Fix for the Microsoft Word error “A file error has occurred” while saving

Can’t save your Word document? Used equations recently? Thought so.

Don’t panic though – the problem is simply with soft-carriage-returns (i.e. using Alt+Enter) in the equations.

To fix things up, remove all soft carriage-returns from your equations – making sure to include those still left behind in the tracked changes! (just accept the changes involving equations, or accept all changes).

Further details can be found here: – look for the post from bryan p.

How To: Force Word 2003 to Repeat Table Headings Across Pages

Occasionally Word 2003 will refuse to play ball when you ask it to repeat table headings across pages, that is, each new page that a table’s on gets the table heading so the reader knows what’s what in the columns. But sometimes no matter what actions you perform that should do the trick – it just doesn’t happen. Here’s how to skull-fuck force it into doing what you’re damned well telling it to do:

  • Tried selecting the top row, then Right click | Table Properties | Row tab followed by checking the box labled Repeat as header row at the top of each page? Not having it?
  • Tried selecting Text Wrapping to None from the Table tab of Table Properties? No dice?
  • Tried un-marking the Properties | Repeat as header box then hitting [OK] then getting the table properties up again and re-selecting the box followed by [OK]? Still being a dick?
  • Then click somewhere in the table and go to Table | Heading Rows Repeat in the menu. Sorted!