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    W97 - password to modify doc

    Hi all

    Can someone please explain to me the purpose of
    Placing a password on a document to modify.
    Tools> Options >Save >Password to modify.

    I have placed a password to modify document.
    Yet I can still open doc & edit.

    I must be missing something here??!!
    TIA Diana

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    Re: W97 - password to modify doc

    Hi Diana,

    Sorry to say this, but it works as expected for me. I created a document, entered/re-entered a 'password to modify', saved the document, closed Word. Opened Word, read the document and bingo! it asked me for the password as I expected. So I don't know what the problem is for you, but I would say that what you expected to see is what you SHOULD have seen!

    Cheers.

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    Re: W97 - password to modify doc

    Hi Diana, Keith:

    [img]/w3timages/icons/thinks.gif[/img]Just a shot in the dark considering M$'s penchant for interconnectivity of it's apps: maybe Diana has IE's remember all passwords feature on?
    Karen

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    Re: W97 - password to modify doc

    Hi Diana,

    Just to make sure everything is clear, a password to modify doesn't prevent editing changes from being made, it only prevents editing changes from being saved under the original file name. You can save any changes made but a new file must be created.

    If you are opening the document and not receiving a "Enter Password to modify or open as read only" message then:

    - Are you opening the document in Word or possibly as a file attachment in email?
    - Take a look under Tools/Macro/Macros and see if there is a FileSaveAs macro.
    - Please provide your OS and any Service Releases that may be installed.
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    Cheers!

    Note: Sorry if this is a duplicate post - I ran into an error on my first attempt

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