Office 2010 – ‘Enable Editing’ Settings

By Ross Madden
Published on September 27, 2010 8:48 am MT
Updated on March 19, 2012 8:49 am MT
Posted in General Computing, Knowledge Base, Security, Software

The new Office 2010 product suite for Windows boasts some new and occasionally frustrating security default settings.  In our environment, where we are working off of lab network drives and Pangea on a daily basis, one particular setting is that of ‘Trusted Documents’ located in the Trust Center.  The default behavior is to ask the user whether or now to enable editing for documents opened from a network drive such as Pangea.  You could just click on the ‘Enable Editing’ button each time – but this gets old after a bit.  So, feel free to change the following setting which will set those document types as ‘trusted.’

First, you will need to get into the Word (as shown) PowerPoint or Excel ‘Options’ – NOTE: Excel and PowerPoint (and others) follow the same directions.  Click on the ‘File’ tab and then on the ‘Options’ button:


Next, you will click on the ‘Trust Center’ option on the left side, and then on the ‘Trust Center Settings’ button on the right. (Click on the image below to enlarge)


Finally, you will need to select the ‘Protected View’ option on the left, and then uncheck the box for ‘Enable Protected View for files originating from the Internet.’ (Click on the image below to enlarge)

That should do the trick!  Enjoy!

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