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  1. Lounger
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    Can't open Properties dialog box in Word 2007

    I want to view the properties of the document I have open in Word 2007. Office Help tells me to go to the Office button, click Prepare, and then click on Properties. But Properties is grayed out so nothing happens. I don't have this problem with new (unsaved) documents, just documents I've already saved.

    Any ideas on how to fix?


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  3. 2 Star Lounger
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    I wonder if your old files have been opened in a compatability mode. I am running 2010 and old docs I open have certain features greyed out. I go to the Files tab (the Office button in 2007 I think) and there is an option to CONVERT. After conversion all greyed options come to life.

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    Is your document protected in some way? Like forms protection?
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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