Automatic change in downloaded file RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I downloaded a file from a location and find some text into that.  I realized that the text was not correct and i made contact with the file author, he asked me to check again. I checked again the opened file and surprised that the text was changed automatically without doing anything. 

    How is it possible in Microsoft Word Document? How come the text got changed without doing anything? Does Microsoft provide a way to change a distributed document automatically by making change at back end? Please guide.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 9:20 AM


  • Maybe the text was produced by a field which had updated. That is one possibility.

    Another possibility is that you accessed the file in a cloud storage (such as OneDrive) where you can update content directly (no need to download, edit and upload again).

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 11:37 PM