How To Turn Off Document Protection In Word

Disable Document Protection

If you have previously protected your document for tracking changes, comments, or for forms, then you will most likely need to un-protect your document at some time so you can make unrestricted changes.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Display the Review tab of your Ribbon.
  2. At the right-hand side of your Ribbon, click the Protect Document tool. Word will display the task pane.
  3. At the bottom of the task pane, click Stop Protection. Word will display a dialog box:

  1. Enter your password in the dialog box, providing you used one when first protecting the document.
  2. Click Ok.

Your document is now unprotected.

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