Help with a Word document stuck on my desktop

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  1. caahayes macrumors newbie

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    I am not too sure where to go. This is very frustrating. I downloaded a word document (Word 2004) as an attachment from an email to my desktop. I have tried to delete/trash it and it won't let me because it says that it is a read-only document and that it is locked. I have talked with the owner of the document and he tells me that he did nothing to it to lock it. Now it sits on my desktop and I can't remove it. Does anyone have any suggestions or should I ask this question in a different thread? I appreciate any words of advice.
     
  2. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    Try restarting your system and see if that unlocks it. It may be held open by mail, or some other app trying to open it.
     
  3. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    Right / Cmd-Click the document, get info.
    Then change the permissions to "read and write"


    Then smack your friend and tell him to send you LaTeX source and a pdf next time.
     
  4. caahayes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!!!

    You have saved me. I will remember your advice for the future!!!! I love MAC people!
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Too right, I cannot understand how anyone can write any document that contains equations in Microsoft Word.

    On the other hand, I know some people who will even write letters in LaTeX rather than word, even if there is no math in them.
     

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