Format lock in MS word XP?

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    hoglund53 New Member

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    MS word XP on my friend's computer is all kinds of screwed up. When you open it up, you can't type anything-at the bottom in the grey bar it says something to the effect of "format lock" or something like that. Her CD's are back home 2 hours away, and she doesn't know how to get rid of this problem. It's gotta be a setting somewhere, but I can't see it. Most of the selections in the File, Edit, etc menus are greyed out so you can't select them. I tried resetting to the default settings, but that didn't help either.

    Has anyone ever seen this before or know what to do about it? I have some office XP cd's that I could reinstall on there, but I'd rather not go through all that hassel. I didn't try it out, but she said it does the same thing in powerpoint too.

    These were installed on the laptop from Dell, so they're not pirated or anything.
     
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    Could this be happening because Office wasn't registered? (online or otherwise)
     

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