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I have certain text on a CD disk that I would like to edit. Computer tells me when I try, that it is "read only". How do I change mode to "read/write" to permit editing?

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CD's are normally "read only", so the edited files cannot be saved back to the same CD.

You need to copy the documents you want to edit to your PC, edit, then save them to the PC. At some point, you may want to create a new CD with the edited files.

Put the CD in the computer, open up "My Computer". Double click on the CD (probably the "D:" drive) and right click on the file you want to edit, and choose "Copy".

Now go to "My Documents" on your computer (you can use the Start button to find it), and open that folder.

Right click again, and choose Paste.

Doubleclick the newly pasted file, and Word will allow you to edit and save it. You might want to use "Save As" instead of "Save" and give it a different name. So, Doc1.doc becomes Doc1a.doc or something similar.

There are other ways to do this - I'm giving you the most basic method.

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Over time, the Windows operating systems can get somewhat buggy.
Certain programs might not operate properly or as expected, or they might not operate at all, seeming to hang in a digital limbo somewhere between a click and a visual confirmation that all is well.
MS Word is no exception to the issue.Considerations

Maintaining a consistent and somewhat rigorous maintenance schedule can help improve overall system performance, especially when it comes to word processing software, one of the most used types of software found on PCs.
Disk cleanup and disk defrag are vital steps to ensuring MS Word is in good working order.

Other Possible Causes
Making sure your system meets the necessary requirements for MS Word before installation is vital.
If a previously functioning installation of MS Word has begun misbehaving, checking system configurations is an important step, as over time users make their own personal changes to the operating system and might eventually cause issues with MS Word and many other programs.
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Double, or even triple, checking that the PC meets recommended minimum system requirements before installation will likely save many hours of troubleshooting.
An up-to-date anti-virus program will help prevent files from being infected, in turn ensuring that MS Word remains clean and functional.
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Return Microsoft Word to Default Settings
If you would like to return Microsoft Word to its default settings, you can easily accomplish this by using the "/a" command.
This command tells Word that you want to prevent any changed setting files from opening the next time Word is used.
You may wish to do this in a multi-user environment, such as a shared computer or a computer lab.
The steps below will step you through this process.

Locate your Microsoft Word shortcut by opening "My Computer" or "Windows Explorer" from your "Start" menu and browse to find the folder that contains that Microsoft Word shortcut.
You may have the shortcut located on your desktop so you can simply use it from there.
Right-click on top of the Microsoft Word shortcut to display the context menu for the Word shortcut, so you can make the changes you need to make to return to Word's default settings.
Click on "Properties" from the context menu to open the "Properties" dialog box.
Select the "Shortcut" tab from the top of the "Properties" dialog box to open the shortcut options.
Locate the "Target field" text box in the "Properties" dialog box and place your cursor after the text in the "Target field" text box.
Type "/a" with your keyboard at the end of the text in the "Target field" text box.
The " /a" should be typed outside of any existing quote marks, and there should be a space before the slash.

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By installation Disk do you mean the CD/DVD-ROM? If yes

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Hi there 2007 staff! I need HELP! I inherited a computer without much info. to go with it...I have 2007 Microsoft Office software on an HP and I use WordPerfect. I am a writer and I am having the hardest...


Hi,

Personally i wouldn't save your text files to CD/DVD unless you catalogue them properly. they can also take up quite a lot of space.

A CD will hold up to 700MB of data to it. A DVD will hold up to 4.5GB which is a hell of a lot of information especially if you just save text documents.


You can use Windows Media center to burn a data CD/DVD which is probably the easiest way to burn a data disk.

Alternatively you could get an external hard drive to save your file to. This would save plenty of money when it comes to writable media like CD's and DVD's and would also cut out the problem of burning a disk.

The plus side to an external hard drive is that none of the data is stored on the computer hard drive itself and it is usable on other computers in case you don't have access to your own computer.



Regards.

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Why is the .msi file missing? The most likely reason for Windows Installer to require the installation CD is because the saved version of the .msi file for Office has been inadvertently or deliberately deleted from your computer. It is also possible that the file is damaged or corrupted.
Occasionally, changing the drive letters associated with partitions on your hard disk can cause this problem to occur — such as changing drive C: to a different letter or moving the hard disk drive from one computer to another. Other possible causes are a damaged or corrupted hard disk or registry file.
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