New Blank Document Icon has a red circle on it

In Word, when you try to open a new blank document using the toolbar icon, the icon has a red circle on it.  When you hover over the icon, the tooltip says access denied.

Any ideas?  Ive never come across anything like this before...

Ellandrd
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jazzIIIloveCommented:
a screenshot will be more helpful for me...
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StyphonCommented:
Do you have full admin rights?  There's a chance that the feature is not installed.
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torimarCommented:
Could it be that you just came across the Information Rights Management?
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA010397891033.aspx
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101029181033.aspx?pid=CL100605171033

There is a button that looks like a blank document with an access denied sign on it which takes you to the IRM (if installed).
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