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Old March 4th 08, 01:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Lauren
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Default Locked text? Cannot add text to existing document?

Hi, i'm trying to edit an existing document, but at the very bottom it says I
cannot modify it because the text is locked?? It won't even let me copy or
paste or anything...any ideas?
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Old March 4th 08, 02:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
garfield-n-odie [MVP]
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Default Locked text? Cannot add text to existing document?

If this only happens in one particular document, then in Word 2003 try
clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document, or in Word 2007 click on Review
| Protect Document | uncheck the "Allow only this type of editing in the
document" box.

If all new and existing documents are locked, then maybe you have a
trial version of Office 2003 or 2007, and the trial period has ended.
Or maybe you did not activate your Office software after installing it.
What happens if you start Word 2003 and click on Help | Activate
Product, or if you start Word 2007 and click on Office Button | Word
Options | Resources | Activate? If you are already activated, a dialog
box saying so will appear. If you are not activated, the Activation
Wizard will start. If you have an expired trial version, a dialog box
will prompt you to enter a valid product key or convert (purchase a key)
online.

Lauren wrote:

Hi, i'm trying to edit an existing document, but at the very bottom it says I
cannot modify it because the text is locked?? It won't even let me copy or
paste or anything...any ideas?


 




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