I installed Office '97 on my XP machine. When I open a Word or Excel
file by double clicking on the file name, when the application is not
already running, the application opens, the file is loaded, but 1 second
later an error message is creates saying "file is being used by Carl.
Do you want to make a copy?"
If I cancel the error message everything works fine. In addition, if I
open another file, while the application is running, there is no error
Therefore, this is not a serious problem. However, it is anoying.