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When a Word 2010 or Excel 2010 document is selected on the Windows Desktop, the context menu will provide a menu option to 'Open as Read Only'. For the Office Starter 2010 product, the context menu displayed when the right mouse button is pressed will display this option. For other Office 2010 products, this menu option is provided when the <Shift> key on the keyboard is pressed while pressing the right mouse button. However, when the file is opened in this way, it does not open as 'Read Only', and it can be saved with changes.
If the document is saved using the Restricted Permissions, the ability to make changes can be controlled. To restrict the ability to make changes to a document in Word 2010, follow the steps below.
To restrict the abiltiy to make changes to a document in Excel 2010, follow the steps below.
A Help topic discussing restricting the modification of Word and Excel documents is available online (Restrict changes to files in Word and Excel) at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/restrict-changes-to-files-in-word-and-excel-HA010354323.aspx?CTT=1.
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Article ID: 2279551 - Last Review: July 21, 2010 - Revision: 1.0