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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
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by:enzogoy
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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.

enz
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by:akohan
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Not at all. it is disabled.

Thanks anyway.
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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.

cheers, teylyn
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by:akohan
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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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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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In Word 2007 click the Review ribbon  - Restrict Editing - Stop Protection
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