Document.ProtectionType Property

Word Developer Reference

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



expression   A variable that represents a Document object.


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

Visual Basic for Applications
  If ActiveDocument.ProtectionType = wdNoProtection Then
    ActiveDocument.Protect Type:=wdAllowOnlyComments
End If

This example unprotects the active document if it is protected.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Set Doc = ActiveDocument
If Doc.ProtectionType <> wdNoProtection Then Doc.Unprotect

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