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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 10:27 AM
Salam,

I was just about to continue with my project and the document won't allow me to type or change anything. The icons: print,save at the top are not being allowed to click on.

When I try to type, a message comes up and says:

This modification is not allowed because the document is locked.

I don't remeber locking it.:rollseyes

Please hurry and help!

JazakAllah

Wasalam
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Muslim Soldier
07-12-2006, 10:34 AM
I think it is protected.

If so go to tools unprotect document and you may be able to unlock.
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 10:35 AM
Originally Posted by Muslim Soldier
I think it is protected.

If so go to tools unprotect document and you may be able to unlock.

:sl:

Okay, any chnace of a step by step guide?please.

Peace!
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Muslim Soldier
07-12-2006, 10:45 AM
Open the document,
In the toolbar, go to Tools
Scroll down to unprotect document.
Click on it.

If the document has been protected you may be able to unlock it.
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 10:46 AM
Originally Posted by Alpha Dude
:sl:

You know, you should really state what software you are using, along with the version. I assume you're using Word?

Google should also be the first place to check:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/as...406121033.aspx

Salam,

If you see this message at the bottom of the application window when you try to modify a document: "This modification is not allowed because the document is locked," the document is protected with an editing restriction of No changes (Read only) or Comments in Word 2003 (or a restriction of Comments in Word 2002 and Word 2000). The document author used the Protect Document features to restrict editing. Menu commands also might be unavailable, depending on the permissions that were granted to you by the document author.

Note When you open a document that is protected by Information Rights Management (IRM) in Word 2003, you might have permission to view the document but not to change it. When you open the document, the Shared Workspace task pane opens by default on the right side of the application window. In the task pane, click View My Permissions to see your permissions.

salam
Basically, I can;t open it.:heated:
wasalam
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 10:48 AM
Originally Posted by Muslim Soldier
Open the document,
In the toolbar, go to Tools
Scroll down to unprotect document.
Click on it.

If the document has been protected you may be able to unlock it.

:sl:

It says: Protect document.

But...won't let me click on it.

Wasalam
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Muslim Soldier
07-12-2006, 10:52 AM
Are you sure it is your document?

Can you open the document?
Can you view it?
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 10:53 AM
Originally Posted by Muslim Soldier
Are you sure it is your document?

Can you open the document?
Can you view it?

:sl:
Of course its mine.:) Its my project.:giggling:

I can open and view but not continue with my work.

Wasalam
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Muslim Soldier
07-12-2006, 10:54 AM
Can you copy?
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 10:56 AM
Originally Posted by Muslim Soldier
Can you copy?

:sl:
No. :(
Wasalam
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 10:57 AM
Originally Posted by Alpha Dude
Right click the icon of your work and try fiddling with some of the permissions...

:sl:
Permissions? How?
Fiddling? What if I lose my work.

Wasalam
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Muslim Soldier
07-12-2006, 11:12 AM
Sorry I cant help you. If you dont mind, if you can, do upload it and then I may be able to help you.
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 11:13 AM
Originally Posted by Alpha Dude
The thing is I do not have enough information about your problem, if you were to go to a geek forum, you'd be flamed straight off for not defining the proper context.

Can you copy the text? I.E. Hold Ctrl A then Ctrl C to copy it to the clipboard if so, then just paste it into a new Word file.

Also, have you closed the file and opened it again? Can you open it in WordPad?

What I mean by changing the permissions is that you can right click the actual file (the icon you would normally click to open the file), and check what the settings are, such as "Read Only", if Read only is ticked, uncheck it...I can't give proper details as I'm using a different version of Word so don't know if same rules apply. If you do that then MAYBE it will let you edit.
:sl:

Maybe? Can't take a chance.

Wasalam
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 11:28 AM
Originally Posted by Alpha Dude
You can just change it back if it does'nt work, there should be no problem with losing the work...The reason I said maybe was because I've never experienced this problem before, it might be something in Word or you might be able to change it from outside...

You still hav'nt told us whether you can open and close the file...if you can then just make a copy of the file and then do what I said about permissions on one of them...
Also, use Google.

:sl:

I can open,close and view the file but NOT add more text.

Wasalam
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 11:35 AM
Originally Posted by Alpha Dude
Make a copy of the file, then do what I said. If that does'nt work then upload it somewhere, so that we can access it...

:sl:

Its being a pain and won't let me do anything.
We can access it? No chance.
Let me explain:

I have spent day and night on my project. Though it is only the background..it is still Important information. This is the beginning to getting my hands on the National Award for Physics Project.
I may seem a little soft and sensitive towards my project...you know why.
Wasalam
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 11:47 AM
Originally Posted by Alpha Dude
Hmmm, I performed a search on Google and some of the results say whether your version of Office was activated or not... a way to check if that is the problem is to open some excel file to see if excel still works or not...

:sl:

I think we are getting somewhere now.

Everytime I click to open my file it asks me to activate...something.

I don't know whether I should activate via internet or phone. Its up to mommy.

Brother, after I have activated it, do you think they will unlock...the lock?

Wasalam.
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afriend
07-12-2006, 11:52 AM
Go to your documents (or wherever it is saved)....Right click on the icon and go to properties and then at the bottom there should be a 'read only' check box, if it is checked, uncheck it :)
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afriend
07-12-2006, 11:53 AM
Originally Posted by Ameeratul Layl
:sl:

I think we are getting somewhere now.

Everytime I click to open my file it asks me to activate...something.

I don't know whether I should activate via internet or phone. Its up to mommy.

Brother, after I have activated it, do you think they will unlock...the lock?

Wasalam.
Woah.......Now you have a problem...:confused:

Do you happen to have an office CD by any chance?
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 11:56 AM
Originally Posted by Iqram
Woah.......Now you have a problem...:confused:

Do you happen to have an office CD by any chance?
:sl:

Brother, I am aware there is a problem. :)
Office CD? No.
I went onto properties and there is no tick in the read only box.

Wasalam
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 11:57 AM
Originally Posted by Alpha Dude
Perhaps the following page will prove useful:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=827291
Are you sure you can't upload the file, like send it in an email etc? I don't see why you should'nt be able to ...

:sl:

I have sent the file via e-mail to my computer Tech Uncle.

Wasalam
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 12:01 PM
Salam,

No existing Office files or documents are damaged, and you can easily get Office out of this mode by following the instructions that are outlined in the screens that appear.

So, they won't get lost or damaged. But, when it comes to being able to unlock it, screens will appear with a step by step guide. Am I right?

Wasalam
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afriend
07-12-2006, 12:01 PM
computer tech ;D.....I hope he can resolve the matter inshallah....

You can email the file to yourself, and then access it from a different lcation like a library etc.
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Muslim Soldier
07-12-2006, 12:26 PM
Originally Posted by Ameeratul Layl
:sl:

I think we are getting somewhere now.

Everytime I click to open my file it asks me to activate...something.

I don't know whether I should activate via internet or phone. Its up to mommy.

Brother, after I have activated it, do you think they will unlock...the lock?

Wasalam.
Do you have Office 2003?
If yes, IS IT LEGAL?
If not, then that may be the reason.

You have to activate Office 2003 within 40 days after installing it.
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 12:31 PM
Originally Posted by Muslim Soldier
Do you have Office 2003?
If yes, IS IT LEGAL?
If not, then that may be the reason.

You have to activate Office 2003 within 40 days after installing it.

:sl:

Microsoft Office 2003 is what I have.

Wasalam
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Muslim Soldier
07-12-2006, 12:48 PM
what about the other questions
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 12:50 PM
Originally Posted by Muslim Soldier
what about the other questions

Salam,

Other questions? :?

Wasalam
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Muslim Soldier
07-12-2006, 01:21 PM
Is It Legal?
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Ameeratul Layl
07-12-2006, 05:00 PM
Salam,

WAllah, I cannot believe how easy this was.
All I had to do was click onto 'over the internet.' Thats it! I cannot believe I...akh, forget it!

I owe a jazakAllah to everyone for helping me. (and reps).

Wasalam
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