Unprotecting a Document in Word 2007

 

Question:  How do I turn off the protection in Word 2007 on a document that was protected in Word 2003?

 

Answer:  On the Review Tab, click Protect Document. Then click Restrict Formatting and Editing, not Restrict Permissions.

That is for Information Rights Management (IRM) and is a different form of document protection.

The button Stop Protection can then be click, a password may be required.

 

Applies to: Microsoft Word 2007