I have a user who when he opens Word documents that were originally created using one of 2 specific templates is told that they are locked and in use. If he just choses the read option he can use them as normal.
He is running Office 2007 on Vista.
This question sums it up and offers a perfectly good solution:
My problem is that he has been happily creating hundreds of documents for months and really doesn't want to do this with each one. Does anyone have any idea how to perform one big super fix that will fix all the docs?
The templates were originally created in Office 97 I believe and have been upgraded a few times.
This issue only happens with Vista and not XP running Office 2007.
Whilst it may seem like the solution is there I'm working at a place where the guys are not tech savvy, are set in their ways and expect miracle solutions, be they possible or not. First person who offers the solution of get a new job doesn't get the points....