Word 2013 will not let me save updates to a document I'm working on

I've been working on a document. It is saved to my Skydrive. I tried to save it. The save dialog appears, I click save, the dialog closes. Then the "ring" appears to show it's "thinking" and the dialog opens up again, as though I have not saved. I try renaming. Same cycle. Dialog reappears as though I have not saved it. I have also tried saving to a new location. Finally, I was going to copy and paste to a new document, but I get the error message: "There are too many edits in the document. This operation will be incomplete. Save your work."

I really need this document! Starting over is not an option. How can I save this thing?
 

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Last updated April 29, 2019 Views 806 Applies to:
Update: The problem is resolved if I remove a chart I added using the Insert > Illustrations > Chart. So, it appears the real problem is with the smart tools. How can I fix this? I need the chart as well. I have considered creating the chart in a separate document then saving it as an image to paste into my document. Other, more expedient options (preferably, ones that will resolve the issue rather than work around it)??

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Are you using a desktop version of the file and uploading to skydrive or working with the web app?

 

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Using the desktop file and saving to Skydrive (not re-uploading and not using the web app).

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