|Gidday, beachyhbt. Thanks for your response.|
This has happened before, and the problem has been solved; once by remote assistance, and another time by myself in an inspired moment.
It's MS Office 2010 and was installed remotely in either 2012 or 2013 by a Canadian IT support company ( SolidTechies ?) who had buggered up my Office 2007 when trying to fix (remotely) a problem I had. They couldn't repair the damage they'd done to my Office 2007, so they installed Office 2010 for me.
Some time later, I got this "activate" message coming up, and I went back to them. Some-one took me through the process, and assured me that it wouldn't happen again.
It happened again about a year later, and I remembered what to do.
This time it's happened, and I couldn't remember what to do. But, last night in bed it came to me. So I jumped out of bed and wrote myself a note. And I've taken care of it this morning.
So, it seems I don't need help right now. But I appreciate your willingness to do so.
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