 2. in ms word
2007 i can't seem to find the versions option. can someone please help
me
find the "versions" option in ms word 2007 and tell me where it is and
stuff so that i can use it.

and if there is a better newsgroup to post this in please tell me that
as
well.



from,
Steven




--

Please reply to the newsgroup to maintain the thread. Please do not email
me unless I ask you to.

John McGhie
Microsoft MVP, Word and Word for Macintosh. Consultant Technical Writer
Sydney, Australia +61 (0) 4 1209 1410


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Hi Steven,

The 'equivalent' of versioning in Word 2007 includes using a Sharepoint
(site) library with check-in/check-out type functionallity.
My understanding is that for folks moving to Word 2007 (once it's
released) there should be a tool of some sort to separate the
versions into different files along the lines of the MS Office Binder
'unbind' tool that started in Office XP after MS Binder was
discontinued.

Unfortunately, the 'help' page for the 2007 Versioning feature, using
Sharepoint, is a bit 'slim' at present

http://officebeta.iponet.net/en-us/s...215761033.aspx


======
"Steven Wabik" wrote in message
...
i don't want that though.
i like the versions feature.
i saw something about it in word 2007 but i'm not sure how it works
because its set up a lot differently.
--
I hope this helped you,

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office system products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends


LINKS to the 2007 Office System

1. Read about it, try it, or watch the movie
the 2007 Microsoft Office system info,
online Test Drive, or downloadable beta is at
http://microsoft.com/office/preview

2. Already have 2007 Office System Beta 2?
Send Microsoft your feedback (with pictures)
http://sas.office.microsoft.com/

3. Use the 2007 OfficeOnline website without Office2007

a. Install the ActiveX access control
http://office.microsoft.com/search/r...XT101650581033
b. then visit http://officebeta.iponet.net




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