Why can I not copy, cut, paste using excel. When I try I get a message that says this option is disabled, please purchase microsoft works. Why should I have to purchase this? Should this not be included in my Compaq laptop?
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Re: Excel and word diasabled
The version of word and excel that was included with your laptop was a trial version which allows you to use the applications from Microsoft Office 25 times. On the 26th try you will only have viewing / reading functions.
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It may not be practical to purchase a copy of Microsoft Office, depending on your financial situation. But you can use open-source software to open and edit spreadsheets, even files that were created in Excel.
Sounds like your copy of MS Office has been disabled or has corruption issues. If it's a recent installation, perhaps you haven't activated it. Try clicking Microsoft Office Button; then click Word Options; click Resources; then click Activate and follow instructions.
For additional help/info on activating MS software, try this:
You can not do this by making changes in the registry. Do a google search on "Hacking Excel 2003 Passwords" and you will find dozens of free downloads to delete the passwords on excel files. Some of the better ones are John the Ripper, PWDump, and Cain.
If you opened this directly from the email then it would be saved back into a folder for temporary files, probably somewhere in the "Temporary Internet Files" Folder. Excel would normally remember where it had saved the file so first open Excel and look for recent files in the File menu. A search for its name (including hidden and system files option in XP) might reveal it. If that doesn't work then give details as to email program, Excel version and Windows version.