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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Neolithic, Apr 4, 2015.

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  1. Neolithic

    Neolithic Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys--
    I have a Word document. I apparently clicked something inadvertently and changed it to a "Read Only" Doc.
    Annoying and mysterious. Can you tell me how to undo this nonsense, please?
    Thanks a mil.
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Right-click on that .doc file and then click Properties.

    Uncheck "Read only" and then click Apply - OK.

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  3. Neolithic

    Neolithic Thread Starter

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    Okay, did what you said--"properties" It's already unchecked, and "apply" is greyed out.
    A small widow has appeared telling me it's locked for editing by owner, and to click to notify to open read only copy...etc, etc.. So I'm lost.
     
  4. valis

    valis Moderator

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    Background time. Work or personal, and where did you get it from? A lot of company docs will go out like that, but it also isn't impossible to set this locally.

    thanks,

    v
     
  5. DaveBurnett

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    Empty the temporary folder and the office one if there is one. There is a temporary version of it lying around that Word thinks you are working on would be my guess.
     
  6. Neolithic

    Neolithic Thread Starter

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    Thank you all, guys. This thing suddenly solved itself. Remains one of the great mysteries of life, I guess.
    Computers, god love 'em, are just too emotional.
     
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