Where precisely is it located? If you're unable to start enforcing protection, then the document may be in use by another person, protection may already be enabled or another attribute may be disabling the function. If I do get it open, I cannot edit it in that I cannot double-click on a word to select it, or right-click on it to select it. I've already tested this combination on another system and it seem to without issues. Take it easy, it is not the end of the world. Unable to edit Excel spreadsheet? To help protect your computer, files from these potentially unsafe locations are opened in Protected View. I don't know if that matters or not, but I figured being fully informed never hurts! Any text that has been changed displays in red.
The configuration is slightly different for each Operating System. You may have to force Word to close and hope it saves your recent changes. I will show you a quick work around for this issue. If the other documents with this problem were created from the same template or document, you should fix that template or document as well. That means you need to have the password that was used to protect the form. Right-click the document locked by editing restriction, and select open with WordPad.
If so, what should I try? If you can't edit any documents, you may have an expired trial version buy a full version or a Word installation that hasn't been activated activate it. The file opened but Current User etc with Word etc. You will need to make a copy to enter your changes. You may only fill in forms in this region. If Word opens without giving you a found errors message, the problem is more likely faulty formatting. Why cannot I edit the document in compatibility mode? I have too many programs open. I think there are others as well.
And then the sheet is editable. Please make a backup of the document before converting. While you can edit the document in Word, you won't be able to save the file with the same name. If your Excel sheet is locked with protected password, follow the 3 ways below to for editing. I have downloaded the recommended stuff fixes off the Microsoft sites and still nothing. How to edit a Word document locked by password to modify If you open a modifying protected document, the Password dialog box displays, if you don't have the password, you can click Read Only button to open the document in Read-Only mode so that you can view and read the document, but you will not be able to make changes without knowing the password. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from the University of New Mexico.
It won't let me add anything to it, I can't scroll down to the end of the document or anywhere else for that matter--nothing. Note the top part of your screenshot: Your document was opened in Microsoft Word in compatibility mode. Design Mode When Design Mode is enabled you won't be able enforce protection. Big thanks for your help The answer to all three questions were in the post, I guess they were somewhat hidden. I did not follow the entire tree of extensions.
I had the same kind of issue with Word'07 not scrolling and being unable to edit documents, but the registry key fix did not work for me. At the top of the window it states Compatibility Mode but I cannot select any text with my mouse cursor. You restart Word and all your problems are solved. I have a document in Word 2007 that seems to be read only. Again the bad experience with my previous attempt has me in its grips. How do I get out of this mode? You can also enable the Developer ribbon to access additional document protection commands. Editing restrictions so there is a check mark in the box.
Here we are going to show you how to edit a locked Word document on WordPad. If you know the file is from a trustworthy source, and you want to edit, save, or print the file, you can exit Protected View. How to exit Protected View mode If you download documents from the Internet and from other potentially unsafe locations can contain viruses, worms, or other kinds of malware that can harm your computer, to protect your computer, these files from these potentially unsafe locations are in Protected View mode. The Excel file is in read only If the Excel file is marked as final to make the Excel file read only and telling other users this Excel file is the final version, then this Excel file is uneditable. Get the following error: A problem occurred while connecting to the server.
If the Excel is made to read only by Read-only Recommended or restrict with editing password, go and see the 4 ways to to make it editable. Hi Slurpee, I am having this problem but the solution to regedit etc isn't the one for me, I'm afraid. Select the Macro name and click on Run button to run the macro. The workaround is to this document. You can access the document protection options in Word via the Info pane of the File menu.