Windows 10: cannot type in body of document area Solved

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  1.    07 Jan 2016 #1

    cannot type in body of document area


    Today I found this site and looking forward to better learn the Win 10. Santa brought me a new Lenova laptop for Christmas and I am finding things are quite different from my previous Win 7 software.
    I have been able to find my way around so far, but cannot figure this one out.
    I can open documents as usual, change name of new folder, but cannot type in the body of the document area. I have tried several times with no luck. What am I doing wrong???? Please help a senior!!
    jabo
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  2. Posts : 3,831
    Mac OS Sierra
       08 Jan 2016 #2

    cannot type in body of document area


    Not much different from 7, other then you can use tiles in the Menu, when you first click on it.

    Just roll up your sleeves and jump right in.

    What are you using for Word Processing? That part is a important vital piece of information.
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  3.    08 Jan 2016 #3

    bro67 said: View Post
    Not much different from 7, other then you can use tiles in the Menu, when you first click on it.

    Just roll up your sleeves and jump right in.

    What are you using for Word Processing? That part is a important vital piece of information.
    When I tried it, I used the start menu on the left, clicked on documents, and opened a new document, changed the name, that is when I tried to create the document but could not get the information in the body of it.
    jabo
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  4. Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       08 Jan 2016 #4

    Make sure you are not stuck in Compatibility Mode for your document. It'll be read-only.
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  5. Posts : 3,831
    Mac OS Sierra
       08 Jan 2016 #5

    What are you using to create documents? Word, Wordpad? We need to know, so that you can be walked through.
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  6. Posts : 3,831
    Mac OS Sierra
       08 Jan 2016 #6

    XweAponX said: View Post
    Make sure you are not stuck in Compatibility Mode for your document. It'll be read-only.
    No way of knowing until they disclose the software.
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  7.    08 Jan 2016 #7

    Hey guy's, I have never had this kind of problems until I got this NEW LAPTOP WIN 10. Always back to DOS I've been able to figure things out. This one has me stumped, please read my previous post, I don't know how else to explain, and rolling up my sleeves and dig in there is not the answer I need NPI. I've created many documents in the past. If someone can just give me the sequence to get it working. Again, what I've done is in my other posts. Thanks for listening.
    jabo
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  8. Posts : 1,179
    Windows 10 Home
       08 Jan 2016 #8

    jabo said: View Post
    Hey guy's, I have never had this kind of problems until I got this NEW LAPTOP WIN 10. Always back to DOS I've been able to figure things out. This one has me stumped, please read my previous post, I don't know how else to explain, and rolling up my sleeves and dig in there is not the answer I need NPI. I've created many documents in the past. If someone can just give me the sequence to get it working. Again, what I've done is in my other posts. Thanks for listening.
    jabo
    Hi, jabo.

    When I do what you said you do in your 2nd post, it opens File explorer. What I CAN do from there is, over on the right, where it displays some folders and files, I can RIGHT-click in the open blank area and a menu will pop up where I can select by moving my mouse pointer over "New >", whereupon another menu will pop up and I can select by clicking on Text Document, Microsoft Word Document, and other things.

    If I click on "Microsoft Word Document" (for example), a new file will appear in that display area on the right and be waiting for me to type in a name for the document. After I type a name, I hit enter, then hit enter again, and then the document opens and I can type in the body of that document.

    If I click on "New Text Document" instead of "Microsoft Word Document", it goes exactly the same way.

    Exactly where does this go differently for you?
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  9.    08 Jan 2016 #9

    Word Man said: View Post
    Hi, jabo.

    When I do what you said you do in your 2nd post, it opens File explorer. What I CAN do from there is, over on the right, where it displays some folders and files, I can RIGHT-click in the open blank area and a menu will pop up where I can select by moving my mouse pointer over "New >", whereupon another menu will pop up and I can select by clicking on Text Document, Microsoft Word Document, and other things.

    If I click on "Microsoft Word Document" (for example), a new file will appear in that display area on the right and be waiting for me to type in a name for the document. After I type a name, I hit enter, then hit enter again, and then the document opens and I can type in the body of that document.

    If I click on "New Text Document" instead of "Microsoft Word Document", it goes exactly the same way.

    Exactly where does this go differently for you?
    Word Man, thanks so much for the reply/info. Sometime tomorrow I am going to it again and follow your advise. I sure hope it works, you will know what happens, and again, thanks.
    jabo
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  10. Posts : 3,831
    Mac OS Sierra
       09 Jan 2016 #10

    jabo said: View Post
    Hey guy's, I have never had this kind of problems until I got this NEW LAPTOP WIN 10. Always back to DOS I've been able to figure things out. This one has me stumped, please read my previous post, I don't know how else to explain, and rolling up my sleeves and dig in there is not the answer I need NPI. I've created many documents in the past. If someone can just give me the sequence to get it working. Again, what I've done is in my other posts. Thanks for listening.
    jabo
    Still need to know the program you are using to create documents. It does not matter what you were using in the past. We need to know what you are using on Windows 10 to create documents. That is a pretty vital piece of information that is really helpful.
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