Saving Word Files into EF
With experimentation I reproduced part of the problem.
DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM, PART ONE
o create a test library with two test folders
o at Finder level, move Word 2004 file into the To-Import folder
o make a change in the file, save (no problem)
o within EF, move that file to a folder within the library
o at Finder level, try to save the file after a minor change. No dice. Get error message
“This is not a valid file name. Try one or more of the following…Select a file from the list of files and folders.”
o Ok, that’s sensible. So, use the dialog box to navigate to the right folder (the one to which the file had been moved). This time, the message asks about replacing the existing file. Say Replace. However, the result is to get the same error message as above “This is not a valid file name…”
The altered file, however, has in fact replaced the previous one, even though there is feedback to the contrary. Function seems ok; error message is a fib.
DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM, PART TWO.
This, I cannot reproduce easily. Let me merely say that in the course of doing things such as the above (saving variants to EF), at one point yesterday I got the scary error message (copied and pasted, with some changes; not literal):
“There is an unrecoverable disk error on file ****
The disk you are working on has a media problem that prevents word from useing it.
Try the following:
*Try formatting another disk
*Save the documents to another disk”
After musing about this, and surfing the web about the problem (which turned up complete red herrings, such as viruses and actual problems), I ignored the “problem” and went on.
Bottom Line: There seems to be a glitch, whether in Word, Finder, or EF, that need not cause trouble, but that is at least troublesome. And, in perhaps odd circumstances, it can generate an unusually scary error message.