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Started by DonkeyOT on Nov 29, 2018 10:39:23 AM
Ho do you delete files from Office 2019?

Every time I create and then amend a document it saves it separately, I've only had the blessed computer for five days and the document file is already overflowing, I've tried everything to no avail. Somebody out there must know surely?

Is it possible to save them on a CD - RW and if so, how?


widenation - 29 Nov 2018 11:28:15 (#1 of 36)

I'd just use something other than microsoft if that's an option - you'll just cut out headaches like you described altogether. Probably not very helpful I know.

Policywatcher - 29 Nov 2018 11:38:25 (#2 of 36)

When you say it saves them separately, and that the document file (I assume you mean the documents folder) is overflowing....

I assume you're seeing the original file and filename, and then a load of similar named files, with different modification dates

Can you give us some idea of what you're actually seeing there in terms of how the successive file names appear?

Catspyjamas17 - 29 Nov 2018 11:49:25 (#3 of 36)

I shouldn't worry about volumes of documents as they will not likely take up that much space on your computer. I've not seen Office 2019.

Can you not use "Save" to save amendments into the already saved document, and "Save As" to create a new document? Right click and "Delete" to move documents to the recycle bin?

mememe - 29 Nov 2018 11:50:32 (#4 of 36)

Office 2019 is basically the current version of Office 2017 that is on Office 365.

Catspyjamas17 - 29 Nov 2018 11:53:18 (#5 of 36)

Ok, thanks. I think that's what I'm using so the above comments should apply.

Policywatcher - 29 Nov 2018 11:56:29 (#6 of 36)

I'm vaguely wondering if all those versions are actually real files, or links to the document history stored away as diffs elsewhere.

FredDee - 29 Nov 2018 12:33:24 (#7 of 36)

Must be something to do with OneDrive going AWOL this morning :

Even local Office 365 apps, such as Word, are jolly unhappy, reporting errors on saving documents due to the inaccessibility of the cloudy storage.

DonkeyOT - 29 Nov 2018 13:07:57 (#8 of 36)

Right click and "Delete" to move documents to the recycle bin?

No, right-clicking achieves nothing at all - absolutely nothing happens.

I've just substituted the mouse from the defunct previous computer - no response. They neither open nor delete, they just clog up the "Office Document File' box.

It's doin' me flippin' 'ead in.

DonkeyOT - 29 Nov 2018 13:32:43 (#9 of 36)

Yet scrolling along the text with the left side of the mouse works on here, you know turns it blue and deletes when I press 'delete'.

bossab2 - 29 Nov 2018 13:38:48 (#10 of 36)

I've given up with Word and just use trusty Wordpad.

Policywatcher - 29 Nov 2018 13:40:50 (#11 of 36)

If you right click on the main document, and go into properties, is there a "Previous Versions" tab?

Is the folder one that's synced to OneDrive or some other online storage solution?

DonkeyOT - 29 Nov 2018 14:34:40 (#12 of 36)

I'm sorely tempted to give Kingsoft, Libre or Apache a go except I've tipped up eighty quid for Office 2019, I've been a mug really, should have thought of that earlier.

mememe - 29 Nov 2018 14:35:16 (#13 of 36)

OneDrive was out this morning, but it was back before long. I do love me a bit of OneDrive.

DonkeyOT - 29 Nov 2018 14:36:34 (#14 of 36)

How do you save documents written on Office to One Drive?

mememe - 29 Nov 2018 14:38:43 (#15 of 36)

directly. Click the 'online locations' thing in the save dialogue box.

DonkeyOT - 29 Nov 2018 15:00:08 (#16 of 36)

Yes by blundering around I established that the files I had deleted were in fact defunct but the file name remains stubbornly in the "Office Document File". I expect they'll disappear eventually.

Still a pain the arse though.

Policywatcher - 29 Nov 2018 16:00:55 (#17 of 36)

Sorry - are you talking about the recent file list in word itself, or a folder in windows explorer?

BadgerDancing - 29 Nov 2018 16:07:33 (#18 of 36)

I've given up with Word and just use trusty Wordpad.

Hush now bossab, the grown ups are talking.

mememe - 29 Nov 2018 16:11:17 (#19 of 36)

The problem with Word is that it's so feature rich that nobody much uses more than maybe 5% of what it can do. But it's a different 5% for everyone.

bossab2 - 29 Nov 2018 17:15:12 (#20 of 36)

And openoffice is cheaper.

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