FAQ / How to edit a file that Word opens in protected mode (downloaded from the Internet)

Recent versions of Windows and Office record where a file came from (the internet, your local storage or network storage). Depending on how Office has been setup, files downloaded from the Internet or network storage might open in Word in protected mode. and this means that you are unable to edit it or run macros in it.

The following video shows you what you will see when you open a file in Word in Protected mode and how you can change this to open the file in unprotected mode or unblock the file.

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