This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked


J

John

I can open the document, but i can't type anything. I can't do anything with
it. The bottom it says "This modification is not allowed because the
"selection" is locked."

please answer me....
 
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CyberTaz

It sounds like you're in a Protected doc. Go to Tools>Protection & see if
there is a command in the submenu that reads as "Unprotect Document". If you
attempt to remove the protection you may be prompted for a password.

If this isn't the issue be sure to specify version info when you respond.
 
J

John

I can't find Tools. where it is?

CyberTaz said:
It sounds like you're in a Protected doc. Go to Tools>Protection & see if
there is a command in the submenu that reads as "Unprotect Document". If you
attempt to remove the protection you may be prompted for a password.

If this isn't the issue be sure to specify version info when you respond.
 
J

John

I can't find Tools.
Where is it?

CyberTaz said:
It sounds like you're in a Protected doc. Go to Tools>Protection & see if
there is a command in the submenu that reads as "Unprotect Document". If you
attempt to remove the protection you may be prompted for a password.

If this isn't the issue be sure to specify version info when you respond.
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

Are you using Word 2007? In earlier versions, Tools is one of the items on
the Menu bar.
 
C

CyberTaz

If using 2007, go to the Review Tab of the Ribbon if the Restrict Editing &
Formatting Task Pane isn't displayed. Then click the Protect Document icon
(right end of the Ribbon) & choose Restrict Editing & Formatting. At the
bottom of the pane click the Stop Protection button - if there is no
password require you will be allowed to revise the document. If prompted for
a password & you don't know what it is you can't make changes anywhere the
Find Next Region... And Show All Regions... Buttons highlight for you.

HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac
 
G

GS1150

I have the same problem, I never locked it, and both Office and word are
doing the same thing. The computer is a dell, 1 week old,

any suggestions, the ribbon is totally locked, and I get this message,

This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked

thanks
 
T

Terry Farrell

What computer, what OS, what version of Office. If it is Office 2007, has it
been activated? Is it trial version that has expired?
 
G

GS1150

Its a dell, Vista, 2007, I activated it using the key number, then it locked
, then I reinstalled Office, and its still locked.

Thanks for you help
 
T

Terry Farrell

The 'number key' only allows you to install the applications, not activate:
you need to use on line Activation. Use Alt+F, I, then select Resources
button and Activate.

Terry
 
B

Bennito

HELLO!
I have the same problem. My Office 2007 is "locked".
I also can't click anything in the Tabs. Only the Office button works to
open or save doc's. I can't type & I can't click on Review, to change
settings at all!
-I DID download this office- (it's not bought in a store) could that be the
problem?
THX a bunch.
Bennito
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

If you downloaded it, it is just a trial version, and it has probably
expired.
 
P

Pk-t112

I also am getting this message. I have a 3 week old Gateway, Vista Home
Premium, Word 2007. I did activate the trial version using the product key,
and it has not expired yet. I keep getting a message reminding me that I will
need to buy the full version and can do it through the internet
(recommended). For today, I just want to do my work, and am having the same
problem as previous posts. THe task bars are locked, I can not type anything.
 
C

CyberTaz

The clock starts when the trial version is *installed* not when the user
"gets around" to activating it.

Regards |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac
 
L

LittleMama

CyberTaz said:
It sounds like you're in a Protected doc. Go to Tools>Protection & see if
there is a command in the submenu that reads as "Unprotect Document". If you
attempt to remove the protection you may be prompted for a password.

If this isn't the issue be sure to specify version info when you respond.
Hi Cyber Taz:
There is no Tools>Protection area on my page. I have Window Vista Basic and
that option is not available. All of the options on the taskbar are greyed
out, even the Protect Document tab.

Any help is appreciated.
 
J

JoAnn Paules

If this is the same issue you posted in the other newsgroup, please stick to
ONE post for the issue. You'll drive yourself nuts trying to find all of the
responses.

--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]

~~~~~
How to ask a question
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
 
Z

zildjian

I just wanted to add that I had this problem and I actually had to activate
the software twice before it started my trial period.
 
S

Shami

i bought this program so the time is not out or any thing still it says this
modification is not allowed because the selection i locked..
 
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Herb Tyson [MVP]

Have you activated the copy?

Other than activation/expiration, you can also lock text by selecting it and
clicking Group - Group in the Developer tab. Try selecting everything and
choose Group - Ungroup... assuming it's not an activation issue.
 

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