Word: Need to "Enable Content"

curiouswebster
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Enabling Content to see a Word Doc

I was sent a Word Doc and want to see the contents, but am told to Enable Content.

I have no idea what that means.

I have a Mac Office latest version.

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Adam BrownSenior Systems Admin
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
You can either disable protected mode from file>Trust Center or save the file and open it outside of Outlook.
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I am in Word. I have no idea what you are talking about. I have no File > Trust Center
Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist | Looking for Opportunities
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Commented:
Hover over the word "enable" in the Microsoft warning message. Are you able to click it?

The "File>Trus Center" Adam is speaking of is a setting in Word itself, just the shortcut he provided is incorrect.

Open Microsoft Word, click the File Tab, then Options, then Trust Center, then Trust Center Settings...

Look at Protected View settings.

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curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I do not have high confidence in the source of this file. So, I may not perform this task on my MacBook.

Can this unleash a virus on my PC?
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Hi newbieweb,

Can this unleash a virus on my PC?

You are wise to exercise caution and yes, you are correct, a word document can indeed contain malicious code.

Your safest option is to not open the file and ask the owner of the document to provide the information in a safer format, such as PDF.

Hope that's helpful.
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