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Microsoft Office Word

Word cannot give a document the same name as an...

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  Microsoft Office Word 

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  Word cannot give a document the same name as an open document.
Type a different name for the document you want to save. (C:\...\Songs\Ill Fly Away in C.doc)

This message can appear for the following reasons:
You have two sessions of Word open at the same time and you attempt to save the current file with the same name as the file open in the other Word session. Find the other editing session and determine which version of the file you wish to save. If you need to keep both, consider resolving the differences between the two files using the Compare and Merge Documents command in the Tools menu.
The file you are working with is being edited by another user. This typically happens with network file servers where two people are attempting to work with the same file at the same time. To temporarily avoid this error, save the file using a different file name.
If you have two different versions of the file after this scenario (similar content, different file names), you will most likely need to resolve the differences in the two files. You should consider using the Compare and Merge Documents command in the Tools menu to resolve the differences between the two files 

Typical location
  C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\

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  Windows XP

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Last update: 26-Jun-2012 8:00 am