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william7432
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Unable To Edit Word Documents

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Hello friends. Why I can't edit word documents. I don't know why this is happening and how to solve the issue. Can anyone provide any suggestions in this regard? It will be greatly appreciated.
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Often they are locked because of access protection issues. It will likely say so on the top bar.
Or you are using a Word reader that can’t edit.
Or you don’t have permission to edit.
Or it is a read-only file.

Look at the screen. Somewhere it will tell you.
Do a "save as" and save the file as another name and edit that one.
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To clarify - you're trying to edit a .doc or .docx document correct?

So I guess my 1st question is: Do you have MS word installed and licensed? It's not a cheap product.

If you don't have it installed and licensed, my recommendation is to follow BSUDS advice and utilize Google docs. It's a little cumbersome to upload to google and later download back to your PC. But it works pretty well and it's free!
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Any chance you can send a screen shot of a document you are having trouble editing? Don't need to see the text so you can highlight it so it won't be visible but I would like to see the screen.
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william7432 wrote: Jun 25th, 2021, 12:28 am Hello friends. Why I can't edit word documents. I don't know why this is happening and how to solve the issue. Can anyone provide any suggestions in this regard? It will be greatly appreciated.
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TylerM4 wrote: Jun 25th, 2021, 8:37 am To clarify - you're trying to edit a .doc or .docx document correct?

So I guess my 1st question is: Do you have MS word installed and licensed? It's not a cheap product.

If you don't have it installed and licensed, my recommendation is to follow BSUDS advice and utilize Google docs. It's a little cumbersome to upload to google and later download back to your PC. But it works pretty well and it's free!
Libreoffice will edit most formats and is free to install. I've been using it for years.
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^^
:up: I have too with no issues.
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