Microsoft KB Archive/172875
Article ID: 172875
Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q172875
When you save a document for the first time, and the Prompt For Document Properties option is selected, the General tab of the Document Properties dialog box contains incorrect information or no information at all.
This behavior is by design. Word fills in the information on the General tab of the Document Properties dialog box before the save actually occurs. For example:
- When you name a document for the first time, the information on the General tab of the Document Properties dialog box is blank.
- When you perform a Save As operation and rename the document, the information on the General tab of the Document Properties dialog box is from the previous Save.
Save your document first, and then check the document properties by clicking Properties on the File menu.
Word can display the Document Properties dialog box the first time it saves a document. This allows you to enter information about the document, such as a title, keywords, or comments.
To set these properties at any other time, click Properties on the File menu.
For more information about document properties, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
167747 WD: Invalid Page Fault Linking Custom Document Property to Empty
166069 WD97: Document Properties Blank When Printed from Word Viewer
137356 WD: "Cannot Retrieve Properties..." or Document Opens Read-Only
138327 WD: Word: Properties Contents Tab Is Blank
155947 WD: Some Document Properties Don't Print
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