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Microsoft word help needed

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Reginaphilangy Sat 06-Sep-08 21:28:47

I cannot use microsoft word on my pc at the minute. Every time i try to type anything on a blank document, or indeed try to update/change an existing document, it comes up with the following statement in blue at the bottom of the page:

"this modification is not allowed because the selection is locked"

I have no idea how i have 'locked' the selection. Does anyone know how i unlock it?


DoNotAnnoy Sat 06-Sep-08 21:38:27

If it is all documents I would suggest that your (trial) copy of MSOffice has not been activated.

I got this from a number of sources including the last comment on this page

Ellbell Sat 06-Sep-08 21:40:43

Not sure if this helps. Just looked in 'Word Help' and it says:

To unlock a field and allow updates, click the field, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+F11.

Reginaphilangy Sat 06-Sep-08 21:48:21

Yay - thank you DoNotAnnoy - i hadn't activated my copy of MS Office!! blush smile

Thanks for helping ellbell

Its working now grin

DoNotAnnoy Sat 06-Sep-08 21:51:35

Don't thank me, thank google

Reginaphilangy Sat 06-Sep-08 22:03:45

Ahhh - must think to google ...

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