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Changing which files open in Protected View
Change the File block settings
1 If the Protected View message bar appears when you open a
document created by an older version of Word, and if the message
mentions your File Block settings, you can change the settings to
allow editing of that type of document. Open the Trust Center as
described in “Open the Trust Center settings page” on page 382.
2 In the Trust Center dialog box, in the panel on the left, click the File
Block Settings tab.
3 In the Open column, clear the check box for the type of file that
you want to open. If you want to enable saving of changes to the
file in the same format, also clear the check box in the Save column,
if any.
4 Select one of the following option buttons:
Do not open selected File Types If you try to open a file of
a type that has been selected in the Open column (one that dis-
plays a check mark), a message box appears and the document
does not open.
open selected File Types In Protected View If you open a
file of a type that has been selected in the Open column, the file
opens in Protected View, but the Enable Editing button on the
message bar is not available.
open selected File Types In Protected View And Allow Edit-
ing If you open a file of a type that has been selected in the
Open column, the file opens in Protected View and the Enable
Editing button on the message bar is available.
5 Click OK.
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TIP If the Protected View message bar displays a red shield
instead of a yellow shield, the File Block settings cannot allow
editing of the document.
sEE ALso For more information about File Block settings, see
office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/what-is-file-
block-HA010355927.aspx .
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