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How to Remove/Disable Protected View / Enable Editing (Office 365)
What the hell is Protected View and how can I get rid of it?
Have you wondered like 100 million other users what the heck this is?
It’s a grotesque and useless thing called “Protected View”. And until today, nobody knows why Microsoft has introduced this nonsense.
Basically, when you open documents, an ugly yellow dialog box pops up on the top of your Excel or Word document telling you to “Enable Editing” of your document, if you want to be able to edit it. Of course it makes absolutely no sense to ask such a question. Of course I want to edit it you morons. Why would I open it, then?
Anyways, now that is out of the way, let’s see how we can disable this crap.
Microsoft doesn’t make it easy to find it, so you have to go through a couple of steps:
Go to your menu “File”
Click “Trust Center”
Click “Trust Center Settings…”
Click “Protected View”
Disable all check boxes
If you hate Microsoft as much as I do, please leave your insults below in the comment section.
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