In fact, it is not difficult to edit a Read Only Word file on your computer, to help you open a document that only allows reading and editing, you need to clearly determine the reason for this phenomenon, so that you can choose the fastest and most effective solution.
Opening a Word file that says Read Only means that the Word file is only available for users to read, to view, but you cannot edit the content of the file. And so, the fix is also quite simple:
The Read Only Word file may be due to an error or may also be placed by the user
Instructions for repairing Word files Read Only newspaper
Cause 1: Due to the Protected View setting
If you encounter this situation, the solution is quite simple. You just need to go to File -> select Option
Then select Trust Center -> select Trust Center Setting -> select Protected View -> then remove the check mark in 3 boxes as described in the image below -> and click OK to save.
Reason 2: Due to read only permissions of the file
In this reason, it is usually because Word files are authorized by users to read-only of the file or folder to restrict editing.
The handling is also quite simple. You just need to right-click on the Word file -> select Properties -> then untick in the Read-only – > section and select OK to fix this error.
If you open a Word file that says Protected view as shown below, it is similar to Read-only mode that you can only view, not edit. This is the mode that helps your computer open files safely, so the simple way to handle it is that you just need to click on Enable Editing to edit it.
Cause 3: Computer virus changes Word file properties
If the computer is infected with a virus, it can change the read-only attribute of the file, and then you will not be able to uncheck this section as you would in Cause 2 because the virus already hides this item.
To fix it, you need to use software to
Above are the causes as well as how to fix the Read Only Word file as well as how to disable Potected View mode. If the process of using this phenomenon encounters this phenomenon, please immediately refer to the 3 remedies Read Only and apply to handle it.
If you need to secure Word files, ensure security, avoid others opening files to view on shared computers, you should