- 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
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
Click the File tab and click Options to display the Word Options dialog box.
Click Trust Center.
Click the Trust Center Settings button.
Click the File Block Settings category.
Click to clear the check mark in any file type you don’t want to check.
Click to add a check mark in the Open and Save columns for those file types you do want to check.
File Block Behaviors
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.