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asked 2018-11-11 20:11:56 +0200

Robin A-T gravatar image

I am trying to edit my document. Halfway through this process, and with no action on my part, every keystroke suddenly begins to produce a box which says: "Unknown Author" and thereafter, every single keystroke has to be validated by right clicking the keystroke, waiting for the menu, and clicking on "Accept Changes". I am trying to get my work done and this is making me bonkers!!!!!!!!!!

Why can't I edit my own document? I can the first half, and then suddenly this happens, and I haven't changed anything!

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answered 2018-11-11 20:16:13 +0200

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It seems you accidentally activated the tracking of changes. Check if that's the case in Edit → Track Changes.

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Okay, found it, and in fact the check box is under File/Properties, and one of the tabs. It was checked, but I never checked it. It checked itself halfway through editing, When I opened the file to find the box, the file was locked, but again I never locked it! This new version (I just updated) is making decisions by itself!

Thanks.

Robin A-T gravatar imageRobin A-T ( 2018-11-11 22:05:26 +0200 )edit
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