It's a bit more work but, your security will be sound. Way 2: Make a Word 2016 document read only without password There are also two options. Now I am already having a confusing amount of versions of the edited document. The edits will probably be lost when the file is closed, because the changes are saved into a temporary file that will immediately be deleted and eventually overwritten. Click it and go down to Layout, select Details pane to turn it off. My recommendation would be to use a Lookup to a List where you don't care if the user has Contribute. If Office Word 2016 opens it in Read Mode, click the View menu and select Edit Document.
Check out the screenshot below! If the file is locked and you don't know the password you can try to use to unlock it disclaimer: I don't try this guide and I don't know if it works or not but according to the comments in forum where I found it with a brief search on Google he is doing the job. It's been at least a week since I've seen it happen. Found an easy fix here that's working so far: 1. Nothing seem to cure it. The fact that the form opens in read-only mode technically known as Protected View isn't related to the forms protection. This way they can modify the metadata but can't modify the document using the steps I outlined above. You can disable this protection when first opening the document.
When the Word document is made to read only by this way, readers will get pop-up message that telling this Word document is reserved. Click on Tools on the bottom of Save As dialog, and then select General Options. Disable Read-Only Mode When Opening File When you open a document in OpenOffice from the Menu bar of the chosen module, you are given the opportunity to specify read-only mode. Once you enable the option, it'll allow you to open documents from a network share. . It's definitely an oversight by Microsoft, but it makes logical sense. The document's creator has enabled this mode to protect the content of the document.
All are susceptable and many fall ill. Then navigate to the bottom of the panel, click the Yes, Start Enforcing Protection icon. If your primary goal is to edit the Word document, you can copy the Word document's text and paste it into a new Word document and then save the new document onto your computer. I see the problem only on one file which was created in Word 2010 from a. What I need is for the form to open in the mode that will allow them to enter text into the fields. Open this Word file, click on Review, and then click on Restrict Editing. As I mentioned before, none of the other workarounds solved the issue for me.
It happened to both doc and docx files. Let's hope that solves it. None of the Word 2010 files opened resulted in the Read-Only error message when I saved the files. I changed option after option and other than making a few new problems, I did not fix the old one!! Since I never ever need to use this mode in Word, I always switch over to Layout mode right away. We too have had this problem off and on.
Because of the approching deadline for my document, I cannot find any other way but to save with a new name every time. So, a work around for the Read-Only error but still wishing Microsoft would step up and just fix the problem : Open the Word 1997-2003 file, and save it as a Word 2012 file with a new name. If one of the reviewers tries to make changes to a read-only file, the changes can be saved only by giving the document a new name or saved to a new location. Save Email Attachments First When accessing an OpenOffice document that is sent via email as a file attachment you are given two options; opening the file or saving the file. Hi, I met this issue before.
This will sound stupid but try it and see if it corrects the problem. As time allows may go back and re-set settings to see if there is any one thing to create problem. There is, however, a workaround. It has to do with how the file is transmitted from one computer to another and in what folder it's stored. Click the Go to folder button and you can open the unprotected Word document without editing restriction. If a folder is set to be read-only, it allows you to save files into that location, but they become read-only once they have been created.
To save the changes, you need to save the Word document with a new name or in a different location. If you want to open this Word document in read-only mode, click on Yes. The temp folder is default, system temp folder and I am not able to change it. Make a Word document read only by restrict editing feature When you want to make a opened Word document read only, just follow the way. This step unlocks the document. Hi Jennifer, It is now July 2011 and I wonder if the problem has been resolved? I've seen this happen because the folder permissions for the folder the file is saved to are set to read-only. The only way I was able to get around the problem was to turn off the automatic backup file feature in Word 2010 while working in that document.