Found read-only option in program, did the following, but apparently did something wrong. Please let me know if you can correct.
In Windows xp, Explorer 8
-File types tab
-Selected Microsoft Word Document
-Clicked on Advanced [Edit File Type box came up]
-In Actions box selected open as read-only
Box entitled "Editing Action for Type Microsoft Word Docu . . . contained following information:
Open as Read-Only
Application used to perform action:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE" /h /n /dde
[AppShow][REM _DDE_ReadWriteOnSave][FileOpen .Name="%1",.Revert=0]
DDE application Not Running:
-Clicked OK all the way through.
-Went to Explorer and right-clicked on a Word document, the read-only option was now in the menu, clicked on it with the following results:
The command cannot be opened because a dialog box is open. Click OK, and then close the dialog boxes to continue.
Got second error
Word experienced an error trying to open the file.
Try these suggestions.
*Check the file permissions for the document or drive.
*Make sure there is sufficient memory or disk space.
*Open the file with the text recovery converter.
-Clicked Show Help
The file you tried to open was not found. It may be missing, in a different location, locked by another application, or unavailable due to file permissions. If you are sure the file exists but you cannot locate it using the Word File Open dialog, start Microsoft Windows Explorer and perform a search. If the search dialog returns a listing of your file, double-click on it to open it. If the file does not open, it is either corrupt, locked by another application, or is protected by file permissions.
-Filed opened, but not as read-only.
-Tried another document, and this one opened immediately, but not as read-only.