When opening a Word doc, just to view contents and then closing, without changing anything, I'm confronted with a dialogue box asking whether I wish to save the changes. As I haven't made any, I'm getting a wee bit frustrated and wish to know how to get rid of this dialogue box. Any help would be much appreciated.
It may be that your document contains some "fields" - page numbers, number of pages, dates, etc. that are automatically updated when the document is opened. When you open a document and have not made any changes to it, check to see if the Undo button is still greyed out. If not then click on the little down arrow to the right of the undo button to see a list of undo-able actions. This should give you a clue to why Word wants to save your document.
If you go to file /properties it will show you the date that the file was last accessed, this is updated every time you open a document, so this is a change and it asks you if you want to save it -logical but infuriating.
Thank you all for your suggestions and I have looked into all of them. Unfortunately, I have not been able to resolve the problem but will look further at the Microsoft site. Maybe, as you say, it is something that I shall have to live with. Thanks again.