articles: I keep getting files that I am working on locked for editing. Word only allows me to open them read-only http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/LockedFiles.htm Cannot open or delete a document (claims to be "in use by another user" when it isn't) http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/DocInUse.htmI saw these resolutions earlier and I'm not sure that they apply because it is a pervasive problem. It seems that every file that is created using Word is giving the same result when trying to edit the document. If I create a new document, save it
unlock a document? I can't get into ANY of my documents.We need to know how the document is locked. To help determine this, do you encounter an error message upon opening the file? If so what is it? Do you see "document locked for edit" in the Status Bar? If that is the case then it sounds like an activation issue. Did you activate Office? Is your version of Office an evaluation copy? Has it been installed on more than one PC? Note that Office XP is licensed for one PC only and possibly the owner's laptop depending on your EULA. Go to Help/Activate Product to
I'm not sure what happened but now when I try to open a document in Word (or Excel, Access) I get this message when I try to make a change in the document. "This command is not avaliable because the document is locked for Edit." I don't know what to do to "unlock" it. I tried holding down the CTRL, Shift, and F11 butThe document could be a protected form, in which case you can unlock it by clicking on Tools | Unprotect Document. If this happens to every document you open, then you probably have not activated your copy of Word/Office. Click on Help | Activate
When I open Word and go to type a document, the entire document/ is frozen and at the bottom of the page it says "This command is not availible because the document is locked for edit." ? What does this mean? How do I unlock it so I can type something/anything?This means that either you have not activated Word (Help | Activate Product) or you are using a trial version that has expired.
I tried to open a file in word that I last worked on 2 days ago but could not, it shows that the file is in use and gave a message that the file "angora.doc" is locked for editing. It gave option of opening as a read only and notify, clicking on dialogoue box for any of these indicated that I have performed an illegal operation and closed the widow. I did not put any password on security protection on the document. I copied the file but also could not acess the copied file as well. PLEASE CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW DO I ACCESS MY DOCUMENTHave you failed to activate Word? Or is
All of my office documents have suddenly shown "Locked for edit" and I can not alter any of them. It is a single user machine with no network. No matter what I( try to doHi Dave, Sounds like an activation issue. Did you activate Office? Is your version of Office an evaluation copy? Has it been installed on more than one PC? Note that Office XP is licensed for one PC only and possibly the owner's laptop depending on your EULA. Go to Help/Activate Product to either activate Office or to obtain a phone number you can call for assistance in activation issues. Please post all
a sudden, the program stated it had performed an error and it closed. When I went to open it again, a window popped up saying that the document was "locked for editing" and I could only access a 'read-only' copy. I tried to delete, rename, add to this document to no avail. Personally I would like to just trash the doc and start again, but I cannot. Could someone advise as to how I can either re- open for editing purpose, or how could I delete the document? ThanxThe message you're getting results from the existence of temp files that have not been deleted. See
or previously saved documents via floppy discs. When I try to edit or anything, it tells me "This modification is not allowed because this document is locked." If anybody knows anything reguarding this issue, please get back to at [email protected]
DangermanFirst, don't open or save a document located on a floppy disk when using Word, because you will probably corrupt the file. Copy the file to your hard drive, and work on the copy on the HD. If both new and existing documents are locked for editing, the problem is probably because you have not activated your
when I am trying to open Word Document (2000) the following error message appears: The document file name is locked for editing by another user. To open a read-only copy of his document, click The strange things are: 1.The file is not shared and. 2. The message states that another user is happens to have Administrative rights? Terryyes it reports some one who has an administrative rights, someone who provide advice to users, as well as for day-to-day administration, maintenance, and support of computer systems and networks. he uses his user name to log into the network and he has an
I've been working on this paper all weekend and came home to finish it. But to my surprise all my word documents are locked, a notes comes up by the pg. # and say this command is not available because the document is locked for edit. I went to properties, general tab and the read only field is not checked off, I dont know what's wrong. Can you help me or tell me where to take my computer.Have you activated Word?NO i have not activated word and my computer has two logins I dont know if that has anything to do with it. to the newsgroup so message isI have this problem
any documents in office, including Outlook, and I have no idea why. Although I haven't tried, I believe wordpad acts the same way. The error message I recieve when I try to type in text reads "This command is not available because the document is locked for edit" I haven't changed, modified, or installed anything recently to make me suspect that I screwed something up. Any help is appreciated.Have you activated your copy of Office? Check under the Help menu. If there is a command there about "Activate" try it. If you have a version that doesn&
Hi I am having a real problem with WORD2000 . When I am trying to open documents I keep getting an error message "doc is locked for editing" and it will not let me open them. Does anyone know what the problem might be please?Hi, Shirley, See http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/LockedFiles.htm.
Users intermittently get the message "file locked for editing" when they are trying to save a document, when only they have the file open. Files either located on network home areas or shared areas & in all instances users have read & write access. We have recently moved to using office 2007, but the errors occur with both 2003 & 2007 word formats. I have read post where this seems to happen when users create documents from templates, but in most of these cases they have just been created from the normal template. A workaround for users is to either delete the
I am using Windows XP, Word 2002. After opening either a new or old document, i am unable to type or use most menu items. It gives me the following error message: "This command is not available because the document is locked for edit." I am also unable to access word safe mode by using the /a switch.Have you activated Word?
When I open Word i can't type anything, I cant even edit documents I open in Word becasue at the bottom of the Word screen it says "function unavailable becasue program is locked for edit" how do I UNlock the program?See reply in word.docmanagement. Please do not multi-post.
Somebody please help word wont let me do any text it says its locked for text editing please email me or respondIs the document protected (Tools | Unprotect Document)? What version of Word? If it is Word 2002, have you activated it? See "OFFXP: About Office Activation and Reduced Functionality" at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=293151
the Registry? Word 2000 OS = Windows XP HomeSee http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/LockedFiles.htm and http://www.gmayor.com/what_to_do_when_word_crashes.htmThanks very much! The schemes didn't work. After a crash, when I try to re-open the doc I was working on, I get the message that the doc is locked for editing. When I exit Word, I get a message that Normal.dot is in use by another application or user. There are no tmp or "~" files in the Templates directory where the "busy" Normal.dot file is. Has anyone seen this in Version 2003? Should
how do i unlock a document that is "locked for edit?"It could be the problem described in http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/DocInUse.htm and http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/LockedFiles.htm. Or, if it's Word 2002 and you haven't activated the product, see "OFFXP: About Office Activation and Reduced Functionality [KB 293151]" at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=293151
in a message box or on the status bar? What do the messages say exactly? Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for assistance by email can not be acknowledged. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beth Melton Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/ MVP FAQ COPY OR WAIT TILL IT BECOMES AVAILABLE (it never does) Requests for havingSee if this KB article applies: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=814112 Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for assistance by email can not be acknowledged. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beth Melton Word FAQ
When I open Word, it does not allow me to do anything because it says the documnet (both the new and existing) are locked for edit. What is the problem. I have reset defaults and reinstalled the software and it does not help. None of the menu options are activated What do I do?It sounds like an activation issue. What version of Word is this? Have you activated it yet? (Help - Activate Product).