I downloaded the MSWord nyu app *awhile* back and it came with those locked grey areas. I downloaded it again today, and lo and behold, it was the unlocked version. Go figure. Maybe they updated the website? Anyway, if you have an "old" version, I'd say try dl'ing it anew.
As a corollary, are we supposed to use the college codes in the coursework section of main app (as well as on the statistical form)? I asked this question on another thread, but only one answer so far! C'mon, I know other are applying to nyu?!?!