Word 2010 - Design Mode greyed out

Thu 28 Nov, 2013 04:12 am
I downloaded a Word template and when I go into the Developer tab, the Design Mode control is greyed out. I've googled this but found no answer.

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Thu 28 Nov, 2013 05:11 am
Huh, maybe the download/install was wonky. Have you tried (seriously) reinstalling it?

If that doesn't work, sometimes the developer provides contact info and you can ask. There might have been a problem that creeped in after they made it available for download, and they don't know about that. Most people would love an opportunity to fix that kind of a problem.
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Thu 28 Nov, 2013 06:42 am
Maybe the template author has enabled protection - as per
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Fri 30 May, 2014 07:57 am
If you are using Word 2010, chances are your document is in compatibility mode, which means that it is restricting features to be able to open with a previous version of Word. Just go to file > Info and the first icon should say compatibility mode, click and it and you should be good to go.
Tue 12 Mar, 2019 02:18 pm
THANKS for this answer. Very helpful!!
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