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Word 2007 question on windows 10

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I have office 2007 word and for some reason now I see the lock on the documents I created in the last few days.  The old ones are fine and I have not trouble accessing the ones with the lock at top right of document.  I was trying to encrypt a PDF file I had on my desktop and messed things up so just deleted it.  Now since then these locks show up on all new word documents I create.  Any idea what I did and how to get the picture of the lock off my document ?   I know how to password protect a word document but these are not password protected, just the annoying lock.  Thanks. Tom

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That did not apply to my problem Shay I don't think anyway :)  Let me start over

When I now open a word document and type something and save to my desktop I see the lock on the top right of documents.  None of my older saved documents have this.  I can right click on the new document and under file ownership I see file ownership.  I hold my mouse over file ownership and I see a little lock with it open.  I can just click personal and it is gone and don't show back up no matter how I add to the document.  It never did this before Saturday when I was trying to secure a PDF document where only me could see it.  I should have never messed with it to begin with.  Just wondering what setting I changed to have caused this.  Like I mentioned I have many old word documents that were made before I did this that do not have the lock on them and when you right click on those you will not see the option for file ownership.   I probably have all confused on this and it is no big deal but just annoying to me :(

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I hope someone can help. As I have reach the end of my knowledge. Not a big user of any office programs. When I do, I use LibreOffice.

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My son got it done for me.  He asked me save a word file to my documents and see if the lock showed.  It didn't show there.  He had me go to the C drive and then user and find desktop. Under desktop I right clicked and it showed something about ownership.  I clicked that and word did something that was going across my screen and in a few minutes it was complete and now no more locks show up when I save my word documents to my desktop.  Thanks . Tom

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