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Q: Removing Read-Only restriction from a CD ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Removing Read-Only restriction from a CD
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: davykob-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 28 Nov 2004 05:16 PST
Expires: 28 Dec 2004 05:16 PST
Question ID: 435016
I received a CD-ROM containing for final Copy Editing the text of a
book I translated.  But I can't edit it because of the Read-Only
restriction. I copied it to my hard disk under a different name but
the R-O restriction accompanied the copied file.  How can I remove the
restriction so I can make changes? I'm using Windows 2000 and MS Word
Subject: Re: Removing Read-Only restriction from a CD
Answered By: lotd-ga on 28 Nov 2004 07:02 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi davykob,

You can remove the read-only restriction from the copy on your PC by
following the instructions below:

1. Highlight the file and right-click; a menu should appear alongside the file.
2. Select properties from the menu.
3. A new window will appear displaying the properties.
4. At the bottom of the General tab of the properties window are the attributes. 
5. Uncheck the ?Read-only? attribute.
6. Click OK.

You should now be free to make changes to the file.

You cannot remove the read-only restriction of the file on the CD-ROM,
because the CD-ROM, by its nature, is a read-only medium.

If you require any further help or clarification, please let me know.

Kind regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by davykob-ga on 29 Nov 2004 02:50 PST
Dear lotd-ga:  Your instructions solved the Read-Only problem, but
introduced another one in its place: Now I have a wide right margin
with red notations on it telling me what editing changes (deletions,
italics-changes, etc.) I've made.  I don't want those proofreader's
notations!  What happened?  How do I get rid of the proofreading
marks?  This is not a new question, just a clarification of the old
one, which I'll gladly pay for (ID 435016).

Clarification of Answer by lotd-ga on 29 Nov 2004 03:48 PST
Hi davykob,

To remove the proof reading notations, follow the instructions below.

1. On the Tools menu, click Options. 
2. On the Track Changes tab, click to clear the Use Balloons in Print
and Web Layout check box.
3. Click OK to close the Options dialog box.

If changes are still being highlighted within the document and you
wish to remove the highlighting:

1. On the Tools menu, select Track Changes > Highlight Changes?
2. Uncheck all the check boxes from the Highlight Changes dialog box.

Useful sites:

How to track and manage changes in a Word 2002 document

How to turn off balloons for comments and track changes in Word 2002 and Word 2003;en-us;832661

Microsoft Word Help FAQ. Track Changes in Microsoft Word Q&A.

Search Criteria:
Tracking Changes Microsoft Word 2002

I hope that answers your question, please let me know if you require
any further clarification.

davykob-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
A clear answer to solving my problem and also its consequences. So PAY HIM!
No tip, though (lod-ga — ID 435016)

Subject: Re: Removing Read-Only restriction from a CD
From: zbecker-ga on 28 Nov 2004 19:26 PST
Because a CD is read-only by nature, you cannot edit the contents of
the CD to make them not read-only.  The only way to remove the
read-only attribute from the file is to copy it to your hard drive,
and run the file from there using the steps that were supplied in the

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