ProtectionType Property

Returns the protection type for the specified document. Can be one of the following WdProtectionType constants: wdAllowOnlyComments, wdAllowOnlyFormFields, wdAllowOnlyReading, wdAllowOnlyRevisions, or wdNoProtection.


If the active document isn't already protected, this example protects the document for comments.

If ActiveDocument.ProtectionType = wdNoProtection Then
    ActiveDocument.Protect Type:=wdAllowOnlyComments
End If

This example unprotects the active document if it's protected.

Set Doc = ActiveDocument
If Doc.ProtectionType <> wdNoProtection Then Doc.Unprotect

Applies to | Document Object

See Also | Protect Method | ProtectedForForms Property | UnProtect Method