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  1. #1

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    May 04, 2011
    Going from PC, word to Mac
    I have a Mac OSX 10.5.8, files were transfered to Mac from PC, Microsoft Word, tried to open a file for my book to edit a new revised edition, file opens, can read but canot edit, what do I do?
    My wife has Dell laptop and she has the same files, she can open them and edit just fine.

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    Jan 04, 2011
    Reading, UK
    15" MBP, 2.5GHz i7, 750GB, 6770M 1GB, iPad 3, iPhone 4, custom PC
    cmd + i on the document, and change the r/w settings at the bottom of the window that comes up. if they are greyed out, click the lock to the right and authorise.
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    Open Finder, then go to the directory where this document is located, click once and then hit CMD+I or right click and choose 'Get Info'. Towards the bottom of the window that will appear check to see what your permissions to the file are. It should say "You have read/write access" or something to that effect.

    If not, ensure that you have write access..


  4. #4

    Member Since
    May 04, 2011
    Amazing how simple this was, I had no idea how to do this, ask the experts and a miracle happens. thanks guys.

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