This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked


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Debbie

I went to "review" but the whole taskbar is grayed out and I can't do
anything at all.
 
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cal10

If I go to Review then Protect
the only thing it allows me to do it minimise the ribbon.. This is 2007 vista.
 
C

chitpopo85

Terry Farrell said:
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



I cannot find tool. Where is tool menu.
pls help me.
 
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selection is locked

no am not able to do anything on ms word because selection is locked
 
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Graham Mayor

Your office 2007 trial has expired. Time to buy the product!

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L

lil miss fashion

John said:
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....
SO IM HAVING THE SAME ISSUE BUT EVERYTHING ON MY MICROSOFT IS UN HIGH
LIGHTED SO I CANT EVEN CLICK ON THE TOOLS BUTTON SO WHAT DO I DO NOW?! PLEASE
HELP
 
T

Terry Farrell

Assuming you have Word 2007, either you have not activated the product or it
is a trial version that has time expired.
 
M

moodymare

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.
I have an acer laptop- 3 months old- purchased from John Lewis with Office
already loaded and the same thing is happening suddenly. Can read but not
create or modify docs in power point and word 2007. cannot get into the
control bar to get anything to work. it keeps asking for a product code.
 
G

Gordon

moodymare said:
I have an acer laptop- 3 months old- purchased from John Lewis with Office
already loaded and the same thing is happening suddenly. Can read but not
create or modify docs in power point and word 2007. cannot get into the
control bar to get anything to work. it keeps asking for a product code.
I assume your laptop came with a TRIAL version of Office which has now
expired. You either need to buy a licence, (or more cheaply) buy a
retail copy.
 
M

Mahirb

I have the same problem and I just got my laptop less than 2 weeks ago.
 
D

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

It sounds like you probably have a trial vesion of the software that has
expired or being activated.

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Hope this helps,

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Please reply only to the newsgroups unless you wish to obtain my services on
a paid professional basis.
 
J

jdc

The consensus here seems to be that locked software means the trial has
expired. Several posts have noted the software is behaving like it is expired
when it was just installed.

What should a user do who has just downloaded, installed and activated the
trial yet MS Word is locked and will not unlock?

By the way, excel works fine. Also, per a previous post I attempted to
activate twice. No joy. When I do Alt-F, I and select Activate, it says the
trial is good until March 31, 2010.

Please anyone:
How can this obvious MS Office bug be fixed or worked around?


Thanks,
jdc
 
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Terry Farrell

When you installed it, was your PC set to the current date and time? Was a
trial version installed on it previously?
 
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prettyremie88

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....
activate your product key via phone activation in Microsoft. :)
 

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