The "Protected View" is a feature that added in latest Office versions, in order to protect your computer from any viruses that may be embedded in any file downloaded from the Internet or received by e-mail. Although the "Protected View" alert can be easily removed by clicking "Enable Editing", it is annoying when you receive many documents from trusted sources.
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How to Disable the Protected View Alert in Word or Excel.
To remove the PROTECTED VIEW Alert in Microsoft Word or Excel versions 2013, 2016, 2019 or 365:
1. From the File menu click Options.
2. At Trust Center options, select Trust Center Settings.
3. Uncheck all the "Enable Protected View.." check-boxes and click OK.
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