[X Newbies] Word OS X permission issues

Joe Ellis jellis at gdeb.com
Mon Sep 22 08:01:58 PDT 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Gold" <bgold at acedsl.com>
To: "Mac OS X Newbies" <X-Newbies at lists.themacintoshguy.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2003 5:40 PM
Subject: [X Newbies] Word OS X permission issues

> My boss has an interesting re-occuring problem using Word on OS X
> 10.2 on a G4 titanium powerbook.
> On numerous occasions he has been unable to save a document because
> "he does not have permissions" or the file is "in use by another
> user", but usually it's the permissions thing.
> There is no way to save anything - you can open new documents, paste
> the contents in, and it still won't save.
> However, if you select the whole document, select copy, then quit, it
> will ask you if you want to save the clipboard contents.  Then you
> can restart Word, open a new document, paste the clipboard in, and
> save.
> Anyone had these sorts of problems with Word?
> We have a fileserver here at work, and it may be related to that, but
> the document he's working on is on his local drive.  It may be that
> the error only occurs when he's using other documents off the sever,
> I'm not sure.
> The server is Mac OS X server 10.2.
> Any ideas?
> -Ben
I would suggest he use the "fix permissions" feature in the Hard Drive
utility to "fix" his permissions, this should take care of this type of

Joe Ellis

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