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Forcing the File > Save Command to Always Update the Server Copy of a Document

The default behavior for the integrated File > Save command in Office applications is to only save the changes locally, to the copy of the document in your ProjectWise working directory. Changes are only saved to ProjectWise when you check in or update the server copy of the document.

If necessary, there is a registry key you can set to override this default behavior in each Office application, that will force the server copy of a document to be updated every time you select File > Save in the integrated Office application.

To Override the Default Integrated Behavior for Saving Documents Within a Particular Office Application

  1. Open your Windows Registry Editor.
  2. Find the registry key for your application.
    Application Registry Key
    Microsoft Word HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PW MS Word\ODMA32\ODMSave
    Microsoft Excel HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PW MS Excel\ODMA32\ODMSave
    Microsoft Outlook HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PW MS Outlook\ODMA32\ODMSave
    Microsoft PowerPoint HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PW MS PPoint\ODMA32\ODMSave
    Microsoft Project HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PW MS Project\ODMA32\ODMSave
    Microsoft Visio HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PW MS Visio\ODMA32\ODMSave
  3. Under the selected key, set the value of the Default string to Enable.
  4. Close the Registry Editor.
    Tip: To revert to the default integrated behavior of the File > Save command, set the value of the Default string back to Disable.