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You receive a “This modification is not allowed because the document is locked” error message when you modify a document in Word 2007 or in Word 2003
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When you try to make changes in a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document or in a Microsoft Word 2003 document, you receive the following message:When you try to find a region in a protected Word document that you can edit (for example, you click Find Next Region I Can Edit on the Protect Document task pane), you receive the following message:
This behavior may occur if the document is protected with an editing restriction of No changes (Read only) or Comments.
To work around this behavior, do one of the following, as appropriate for your version of Word.