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Ansh P.
Ansh P., MS Office Specialist
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Experience:  Computer Science Engineer with 10 years experience in MS Office (All Versions).
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This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked.

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This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked. What that means and how can I lock up. Not able to write anyting
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Ansh P. replied 4 years ago.

JATechSpecialis :

Hi and Welcome to JustAnswer

JATechSpecialis :

Are you getting this for Word docs?

JATechSpecialis :

Also, are you using Word 2007/2010/2013?

JATechSpecialis :

Please reply below.

JATechSpecialis :

Go to Review tab

JATechSpecialis :

Click on Protect document

JATechSpecialis :

click on unrestricted access

JATechSpecialis :

also, click on restrict formatting and editing and remove any restrictions if there

JATechSpecialis :

now click on office button on top left > prepare > restrict permission > choose unrestricted access

JATechSpecialis :

let me know how it goes.

JATechSpecialis :

Thanks

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Can not open protect documents
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Not able to open protect documents
Expert:  Ansh P. replied 4 years ago.
Please do not rate before the process is complete. You prematurely rated me as bad instead of asking for more help. :(

Anyways, are you getting any error when you click on protect documents or you are not able to find the menu at all?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Sorry for the rating was a false click. I can find the menu ok but no response when I click on "protect documentation" i can come from review ok
Expert:  Ansh P. replied 4 years ago.
Thank you,

have you tried this method: click on office button on top left > prepare > restrict permission > choose unrestricted access
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Will try and get back to you
Expert:  Ansh P. replied 4 years ago.
Thanks
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
When I click office button upper left I do not get your suggestion "prepare" etc restrict
Expert:  Ansh P. replied 4 years ago.
Are you using Excel 2003/2007/2010 or 2013?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Using 2007
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The "prepare" is shaded and can not open. The Print, Send, Open, business contact manager are not shaded only prepare, save, publish, new, are shaded.
Expert:  Ansh P. replied 4 years ago.
Can I remotely help you?