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Unlocking a 'locked' doc in Word 2003


Duncanf
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When updating a document I highlighted a section to cut and paste. For some reason the document froze and said Windows had to close. When I opened the document again I got a 'read only' copy which was in an older form and a notice that said the original doc was 'locked.' How can I get back to the original that I had been updating? Thanks in anticipation.

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Woolwell

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Try a reboot of your computer.

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Sea Urchin

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Close Word - then find the file that is locked. Don't open it, but right-click it and select Properties - untick the read-only box and click Apply etc

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Duncanf

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Thanks Woolwell and Sea Urchin for your replies. Rebooting the computer sorted the problem. I'll keep the other advice in case it happens again! Thanks to you both.

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