Wednesday, 4 April 2012

How to Disable Protected Mode in Office 2010


By default Office 2010, when opening files originating from the Internet or perhaps deemed as unsafe will automatically be opened in Protected Mode, whereby you have to click Enable Editing to make any changes/edit the document.

This can be incredibly useful in protecting your system from security issues, however more often than not can just be annoying. If you are comfortable with having documents from the internet etc opening fully, this can be disabled, by following the following steps:

1.       From Word 2010 – Click File > Options and Choose Trust Center
2.       Click Trust Center Options
3.       Click the Protected View section on the left hand side
4.       Untick the ‘Enable Protected View’ options where you do not want this to automatically apply.
5.       Click OK

This is now disabled.