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    Modification not allowed error message in Microsoft Word 2007

    I am not able to access the options in Microsoft Word 2007 because when I try to do that I end up with the error message which comes like “Modification is not allowed because the selection is locked”. Why this error shows up? Kindly provide me the information to resolve it soon.

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    Re: Modification not allowed error message in Microsoft Word 2007

    open the logo that is shown on upper of menu bar in the logo go to word option that is below at logo page, click on ti and enter the tab shown on left task pane as "customize". just customize your toolbar with whatever options you find suitable.

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    Re: Modification not allowed error message in Microsoft Word 2007

    Hiiiii

    The reason behind this is the file is protected.
    If it is not a trial version of ms office ,Then Follow the below Step:

    Word 2007
    • In the Protect Document task pane, click Unrestricted Access.

      Note If the Unprotect Document dialog box appears, the document is password-protected. You cannot stop the protection on this document unless you know the password.
    Thanks
    Gunjan

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    Re: Modification not allowed error message in Microsoft Word 2007

    Hello Guest

    This behavior may occur if the document is protected with an editing restriction of No changes (Read only) or Comments
    To work around this behavior, do one of the following, as appropriate for your version of Word.
    · On the Review tab, click New Comment.

    Note If you insert your comments in this document, you can save your changes and then return the document to the sender with your comments.
    · In the Protect Document task pane, click Unrestricted Access.

    Note If the Unprotect Document dialog box appears, the document is password-protected. You cannot stop the protection on this document unless you know the password.


    thank you.

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    Re: Modification not allowed error message in Microsoft Word 2007


    Hi Friend,

    There is because of if the document is protected with an editing restriction of No changes OR Read only data.

    Try this steps to solve this issue...
    Open Word , On the Review tab, click New Comment.

    In the Protect Document task pane, click Unrestricted Access.

    You cannot stop the protection on this document unless you know the password.

    I hope you will understood.

    All the Best.


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    Re: Modification not allowed error message in Microsoft Word 2007

    Hi Friend,

    Modification not allowed error message in Microsoft Word 2007 comes because the file which you are modifying is password protected means this file contain security and it contains password.

    To disable the password protection and to modify this file you have to know the password without knowing the password it is impossible to modify or disable the password of this file.

    Thanks

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    Re: Modification not allowed error message in Microsoft Word 2007

    Hi Friend,

    >> You are getting the error of Modification is not allowed in Microsoft Word 2007.

    >> The error comes because the document is protected to not allow Edit, you can only read the document.

    >> You can check this in Review tab and Protect Document pane.

    >> Select unrestricted access option

    >> Now you need the password of the word document to change the access.

    >> With password you can remove protection of document.



    I Hope you will understand.

    All The Best.

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