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Word 2010 - Removing password from a document

Microsoft Word is regarded as the default choice for people who intend to write and create documents. The 2010 version of Word provides users with advanced features such as password protection to restrict unauthorised access to their documents. Sometimes users may want to remove the password from the document. To do this they have to open the document using the password and then access the file menu. The user has to remove all the data in the password field and save the document. Once the document is saved, the user should not have any problems in accessing the document without any password.

[Word 2010] Removing password from a document

To remove the password from a document in Word 2010, first of all you must know the password to open it before modifying the protection level. Follow these steps:
  • Open the Word document with your password
  • Go to File> Info> Protect Document> Encrypt with Password

  • In the dialog box that opens, clear all the data in the "Password" field and click OK
  • For the change to take effect, you must save the document before closing it


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