Microsoft Word help please

twonk, Oct 20, 8:08pm
As of yesterday, I can open word documents and view them, but I can't add to them, nothing happens when I try to type.When I try it says 'This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked.'
I am not sure what has happened?How do I unlock it?Any advise in this area would be appreciated. Many of the icons on the tool bar are not illuminated and I can't click on them to try and change anything.It is almost as if all documents are on some sort of protect mode and view only.

drcspy, Oct 20, 8:32pm
maybe you only have a trial version of office ?
is the computer new ?
did you PAY for microsoft office ?

twonk, Oct 20, 10:23pm
Hmmm, that is something I was thinking.It is a new computer.Microsoft rail was supposed to be 60 days but it has only been 33 days?

r.g.nixon, Oct 20, 10:27pm
What if you "save as..." and give it a slightly different name? Then add to it.

little_egypt, Oct 20, 10:27pm

twonk, Oct 20, 10:32pm
Can't do that, as in post 1, most icons are not illuminated so I can't click on anything.

twonk, Oct 20, 10:33pm
Had a bit of a read, but I'm not a computer kind of guy.Is this something that is similar or superior to Microsoft?Costly?

r.g.nixon, Oct 20, 10:35pm
Go-Oo is free & similar to Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint.

twonk, Oct 20, 10:37pm
Cool, thanks. I might give it a whirl.

twonk, Oct 20, 11:43pm
Hmmmm, not sure what happened, but after downloading that and restarting my computer nothing has changed?

Have noticed my word documents are in 'compatability mode' what is that?

drcspy, Oct 20, 11:48pm
you'll have open office installed ?

assuming you HAVE then what's happend so far is you now have two office programs now need to TELL the computer to use the NEW program to open your files.........

right clik on ANY word document then use the 'open with' dialouge box to find ' writer' ........left clik that to highlight it then clik 'always use this program to open files of this type' then clik ok

eurika, Oct 22, 4:06am
If your trial date has expired, try resetting your computer date back a month or two and see if you can update the word doc then reset date to real time

sapper1, Oct 23, 1:26am
Microsoft Office trial dates are normally 30 days - never heard of a 60 day trial for Word.

drcspy, Oct 23, 1:27am
but but almost all new pc's have office trial installed and as far as I recall it's 60days (iv'e seen so many I dont usually pay attention any more.....)

little_egypt, Oct 23, 1:30am
Completely un-install the MS Office trial;

Then install Go-oo again (hope you downloaded the installer and kept it, rather than clicking 'run' directly)

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