Are you working in Microsoft Word 2010? If so, how many times have you tried khổng lồ jump into a document and start making some changes and nothing happens? Oh, that’s right….. You forgot khổng lồ click on that annoying, little, yellow button on the đứng top of the document. You idiot!


As annoying as it may be, there are valid reasons for this new security feature in Office 2010, which is an improvement over security features in previous versions of Office. As explained by the Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering Team…

“With any piece of complex software, over time new file parsing exploits against it may be found. The older Office binary file formats had been susceptible to lớn these types of attacks. Over the past years hackers have discovered ways khổng lồ manipulate Office binary files so that when they are opened và parsed, they cause their own code embedded within the tệp tin to run.

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To lớn address these binary file parsing attacks in Office 2007, several new XML based file formats were introduced.”

If you are generally savvy enough khổng lồ not mở cửa documents from suspicious sources and enjoy an occasional walk on the wild side, well then here is a quick “how-to” on just turning the darn thing off permanently:

1. Open any Office 2010 application (Ex: Word or Excel).2. Click on Office or File button, & select Options.

3. Under Options select “Trust Center” in the left pane.4. Click on Trust Center Settings in the right pane.

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5. Click on the Protected View in the left pane of “Trust Center” window.6. Check/Uncheck Protected Mode Options below khổng lồ fit your needs


If you want to take advantage of this security feature in a customized way, you can actually go back to step 6 và set specific Trusted Publishers, Locations & Documents right from this Window.Unfortunately, you need to lớn apply these setting lớn each Microsoft Office application individually.