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    Password protected doc does not prompt user for pw (Word 2000/Win2K Pro)

    We have a user experiencing issues when opening Word docs that are modify password protected. User is not given the option to enter a password to modify, the docs automatically open in "Read-Only" view. I have not found any settings in Word that would enable bypass of the password dialog box. I have not found anything in MS Knowledge Base that addresses the issue, although the KB did reference a similar issue involving Outlook. I'm stumped!

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    Re: Password protected doc does not prompt user for pw (Word 2000/Win2K Pr

    How are the users opening the documents? Are the documents located in a network folder to which the user has read/write access? Does the file itself have the read-only attribute switched on?

    I am familiar with the Outlook issue, I believe. It involves launching a document from a Preview Pane (in which case it opens Read-Only) versus launching it after having opened the message.
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    Re: Password protected doc does not prompt user for pw (Word 2000/Win2K Pr

    Thanks for the response Gary, right away I get another perspective just from reading your response.

    The docs are located in a network folder, it is possible that I overlooked a group permission.

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    Re: Password protected doc does not prompt user for pw (Word 2000/Win2K Pr

    Added user to the necessary group; issue is resolved.

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