Disable Protected View in Microsoft® Office 2010
After the huge success and immense popularity of Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft has come up with its new edition of program named as Microsoft Office 2010. It has an extremely easy user interface and has been equipped with some of the most advanced and best features in the industry. One of the most sought after features of the program is the protected view feature.
- What is the role of Protected View?
- Why do we need to disable protected view in Microsoft Office 2010?
- How to disable protected view feature in Microsoft Office 2010?
What is the role of Protected View?
Protected view is an advanced feature of Microsoft Office 2010 which provides protection to your computer against unsafe documents coming from the Internet, suspicious e-mail attachments and other files that may cause harm to your computer. The feature allows you to open a read only copy of the documents, so that potential malware inside them do not enter your computer system. This means that you can open all your attachments without worrying about inviting unwanted programs inside your computer.
Why do we need to disable protected view in Microsoft Office 2010?
In order to keep your computer protected against the possible threats, the protected view feature allows you to open a ‘Read only’ copy of the documents, which does not give you full access to go through them. This can be a little frustrating as you see a restricted copy of the document and you are also not able to make any changes in it. Although Microsoft does not recommend it, you can disable the protected view feature so that you get instant access to the documents.
If you have decided that you do not want such a feature to be used on your computer, then you can disable it by opening an Microsoft Excel or MicrosoftÂ Word file in MicrosoftÂ Office 2010. Once you have opened the file, you have to click on the 'Microsoft Office' button, then 'File Menu', 'Office Backstage', and 'Option'. Then click 'Trust Center' on the left pane and then click 'Trust Center Settings' on the right pane. Click on the 'Protected View' button and uncheck protected view for files which fail validation, files which originate from the Internet, files that are located in unsafe locations and MicrosoftÂ Outlook attachments. Click on the 'OK' button and the changes made by you will be registered.
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