Commands on the Ribbon are disabled because you don't have permission to the file

Symptoms

You try to use a command on the Ribbon, which is part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, but the command is disabled or unavailable.

Cause

The file you have opened is rights-managed using Information Rights Management technology and you do not have permission to forward, copy, modify, print, or fax the file. As a result, commands that would otherwise allow you to perform those functions have been disabled.

Resolution

You should contact the owner of the rights-managed file to see if you can be granted less restricted permissions to the file. For more information, see Information Rights Management in the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

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