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  • how do you disable "do you want to merge changes in".............message when openning word docs?
    • Moved by Jennifer Zhan Thursday, November 18, 2010 4:00 AM (From:Office 2007 Application Compatibility)
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:54 PM

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  • Hi,

    This is caused by emailing the documents from Outlook.

    Take a look at this article for more information:

    "Do you want to Merge Changes?"
    http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=107

    Make sure you read the Update at the bottom as it provides information on how to clear the internal list of documents by deleting a file called AdHoc.rcd.

    Hope that helps.

    • Marked as answer by Jennifer Zhan Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:59 AM
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 4:00 AM

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  • Hi,

    This is caused by emailing the documents from Outlook.

    Take a look at this article for more information:

    "Do you want to Merge Changes?"
    http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=107

    Make sure you read the Update at the bottom as it provides information on how to clear the internal list of documents by deleting a file called AdHoc.rcd.

    Hope that helps.

    • Marked as answer by Jennifer Zhan Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:59 AM
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 4:00 AM
  • How about posting an answer that is relevant to Office 2010.

    Below you will find the first portion of the linked article.

    If you use Outlook 2002 and Word 2002 you may have encountered a message along the lines of "Do you want to merge changes?" when opening a document attached to an email. Have you ever wondered why this message appears?

    Did you know you may be unknowingly embedding your email address and other personal information in Office documents you attach to an Outlook email?

    One of the new "features" of Outlook 2002 is to automatically add Reviewing data to every Office document you attach to an email. This could be an Excel spreadsheet, PowerPoint presentation, or Word document.

    • Proposed as answer by ben_ken_obi Thursday, August 30, 2012 8:24 PM
    Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:37 PM
  • For Outlook & Word 2013 This workaround may work. The index of files that Outlook/Word uses to coordinate merging is at:

    C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office

    File is named "AdHoc.rcd"

    Open the file with notepad and delete all of the text. In my case I left behind one line "[DocSlots]".

    Save the file.

    Right click file and select "Properties"

    Under the "Attributes" section, place checkmark in "Read Only"

    This should prevent Office from tracking files for merge and annoyingly offering to merge.

    Monday, June 19, 2017 5:44 PM