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tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
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If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.


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Thnakyou so much, i was having an heart attack because i have assignments and
i couldn't use microsoft word, powerpoint ect. I went to help |Activate
Product and then it worked. Thankyou so much, bye

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.



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"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
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"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how
i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.






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Wow! I didn't see that at all! So easy!

"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
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I am having the same problem: all documents new and old are locked. But my
Office software is activated, and it was not a trial version.

Any ideas? Thank you!

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.



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See the article "I keep getting files that I am working on locked for
editing. Word only allows me to open them read-only" at:

http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/LockedFiles.htm


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"ems38" wrote in message
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I am having the same problem: all documents new and old are locked. But my
Office software is activated, and it was not a trial version.

Any ideas? Thank you!

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know
how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could
someone
please help me.





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My document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.

"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.

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Hi P.,

That message can indicate several possibilities, one of which is that the document has been marked as 'final' in Word 2007 or that
it is in fact locked for editing. Some other common issues can be:

(a) you had a 60-day trial version of Office 2007 that has expired.

(b) you had a 60-day trial version of Office 2007 that hasn't yet been activated.

(c) You have a paid up licensed version of Office 2007 that hasn't yet been activated.


Check Office button=Word Options=Resources=Activate

to see if the app reports that it has been activated.

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The most likely cause is that you are using a trial version of the software
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My document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.

"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how
i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
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tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
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hey i cant do any thing it says document is locked it says read only plz i
need help i have assingments!!!!!!!

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.



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hey i cant do any thing it says document is locked it says read only plz i
need help i have assingments!!!!!!!


And you have activated it? And do you have a spell-check program? And you
WILL fail your "assingments" (sic) if you use sms speak....

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how do i get a product key

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.





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how do i get a product key

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know
how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could
someone
please help me.




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hay hii how are you can i saw this message to help some one of there quaries
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thing it says this modification is not allowed because the selection is
locked and when i go to review and clink on protech document nothing pop ups
comming out so that i can remove the lock can you or any one with you on this
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too plls and thank you

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
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How do i no what my old key is.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
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tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
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The usual reason for this is that the application has gone into "reduced
functionality" mode. Either it is a trial version that has expired, or, if a
retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the number of
times it can be used before activation is required.

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tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how
i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
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"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.



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So how do we resolve this then? I think my case is the latter one -- "a
retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the number of
times it can be used before activation is required."
Please do respond, i badly need your help here ASAP! I might need a
step-by-step guide on how to unlock it. Thanks a lot...


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

The usual reason for this is that the application has gone into "reduced
functionality" mode. Either it is a trial version that has expired, or, if a
retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the number of
times it can be used before activation is required.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how
i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.





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Well, you need to activate the product. If it's Word 2003, use Help |
Activate Product. If it's 2007, use Office Button | Word Options |
Resources: activate Microsoft Office.

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http://word.mvps.org

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So how do we resolve this then? I think my case is the latter one -- "a
retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the number
of
times it can be used before activation is required."
Please do respond, i badly need your help here ASAP! I might need a
step-by-step guide on how to unlock it. Thanks a lot...


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

The usual reason for this is that the application has gone into "reduced
functionality" mode. Either it is a trial version that has expired, or,
if a
retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the number
of
times it can be used before activation is required.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know
how
i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could
someone
please help me.







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Ok. Thanks a lot.
But what if the case was the former -- "a trial version that has expired?"
How should you go about it?


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Well, you need to activate the product. If it's Word 2003, use Help |
Activate Product. If it's 2007, use Office Button | Word Options |
Resources: activate Microsoft Office.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

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So how do we resolve this then? I think my case is the latter one -- "a
retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the number
of
times it can be used before activation is required."
Please do respond, i badly need your help here ASAP! I might need a
step-by-step guide on how to unlock it. Thanks a lot...


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

The usual reason for this is that the application has gone into "reduced
functionality" mode. Either it is a trial version that has expired, or,
if a
retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the number
of
times it can be used before activation is required.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know
how
i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could
someone
please help me.










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http://word.mvps.org

"soopirman7" wrote in message
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Ok. Thanks a lot.
But what if the case was the former -- "a trial version that has expired?"
How should you go about it?


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Well, you need to activate the product. If it's Word 2003, use Help |
Activate Product. If it's 2007, use Office Button | Word Options |
Resources: activate Microsoft Office.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"soopirman7" wrote in message
...
So how do we resolve this then? I think my case is the latter one --
"a
retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the
number
of
times it can be used before activation is required."
Please do respond, i badly need your help here ASAP! I might need a
step-by-step guide on how to unlock it. Thanks a lot...


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

The usual reason for this is that the application has gone into
"reduced
functionality" mode. Either it is a trial version that has expired,
or,
if a
retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the
number
of
times it can be used before activation is required.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"
om wrote in message
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"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone
know
how
i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could
someone
please help me.










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It is locked because this is a trial version that has expired or you haven't
yet activated the product.

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Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

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"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how
i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
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i am stuck, because i cannot find my tool....
Can u help me pleaseeee???

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If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.



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Which version of Word are you using?

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"problems1995" wrote in message
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i am stuck, because i cannot find my tool....
Can u help me pleaseeee???

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know
how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could
someone
please help me.






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It is more likely that you are using Word 2007 that is either a trial
version that has expired, or your copy of Word/Office has not been
activated.

In that version, the equivalent of the Tools menu item that garfield-n-odie
mentioned is the Protect Document item on the Developer tab. If the
Developer tab is not present on the Ribbon, click on the Office Button (the
round pizza like thing in the top left hand corner of the screen and then on
Word Options in the bottom of the dialog and in the Popular dialog, check
the "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon" box.

However, as first mentioned, it is more likely that you are using Word 2007
that is either a trial version that has expired, or your copy of Word/Office
has not been activated.


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"problems1995" wrote in message
...
i am stuck, because i cannot find my tool....
Can u help me pleaseeee???

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know
how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could
someone
please help me.




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"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.

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How can i get a valid product key to unlock my documents or what do i need to
do.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.



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"Lucious" wrote in message
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How can i get a valid product key to unlock my documents or what do i need
to
do.


So what is it, an expired Trial or an un-activated installation?

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"Lucious" wrote in message
...
How can i get a valid product key to unlock my documents or what do i need
to
do.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.

If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
Activate Product? 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
purchase a key online.

molly-ness wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know
how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could
someone
please help me.







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You need to buy the product.

"Lucious" wrote in message
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: How can i get a valid product key to unlock my documents or what do i need
to
: do.
:
: "garfield-n-odie" wrote:
:
: If this only happens in one particular document, try opening that
: document and clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document.
:
: If all new and existing documents are locked for editing, then
: it's probably because you have not activated your Word/Office
: software, or because you have an expired trial version of Office
: 2003. What happens if you start Word and click on Help |
: Activate Product? 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
: purchase a key online.
:
: molly-ness wrote:
:
: tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know
how i
: get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
: modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could
someone
: please help me.
:
:


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This has happened to me 2x.... This is a corp edition of 2003. Last time I
just put office 2007 on my machine, that worked, but I was stuck with
2007........

I nuked my machine, installed office 2003 pro, it had worked for a long time
now it's not working again. If you run the "activation" wizard, nothing
happens.

Please help!!!

"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know how i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could someone
please help me.

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So what's up with your machine that you cannot use it or why you are trying
to run the activation wizard? Is this still a corporate version?

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"Thomas Fitzgerald" Thomas wrote in
message ...
This has happened to me 2x.... This is a corp edition of 2003. Last
time I
just put office 2007 on my machine, that worked, but I was stuck with
2007........

I nuked my machine, installed office 2003 pro, it had worked for a long
time
now it's not working again. If you run the "activation" wizard, nothing
happens.

Please help!!!



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I need step by step instructions. Where do I select Help/Activate product?
I am using a dell notebook and have installed Office 2003. Went in today and
computer is telling me everyhting is locked.......

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Well, you need to activate the product. If it's Word 2003, use Help |
Activate Product. If it's 2007, use Office Button | Word Options |
Resources: activate Microsoft Office.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"soopirman7" wrote in message
...
So how do we resolve this then? I think my case is the latter one -- "a
retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the number
of
times it can be used before activation is required."
Please do respond, i badly need your help here ASAP! I might need a
step-by-step guide on how to unlock it. Thanks a lot...


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

The usual reason for this is that the application has gone into "reduced
functionality" mode. Either it is a trial version that has expired, or,
if a
retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the number
of
times it can be used before activation is required.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"
om wrote in message
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"molly-ness" wrote:

tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone know
how
i
get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could
someone
please help me.








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Suzanne gave you step-by-step instructions. Look for Help on top of the
program.
"llienard" wrote in message
...
:I need step by step instructions. Where do I select Help/Activate product?
: I am using a dell notebook and have installed Office 2003. Went in today
and
: computer is telling me everyhting is locked.......
:
: "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
:
: Well, you need to activate the product. If it's Word 2003, use Help |
: Activate Product. If it's 2007, use Office Button | Word Options |
: Resources: activate Microsoft Office.
:
: --
: Suzanne S. Barnhill
: Microsoft MVP (Word)
: Words into Type
: Fairhope, Alabama USA
: http://word.mvps.org
:
: "soopirman7" wrote in message
: ...
: So how do we resolve this then? I think my case is the latter one --
"a
: retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the
number
: of
: times it can be used before activation is required."
: Please do respond, i badly need your help here ASAP! I might need a
: step-by-step guide on how to unlock it. Thanks a lot...
:
:
: "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
:
: The usual reason for this is that the application has gone into
"reduced
: functionality" mode. Either it is a trial version that has expired,
or,
: if a
: retail version, it has not been activated and has now exceeded the
number
: of
: times it can be used before activation is required.
:
: --
: Suzanne S. Barnhill
: Microsoft MVP (Word)
: Words into Type
: Fairhope, Alabama USA
:
: "
: om wrote in
message
: ...
:
:
: "molly-ness" wrote:
:
: tmy document is locked. i can't type or do anything, does anyone
know
: how
: i
: get it back to a normal document? when i try to type it says "this
: modification is not allowed because the document is locked" could
: someone
: please help me.
:
:
:
:
:
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