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spontaneous read-only word 2007

by goldoro99 / April 14, 2008 1:50 AM PDT

working on documents in word 2007 (.docx files) on windows vista: frequently when i choose the simple "save" command a dialog box pops up asking me to save my document under a new name. i then click "cancel" and return to the document, only to find that it has magically attained "read-only" status without me doing anything. i then have to close the file and re-open it entirely in order for it to shake the read-only status that i never conferred upon it in the first place. sometimes i have to re-open it numerous times in order for it to lose read-only status. if anyone knows how to fix this little bug i'd be extremely grateful. thanks,

mike g

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spontaneous read-only word 2007
by mtrobp / June 30, 2008 12:20 AM PDT

Hi Mike, just wanted to check and see if you had figured this out? One of my coworkers is having the same problem and I haven't been able to find much on it yet.


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That happens with the trial version.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 30, 2008 12:57 AM PDT

Fix? Install the latest and activate it.

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read only message pops up while I'm working on a Word 2007 d
by nwnomad / August 8, 2008 8:45 AM PDT

This happens to me too and I don't have the trial version. Vista, Office 2007.

Do other users experiencing this have the trial version?

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I do have another report where
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2008 9:49 AM PDT

The trial existed, they installed over the trial and blammo.

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yep - that's me -trial version then installed Office 2007
by nwnomad / August 8, 2008 12:06 PM PDT

Shoot - so is there any way to fix the problem?

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(NT) We uninstalled all of it, reinstalled 2007.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2008 11:04 PM PDT

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