Greyed out Word Processor text editor dialog


Problem Description

The Word Processor text editor dialog is grayed out when placing or editing text.

Steps to Resolve

Option 1: Re-install Internet Explorer

This will make sure the following requirements for the Word Processor are true:

  1. The registry key named HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DHTMLEdit.DHTMLEdit\CLSID must be equal to
  2. dhtmled.ocx must reside in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Triedit folder.

Option 2: Upgrade MicroStation

This was resolved in MicroStation V8 XM ( Upgrading to this version or newer will correct this.


See Also

Text Editor - Word Processor error - Unable to Load/Create Dialog Item of type "HTML"

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 Original Author:Craig Calvin