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When you open a document protected with a "modify" password, you may not beprompted for the password if the document exists in a Microsoft Exchange orMicrosoft Outlook mail folder.
NOTE: To protect a document against unauthorized modifications, in Word,click Save As on the File menu, click Options, and type a password in thePassword To Modify box.
To work around this problem, save or move the document to a directory on adisk drive. To do this, follow these steps:
In Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Outlook, open the Mail message containing the word document.
Click to select the document.
On the File menu, click Save Attachments.
Switch to the directory where you want to save the document.
When you open the document from this new location, you will be prompted fora password.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft productslisted at the beginning of this article.
For more information about protecting documents, click the OfficeAssistant, type "restrict access," click Search, and then click to view"Protect a document."
NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on theStandard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer,please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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