Re: Word and Read-Only Network Problem

Subject: Re: Word and Read-Only Network Problem
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: bdoonan -at- coreco -dot- com, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 10:55:27 -0700 (PDT)

No biggee.

It is probably still open "somewhere".

1) Highlight the entire file by placing the cursor anywhere in the
read-only document and select "Select All". This will copy the entire
document to clipboard.

2) Open a blank document and copy from clipboard to the blank

3) Save the document with a name different from the existing file.

4) Verify that it held together (same number of pages?) and then go
back to the original and delete it. If you cannot delete it, you've
confirmed that it is still open. Another sign is that in the same
directory as the original document will be a file with the same name
except the first two characters are changed to a ~$.

5) Work in the new file and save it as the original name.

--- bdoonan -at- coreco -dot- com wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using Word97 on a network where others have access to the Word
> documents
> I write. I just came back from vacation and found that one of the
> manuals on the network
> is now in read-only format. However, when I checked, the read-only
> feature wasn't selected.
> In other words, this manual shouldn't be in read-only format.
> I suspect that this problem is a corruption due to someone opening
> the manual on the network.
> Everyone denies opening it and I need to start working on it
> immediately. Can someone inform
> me about possible solutions to this problem so that I can get it
> out of read-only format?

John Posada
Technical Writer
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com

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