[Samba] Re-Saving MS-Publisher files to Samba server prob

Tim Bates tin at new-life.org.au
Mon Oct 29 23:36:49 GMT 2007

Josh Kelley wrote:
> On 10/26/07, Barry Cisna <brcisna at eazylivin.net> wrote:
>> Run into a weird one. When students save their MS Publisher files to the
>> samba server,they save fine. But,,,when they reopen them to edit them,
>> then try to resave them they will not save. Even if they save with an
>> extra number behind the original file name they do not save. I enabled
>> hidden files and I do not see any lock files that have been placed into
>> the Samba server /users/home folder?
>> This is MS Office 2003, if that makes any diff. I never see any errors  in
>> the samba logs either right after doing the failed save.All other formats
>> of MS Office save and re save fine. Anyone run into this before?
> What error message do you get when you try to save?
> Josh Kelley

I get the impression Publisher 2003 has some bugs with the way it saves 

Here at the school I work for, we get students who have Publisher files 
corrupted when they hit their quota. No warnings from Publisher that it 
ran out of space, just a corrupted file.

And at another place I support, they had a file get corrupted simply by 
saving. No space issues at all. No copying... Simply saved, quit and it 
wouldn't open again half an hour later on the same PC.

Not that any of that helps this particular issue... I just wanted to say 
it may just be Publisher is dodgy.


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