Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Protecting a Document
Figure 9-13 Text under Permissions summarizes the current protection status.
Options under Protect Document perform the following tasks:
● Mark As Final Choosing this command sets a lag in the file so that it opens in
read-only mode. You can’t type in the document or edit it in other ways, and most
buttons on the ribbon are disabled. This provides adequate protection from
inadvertent changes, but it doesn’t defend against malicious changes. Anyone can remove
the final status by revisiting the Info tab and clicking Mark As Final again or, more
simply, clicking Edit Anyway in the message bar that appears, as shown here.