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can't edit documents in windows 8. Get blue dotted line

  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    So, the Docs were made under Word from Office 2003 - You'll have to open the docs with Word 2003 to deal with this issue. They were protected Docs, made with 2003, so you can open em with 2007, but to mess with the Legal Blackline thing, you have to open them in Office 2003.

    I'll keep looking.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 9
    windows 8


    wow---never heard of legal blackline option. must have hit something accidentally. I will try to see if I can find the option and undo it. THanks.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 9
    windows 8


    well followed the instructions and tried combine instead of compare...no luck. may just have to redo the whole doc
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, it was created with Office 2003, it's the only way that could have been done. I don't know if you can access that feature under Office 2007-2013.
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  5. #15


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    OK. Legal Blackline can be got to under the "Review" tab under "Compare"

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  6. #16


    Posts : 9
    windows 8


    thanks anyway....just going to redo. I never had problems of any kind back with xp, but ever since then....nothing but
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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    So, these docs WERE made with Office 2003? Well, if you wanna try messing with the Blackline thing, that's where it is in Office 2010.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 9
    windows 8


    Honestly, there are several of them, and I don't recall which they were made with. I have given up. I could have retyped at least one in the time I've spent looking for fixes. Now my printer doesn't work. Attack of the machines.
    Thanks anyway, I appreciate the time you took to respond.
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  9. #19


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    No Problem. You should be able to select the text and paste it into a new doc, if you can, problem solved.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 9
    windows 8


    tried...get the same result with the new text. It's ok. Luckily I have foundthe most important ones on a flash drive and when I save them from that they are editable. thanks again
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