How to open Office 2010 documents in Protected view when you want

Protected view is a new feature in Office 2010 which allows you to safely view any Office document like word, excel etc. By default Protected View only appears when you have downloaded a document from untrusted location and try to open on your computer.

Protected View in Office 2010

However if you would like to open the document in protected mode when you want ( required when you feel somebody has changed it without your knowledge ),Select the document and Press Shift key and then right-click and you would get a menu which is as below :

Open in Protected View

Here you get an option which says Open in protected mode. You can also open your document in read only mode using this option.

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