Office.DocumentMode enum

Specifies whether the document in the associated application is read-only or read-write.


Returned by the mode property of the Document object.

Support details

A capital Y in the following matrix indicates that this enumeration is supported in the corresponding Office host application. An empty cell indicates that the Office host application doesn't support this enumeration.

For more information about Office host application and server requirements, see Requirements for running Office Add-ins.

Supported hosts, by platform

Office for Windows desktop Office Online (in browser) Office for iPad
Excel Y Y Y
PowerPoint Y Y Y
Project Y
Word Y Y



The document is read-only.


The document can be read and written to.