Commands on the Ribbon are disabled because you don't have permission to the file


You try to use a command on the ribbon, but the command is disabled or unavailable.

Tip: If your ribbon has disappeared entirely see Show or hide the ribbon in Office.

Possible cause

The file you have opened is rights-managed using Information Rights Management technology and you do not have permission to forward, copy, modify, print, or fax the file. As a result, commands that would otherwise allow you to perform those functions have been disabled.

Other possible causes are:

Commands are disabled by the administrator

The file is in Reduced Functionality Mode

The file opened in Protected View


You should contact the owner of the rights-managed file to see if you can be granted less restricted permissions to the file. For more information, see Information Rights Management in Office.

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