How Do I Edit a Read-Only Part of a Microsoft Word Document?

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Editing a read-only part of a Microsoft Word document will require you to have the appropriate permissions. Edit a read-only part of a Microsoft Word document with help from an experienced computer professional in this free video clip.

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Hey, everybody, I'm Jeff, and today I'm going to show you how to make edits on read only Microsoft Word documents. When a document in Microsoft Word is labeled ready only, that means that it is write protected and there can't be edits made to it. So I'm going to show you how to get around that. Now I have my document up here and I want to delete this but it's not letting me delete and if you look down here it says this command is not available because the document is locked for edit. That means it's read only and I did make this a read only document. I am now remembering that. So I'm going to want to take it off to edit so I go up to Word and I go down to preferences and then under personal settings you hit security and there's a password to open and I can unprotect the document so I go to unprotect it and the password is password, very tricky and then you hit okay and let's see, oh I can make edits now. And it's that easy so if you ever encounter this you're going to want to just take off the password that you put on and you should make an easy password like password so that you don't forget the password. And that's how you make edits to a read only Microsoft Word document. I'm Jeff. Thank you for watching and good luck.


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