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Old 01-09-2005, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Microsoft Word won't let me type? It's "Locked".

When I open up Microsoft Word and try to type, a message is displayed in the bottom left hand corner that says " This modification is not allowed because the document is locked." Can somebody tell me WTF this means and how I go about fixing it? TIA
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Default Re: Microsoft Word won't let me type? It's "Locked". (92prelude)

Could the file itself be read only?
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Could the file itself be read only?

yeah.. there could be numerous of things that are contributing to this. if your trying to modify a read only document, it wont let you because its locked. or if you tried to get a copy of it and hack the password, it could be a new lock system they threw on. but doubt it.

if it keeps it up, just delete it and restore it with a restore cd or the actual word disc.
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Tools, Unprotect document...probably password protected
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Default Re: Microsoft Word won't let me type? It's "Locked". (92prelude)

Maybe your trial use is up? I had my Microsoft Office trial for 60 days, and when it expired, Microsoft Word LOCKED up on me unless I entered the register key.
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It's not even a file that has been saved and opened though. I will just open up Word, open a new document and when I go to type it says that it's locked. Also, all of the tabs and options are unavailable ( it shows the option, but won't let me click it).

I'm starting to think it MIGHT be something to do with registering the program. The thing is though, is that I SWEAR I registered it right after I bought the computer?
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Default Re: Microsoft Word won't let me type? It's "Locked". (92prelude)

Provide more info, like where you got the program (bought it separately? came with your computer?).
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Google search showed it's possible your MS Office is a trial version & is locked??? If it's full it says you might need to reinstall & reactivate...weird!
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I am teh winn4r.
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I am teh winn4r.
Haha I didn't see your reply...I've never seen it before. Then again Microsoft gave me a free copy of the Office XP Pro when I tested games for them
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Default Re: Microsoft Word won't let me type? It's "Locked". (92prelude)

Try this?

"Lock or unlock a subdocument
On the View menu, click Outline.
On the Outlining toolbar, click Expand Subdocuments .
Click anywhere in the subdocument you want to lock or unlock.
On the Outlining toolbar, click Lock Document .
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Microsoft Word also locks subdocuments in the following cases:

The subdocuments are collapsed.

The master document is shared by a workgroup, and someone else is currently working on the subdocument.

Someone who previously worked on the subdocument set file sharing to the read-only option.

The subdocument is stored on a read-only file share. "

Or try:

"Lock or unlock a field
Do one of the following:

To lock a field and prevent changes to the current field results, click the field, and then press CTRL+F11.
To unlock a field and allow updates, click the field, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+F11. "

Nevermind. It seems all this crap is for special features. Good luck!
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