I can access my documents created with Word but when the Microsoft Word screen opens the only options open to me on the toolbar are Open, Print, Print Preview, Zoom and Microsoft Office Word Help. It is as if all my Word documents are locked and yet I have made no changes that would cause this to happen. Can anyone help?
I did as suggested and tried Help/About. Although I could not find an expiry date, when I clicked on the disabled items button it said there are no items disabled. This area of the screen was 'greyed out'.
Also as sugested opened document. Having selected Properties the Attributes area is also 'greyed out' but Read Only is not ticked, neither are Hidden or System, Archive however is ticked.
Thought it might be worth checking to see if Excel had the same problem and it has. Up until yesterday both were working fine.
this could be a problem if you are using the software on a network. We come across this a lot at work where everybody has their own log on password to the network but can open and edit documents on a common drive. If someone were to log off without saving and closing the document it remains open for editing to that person.
If your computer is on a network this could be the answer, hope this helps you....Fred
Stand alone computer at home but under Windows XP each member of the family has their own separate log on with password. These are not showing any programs as running when I hover over them with the mouse.
If it helps all Office documents are locked not just one.
Also, when I click on the Properties for 'Microsoft Office' the Read Only box is ticked there. I can change it but every time I re-access it, it has gone back to Read Only.
Thanks for that but I have two lads at High School both using the full range of Microsoft software - Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint etc. It's much easier for them to stick with the same software when they're bringing work home.
Getting back to the problem, does anyone out there know what's happened to my Office software?