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Default error message when typing in comments (can't I just use balloons?)

hi there
When I type comments in the reviewing pane view, I often am prevented from
typing (particuarlly backspacing or deleting as I revise my comment) and
sometimes I'm even kicked out of the comment into another comment. When this
happens, an error message appears on the bottom of the screen: "This
modification is not allowed because the document is locked". However, if I
wait a minute, or whack the keys a bit harder in typing, this message often
goes away.
ALso, is there a way to extend the balloons so it doesn't max out and
default to the reviewing pane?
thanks!!
Erik
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Hi ?B?RXJpaw==?=,

When I type comments in the reviewing pane view, I often am prevented from
typing (particuarlly backspacing or deleting as I revise my comment) and
sometimes I'm even kicked out of the comment into another comment. When this
happens, an error message appears on the bottom of the screen: "This
modification is not allowed because the document is locked". However, if I
wait a minute, or whack the keys a bit harder in typing, this message often
goes away.

When I've run into things like this it's usually turned out to be document
corruption. Often, the documents (or the templates from which they were
created) came from pre-2002 Word versions, where the technology behind change
tracking was different.

Sometimes (but not always) copy/pasting all but the last paragraph mark into a
new document helped.

ALso, is there a way to extend the balloons so it doesn't max out and
default to the reviewing pane?

No, no way you can change this.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Hi Cindy -
Good to know, but is there any way to cut/paste a doc into a new doc and
retain all the revision marks as they were in the original?
thanks!
EH

"Cindy M -WordMVP-" wrote:

Hi ?B?RXJpaw==?=,

When I type comments in the reviewing pane view, I often am prevented from
typing (particuarlly backspacing or deleting as I revise my comment) and
sometimes I'm even kicked out of the comment into another comment. When this
happens, an error message appears on the bottom of the screen: "This
modification is not allowed because the document is locked". However, if I
wait a minute, or whack the keys a bit harder in typing, this message often
goes away.

When I've run into things like this it's usually turned out to be document
corruption. Often, the documents (or the templates from which they were
created) came from pre-2002 Word versions, where the technology behind change
tracking was different.

Sometimes (but not always) copy/pasting all but the last paragraph mark into a
new document helped.

ALso, is there a way to extend the balloons so it doesn't max out and
default to the reviewing pane?

No, no way you can change this.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Hi ?B?RXJpaw==?=,

Good to know, but is there any way to cut/paste a doc into a new doc and
retain all the revision marks as they were in the original?

Yes, although I can never keep the details straight. I think it goes:
Change Tracking ON in the text you're copying; Change Tracking OFF in the
document into which you're pasting. (Or it's the other way around, but
logically, I think I got it right :-))

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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I just tried it out, and it's change tracking off on both docs when doing the
cut/paste that works!
thanks much!
Erik

"Cindy M -WordMVP-" wrote:

Hi ?B?RXJpaw==?=,

Good to know, but is there any way to cut/paste a doc into a new doc and
retain all the revision marks as they were in the original?

Yes, although I can never keep the details straight. I think it goes:
Change Tracking ON in the text you're copying; Change Tracking OFF in the
document into which you're pasting. (Or it's the other way around, but
logically, I think I got it right :-))

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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