Disable Office Protected View

A is having an issue with information showing up in Protected View in a Word Document.

“I wanted to Copy & Paste from My Financial Institute how much I had in the Credit Union site. 
I Opened up the C/U Site, Copied the Money amount & Pasted that information in the Notepad For Windows 10 app (The original Notepad program got corrupted and disappeared).

I saved that information in Word and it comes up in protected view as a read only document.

As far as I can recollect, I did nothing different than I normally do when I am using a Word Document to keep for Myself. 
1. Open up Word,
2. Enter / Type the Info I want to keep,
3. Save to Desktop(99.9% of the time)
4. Click Save As. It’s Always the same procedures / steps with Me, & I still can’t figure out what I could have possibly done differently.”

Protected View is a feature of office designed to protect you from information copied from the Internet. If you were copying it into the original Windows Notepad, it would probably strip out all the formatting and you wouldn’t see the issue.  The program you use saves in the Rich Text format, which could be the issue.

Fortunately, Word allows you to turn off the Overtype function. Here’s how to do it. Start by clicking on File.

Then select Options from the very bottom of the panel that opens as the left.

The Options window will open.

Select Trust Center in the left panel and then choose Trust Center Settings.

Select Protected View.

You could untick the box next to Enable Protected View for files originating from the internet. Leave the boxes next to the options to enable it for attachments and files from potentially unsafe locations.

The choice is up to you. I think I’d leave the safety features in place.

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