How to Prompt user to open Word Document in read only mode.

Enforcing word to prompt the user opening a word document in read only mode is a useful feature to avoid accidental changes being made to a word document.

In this tutorial you will learn how to add a user prompt for opening a word document in read only mode.

Open a word document which you want to display the read only prompt.

Click on File from the top menu and select Save As option from the menu.

How to prompt user to open word document in read only mode.

Click on the Tools option and select General Options from the drop down menu.

How to prompt user to open word document in read only mode.

From the General Options window, check the check box next to Read-Only recommended and its done.

How to prompt user to open word document in read only mode.

Now you have enabled the prompt for read-only mode, if you have followed the above steps correctly then upon opening the document will show you a prompt like this below.

How to prompt user to open word document in read only mode.

Note: You should keep in mind that this prompt cant prevent a user from editing this document, if you want to secure you word document from reading and editing, then you should protect word documents with a password.

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