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Microsoft KB Archive/101826

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Publisher Err Msg: The File %s Is Locked

Publisher Err Msg: The File %s Is Locked

Q101826

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The information in this article applies to:

 - Microsoft Publisher for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a
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SYMPTOMS
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Publisher generates the error message

   The file %s is locked. It is currently being used by another
   application.  Please close the other application and then try
   opening or importing the file again.

if you create an icon for a Publisher file, open the file by
double-clicking the file's icon, open the file again by
double-clicking the file's icon while also pressing SHIFT, and then
maximize Publisher.

One would expect that the error message would have the filename rather
than %s.

CAUSE
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Publisher does not support opening duplicate files concurrently. As a
result, there is no workaround for this problem, other than not
opening the second instance of the file.

STATUS
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Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Publisher versions 2.0 and
2.0a. This problem was corrected in Publisher version 3.0 for Windows 95.

Additional query words: 2.00 mspub pub20 win31 locked %s
2.00a