Word file cannot be modified.


Hello group,
I'm given a a Microsoft Word document which contains a form in it but it is readonly.  Of course, I can type in specific filed but I cannot change the size or font of things I type in edit boxes or ...

How can I make it editable?

Thanks,
ak
akohanAsked:
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Connect With a Mentor Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
In Word 2007 click the Review ribbon  - Restrict Editing - Stop Protection
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enzogoyCommented:
Can you highlight everything (Ctrl +A) and copy it to a new word document then save it as a new file name.  From there on, you can change it.

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akohanAuthor Commented:

Not at all. it is disabled.

Thanks anyway.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
In Word 2003 Click Tools - Protect Document  and click the Stop Protection button. If the author has not set a password, you should be able to unlock the document. If the author has set a password, contact the author.

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akohanAuthor Commented:

It is Word 2007 so I did right click on the circle button > Word options and ... security but no luck. There is no such a thing as Stop Portection option or I might have missed it.

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akohanAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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