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MS office and excel won't let me type or use it - Why?

by shaarii / June 28, 2008 1:50 PM PDT

Hi all,

I have MS office home and student 2007 for windows vista.
It's on a new laptop with a 60-day trial.

However it's only been one month, so I'm not sure if it's because of the trial that my excel and word has stopped working.
I can open the program, and open/view documents. But I cannot edit or create new ones. All the menu and toolbar options/functions are grayed, so I cannot even access them. I cannot click into a cell or type any data/words into the programs.

Does anyone know what happened? Did my trial suddenly stop? I don't understand since it's been working fine. It hasn't been 60 days yet!

Please help. I need it soon for school. Thanks.

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Since you own it...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2008 1:55 PM PDT

Uninstall it, the trial and reinstall, activate it and should be fine.

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Until you solved it ...
by Kees Bakker / June 28, 2008 9:13 PM PDT

use OpenOffice Write and Calc to do you school work.


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thanks, prob solved
by shaarii / June 29, 2008 1:32 PM PDT

Hey Kees,

I figured it out! thanks guys. But if I use openoffice can I view those documents on other windows system using MS Word only?


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by Kees Bakker / June 29, 2008 4:44 PM PDT
In reply to: thanks, prob solved

You can save files as Word-compatible .doc files in OpenOffice Writer.


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