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#27002 - 10/07/13 03:36 AM Blank word document created on Imac
Sally Offline


Registered: 10/07/13
Help please! I am a new Mac user and duly downloaded Microsoft Office as that is what I am used to. I created a new Word document only to find it was blank apart from a headline next time I tried to open it. I created another, taking care to save it regularly, only to find the same thing has happened. What am I doing wrong? Very grateful for some guidance on this.

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#27005 - 10/07/13 06:34 AM Re: Blank word document created on Imac [Re: Sally]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Since nobody else has replied, I'll take a stab at this. I use Word 2008 and I assume that you're using Word 2011 but there may be some similarities.

It's possible that you're saving to the Cloud instead of to a folder on your hard drive. See if anything in OS X Mountain Lion: Create and save documents rings a bell. If all else fails, contact Microsoft; Apple Support won't help you with a non-Apple app.

Welcome to FTM and good luck to you. Let us know how it goes.
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#27008 - 10/07/13 07:58 AM Re: Blank word document created on Imac [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I can't nail the thread at the moment, but didn't joemikeb post very recently that MS Word does not work with the cloud?
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#27009 - 10/07/13 08:05 AM Re: Blank word document created on Imac [Re: Sally]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Hi, and welcome to FineTunedMac. smile

Just to be certain that I understand your post, does "a headline" mean the first line you typed?
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#27012 - 10/07/13 09:07 AM Re: Blank word document created on Imac [Re: artie505]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Originally Posted By: artie505
I can't nail the thread at the moment, but didn't joemikeb post very recently that MS Word does not work with the cloud?
Your memory may be better than mine, but does that include ALL versions of MS Word?
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#27016 - 10/07/13 01:04 PM Re: Blank word document created on Imac [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I believe so. (I just tried to find that thread but couldn't.)

Maybe joemike will check in on the subject.

Edit: Found it!


Edited by artie505 (10/07/13 01:31 PM)
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