Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
do you have office 2007 installed also on the XP machine -- mind you even if you didn't you should still be able to SEE the files even if you couldn't read them.
You've got me confused here.
Well, that makes two of us, at least... .
Yes, Office 2007 is on both machines: XP & 7. Using either the Word open file browser or the Windows XP Explorer I get the file set shown in my last post when viewed from the XP machine -- a long list of those .tmp files. When I look in that SAME directory using either the Windows 7 file browser OR the Word 2007 file browser on the W 7 machine, the files show correctly WITHOUT any of those .tmp files -- only the single file as I named it at save.
Also, I just got a call that one of those files that I emailed to my office, using Windows 7, had several repeating sections in the document. I'm less sure of that because when it was mailed back to me, it looked fine on my machine. But another weird anomaly.
Usually when I've got a problem with something, it at least shows up elsewhere on the Internet. I've found no match for this one so maybe there's some strange glitch in my file structure. Still, why all those .tmp files? And why only when viewed in XP?
Always open for suggestions.