Frozen Document - Cannot Edit

I made a flyer in Publisher and copied and pasted to Word so others in my group could open it.  Now I want to update the Publisher doc, but it won't let me.  I checked and it is *not* marked read-only.  Any ideas???  I really don't want to recreate the whole thing from scratch.  Thanks!
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(1) Next time use a .pdf format. there are several free/low cost 
alternatives to Acrobat.

(2) What kind of an error messae are you getting? Which version of Publisher 
are you using?

-- 
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"jenniferewilcox" <jenniferewilcox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
message news:96209642-9DA4-4049-B891-C4D1A17AE775@microsoft.com...
>I made a flyer in Publisher and copied and pasted to Word so others in my 
>group could open it.  Now I want to update the Publisher doc, but it won't 
>let me.  I checked and it is *not* marked read-only.  Any ideas???  I 
>really don't want to recreate the whole thing from scratch.  Thanks!


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jl_amerson (3088)
7/1/2004 1:19:10 AM
Microsoft Publisher 2000 SP-3

I found out after the fact that I should have saved it as a .pdf for the others to view.  I'll do this next time.

I am not getting an error message.  I can open the document, but when I click on it to try to edit one of the text boxes, the only thing it will highlight is the border.  I cannot get into and/or edit the individual text boxes and objects.


"JoAnn Paules" wrote:

> (1) Next time use a .pdf format. there are several free/low cost 
> alternatives to Acrobat.
> 
> (2) What kind of an error messae are you getting? Which version of Publisher 
> are you using?
> 
> -- 
> JoAnn Paules
> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
> 
> 
> 
> "jenniferewilcox" <jenniferewilcox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
> message news:96209642-9DA4-4049-B891-C4D1A17AE775@microsoft.com...
> >I made a flyer in Publisher and copied and pasted to Word so others in my 
> >group could open it.  Now I want to update the Publisher doc, but it won't 
> >let me.  I checked and it is *not* marked read-only.  Any ideas???  I 
> >really don't want to recreate the whole thing from scratch.  Thanks!
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7/1/2004 1:40:01 AM
When you open this document, do you have the wizard showing in the left 
panel? Any chance you have a "Finish" button showing in the lower right 
corner of that panel? If so, click on Finish and see if that works.

-- 
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"jenniferewilcox" <jenniferewilcox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
message news:08743BC5-9071-457E-B646-3920EEB77FEE@microsoft.com...
> Microsoft Publisher 2000 SP-3
>
> I found out after the fact that I should have saved it as a .pdf for the 
> others to view.  I'll do this next time.
>
> I am not getting an error message.  I can open the document, but when I 
> click on it to try to edit one of the text boxes, the only thing it will 
> highlight is the border.  I cannot get into and/or edit the individual 
> text boxes and objects.
>
>
> "JoAnn Paules" wrote:
>
>> (1) Next time use a .pdf format. there are several free/low cost
>> alternatives to Acrobat.
>>
>> (2) What kind of an error messae are you getting? Which version of 
>> Publisher
>> are you using?
>>
>> -- 
>> JoAnn Paules
>> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
>>
>>
>>
>> "jenniferewilcox" <jenniferewilcox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message news:96209642-9DA4-4049-B891-C4D1A17AE775@microsoft.com...
>> >I made a flyer in Publisher and copied and pasted to Word so others in 
>> >my
>> >group could open it.  Now I want to update the Publisher doc, but it 
>> >won't
>> >let me.  I checked and it is *not* marked read-only.  Any ideas???  I
>> >really don't want to recreate the whole thing from scratch.  Thanks!


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jl_amerson (3088)
7/1/2004 1:50:47 AM
The Wizard is there, but there is no finish button.  Any other ideas?  By the way, thanks for your quick responses and help with this.  I really appreciate it.


"JoAnn Paules" wrote:

> When you open this document, do you have the wizard showing in the left 
> panel? Any chance you have a "Finish" button showing in the lower right 
> corner of that panel? If so, click on Finish and see if that works.
> 
> -- 
> JoAnn Paules
> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
> 
> 
> 
> "jenniferewilcox" <jenniferewilcox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
> message news:08743BC5-9071-457E-B646-3920EEB77FEE@microsoft.com...
> > Microsoft Publisher 2000 SP-3
> >
> > I found out after the fact that I should have saved it as a .pdf for the 
> > others to view.  I'll do this next time.
> >
> > I am not getting an error message.  I can open the document, but when I 
> > click on it to try to edit one of the text boxes, the only thing it will 
> > highlight is the border.  I cannot get into and/or edit the individual 
> > text boxes and objects.
> >
> >
> > "JoAnn Paules" wrote:
> >
> >> (1) Next time use a .pdf format. there are several free/low cost
> >> alternatives to Acrobat.
> >>
> >> (2) What kind of an error messae are you getting? Which version of 
> >> Publisher
> >> are you using?
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> JoAnn Paules
> >> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "jenniferewilcox" <jenniferewilcox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> message news:96209642-9DA4-4049-B891-C4D1A17AE775@microsoft.com...
> >> >I made a flyer in Publisher and copied and pasted to Word so others in 
> >> >my
> >> >group could open it.  Now I want to update the Publisher doc, but it 
> >> >won't
> >> >let me.  I checked and it is *not* marked read-only.  Any ideas???  I
> >> >really don't want to recreate the whole thing from scratch.  Thanks!
0
7/1/2004 2:30:02 AM
Email me privately for an email address so that you can send that file to 
me. Let me see what happens.

-- 
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"jenniferewilcox" <jenniferewilcox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
message news:71CE8F1D-2011-4C6B-9F82-E21188E601FF@microsoft.com...
> The Wizard is there, but there is no finish button.  Any other ideas?  By 
> the way, thanks for your quick responses and help with this.  I really 
> appreciate it.
>
>
> "JoAnn Paules" wrote:
>
>> When you open this document, do you have the wizard showing in the left
>> panel? Any chance you have a "Finish" button showing in the lower right
>> corner of that panel? If so, click on Finish and see if that works.
>>
>> -- 
>> JoAnn Paules
>> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
>>
>>
>>
>> "jenniferewilcox" <jenniferewilcox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message news:08743BC5-9071-457E-B646-3920EEB77FEE@microsoft.com...
>> > Microsoft Publisher 2000 SP-3
>> >
>> > I found out after the fact that I should have saved it as a .pdf for 
>> > the
>> > others to view.  I'll do this next time.
>> >
>> > I am not getting an error message.  I can open the document, but when I
>> > click on it to try to edit one of the text boxes, the only thing it 
>> > will
>> > highlight is the border.  I cannot get into and/or edit the individual
>> > text boxes and objects.
>> >
>> >
>> > "JoAnn Paules" wrote:
>> >
>> >> (1) Next time use a .pdf format. there are several free/low cost
>> >> alternatives to Acrobat.
>> >>
>> >> (2) What kind of an error messae are you getting? Which version of
>> >> Publisher
>> >> are you using?
>> >>
>> >> -- 
>> >> JoAnn Paules
>> >> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "jenniferewilcox" <jenniferewilcox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> message news:96209642-9DA4-4049-B891-C4D1A17AE775@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I made a flyer in Publisher and copied and pasted to Word so others 
>> >> >in
>> >> >my
>> >> >group could open it.  Now I want to update the Publisher doc, but it
>> >> >won't
>> >> >let me.  I checked and it is *not* marked read-only.  Any ideas???  I
>> >> >really don't want to recreate the whole thing from scratch.  Thanks!


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jl_amerson (3088)
7/1/2004 2:40:11 AM
Got it. After you have to outside border highlighted, select Arrange|Send to 
Back. Now you can select anything you want.

And I hope you have a succession adoption event. Both of my cats are SPCA 
alumni. As were all of the pets I've had as an adult. I support my local 
branch as best I can.

-- 
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"jenniferewilcox" <jenniferewilcox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
message news:96209642-9DA4-4049-B891-C4D1A17AE775@microsoft.com...
>I made a flyer in Publisher and copied and pasted to Word so others in my 
>group could open it.  Now I want to update the Publisher doc, but it won't 
>let me.  I checked and it is *not* marked read-only.  Any ideas???  I 
>really don't want to recreate the whole thing from scratch.  Thanks!


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jl_amerson (3088)
7/1/2004 3:14:24 AM
Thanks so much for your help.  I was really dreading having to put that together again from scratch.

Also, thanks for adopting and caring about homeless pets.  We can only do so much on our own and need the community's help to make this work.  At our first event at this location, we adopted out 3 kittens and 2 adults, which is great!  We're hoping future events will be as successful.

Thanks again!  Give your kitties a pat on the head for me. =)


"JoAnn Paules" wrote:

> Got it. After you have to outside border highlighted, select Arrange|Send to 
> Back. Now you can select anything you want.
> 
> And I hope you have a succession adoption event. Both of my cats are SPCA 
> alumni. As were all of the pets I've had as an adult. I support my local 
> branch as best I can.
> 
> -- 
> JoAnn Paules
> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
> 
> 
> 
> "jenniferewilcox" <jenniferewilcox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
> message news:96209642-9DA4-4049-B891-C4D1A17AE775@microsoft.com...
> >I made a flyer in Publisher and copied and pasted to Word so others in my 
> >group could open it.  Now I want to update the Publisher doc, but it won't 
> >let me.  I checked and it is *not* marked read-only.  Any ideas???  I 
> >really don't want to recreate the whole thing from scratch.  Thanks!
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7/1/2004 11:07:01 AM
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