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Anyone Know How To UN protect A Word Doc??


For some reason everytime I go to make a new Word Doc it is protected. This is Office 2007. I never made a password or encrypted it so can't remember how I even MADE them protected. There is no button that says "Stop Protection". I am at my wits end trying to find the answer on the internet.

I am trying to convert a doc to PDF but it won't let me. Is this because it's protected?

Any help greatly appreciated!!!!

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MzDuffleBagladyComment by MzDuffleBaglady - March 19, 2014, 3:08 am
I went and created a document, protected it wu th a password. It says if you forget the password, it can not be recovered.
So, lets see if you marked it final. I think you can uncheck that?.
I will check back tomorrow if I find something for you.
LottoVantageComment by LottoVantage - March 19, 2014, 12:05 pm
Hi kiddo, give this a try...

Stop protection for comments and changes

1.On the Review tab, in the Protect group, click Protect Document, and then click Restrict Formatting and Editing

2.In the Protect Document task pane, click Stop Protection.

Note   If you use a password to add protection to the document, you need to type the password before you can stop the protection.

Hope this helps
Comment by lottolaughs - March 19, 2014, 2:15 pm
Thanks for the great suggestions MzDuffle and LV!! Come to find out all I had to do was change the "preset" page color to just one or 2 colors and it converted it just fine.

LV,I wish I had that "Stop Protection" button!! Have the Business version of Office 2007 and it's not on there. Crazy. I've never made any passwords to protect them in the first place. Must have been clicking around and experimenting one day and screwed it up somehow. I'm still on a mission to get that unprotected thingy taken off somehow!
Comment by tbraddock - March 19, 2014, 11:07 pm
You might find your answer here.


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