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Customizing and Securing Microsoft Word 2010

Changing File Validation

You can tell Word 2010 which file types you want to validate before opening the files. This controls when Protected View is used to safeguard files that you are opening. You can choose that files be checked when you open a file, save a file, or both. The following table introduces the different settings you can choose for file validation.

Set File Types

  1. Click the File tab and click Options to display the Word Options dialog box.

  2. Click Trust Center.

  3. Click the Trust Center Settings button.

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  4. Click the File Block Settings category.

  5. Click to clear the check mark in any file type you don’t want to check.

  6. Click to add a check mark in the Open and Save columns for those file types you do want to check.

  7. Click OK.

File Block Behaviors

Setting

Description

Do Not Open Selected File Types

The selected files are blocked and will not be opened.

Open Selected File Types In Protected View

Opens the selected file in a safe mode that is protected from other files and processes.

Open Selected File Types In Protected View And Allow Editing

Opens the selected file type in safe mode but allows the user to edit normally.