Want to open Documents in in edit mode instead of read only

Windows 10, Word 16, how do I get to open in edit mode instead of read only

What is the source of the documents?

For files that:

  • originate from the Internet
  • are located in potentially unsafe locations
  • are received as attachments to an e-mail message

by default, Word will open such documents in Protected View.  However, by going to File>Options>Trust Center>Trust Center Settings>Protected View, you can change that behaviour for each of the above individual cases.

If the documents have the Read-only attribute set, you can go to File>Options>General and uncheck the box for "Open e-mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading view".

Hope this helps,
Doug Robbins - MVP Office Apps & Services (Word)
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