Office has some new security features built in that are supposed to keep your computer safe from malicious Office documents that you may open on your computer. One of these security features is called Protected View. If you open a file from an unknown source such as the Internet then Office will warn you that it is unsafe and disable certain features of that document.

Protected View opens the document in read only mode which keeps your computer safer from potential security threats. You will notice a yellow bar on the top of your document notifying you that it may be an unsafe file and its being opened in Protected view. If you want to edit the document you then have to click on the Enable Editing button on that same yellow bar.


If you know your documents are safe and don’t want to see this message when you open certain files then you can disable it from the Office options.

To disable this feature go to the File tab and the click on Options. Next, click on Trust Center on the left then click the Trust Center Settings button on the right.

Next click on Protected View and uncheck any boxes under the Protected View section and click Ok.

Keep in mind that this will only disable Protected View for whichever Office program you are in at the time you change the option. You will have to do this procedure for each of your other Office programs if you want to disable it for them as well.

Pin It

Join Us On FaceBook

We Recommend:



Join Us On Twitter

Get insights into the computer industry and regular updates on our site. Click Here

OCT Youtube Channel

New tech tip videos posted on a regular basis. Subscribe today! Click Here

Sponsored

LATEST VIDEOS

Enable the Copy and Paste Functionality in your VirtualB...

Microsoft uses default open and save options for its ...

Easily Change you Computer's MAC Address Every device...

Windows has had built in...

Fine tune your Windows searches to easily find the files...

Create a private secured folder that only you can access...

RECENT TIPS

Create a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Hyper-V If you ha...

Protect Your Computer From Viruses With Avast Free Anti...

Enable the Copy and Paste Functionality in your VirtualB...

Is Fiber Optic Cabling Right For Your Network? In the w...

Microsoft uses default open and save options for its ...

Be Warned Before Going to Malicious Websites McAfee Web...

NEWS

Will Net Neutrality Save or Destroy the Internet? Back ...

Who Will be the Future King of the Processor? When it c...

Microsoft Holds off on its Next Windows 10 Update Thanks...

YouTube taking money away from the little guys I’m sure...

Should you be concerned about the Spectre & Meltdown pat...

Microsoft wants us to stop using passwords but they aren...