Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Word is unable to save documents to SharePoint

Lets say you opened a document library from you browser, clicking new word document, and trying to save it to the library.

but MS Word is not showing the document library

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and even if you entered the URL in the address bar its not working

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This is because the WebClient service is turned off, so your PC cannot communicate to SharePoint using DAVWWW -also it breaks the explorer view-.

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Turn the service on (if its disabled, change the start type to automatic) , close MS Word and try again, everything will work properly.

6 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Although my Webclient service is at running state with automatic startup, but still i cant save document/forms/files to sharepoint by any office client application?

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  2. I would like to help but i need to know more details about your current MOSS Configuration, Office application so we can know whether its a simple problem or an advanced one.

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  3. Sweet! Thanks for the post, this solved an issue for me.

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  4. I'm using Office Pro 2010 and SharePoint 2010 and this fixed my problem after other things tried had failed. Thanks for the post.

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  5. Its my pleasure that it helped you.

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