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    HELP- 'greyed-out' formatting toolbar (2002)

    I have been using Word for many years and through many versions but this one has got me truly stumped! I downloaded a continuation form for a NC State job application (pd107a from URL http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm#app). When I open the document, the formatting toolbar is visible but "greyed-out" so I cannot make any changes to the body of the document- select text, copy, paste, etc. View/Toolbars indicates the the Formatting toolbar is activated. The document is not "read only". I have attempted a number of fixes but nothing seems to work. By the way, the main application form (pd107 found at the same URL) does not exhibit this behavior and I cannot see any difference in the way the two are constructed. Has anyone ever encountered this situation? It would be interesting if someone else would download this form and see if the same thing happens on their machine. Certainly any help would be much appreciated. And, yes, I am looking for a job!

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    Re: HELP- 'greyed-out' formatting toolbar (2002)

    Hi Maine:
    Sounds like the document is protected. Go to Tools & see if the command in there is Protect Document or Unprotect Document...

    If it's protected, you'll see the second command. However, it may be password protected. Also, if it's protected, you should be able to fill out the form by tabbing from one field to the next.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: HELP- 'greyed-out' formatting toolbar (2002)

    Phil-
    You got it exactly. What a guy! In all my time using Word I had never run into that before and, believe me, I won't soon forget this go-around. Once again, any day you can learn something new ...........
    Thanks greatly!!!

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    Re: HELP- 'greyed-out' formatting toolbar (2002)

    You're quite welcome! That's what the Lounge is all about--learning. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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