- By Katherine Murray
- Customizing the Ribbon
- Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
- Customizing the Work Area
- Changing the Location and Type of Saved Files
- Customizing Your Spelling Dictionaries
- Creating a Macro
- Understanding Security in Office 2010
- Working with the Trust Center
- Changing File Validation
- Choosing What's Displayed in Protected View
- Password Protecting a File
- Limiting File Changes
- Recovering Unsaved Versions
Choosing What’s Displayed in Protected View
The Protected View message bar appears when you have tried to open a file that has either been blocked or has been determined to be in a file format flagged for blocking. If you want to see the contents of the file or know the person or company who sent it, you can open the file in Protected View. Protected View is a safe mode that enables you to view the file without it potentially affecting your other files. When you know the file is okay, you can click Enable Editing to open the file normally.
Word 2010 enables you to choose when Protected View is used for your files. You’ll find the settings for Protected View in the Protected View category in the Trust Center.
Set Protected View Settings
Click the File tab and click Options to display the Word Options dialog box.
Click Trust Center and click Trust Center Settings.
Select Protected View.
Click to remove the check mark of any setting you do not want to keep.