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I have posted this question before, but there are some new takes on it now. I have some work documents linked to Excel, they automatically update when I open them. Initially the problem only happened after around 10 saves of the document, now it happens every second save. I have created a new document in word and it does not happen now but if I create a document from the one that has this issue, even a blank one not linked to Excel, it will take a few saves with changes, then it turns read only again. I have tried everything I read on line and nothing has helped. I got rid of all auto saves, background save, set the folder to not be read only (but it sets itself back telling me there is a file inside that is not changing, but its not the ones I am using anyway). If I email the file to someone else, they have the same problem with it. If I make a new file and from scratch, it starts up again eventually. I make these saves about 20 times a day and all I can do is save as a different name and then delete the old one and resave as the old name, its so frustrating!

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You don't mention trying the accepted solution for the question which your previous question was deemed a duplicate of (and therefore closed). –  RedGrittyBrick Oct 14 '11 at 14:29
    
There was never a functional answer given. –  Wuggles Oct 17 '11 at 18:17
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Frank V said "Word 2007 document suddenly becomes read-only". harrymc said "disable the anti-virus for some time to see if this solves the problem.", Frank V said "Haven't had the issue all day. Thank you." –  RedGrittyBrick Oct 17 '11 at 19:45
    
Its on a corporate anti virus, can't disable it. Thanks for the suggestion and that may very well be the issue, except I am the only one on the network with this issue. –  Wuggles Oct 18 '11 at 20:32
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