Microsoft® Office 2010 Protected Mode
Microsoft Office 2010 offers a number of features to the users like improved menu view, impressive multimedia editing capabilities, real-time communication and sharing of the files, various web apps, better security settings etc. An important security feature available to the users is the protected mode functionality. The protected mode can be accessed from every application in the MS Office suite under the trust center in the options menu. The protected mode enables the user to work on the application platform with enhanced security. The user can engage in various applications with a sense of security. Infections in the system can be removed with the protected mode functionality. The utility also prevents the user from editing files accidentally. The tool is more helpful for MS Outlook users since the e-mail files and messages are more prone infections.
- Protected mode settings in Microsoft Office 2010
The protected mode is a security feature included in MS Office 2010 tools. The user can perform various tasks using the tools. The contents entering the workplace will be monitored for any kind of malfunctions. The e-mail messages are highly secured with the help of the functionality in the MS Outlook platform. Accidental editing of the file downloaded by the user can be prevented with the help of the protected mode in the MS Office 2010 tools.
The protected mode also has some disadvantages. The computers with the protected mode enabled MS Office tools will prevent the user from editing the documents. Even though the feature is enabled with the aim to prevent the accidental editing of the documents, some people find the option a difficulty while working on the system.
The protected mode settings can be changed for each tool in the MS Office package. For that the user should open any of the MS Office application like Microsoft Word 2010, Excel, Outlook etc. Then click on the MS Office button at the top left corner of the window. Now click on options from the drop down list. A window will open and the user should choose the trust center option at the left side of the window. Then click on the trust center settings. Now the user can select or uncheck the various options for the protected mode on the application from the protected view option.
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