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    modification is not allowed the document is locked+WORD2003

    I have took delivery of a new laptop last week, it had installed on it Office 2003 Standard Edition. I removed it through Add/remove programs and install Office 2003 Pro. It worked fine now for a few days but now i get the following message.
    This modification is not allowed because the document is locked” error message when you modify a document in Word 2003
    It also happened in Outlook and Excel, I have tried the suggestions on the MS kB knowledge base to no avail. I even uninstalled it and re-installed, also deleted the users profile and let it recreate and made no difference.


    Any ideas?

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    Re: modification is not allowed the document is locked+WORD2003

    Is the users temp folder and settings all ok?

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    Re: modification is not allowed the document is locked+WORD2003

    Any chance you can post back with the ms knowledge articles you have tried so we can see what you have tried so that we are not repeating things that you have tried.

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    Re: modification is not allowed the document is locked+WORD2

    I had a problem similar to this with an access file the other day but didnt get round to looking into it. Basically the teacher had created an access database and told them all to copy it into their folders to avoid the usual read only blah blah. Problem was none of them could open their local copy as it said it was in use!!

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    Re: modification is not allowed the document is locked+WORD2003

    Try this :

    Open a blank document.
    Hit Insert-File and choose the file that has the protection issue.

    When you do this, document protection is lost.
    If it doesn't work for some reason, please let us know if there's any VBA code in the file.

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    Re: modification is not allowed the document is locked+WORD2003

    If the teacher created the file - did the file keep it's origional permissions that prevented kiddy access?

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