Re: To turn off Protected Mode in MS-Office for Downloaded Documents


Janet
 

Hi Gene,
Wow, I can't believe I didn't even think of this! Opening the MS doc in Notepad, worked like a charm!
Thank you Thank you!

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 10:05 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] To turn off Protected Mode in MS-Office for Downloaded Documents

While I have no objection to turning off protected mode, the easiest thing
to do is to open the document in Wordpad, which has no protected mode and
which will read docx documents in versions from Windows 7 on. I don't iknow
about Vista, but that is pretty much not a concern.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] To turn off Protected Mode in MS-Office for Downloaded
Documents



Note: This is separate from the read-only mode that often rears its ugly
head if Protected Mode is turned off. It depends on the version of Office.

To turn off Protected Mode in MS-Office for Downloaded Documents

This applies in Word, Excel, Access, etc. You have to do this in each
program where you want the nag off.

1. <!--[endif]-->File Tab, Options Item

2. <!--[endif]-->In Options Dialog, Trust Center Pane

3. <!--[endif]-->Once Trust Center Pane is up, activate Trust Center
Settings button (or Hit ALT+T)

4. <!--[endif]-->In Trust Center Settings, Protected View Pane

5. <!--[endif]-->In Protected View Pane, under the Protected View
Group, uncheck whichever of the protected views you’d prefer not to deal
with. Leave the Data Execution Prevention Group untouched (and this feature
is enabled by default).

Note well: If you disable Protected View then be very, very certain that
you trust the source of the file you intend to open, whether it was sent as
an e-mail attachment or downloaded. Ideally, it should be virus scanned, at
a minimum, before you consider opening it. On many computers your antivirus
software or security suite automatically scans anything you download and if
you’re sure your setup does this you are reasonably safe in opening files
acquired from sources you trust.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

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