How do I unlock microsoft word documents?

Help!!! How do I unlock my word documents.  One day they were working fine and now I can bring them up but they won't let me edit my work.  
1960VondaAsked:
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samb39Commented:
This may be helpful, but probably not

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=814112
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Juan OcasioApplication DeveloperCommented:
Why don' you open it and when asked, select read only then save it as another document.  You should be able to modify i afterwards
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NelliosCommented:
It is propablly a file permission issue. If the files are being accessed by a simple user and then by Admin they often change owner into admin and then simple users loose privileges over them. The same happens sometimes when they are shared over a domain and being written by users with different permission levels.

If they are stored for local use, log in as Administrator and set the privileges to all users.
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masnrockCommented:
Did you have any network login sessions that had hung up? Might need to get network admin to log it out.
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scaliouetteCommented:
Can you copy any of the information.  If so, select all --- copy --- paste to a new document.  What changed or happened that now you can not read them?
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masnrockCommented:
Save As is really the simplest option. I think it'll avoid a lot of the problems if you save as a RTF document.
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