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beetle
16-04-2004, 11:33 PM
i have 27 pages...and i cannot save to disk, what the hell have i done to cause this to happen?????
i know im a clutz but ????? this i woulda remembered right?

when i go to save it to disk it says folder read only, im presuming this is my essay not on the disk its saying that for????


as a precaution i want to save it to disk, and not print just now, due to lack of ink, and want to post tomorow so it can get there by the 4 pm deadline on monday.

this has taken me days,

any one help????


:_|


help!

uttering foul words at this lemon of a puter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i have never had probs saving to disk like this before.


beetle

Rob99
16-04-2004, 11:38 PM
Select all
Create new document
Paste
Save
Hope this works

JohnD
16-04-2004, 11:40 PM
Which OS?

Does it say the same regardless of where you try to save it?

beetle
16-04-2004, 11:47 PM
XP

sorry not thinking to hot at mo.....

yeah it does say same thing on any disk

but it renames it when i try to copy paste, etc, it will let me save to anywhere else it seems just not to disk???

havnt tried floppy.

beetle

wuppo
17-04-2004, 12:12 AM
Try saving it as a .rtf type file.

beetle
17-04-2004, 12:12 AM
ok saved it on to a floppy, so it is safe no matter what happens now, but really baffled why this one time i cannot save to a CD, ???

it shows up other things on the disk, 1 item and its not made a dent in the space left so any ideas or explanation would be helpful here.

will have another go tomorow. better luck next time huh?


brain may also be less tired and frazzled by then to cope with info.


beetle

beetle
17-04-2004, 12:14 AM
doesnt give me that option when i go save as...... .doc or .txt or .dot


??????

im lost now way out of my league here.


beetle

Elephant
17-04-2004, 12:27 AM
> ok saved it on to a floppy, so it is safe no matter
> what happens now, but really baffled why this one
> time i cannot save to a CD, ???

Your problem Beetle is that you didn't until now mention that you were trying to save to a CD. "Save to disk" to me when I hear that usually means Hard disk or Floppy. I could not figure why your document would not save to the hard disk.

If you are using a CD rewritable and trying to to save to the CD over the top of an earlier version of the same file then you will find that most files on a CD have the read only attribute turned on.

I hope this points you in the right direction. Just got home from work after starting at about 5:00 and my brain is tired too. Not to mention the rest of me as well.


>
> it shows up other things on the disk, 1 item and its
> not made a dent in the space left so any ideas or
> explanation would be helpful here.
>
> will have another go tomorow. better luck next time
> huh?
>
>
> brain may also be less tired and frazzled by then to
> cope with info.
>
>
> beetle

beetle
17-04-2004, 12:31 AM
im having a duh day.

sorry thought id put that, musta thought it instead,


been on this comp a lot today and so am feeling the effects of lack of lots of things, and one is brain matter......

go and hide now.......

need some sleep.



Apologies people,

sorry to stuff you around.

beetle

Elephant
17-04-2004, 12:44 AM
I did not think you were having one of those days.

You did mention not being able able to save to "any" disk which should have given me a clue.

I usually save to Hard disk (two of them) then copy or burn to CD for important stuff.

I am off to bed now too.

Hopefully we are now on the right track.

CUL8ter.

beetle
17-04-2004, 12:49 AM
LOL

thanks sweetie,


still had a blonde moment


tryd it a different way and it saved the whole bloody caboodle of word........ oh well i dont need the CD to fit anything else on... lol just as a precaution,
this has lots of blood sweat and tears this essay, and i aint losing it for no body.....

i hate these machine when this sorta stuff happens, im never gonna get geek status at this rate..... :p

beetle