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Word asks to copy doc

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by RCTII, Apr 23, 2004.

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  1. RCTII

    RCTII Thread Starter

    Apr 23, 2004
    When opening a document in Word97 under XP Home, get a popup stating the file is in use by "user" (the logged on person). Ok or Cancel to make a copy.

    What's the method of avoiding this popup?

  2. GrantWriter


    Mar 31, 2004
    R, the last time I had this happened, somehow the Word properties had been default set as "Read Only". There are two ways you should be able to use to cure this. Open the doc you want and tell the message yes. Then go into Properties under File and uncheck Read Only. Or open and say yes, then Save As, being sure that Read Only is not checked. Actually I would probably try the second way first. Have you already tried either of these methods? GW
  3. berk765


    Apr 21, 2004
    You can also use Windows Explorer to find the file, right click on it and then uncheck read only. You should be able to open it with word without the message after that.
    I find that if I move files around using a CD the file gets set to read only and I have to do this to clear it.
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