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Lesli818
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:24 am    Post subject: How do I unlock Word 2007?
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I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason, it's not
working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all. When I try to, the
message reads, "This modification is not allowed because the selection is
locked". I cannot open anything else in Word Options besides the resources
tab, and when I click, activate, it tells me that I have already activated
the program. I cannot do anything, even though my copy of Word is registered
and activated. I really need help!!!!
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Stefan Blom
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Since: Aug 14, 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:22 am    Post subject: RE: How do I unlock Word 2007? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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What happens if you rename the Normal template (normal.dotm), with Word
closed, and then start Word again?

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Lesli818" wrote:

> I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason, it's not
> working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all. When I try to, the
> message reads, "This modification is not allowed because the selection is
> locked". I cannot open anything else in Word Options besides the resources
> tab, and when I click, activate, it tells me that I have already activated
> the program. I cannot do anything, even though my copy of Word is registered
> and activated. I really need help!!!!
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Stefan Blom
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:24 am    Post subject: RE: How do I unlock Word 2007? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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And for more trouble-shooting steps, see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ProbsOpeningWord.htm.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> What happens if you rename the Normal template (normal.dotm), with Word
> closed, and then start Word again?
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
> "Lesli818" wrote:
>
> > I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason, it's not
> > working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all. When I try to, the
> > message reads, "This modification is not allowed because the selection is
> > locked". I cannot open anything else in Word Options besides the resources
> > tab, and when I click, activate, it tells me that I have already activated
> > the program. I cannot do anything, even though my copy of Word is registered
> > and activated. I really need help!!!!
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Herb Tyson [MVP]
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: How do I unlock Word 2007? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Is this a trial copy that has expired?

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"Lesli818" wrote in message

>I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason, it's not
> working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all. When I try to, the
> message reads, "This modification is not allowed because the selection is
> locked". I cannot open anything else in Word Options besides the resources
> tab, and when I click, activate, it tells me that I have already activated
> the program. I cannot do anything, even though my copy of Word is
> registered
> and activated. I really need help!!!!
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Lesli818
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: RE: How do I unlock Word 2007? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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That worked, thank you.

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> What happens if you rename the Normal template (normal.dotm), with Word
> closed, and then start Word again?
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
> "Lesli818" wrote:
>
> > I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason, it's not
> > working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all. When I try to, the
> > message reads, "This modification is not allowed because the selection is
> > locked". I cannot open anything else in Word Options besides the resources
> > tab, and when I click, activate, it tells me that I have already activated
> > the program. I cannot do anything, even though my copy of Word is registered
> > and activated. I really need help!!!!
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Stefan Blom
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:22 am    Post subject: RE: How do I unlock Word 2007? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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You are welcome.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Lesli818" wrote:

> That worked, thank you.
>
> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>
> > What happens if you rename the Normal template (normal.dotm), with Word
> > closed, and then start Word again?
> >
> > --
> > Stefan Blom
> > Microsoft Word MVP
> >
> >
> > "Lesli818" wrote:
> >
> > > I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason, it's not
> > > working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all. When I try to, the
> > > message reads, "This modification is not allowed because the selection is
> > > locked". I cannot open anything else in Word Options besides the resources
> > > tab, and when I click, activate, it tells me that I have already activated
> > > the program. I cannot do anything, even though my copy of Word is registered
> > > and activated. I really need help!!!!
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ferretlover
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Since: Jan 08, 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Re: How do you rename normal template to get word working? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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How do you re name normal template to get word working?

> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
>
> My web site www.gmayor.com
> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>
> k10mil wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've learned that I did have the trial version of MS Office. So I
> > purchased a it again and have installed it. Word 2007 is still locked
> > with the notification that the selection is locked. Actually all my
> > documents are locked. I saw the earlier post about changing the
> > template, but I don't know how to do that (sorry, I was only computer
> > literate when I was dating a computer nerd Smile Please help!!
> >
> >> Then it was a trial version supplied by the PC manufacturer. The
> >> trial has now expired - time to pay the piper.
> >>
> >> --
> >> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> >> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
> >>
> >> My web site www.gmayor.com
> >> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
> >> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> >>
> >> 0000 wrote:
> >>> i have had the same problem but it still does not work. (i have not
> >>> downloaded word 2007 it was aready on my pc)
> >>>
> >>> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> What happens if you rename the Normal template (normal.dotm), with
> >>>> Word closed, and then start Word again?
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> Stefan Blom
> >>>> Microsoft Word MVP
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> "Lesli818" wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason,
> >>>>> it's not working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all.
> >>>>> When I try to, the message reads, "This modification is not
> >>>>> allowed because the selection is locked". I cannot open anything
> >>>>> else in Word Options besides the resources tab, and when I click,
> >>>>> activate, it tells me that I have already activated the program.
> >>>>> I cannot do anything, even though my copy of Word is registered
> >>>>> and activated. I really need help!!!!
>
>
>
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Graham Mayor
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Since: Jul 04, 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: How do you rename normal template to get word working? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Close Word and Outlook. Locate the *hidden* file normal.dot (or for Word
2007 normal.dotm) using Windows Explorer. Select the file. Press F2 (rename)
and rename it to normal.old.
Restart Word.
http://www.gmayor.com/what_to_do_when_word_crashes.htm then
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ProblemsStartingWord.htm.
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<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>



ferretlover wrote:
> How do you re name normal template to get word working?
>
>> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
>>
>> My web site www.gmayor.com
>> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
>> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>>
>> k10mil wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I've learned that I did have the trial version of MS Office. So I
>>> purchased a it again and have installed it. Word 2007 is still
>>> locked with the notification that the selection is locked. Actually
>>> all my documents are locked. I saw the earlier post about changing
>>> the template, but I don't know how to do that (sorry, I was only
>>> computer literate when I was dating a computer nerd Smile Please help!!
>>>
>>>> Then it was a trial version supplied by the PC manufacturer. The
>>>> trial has now expired - time to pay the piper.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>>>> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
>>>>
>>>> My web site www.gmayor.com
>>>> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
>>>> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>>>>
>>>> 0000 wrote:
>>>>> i have had the same problem but it still does not work. (i have
>>>>> not downloaded word 2007 it was aready on my pc)
>>>>>
>>>>> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> What happens if you rename the Normal template (normal.dotm),
>>>>>> with Word closed, and then start Word again?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Stefan Blom
>>>>>> Microsoft Word MVP
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Lesli818" wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason,
>>>>>>> it's not working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all.
>>>>>>> When I try to, the message reads, "This modification is not
>>>>>>> allowed because the selection is locked". I cannot open anything
>>>>>>> else in Word Options besides the resources tab, and when I
>>>>>>> click, activate, it tells me that I have already activated the
>>>>>>> program. I cannot do anything, even though my copy of Word is
>>>>>>> registered and activated. I really need help!!!!
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musculine1963
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Since: Mar 13, 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:56 pm    Post subject: RE: How do I unlock Word 2007? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Lesli818" wrote:

> I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason, it's not
> working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all. When I try to, the
> message reads, "This modification is not allowed because the selection is
> locked". I cannot open anything else in Word Options besides the resources
> tab, and when I click, activate, it tells me that I have already activated
> the program. I cannot do anything, even though my copy of Word is registered
> and activated. I really need help!!!!
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Since: Sep 26, 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I unlock Word 2007? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Is this a trial version that has expired?

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"musculine1963" wrote in message

>
>
> "Lesli818" wrote:
>
>> I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason, it's not
>> working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all. When I try to,
>> the
>> message reads, "This modification is not allowed because the selection is
>> locked". I cannot open anything else in Word Options besides the
>> resources
>> tab, and when I click, activate, it tells me that I have already
>> activated
>> the program. I cannot do anything, even though my copy of Word is
>> registered
>> and activated. I really need help!!!!
>
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isaac
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Since: May 03, 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:55 pm    Post subject: RE: How do I unlock Word 2007? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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how can i unlock the freaking selection please tell me its killing me i
really need to edit some stuff to this document it wont let me can u please
tell me please please this is isaa castle i need help

"Lesli818" wrote:

> I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason, it's not
> working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all. When I try to, the
> message reads, "This modification is not allowed because the selection is
> locked". I cannot open anything else in Word Options besides the resources
> tab, and when I click, activate, it tells me that I have already activated
> the program. I cannot do anything, even though my copy of Word is registered
> and activated. I really need help!!!!
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Graham Mayor
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Since: Jul 04, 2006
Posts: 4874



PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: How do I unlock Word 2007? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If you have a trial version of Word 2007 (99.99% of computers supplied with
Word 2007 have trial versions) and it is locked then the trial has expired.
Either buy the application on line from Microsoft, or better still buy the
disc from a reseller.

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Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
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isaac wrote:
> how can i unlock the freaking selection please tell me its killing me
> i really need to edit some stuff to this document it wont let me can
> u please tell me please please this is isaa castle i need help
>
> "Lesli818" wrote:
>
>> I have Word 2007 installed on my computer, but for some reason, it's
>> not working. I am not able to type or edit anything at all. When I
>> try to, the message reads, "This modification is not allowed because
>> the selection is locked". I cannot open anything else in Word
>> Options besides the resources tab, and when I click, activate, it
>> tells me that I have already activated the program. I cannot do
>> anything, even though my copy of Word is registered and activated. I
>> really need help!!!!
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Lidiasimon



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Location: New York

PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 4:06 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

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szsjq



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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 5:10 am    Post subject: How do I unlock microsoft word 2007 [Login to view extended thread Info.]

There could be 2 things that are wrong.

1) You have reached the end of the Microsoft Office 2007 Trial.
When this happens you are not able to edit any documents. You will only be able to view and print your documents.
To fix this you need to buy an office 2007 license from office.microsoft.com

2) You are trying to edit a protected document.
Some people protect their documents or parts of their documents from being edited. The only way around this is to get an original copy of the file or the password for the file.

Hope this helps you
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