Document.Unprotect method (Word)
Removes protection from the specified document. .
expression Required. A variable that represents a Document object.
|Password||Optional||Variant||The password string used to protect the document. Passwords are case-sensitive. If the document is protected with a password and the correct password isn't supplied, a dialog box prompts the user for the password.|
Avoid using hard-coded passwords in your applications. If a password is required in a procedure, request the password from the user, store it in a variable, and then use the variable in your code. For recommended best practices on how to do this, see Security notes for Office solution developers.
If the document isn't protected, this method generates an error.
This example removes protection from the active document, using the value of the strPassword variable as the password.
If ActiveDocument.ProtectionType <> wdNoProtection Then ActiveDocument.Unprotect Password:=strPassword End If
This example removes protection from the active document. Text is inserted, and the document is protected for revisions.
Set aDoc = ActiveDocument If aDoc.ProtectionType <> wdNoProtection Then aDoc.Unprotect Selection.InsertBefore "department six" aDoc.Protect Type:=wdAllowOnlyRevisions, Password:=strPassword End If
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